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  • Massachusetts Town Meeting Spirals Out of Control

    A town hearing in Massachusetts ended abruptly when the crowd became unruly, yelling, clapping and interrupting the speakers. The community of less than 8,000 became aggravated at the meeting Wednesday night when the proposal to ban sale items (cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco) was discussed. If this ban is pushed through in Westminster, Massachusetts, this town will make history by being the first. However, the residents remain... [Continue Reading]

    Is it time to think about your approach to investments?

    The financial world can sometimes seem like a complex maze, which it’s impossible for most people to navigate. When finance professionals are struggling to get great results and to predict the future, how can enthusiastic amateurs possibly hope to succeed? It seems to me that a successful approach to investing is all about having clear requirements in mind and then outlining a plan to meet your specific objectives. In fact, it’s only by... [Continue Reading]

    Infographic: How to Send Smart

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    Surprising Factors That Affect Your Home Insurance Rates

    Out of the all the begrudging expenses that you must incur as a homeowner – home insurance is usually the most frustrating. One of the biggest reasons why it is so frustrating is because you can never seem to nail down a rate that makes any sense. You may call one company and get a quote that is completely different from another agency’s quote. It can really make your head spin. However – unbeknownst to you – your insurance... [Continue Reading]

    Equity Release: Lifetime Mortgage Versus Home Reversion

    Faced with retirement on a pension of today's standards, lots of us are looking for a way to bump up the pot of cash we have access to in later life. If you're over the age of 55 and own your own home, equity release could help you gain a lump sum of cash, boost your monthly income, or provide a combination of both to help you to fund your lifestyle. According to research, the amount of people taking out a lifetime mortgage (a form of equity release)... [Continue Reading]

    Consolidate Student Loans and Save

    No one wants to be straddled with debt after years of being in the classroom training to become a doctor, business person or other professional. But that’s the situation facing many graduates today. Adding to the fact, securing your first job right out of college can be a real challenge--even for the most arduous job seeker. With only a six month grace period before student loans go into repayment, students often face having to pay back loans... [Continue Reading]

    Electric Cars: Are they Really Eco-Friendly?

    Electric cars have long been feted as the answer to the world’s vehicular-related pollution problems. They don’t run on petrol, therefore they don’t produce as many harmful emissions, or contribute to the ongoing depletion of the world’s natural gas resources. Most of the people who drive electric cars believe that they are therefore contributing positively towards environmentalism. But how environmentally friendly are electric... [Continue Reading]

    Why You Need an Estate Plan

    Planning for your death is never easy. Even if you aren’t anticipating it happening anytime in the near future, it can be an eerie feeling. Because of this, people avoid it for too long and often die before they have settled their affairs. This can lead to a long process and a lot of heartache for your loved ones. Even if you are young and healthy, it is a good idea to get these matters settled so that you don’t have to worry about the... [Continue Reading]

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  • Harry Domash, Online Investing: A good year for real estate investment trusts
    Last year was a good one for investors holding real estate investment trusts, better known as REITs. The nine picks followed on my Dividend Detective site (www.dividenddetective.com) averaged a 25 percent return (dividends plus price appreciation) for ...

    A good investment on International Women's Day
    What if you learned about an investment opportunity with an annual return of 120 times your initial contribution? What if this investment not only yielded benefits to you, but created long-standing social and economic benefits for families, communities ...

    Volkswagen to announce $1 billion investment in Mexico: source
    The investment, aimed at production of the carmaker's Tiguan compact, is due to be unveiled on Monday and is expected to generate about 1,900 jobs, the person said. Volkswagen spokeswoman Consuelo Minutti declined to comment. As of December, total ...

    Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Makes Its Largest Ever Equity Investment In ...
    Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Makes Its Largest Ever Equity Investment In ...

    PayScale's Top 25 Return On Investment Colleges For 2015
    By this time next month, college applicants will know where they've been admitted. The lucky ones will be choosing between more than one school, with a May 1 deadline to put down a deposit. There are many things to consider, from academic requirements ...

    Discipline, logic, value produce investment success
    Each year the Texas Investment Portfolio Symposium brings together more than 40 universities to learn from industry professionals and participate in different competitions. Recently, my Texas Lutheran University students participated in the TIPS ...

    Bill de Blasio Announces $150 Million Investment in Hunts Point Market
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that his administration will invest $150 million over the next 12 years to revitalize the Hunts Point food distribution center in the South Bronx. Mr. de Blasio, who has made combating income inequality in the outer ...

    Where To Get The Best Return On Investment For Your College Tuition
    It's a proven fact that college tuition costs have risen faster than inflation for the last 20 years. The average tuition at a private university tops $31,231 per year, and the average tuition at a public university typically runs $9,139 per year ...

    Brett Icahn Stands To Make $183 Million At Dad's Investment Company
    Now, Brett Icahn and his partner, David Schechter, are both heading towards huge paydays from Icahn's investment companies that will be among the biggest on Wall Street. Brett Icahn had $183 million due to him from Icahn Enterprises and Icahn Capital ...