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Building Wealth While Paying Off Your Debts

In financial matters, building wealth and paying off debts are treated as two different matters. It’s easy to follow this logic since the two require relatively different approaches. But as you will soon learn, the line that divides them is quite thin. Before diving deeper, it would be well to underpin the essential role played by credit counsellors and financial advisers when it comes to this subject matter. They often have more insight in... [Continue Reading]

How To Start an Office from Your Home

You love being at home. You’ve carefully and slowly created a comfortable, cozy home that makes you feel good. You’re proud of your home, and happy to bring company over to show them how nice you’ve beautified your home to be. It’s not easy to do, it takes the right eye and a lot of patience to get a comfortable place going. But, once you’ve gotten to the point where you just absolutely love being at home isn’t it a... [Continue Reading]

5 Investments You Will Never Make Money On

Investing can be a fickle thing. On one hand, it seems that investing your money is always a smart use of it. On the other hand, there is always risk involved. Some investments have a much greater risk than others, but they are also tend to have a much greater reward. When investing, it really comes down to the individual. How comfortable are you with the risk you are taking? A lot of investments will net you at least some form of return. The key is... [Continue Reading]

Realistic Ways to Invest If You’re Broke

You’ve probably heard how important it is to invest in something, whether that’s the stock market, bonds, or even real estate, but how do you put money into any investment if you don’t have any? That’s one of the biggest hurdles young people and low-income individuals see on their way to building wealth through investment. They feel like it takes money to make money, and that’s not untrue, but it also doesn’t... [Continue Reading]

What To Consider Before Making An Investment Decision

It’s so easy for investments to go wrong. All that money you thought would pay off can suddenly go down the drain. Any kind of investment is a calculated risk, but you are really doing enough to ensure it’s the right decision? Can you guarantee that you’re ready to jump head first into this? Well, we’re going to give you a chance to re-evaluate that decision. Have a read through of some of our tips, and see if you’re going... [Continue Reading]

Successful Ways to Assess Investment Performance

You cannot use the amount of the return alone to assess the performance of your investment. After all, even though your stock portfolio may be up by 15%, it does not mean that it is performing quite as well as it should. So, how can you identify how successful your investment is? If you are at a loss, here are two ways not to assess your stocks and three proven ways to assess your investment portfolio successfully. Why You Shouldn’t Use Indexes ... [Continue Reading]

Traditional vs Alternative Investments: What Are the Differences?

Long gone are the days where the only way you could invest was through the stock exchange. There are now far more ways to potentially grow your money; known as alternative investments. Some people argue that alternative investments are the only way to go nowadays. Whereas others believe traditional is best. We take a look at the differences between traditional and alternative investments, to see which is better. Picture from Flickr Definitions ... [Continue Reading]

FX Trading: Being A Newbie Doesn’t Mean You Have to Be An Amateur

Image source: So, you’ve been contemplating your next investment move for some time now. After much consideration, you've arrived at the conclusion of trading on the Foreign Exchange. Good choice. With an average daily turnover of over $4trillion, the Forex is the world’s largest financial market. For that reason alone, it's easy to see why so many look to it as a potentially very rewarding trading investment. While trading stocks and... [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]

The Top 4 Places to Get Day Trade Training Online

We have all heard the glamour stories behind day trade training. People can take a small amount of money and walk away millionaires at the end of the day. Unfortunately, too often, people are sucked into this idea and find themselves throwing away their life savings without the proper knowledge of what they are doing. Thankfully there are available day trade training programs available to help the serious individual find success within this financial... [Continue Reading]

How to Double Your Investments and Limit Your Risks: Hire a Financial Planner

The desire to manage one's finances with the goal of becoming financially stable and, as much as possible, financially independent, is an admirable objective. It is a simple fact that the better a person's financial stability, the better their quality of life is in a number of areas. That a person should seek financial stability is a given. The question of whether this is a pursuit that can be effectively managed alone is another matter. With a... [Continue Reading]

Infographic - Insight into the minds of professional investors

The below infographic which is split out into 5 different sections has been produced so give consumers insight into the minds of professional investors. Throughout the 5 piece infographic the following headings will be covered; Confidence in the UK economy among fund managers    How investors believe the UK economy would be affected by Scottish independence If fund managers think Carney will be better than King as Governor of the... [Continue Reading]

Tips and Tools for investing in Unstable Financial Times

Tips and Tools for Investing in Unstable Financial Times We live in hard times, no one wants to admit it but the world economy is in the tank, and slowly still sinking. For most things are stable, not changing much on a personal level but you never know when that can change. Investment can be a good way to put your savings to work but it can be risky in this day and age with so much market instability. Here are a few tips and tools you can use to help... [Continue Reading]

Man Vs Machine - Putting forex bots to the test against their masters

In recent years, automatic trading has stepped into the limelight in Forex in a big way. The amount of people attracted into the market be it traders, programmers, or developers has changed the landscape of retail Forex, and the general characteristic of the typical trader. There is certainly room for automatic trading in the industry, but as with every new idea there are those that jump on the bandwagon and flood the environment with subpar... [Continue Reading]

5 Home Improvement Projects That Are Worth the Investment

We all experience moments when we look at our homes and believe that it’s time to do a bit of renovating. But then we look into our bank accounts and realize that all of the changes that we desire to make are not exactly within our budget. If you can relate to this kind of dilemma and you’re wondering which home improvement projects are actually worth the investment, we’ve got a list of five that are fairly affordable and will also... [Continue Reading]

Why It’s Worth It to Invest in Child-Proofing Your Home

If you are becoming a new parent or if you are welcoming another bundle of joy into your life, there are a number of things you need to do to prepare. As a parent, one of the greatest responsibilities is making sure that your child is safe. When it comes to your household, you might look around and think your child will be safe and sound, but there are little dangers lurking around each and every corner. This is why investing in child-proofing your... [Continue Reading]

What Does a Government Background Check Search For?

There are many reasons the government may want to perform a background check. The most common background check is for government jobs. Post office, military and federal agency jobs usually require some sort of background check. When applying for a government job, make sure you answer all the questions on the application truthfully and have required documents printed and ready for submission. Lying or excessive exaggeration may get you caught and... [Continue Reading]

How I Knew When It Was Time To Sell My Business And Why I Sold It

In every businessman's life comes a point where it is time to give up. There are various reasons why one can forego their business and make a new step in their life. Some of the reasons to sell your business are social, others -- financial. I've made a research on the most popular reasons for selling a business and the most common ones are retirement, divestment (releasing the value of your business so that it can be invested elsewhere), relocation,... [Continue Reading]

From Rejects to Riches: the Dragons’ Den Contestants Who Made it on Their Own

The UK TV show, Dragons’ Den, revolves around five wealthy investors who are approached in the ‘den’ by nervy entrepreneurs looking for cash to kick start their businesses. The dragons fight it out over the most lucrative investments, whilst those entrepreneurs who fail to capture their attention are kicked to the kerb and left to go it alone. The judgement of the dragons is usually spot-on, but there are a few that have fallen... [Continue Reading]

Making a Gold to Cash Exchange

More often than not we all have a small hoard of jewellery stowed out of side. Whether it’s inherited chains, silverware and rings or an unworn purchase that is gathering dust – there is a cash alternative to having it taking up space around the house. Exchanging your gold has never been easier, many online outlets make it even simpler to value your pieces and make it clear what you can expect to earn from them. Choosing which pieces are... [Continue Reading]