Personal Finance

Property vs. Gold vs. Stocks: Investment strategies

Investment strategies

Today, there are a number of investment options including property, gold, and stocks. Regardless of which option you choose, you must know how to make money from your investment. With the right investment strategy, you will be able to make money from your investment and get rich. Following is how you can make money from property, gold and stocks. Gold ...

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Higher Interest Rates Could Hurt the Fragile Consumer Driven Economy

Higher Interest Rates

In March 2017, the Federal Reserve raised the interest rate once again. This is the third time the Feds upped the rate since the 2008 financial debacle. According to Fed Chairman Janet Yellen, more hikes are coming. Higher interest rates mean it cost more for companies to borrow money, and it cost more to expand their business ventures. Consumers pay ...

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How to Choose Between SIPP and Stakeholder Pension Plans

retirement plan

Pensions are becoming an ever more important topic, even among people at the start of their working lives. With fears that some of us are not putting enough money aside for future retirement, it would seem the best option is to invest for as long as you can, and to make sure that this investment is the best plan for ...

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Making the Most Out of Your Family Vehicle

Your Family Vehicle

The family vehicle is both a functional and sentimental item for the household. It takes the family to work, school and extracurricular activities. With new vehicles costing $20,000 or more, it’s critical to take good care of your car for as long as possible. Take a look at how you can make the most out of your family vehicle. Driving ...

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How to Teach your Children about Money

Teach your Children about Money

Teaching our children about money is not something we should leave up to the schools. Although some financial content is covered in classes, many children leave school with a lack of understanding about mortgages, credit ratings and personal debt. One major problem with this is that by not understanding debt, younger generations quickly accumulate credit which they spend recklessly, and ...

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How Smartphones Have Changed the Way We Manage Money

Smartphones Have Changed the Way We Manage Money

Smartphones have made money management significantly easier since the days of using paper bank statements to balance checkbooks. Today’s bank customers can complete almost any task (except withdrawing cash) with just a few clicks or swipes, eliminating the complexity of money management and the hassle of having to drive to a brick-and-mortar location. Check out these five ways money management ...

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How Making Small Changes Can Add Up to Big Change in Your Wallet

Painless Budgeting

Some people just seem to have the knack of making their stretch further than others, but most of the time this trick does not involve any smoke or mirrors, but simply an understanding that every cent counts. If you are unfortunate enough to be caught up in a WorkCover claim and need to use someone like Henry Carus & Associates ...

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