Why You Need a Financial Plan

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Financial Success Rarely Happens by Accident

Many people do not have a financial plan, yet they want to be financially successful. Good financial planning paves the way to financial success.

It is often said that people spend more time planning their next vacation than they spend planning for their future. This is certainly understandable, because vacations are fun.

Figuring out how to pay off debts, put the kids through college, reduce tax exposure, and retire without running out of money is not so much fun. It is, however, very necessary. A written financial plan adds structure, direction, and objectivity to these weighty decisions. Keep Reading

J-Curve and Price Trend Forecasts

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Ford Service

How Macroeconomic Events Can Filter Down into Personal Investing

Analyzing and utilizing the J-Curve Effect when deciding in which industry, sector, or even country, to invest.

Let us begin with a few basics of how international trade and foreign exchange impacts a country’s economy, but from the macroeconomic point of view.

It is common knowledge that since the mid-1970s, the majority of world economies have adopted freely floating (flexible) exchange rates, which have considerable bearing on how international trade is conducted, as well as on a country’s macroeconomics. Keep Reading

Buying Homes for Quick Resale?

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Real Estate Villa

Flipping Homes for Fun and Profit

With a wealth of real estate related television series promoting a quick fix and resale of homes, the average consumer is starting to explore getting in for a quick buck.

Flipping homes is not just about finding the cheap fixer and doing a quick fix. There are perils that can seriously jeopardize your ability to make a profit on the flip.

Big-ticket items like heating, cooling, wiring; plumbing and structural issues can come into play. Financial concerns such as overpaying, and construction costs can become a major issue as well. Finally, there is stress and physical labor involved. Keep Reading

How to Invest Money Smartly

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Smart Investor Woman

Investing Tips for New Investors

Learn investing basics such as diversifying investments, investing for the long term, resisting stock speculations and understanding investment market cycles.

As with most money-making ventures, investing works best if investors have developed certain plans or strategies. Not sure how to invest money smartly?

Here are some investing tips that new investors can look into before parting with their hard earned money. Keep Reading

How to Make Money With an IPO

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New Public Companies Offer Opportunities in the Stock Market

An IPO (Initial Public Offering) often provides a wonderful opportunity for investors, large and small, to generate excellent profits from the stock exchange.

The first step, for newer or student investors, is to understand the nature and meaning of an IPO.

This knowledge must stretch beyond the definition and extend to the historical realities of initial public offerings and the basis behind an IPO that generates interest. Keep Reading

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