Important Tips For Retirement Planning

by Guest on May 5, 2016

want a comfortable retirementRetirement is that time of your life when you may no longer have a regular source of income. It is the time when you have to live on the money you have accumulated throughout your professional life. So the earlier you start saving for your retirement, the more money you will have at the time of your retirement.

Everyone should save for the post-retirement life

Ideally, retirement planning should start as soon as you start earning. Most employers offer EPF for their employees. As per the rule of Employee’s Provident Fund (EPF) schemes, the employee has to contribute 12% of their basic salary and the employer also contributes the same amount to the fund. The power of compounding helps accumulate a huge amount at the time of your retirement.  However, those who are self-employed or do not have a fixed income, cannot enjoy the EPF schemes offered by employers. For them, the only option is to invest in a pension plan from a reputed insurance company. You can also invest in a mutual fund if your risk appetite is high. This will help your retirement planning to stay on track.
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Investment Wisdom For Every Age

by Guest on April 16, 2016

investment wisdomNo matter what your age, it’s never too late to start investing for your future. Your investment needs and investment strategies might be different depending on your age, but investing in general is a good financial move. The purpose of this article is to provide some investment wisdom for people of any age.

1 Ask Questions

It’s okay to ask questions about what you do not understand. Even experts didn’t start out as experts. They had to learn from ground zero just like everyone else. If you have funds through an investment firm, ask them questions because they want to help you – when you make money, they make money. Other sources of education are libraries, the internet, and friends or colleagues. So, go ahead and educate yourself. Just be careful to verify advice that you are given as some well-meaning friends or colleagues may be giving misguided advice.

2 Diversify

You’ve probably heard the expression, “Don’t put all of your eggs into one basket.” When it comes to investing in stocks and mutual funds, this is good advice. If you only invest in one company and that company goes bankrupt, you could lose your entire investment. It is best to invest in at least a couple of different options so that if one isn’t going well, you have others that probably are.
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getting the right mortgage for youGetting your first mortgage can seem like an exciting time. You’re finally purchasing a home for your family, and that’s cause for celebration. However, it’s important you take action to ensure you get the best deal possible. Believe it or not, people can pay varying amounts of interest each month for the same loan. So, you’ll want to take note of some of the advice in this article if you hope to keep as much cash in your accounts as possible. Thankfully, the process is not complicated, and you just need to follow the right path.

Save the largest deposit possible

It stands to reason that obtaining a large deposit will mean you get a better deal on your mortgage. The guys at http://onproperty.com.au/ and other relevant sites offer some great advice on the subject. You won’t have to borrow as much money, and so your monthly payments should decrease. In an ideal world, you should try to set aside around 10% to 20% of the total cost of the home. If you do that, your loan will only have to cover the remaining 80%. That could mean the difference between paying $500 per month or $400. You could spend that extra cash on home renovations or better holidays with your family.
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Making Insurance Work With Your Finances

by Pam on March 31, 2016

insurance tipsI think all of us know about the temptation to skip on insurance. So many of us are trying to save as much money as we can. Insurance sometimes just seems like an annoying extra expense, one that doesn’t really do anything for you. It can also be quite a complex business. There’s not just one kind of car insurance or life insurance. There’s different price tiers, different considerations and conditions to select, etc.

But if you don’t have insurance, then you could be putting yourself and your finances at severe risk. What’s more is that there are several forms of insurance that are forced upon you. How can you make insurance needs comply with your budgeting?
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10 Common Family Budgeting Errors

by Guest on March 28, 2016

family budgetAre you tired of winging it? You know, just letting your family’s financial chips fall where they may because it seems so much easier than actually thinking about your spending habits? Sadly, you are in the majority; most Americans do not properly budget their expenditures. A proper budget can bring with it a host of positives: less debt, more money for college and retirement, to name but a few. But just having a budget is not enough in and of itself: you must also avoid the common mistakes that budgeting can sometimes lead to.

If you’re ready to take the next step – to really buckle down and track where the money’s going with an eye toward righting your ship for a more secure journey into the future – you’ll want to read this list of ways the budgeting process can go wrong. Then, just do the opposite!

  1. Not Using Family Budgeting to Help Pay Off Debts

It’s great that you’ve decided to start budgeting and it’s even better that you’re sticking to it. You’ve discovered that getting a handle on your spending has freed up additional money every month. Now is the time to go the final step in the process by using those new-found resources to pay down whatever debts you may have. Think of it this way: you’ve stopped the bleeding, now it’s time to heal the wound. If you’ve only been paying the minimums on your credit cards, start throwing more money at them. If you’ve got a high-interest rate, long-term loan on your car, start paying more than what is required in order to shorten the loan and lessen your interest burden. Failing to pay down debt as part of your new budget is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.
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Top 3 Trading Tips For CFD Traders

by Sean on March 10, 2016

CFD trading tipsYou’ll find many CFD (contract for difference) contract trading tips, strategies and ideas on different sites that claim to transform you to a pro-trader overnight. Frankly speaking, that’s not possible until and unless you are the next “Buddha” (The Enlightened one). A novice trader can become a pro only through experience, properly backed-up by study, excellent analysis power, and a close watch on the market. There’s no Holy Grail of trading. There are certain rules and some proven strategies, whose proper application by the trader can not only help in increasing the equity curve but also help in restricting loss (which is an inherent part of every kind of trading) within a certain extent. In this blog post, some of the most effective CFD trading tips are shared so that they can succeed more times than they fail.

Trading Tips #1 – PPC Formula or Preserve Precious Capital

This idea of trading has been taken from the book “High Probability Trading”, written by Marcel Link. Per his capital preservation and money management suggestion, every trader should first try to protect his/her money from any kind of loss and then think about profits. Marcel says a trader must try to preserve his capital first and keep the losses to small sizes.
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What Are Binary Options?

by Guest on March 7, 2016

binary options

Today, an increasing number of people around the world are trading in binary options, trying to capitalize on the high return on investment that this straightforward concept provides. The good news is that you need zero trading experience as all you have to do is speculate whether the asset will go up or down, placing a call or a put option in your trade, depending on the direction of the market.

What are binary options?

Binary options are investment vehicles that allow you to trade on price fluctuations of underlying assets and basically predict whether the asset’s price will rise or fall within a specific time frame. Although they provide access to stocks, indices, commodities and foreign exchange like traditional options, binaries differ in their liquidity structure and investment process. When investing in binary options you take into consideration the direction of the market and you predict whether the option will rise or fall up to the expiration date. If at expiry, your prediction in on the right side of the strike price, i.e. the price that you can exercise your option, you get a fixed payoff. If at expiry, your prediction is wrong, you lose your initial investment.
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