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Archives for April 2012

Asset Allocation: Investing In The Best Stocks

Historical data has a lot to say about where you should put your investment capital. For example, when it comes to asset allocation, how you divide up your money may determine you chances of the best return on investment for your portfolio. It's not just about finding good stocks to buy. It's also about whether you should be in stocks at all. Why Stocks are the Best Investments Over Time The … [Read more...]

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Reducing Energy Costs At Home

Sometimes frugality can get a little out of hand, when we cut ourselves off from simple pleasures like our favorite latte at the mom and pop coffee shop we like to support.  But how mindful are we about things that could save us money in the long term, and not really put us out of our way?  Besides looking at purchasing the cheapest gas and electricity available. taking a look at reducing home … [Read more...]

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Applying For A New Credit Card

There are many things to consider when applying for a new credit card and it can get pretty confusing. If you don't currently have a credit card or even a credit score, you may not know where to start. It doesn't help that there are so many options for getting credit, you may become overwhelmed with the choices. Most people apply for some sort of credit right after they turn 18, whether it's a … [Read more...]

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Questions To Ask Your Stock Broker

Managing your finances is perhaps the most challenging aspect of day to day living. Investment strategies vary, and no two people's portfolio or options are ever the same. When contacting an independent broker dealer, you should consider carefully the types of questions you wish to ask. Any qualified stock broker will welcome your inquiry and be happy to help you learn to invest better. Keep your … [Read more...]

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How To Find The Best Secured Credit Card

There are two main types of credit cards. One is the unsecured type, which is what the majority of those issued by banks are. It is provided without requiring a material guarantee that payments will be made by the cardholder. The other is the secured type, which calls for some sort of insurance that the bank will recover its money, thereby minimizing risk. Creditors are increasingly becoming … [Read more...]

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The Real Meaning Of Mortgage Insurance For Borrowers

Getting a mortgage loan approved can be difficult if the borrower can’t pay at least 20% down payment for the house whether individual or family mortgages – it's a fairly large amount that many simply cannot afford. One way to bypass this requirement is to agree to pay for mortgage insurance for a period of time. Such a deal minimizes the risk for lenders in the event that borrowers end up … [Read more...]

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Romantic Vacation Ideas For Couples On A Budget

Everyone needs that well deserved R&R, especially if you're a couple (with or without kids) that needs to decompress from the stress of work and/or family, and catch up on your romance.  So here's are some great ideas for couples to have a romantic getaway, for not-alotta-money! Resorts Resort vacations are great for couples on a budget. There are plenty of resorts that offer a place to … [Read more...]

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The Benefits Of Business Insurance Policies

If you intend on starting your own business, it's important to make that you choose the right business insurance policy to meet your needs and ensure that you know the difference between professional indemnity insurance, employers’ liability insurance and public liability insurance. Properly Insuring Your Business - What type of insurance policy do I need? Regardless of the type of business … [Read more...]

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The Low Down On Variable Vs. Fixed Rate Mortgages

Even though they sound complicated, fixed rate and variable rate mortgages are actually very simple. But it's important to know the difference when you are searching the Internet or talking to brokers in order to find the best mortgage deals.  With a variable rate mortgage, the rate of interest can change over a period of time and changes depend on the current market rate. The interest on a fixed … [Read more...]

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How To Get Individual Health Insurance – 3 Easy Steps

Life is unpredictable you never know when an illness or an accident may affect you and you may need to be hospitalized. You need to be ready for these conditions; you should have the money so that you won’t get worried about medical fees. Health insurance is as important as your car insurance. It is there to protect and save you from spending money when it comes to inevitable things that may … [Read more...]

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