Money articlesBad financial real estate advice from money experts
It's not uncommon in real estate to come across bad financial advise. However, on rare occassions that advise or counsel is so proposterous, it just begs to be addressed.
Investing in the stock market
In the stock market world, I think the word analyst is a perfect word in the English language and stockbroker sounds right to me, too. And this leads me to what I call the 'brainwashing mantras' of Wall Street.
The perfect mutual fund
The perfect Mutual Fund you build should have the objective of owning no more than 12 to 15 companies; owning shares in 12 companies would allow the diversity needed to sleep well at night and would provide a cash dividend every week of the year.
Examining your finances as interest rates climb
Experts generally agree with a simple suggestion: understand how interest rate changes affect the expenses you pay each month, and take actions to make sure your money is working for you in the best way possible.
Job Hunting: It's Like a Job, Only Harder
For recent college graduates or professionals beginning a new job search, a job hunt can be an exhausting process. To be successful in your job search, you have to "market" yourself.
The Debit Card Revolution
Originally configured solely as cash dispensers, modern ATMs perform all kinds of financial transactions, including taking deposits and transferring money between checking and savings accounts.
Stop Putting Off Financial Decisions and Start Making Progress
Yet, because financial planning decisions aren't much fun to think about, they are readily postponed, according to Suzanne Olson, author of "I Hate Financial Planning: A Guide for People Who Love Money but Hate Planning."
Buying Real Estate off Plan - what to be aware of!!
There are some key things I look for when buying off plan, whether it's in the UK or abroad it makes no difference: good property values, supply and demand, market forces, interest rates...
Three Digits You Need to Know: Understanding and Improving Your Credit Score
If you're thinking about buying a house or car, applying for a credit card or even purchasing insurance, you need to know your credit score. It greatly influences virtually every important financial transaction you make.
Most Americans Look to Themselves First for Financial Advice
A new survey for A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., one of the nation's largest investment firms, found that nearly four out of 10 Americans listed themselves as the person they trust the most when it comes to making financial decisions.
Protect Your Money and Your Credit
If you're retired, or nearing retirement, chances are the way you handle your money is changing in a number of ways. From identity theft to investments, now more than ever you need to be vigilant about protecting your money and your reputation.
Credit Card Shocker
Have you ever looked at your credit card statement? I'm talking about looking at the finance charges. I daresay that sometimes that figure is almost as great as the minimum monthly payment you're making.
33 Essential Year-End Financial Tasks
The end of the year is a traditional time of celebration. However, it also holds another, lesser-known but more significant, importance - the optimal time of the year to complete year-end financial tasks.
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
In today's world, we are required to give out our personal information all the time. We're constantly spreading around personal and financial information, and sometimes those details get into the wrong hands.
Financial Regret? Step Up to a Debt Reduction Challenge in 2005
"If 2004 was your year of plastic, resolve to make 2005 the year of green," says Michael McAuliffe, president of Family Credit Counseling Service, a nationwide non-profit offering financial education and debt repayment solutions.
Selecting Rules for Investing and Trading
Investing and trading become more effective when their differences are clearly recognized. Goals, time frame and levels of confidence can be used to outline two completely different sets of rules.
Maximize Your Health Benefits in 2005
"Health benefits information can be confusing, and most people don't understand all of their options, much less use them to their full potential," said Neale Godfrey, bestselling financial advice author.
How To Avoid Scam Artist When Donating To Tsunami Relief
Millions of people have shown their true character by making cash donations to charitable groups providing relief to those devastated by the Tsunami. But a few unsavory groups are trying to make a profit off of the tragedy.
5 Tax Myths That Are Costing You A Bundle
Why was your tax bill so high last year?. You paid too much tax last year (and the year before that, and the year before that . . .) because you have probably been an innocent victim of many popular myths about taxes.
A Triple Dipper: How to Make 3 Profits on 1 Stock Trade
A lot of people seem to be moving back into the markets since the declines of 2000. If you have been watching some of the unrealistic gains in recent high flyers, you may be looking for a bit more conservative way of being in the market.