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Managing your Finances: Alternative Investment Choices

Investing is about making money, starting with a small amount, and making it grow over time. Whether you are an experienced investor or a novice, the basic principles of profit, loss, growth, and depreciation never change. When a company is doing well, its value will increase. If it isn’t, it will either stay the same

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Effectively Managing Debt as a Small Business Owner

Setting up a new business is a goal that most people will find rewarding and impressive. However, first-time entrepreneurs will face overwhelming responsibilities and challenges that will take up their time, effort, and finances. One such challenge is debt, a word that is well acquainted with small business owners. The term ‘debt’ might evoke a

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Simple Ways to Save Money

Regardless of your monthly income, it’s still a wise decision to be financially aware and responsible for your own spendings. With the economy proving to be more and more volatile, it’s never a bad idea to start saving. Perhaps you’re saving up for a big event in the future, or you’re just storing money for

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Hard Money Lenders: How to Spot the Good Ones

People often have a negative idea in mind when they hear about hard money loans. In movies, hard money lenders are typically portrayed as loan sharks who demand their clients to surrender their property with more value than the amount being loaned. Then, the movie creates a situation wherein the borrower isn’t able to pay

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Credit Card Churning: What You Need to Know

Many banks offer credit card rewards for new signees, and in fact, it’s pretty common practice for banks to give out amazing freebies or huge discounts for first-time credit cardholders. Naturally, people have found a way to exploit these offers in a practice called ‘credit card churning’. What is Credit Card Churning? At its most

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How Much Mortgage Can You Afford?

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial commitments you’ll ever make in your life. If you don’t want to take on more debt than you can handle, you’ll have to run the numbers before signing your name on a binding contract. Otherwise, you could end up with a mortgage that’s worth more than

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Buying a House in Your 40s? Take Note of These Suggestions

Conventional wisdom dictates that people who want to purchase a house should do that while they’re still young. Since you’ll likely be paying your home loan for the next 15 or 30 years, you might as well get a head start. Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to start early. Issues, such as mounting credit

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Important Things You Should Have in Your 20s

They say the best things in life happen when you are still young. In that case, your 20s is the foundation for your future. What you do during those 10 years will greatly affect your life 10-30 years later. If you are a young professional in your 20s, you should know your priorities and the

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