Taking Control of your Finances

March 20, 2010

To find money to invest for your future, you need to make sure that your outgoing expenses are less than the income that you are receiving. You need to develop an excess that you can have free to invest.

Now before you start to think….”well I don’t have any excess left…if I was earning more money….then I would have some free”. Let me dispel this myth…and tell you that it is a known and excepted fact that the amount of money that people earn has little if any bearing on whether or not they have an excess left to invest. The only way to create an excess it to spend less than you earn, instead of spending all that you earn.

Even doctors and lawyers, who earn well over $100,000.00 per year, often end up at retirement with little more Net Worth than factory or office workers.

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Finance & banking

March 14, 2010

A lot of principles are standing for sound financing and banking. A wise person would watch close for the best finance tips because many times savings are more important than even actual investment plans. A few points have been listed here to guide your decision making process.

  1. Avail of the matching grant by the employer scheme: for the best finance place you should find out the minimum requirement to avail of the matching grant by the employers. There is a lot of money in these contributions and many times people miss it by not reaching at the minimum level.
  2. Reduce your investment in the stock of your company: As much as 65% of the total investments are shows as employer funds contributions.
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Family Finance

March 12, 2010

One of the hardest things that young couples report during their first year of marriage is getting to grips with joint finances. While most are willing to share what they have with their partner, they are not sure on the best way to bring this sharing into effect so that they can share with their new partner, but at the same time maintain financial security and a degree of independence. Some couples resolve this by resorting to separate finances and others find a way to keep things together, but it is generally reported as one of the biggest strains on newly married couples.

As well as this, there is also the problem that many people find it difficult to budget and control their finances. It is one thing to fail to keep track of expenditures when you are single, but when you are married you have more to answer to than just yourself. This is especially true once you have Read the rest of this entry »


Are You Planning On Picking A Career In Finance?

March 10, 2010

With the variety of jobs in the finance industry, you might at first be confused as to which particular careers in finance you would like to enter into. Of course, accounting and finance careers are traditionally started by one having a degree in either accounting or finance and while pursuing either degree, you are sure to have some encounter with finance job functions that might arouse your interest.

By the time you reach internship, too, hopefully you would already have an inkling of where to go. A problem, though, lies in the many overlaps between different career functions in finance jobs.

And still, there are questions you would again have to ask yourself. Would you like to work in a commercial bank or in an investment bank? Would you like to have for your career corporate finance functions or would you rather Read the rest of this entry »


Business travel insurance

March 8, 2010

Traveling is a part of our day-to-day life. We all travel because of one reason or other and can be national or international. Traveling always involves risk. So, whether you travel for pleasure or business, it always safe to travel with proper travel insurance. If your are properly insured, there is no need to worry about the risks involved in traveling like loss of luggage or baggage, flight delay, accident, medical emergency or evacuation.

Formerly, Travel Insurance was considered as a luxury. But now travelers are aware of factors that are not under their control like trip cancellation, medical emergency, evacuation, flight delay, loss of baggage etc.

There are many kinds of insurance policies. Travel Insurance comes in front of you in different shapes like Travel Health Insurance, Travel Medical Insurance, Vacation Insurance etc. Whether it a business or leisure trip, proper Travel Insurance is crucial because of many reasons. It protects your travel investment, belongings and health. You can hold travel insurance for personal and business purpose it is always true that a proper Travel Insurance makes your trip memorable.

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Business Insurance Online

March 4, 2010

What do you know about business insurance? What you should know about business insurance are two things that are important when you are out to get business insurance for yourself. There are many factors that you will need to take into consideration. But the most important of them are:

1. Price: You need to know you are getting the best quote available. The only ways to ensure that is by getting quotes from at least five different insurance companies and compare them. When you do that, check all the pros and cons so you get the complete picture. Some insurance agencies charge a very small fee upfront but has a lot of other fees such as processing fees, inspection fees, documentation fees, etc which will take the price through the roof. Better still run a search through the Internet and get savvy about the running rate. Another good way to find a good quote is to ask around from friends and relatives. There is nothing better than a tried and trusted hand.

2. Stability: professional companies such as Standard & Poor’s Insurance Rating Services, AM Best, Weiss Research, etc rate all insurance companies’ Read the rest of this entry »


Business Insurance

March 2, 2010

There is no denying the fact that success of a business depends on the hard work of the team but one disaster can wipe out your efforts and bring down the profits to dust. So, to avoid such an instance, you need to insure your business, whether it is a small enterprise or a large corporation.

There are insurance companies, which have policies that combine protection for all major property and liability risks in one package. You can also opt for separate coverage. Such a policy is called a business owners’ policy (BOP). Larger companies may purchase a commercial package policy.

BOPs include property insurance for buildings and equipments owned by the company. If there is any loss of income due to disruption of operation and business because of accidents like fire, it can be covered under the Business Interruption Insurance.

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