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 »