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When we talk of long term investment horizons for stocks, we talk of stocks you can hold for more than 10 years- say 15 to 30or even forever, where possible. According to Warren Buffet, if you're not planning on owning a stock for more than 10 years, don't even...
If you have started your investment journey, you already have a few investing avenues- like mutual and index funds. Today we will focus on index funds, and are they a good investment choice for a beginner? To start, index funds are a form of Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) or Mutual...
There are many investing decisions to make as an investor, especially when it comes to what investment strategy suits you. One of those debates will hinge towards the individual stocks vs. equity funds argument. Which one of these is best for you? For starters, what's the difference between individual stocks...
A blend / blended fund is an ETF or mutual fund investment that gives investors a chance to invest in value stocks and growth stocks. It’s one of the best investment strategies that allow you to diversify your portfolio, rather than investing in one of the strategies. Growth vs. Value...
While it might be a good idea to have some debts, repaying some personal debts might not be a smooth-sailing adventure. You might find yourself out of a job with lower pay or bedridden with no source of income. For anyone in such a situation, debt settlement could be...
When you want to invest in pooled funds, mutual funds, and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are among the major pooled investment, you’ll come across. Knowing the difference between these two is the key to a good investment. There is a lot of similarity between ETFs ( Exchange Traded Funds) and...
Debt consolidation is refinancing your old credits, where a lender merges multiple credits into one loan and repays off the old debts. You will end up with one loan with new terms from one lender only. While debt consolidation has its advantages, like allowing you to have lower interest and...
Anything finance-related can be a taxing subject for most individuals, especially when it involves investments and taxes. Every financial advisor you come across will advise you to start investing as early as possible. But how do you do it? Where do you even begin? An investment 101 lesson is...
Looking for a home to buy is much easier than the buying process itself. The process becomes even more overwhelming when you are haggling for the best price. Unless you spend your day’s haggling for prices and best deals everywhere, negotiating for the best price for your next home...
Coping when markets are spiraling out of control can be an overwhelming exercise. For most young investors who did not go through the turmoil during the Great Depression or the financial crisis of 2008, the current trends in the market are overwhelming. Financial markets all over the world took a...
While the current crisis that is the Coronavirus pandemic might have shattered lives, there are ways of turning a crisis into a fresh start financially. Whether the current pandemic has hit you or not, the below tips will help you plan your financials and start afresh. Reassess Your Spending In times...
The Coronavirus pandemic is still raging through the globe. Companies are still struggling, people are losing jobs, and there’s no telling when the recovery period will start. There’s a need for people to spend wisely, now more than ever. Even if you still have your job, there’s no telling...
It’s time to stress test your personal finances! With the current ongoing pandemic and economies taking a toll since the last recession, now is the right time to confirm where you stand. Financially speaking, that is. Stress testing is not a new practice. Banks and financial institutions embraced this practice...
Who doesn't like a good free app? Anything that gets you closer to saving more every month by helping you reduce how much you spend it's great, as long as it brings joy and happiness into your life. Here are personal finance apps free at your disposal that you should consider...
In one way or another, the Coronavirus is affecting lives across the globe. One of the most affected areas during this pandemic is the global economy, with experts expecting the global GDP rate to shrink by 5.2%. According to the World Bank, this is the deepest recession we’re experiencing...
Life isn’t fair when it comes to money. Some people have a ton of cash while others struggle to just scrape through every month. When every other brand is trying to sell something to us, the urge to spend our way to social acceptance keeps going north every passing day....
More money. We all wish we had a bit more. Right? To buy that fancy dress, new gadget, save more for a vacation, pay off debt or a cool dinner date. This article features some unusual yet effective ways to make money.  You can make an extra dollars without spending much of...
It is the U.S. tax season, and while the concept is relatively simple, filing your taxes can be stressful. Making even the simplest of mistakes can lead to your returns being rejected or having your finances audited by the IRS. It’s no wonder most Americans hire a tax accountant...
Norwegian Airlines is branching out from its low-fare transatlantic flights from the U.S. to a rewards credit card for frequent fliers in America.   If you’re into counting your miles and want to use points to get free tickets, then Norwegian’s rewards card is just one of the latest offerings to...
You may have heard that U.S. President Donald Trump proposed ending a federal student loan forgiveness plan in his 2021 budget.  His proposal would terminate a popular program for federal and nonprofit employees that forgives student loan debt after 10-years of on-time payments. It would also reduce the number of repayment...
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