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Peer to peer lending is a system in which borrowers and lenders connect directly to lend money to each other. The internet has become a matchmaker between borrowers and investors or lenders who would like to co-invest in such loans with other investors. Co-investing taps into the power of...
Financial independence is a thought process, it is a reflection of the neural connections within the subconscious and how they manifest themselves within the conscious. Thoughts are seeded from other throughs which grow into a decision that have the ripple effects of financial bloom or financial withering. The structure of decisions...
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...
Investing your money and becoming financially independent begins with one simple step: saving money.  With a little bit of discipline and planning, you can easily save money on a daily basis. There’s no need to wait for your next paycheck or bonus. With these simple tips, you will be well...
Are you thinking about becoming your own boss? 2020 might have its downs, but there is still an opportunity for you to chase your dream of starting and running a successful business. The first question to answer, though, does your business idea fulfill the needs of the market? There...
Americans are more satisfied than ever about their personal finances, according to a quarterly report by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).  The institute’s Personal Financial Satisfaction index reached an all-time high of 40.2 in the fourth-quarter of 2019, after plummeting to a record low in the prior quarter.  Personal Finance...
Agriculture investments, provide an opportunity to invest in food production. SWOT Analysis Strengths: Food is a key component of human life, in the next decades there will be more human life, and we will need more food. According to the Savills report,  Two billion people means we need to increase our output by...
As you grow older and become more independent, you realize that your physical health is not the only thing that matters. A healthy financial life helps alleviate your stress levels and promotes a more stable lifestyle. Although there is no specific score or number that measures our financial health, it’s...
When people talk of income, either from providing services, selling products, or their investments, they rarely think of the different income types. When we think of the different types of income, it's quite common for one to get confused. First, there are two types of income, disposable and discretionary income....
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...
Regardless of how your retirement plan pans out due to Covid-19, the truth is that you still have to plan for retirement. Why, because the dynamics of retirement planning have changed over the decade. While the current pandemic might play a role, other factors have changed retirement planning over...
Buying a house is one of the most challenging undertakings for anyone. It’s not just about moving from one neighborhood to the other but also the financial management part. Most homebuyers seek financing to pay for a house, leading to a mortgage application. Applying for a mortgage is not always...
As an investor, sometimes seeking the advice or investment support of an experienced professional can help your investment journey. Among the available financial professionals, the difference between investment advisors and brokers confuse a lot of investors. Although both seem similar, the two professional fields are different; they operate under...
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...
Debt is one of those words that elicits strong reactions from everyone. Some people think debt is the devil and should be paid back as soon as possible, while others think its perfectly fine to be in debt. Most people will agree on one thing though: debt is something...
While having a mortgage allows you to build equity, the long repayment term can be draining. When the opportunity arises, many borrowers reconsider refinancing their mortgage loans. Refinancing sometimes comes with better loan terms, especially if you’ve serviced your mortgage loan for several years. However, refinancing doesn’t always work in...
Death is the absence of time, a dark nothingness that is infinite and impossible to fill. If there is life after death it is more than welcome. Personally, I do not need the promise of heaven in order to be a good person and citizen. As nothing is guaranteed in...
Increasing your financial wealth can be easy if you do it the right way. Treat money as your enemy, and it will show you no respect in return. But treat it as your friend, and it will be your greatest ally. The money you have at this moment, whether it...
Do you have a savings account, but you don't want to invest it in the stock market? There's another way you can make your money work for you, called a high-yield savings account. A high-yield savings account is a bank account that earns you a higher interest rate than a...
Investors and homebuyers sometimes go for foreclosed properties as it allows them to buy properties at a fair price. As much as you can find foreclosed properties with decent prices than newly listed properties, they come with pitfalls. Below are the pitfalls to watch out for when buying foreclosed...
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