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There are many different ways to invest money. They range from super easy and safe (a savings account), to more complex and risky (stocks and bonds). But there are some investments that should be avoided in all situations. Avoiding these kinds of investments will make it more likely you...
If you are among the millions of individuals who have lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, your levels of cash flow may be low. Unfortunately, bills do not take a back seat even when you are at your lowest. You might not be in a position to postpone...
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...
Not all p2p lenders are created the same. Each p2p lender has a different profile; investors need to find the right match between a p2p lender and their financial needs. How do investors select the right p2p lenders? This is a question I cannot answer for you, but I...
It’s tempting to bury your head in the sand when it comes to debt. But, as we all know, those credit card bills are only going one way and the banks aren’t going to forget about the loans you are struggling to repay. While most of us will worry...
Sometimes, people result in filing for bankruptcy when they have mounts of debts. Debt consolidation, repayment plans, or even saving to pay debts, might not make a difference when one has high debts. With bankruptcy, you can get the option of getting full or partial debt forgiveness. As bad as...
It’s tax season in the U.S., and the IRS wants to know if you sold or bought any cryptocurrencies in 2019.  For the first time, the IRS will ask if “At any time during 2019, did you receive, sell, send, exchange or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
We all expect and accept that Artificial Intelligence will play an important role in the global economy of the future. But are we ready to entrust robots with our investments? Well, there is a good chance that you already do to some extent, as more and more investment operations...
Building wealth is a very touchy topic, considering there are numerous “quick riches” schemes, which people still fall for, unfortunately. But it’s important first to note that there are no shortcuts when it comes to building wealth. There are three basic steps you need to follow when you want to...
The idea of having an emergency fund is advocated by financial experts who think that having a financial floor is incredibly favorable to cover unexpected situations and emergencies. Now, is there a chance that you are over-saving for an emergency fund? In fact, there is. If you center too much...
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...
What is peer to peer lending? P2P lending is a system of direct loans between a borrower and a lender. These direct loans are managed through a peer to peer lending company which has a platform in the form of a  website to administer this process. There are many p2p...
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