Investing 101: Where To Put Your Money In Stormy Times

Banking and Finance
You don’t have to think too far back to remember the impact of a global economic crash can have on investors. The crisis of 2008 wiped millions off the portfolios with many unlucky prospectors, for example. However, when times are tough, and the investment markets are looking a little stormy, certain areas seem to hold up OK. In today's guide, we’re going to highlight some of these ‘safe’ investment markets, and reveal where you should be putting your savings whenever there are threats to the global economy. Let’s take a closer look at some of your best options. First of all, it’s vital to remember that there are no guarantees. There aren't any investments that are always going to be 100 percent safe, and you will need to do your…
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Start a Diner and Make Money on a Budget

Banking and Finance, Business
Starting up their own diner is a dream that many people share. It offers freedom, the chance to do something they love and the possibility of making a good living, but is it possible to start a diner on a budget? It won’t be easy, but starting a diner with a modest amount of money can be done. Here are some tips for cutting the startup costs and making a go of things: Choose the Location Carefully A diner in the heart of the downtown area might see more footfall, but it will also cost you much more to buy or rent a suitable property there. When you’re starting out, therefore, you should concentrate on a more affordable area, perhaps on the outskirts of the downtown area, but not in…
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Buy & Sell Your Way To $5000 A Month (And In Your Spare Time Too)

Banking and Finance
Buying and selling online has become a phenomenal way to make money and the success stories out there are almost infinite. An online buying and selling enterprise just offers so many advantages over the more traditional options of retail and even service-providing businesses. But of course, there are. After all, online buying and selling wouldn’t have started to make up a huge proportion of new startup companies if there was something amazing to it. However, if you are still on the fence about whether this is the route you want to go down, here are a list of some of the advantages to help you take the leap. More Flexible Than An Olympic Diver There are few business models out there which will offer as much flexibility as buying and…
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Why (and How) You Should Research Before Investing and Trading

Banking and Finance, Business
You may have heard that the economy is really strong at the moment - but who told you? Where did you hear that? A trustworthy, economically-minded friend, or a stockbroker who wants your money? Did they also tell you that a particular industry is a sure thing when it comes to getting profit from an investment? Did they tell you a precise (and very high) figure when you asked how much you should invest? Whatever you’ve heard, whoever told it to you, you need to do your own research. If you’re going to get into investments and trading, it’s a fool’s game to go in all guns blazing. Do you want to know how successful traders and investors made their money? It wasn’t by making blind investments, that’s for sure.…
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Making Money From Investments: Everything You Need To Know

Banking and Finance
If you’re looking for a good way to make lots of money, on a consistent basis, then investing is the right path for you. It’s a proven way of taking one sum of money and turning it into a much larger pile of cash. However, the world of investments can be a very complex and tricky place to navigate. For one, there are so many things to invest in, how can you be sure you’re picking the right market? Fear not, for this question, will be answered along with many more in this guide. I’ve put together some information that tells you everything you need to know about making money from investments. By the end, you’ll be in a more comfortable place and feel more confident when making investments. Without…
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Key Information on the Things That Are Out of Your Control When You Run a Business

Banking and Finance, Business
There are a few key things that you can’t do much to change when you run a business, and it’s worth being aware of them. Of course, there are plenty of things you can control. The performance of your business, the employees you hire and customer satisfaction are all under your control. But the things that aren’t are often the ones that keep you awake at night. You can, however, mitigate some of the risks that these external threats pose to your business. Learn more below. The Economy Your business doesn’t have any control over the wider economy. Although you might wish you did, you can’t stop the economy from falling back or going through times of crisis. These things happen periodically. And sadly, they often result in many businesses…
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The Reasons Behind Your Loan Application Being Rejected

Banking and Finance
Have you recently tried to apply for a loan, only to be shocked when you were rejected? Before you start madly applying for other loans, which can do more harm than good anyway, perhaps you need to take a hard think about why so that you can fix the bigger problem - and follow these tips on how to avoid scams whilst you’re at it. There are steps you can take to help you understand what you’re doing wrong regarding your credit score. Don’t worry, you are certainly not alone. It’s estimated that approximately 50% of all mortgage applications are rejected, which is a whopping amount when you really think about it. It’s sometimes irrelevant whether the person is perfectly capable of paying back their monthly financial obligations if they…
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Steps You Must Take To Get On The Road To Financial Freedom

Banking and Finance
Being able to be financially free is the dream for pretty much, everyone, right? Who doesn’t want to be in control of their finances and not have to rely on anything or anyone else? It can be a tricky journey getting onto that road to financial freedom, though. Many of us might have a massive mortgage or have the threat of redundancy over our heads. But you can get there, whatever life throws at you. Being ‘free’ financially is the key word. You are free from having to spend your money in certain ways, or free from the chains of large debt. It can affect your whole life if it isn’t under control. So here are some great ways that will help you get to financial freedom. It will take…
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When It Comes To Financial Success In Business, You Need To Run A Tight Ship

Banking and Finance, Business
If you are the owner of your own business, then that probably constitutes a large proportion of your income. For anyone in this position who wants to earn as much as possible - and who doesn’t? - you need to bear in mind certain facts about running a business. One of the most important things to remember is that you should be keeping operations in the business as tightly run as possible. UItimately, what you are hoping to achieve is a business which is not wasting anything on unneeded costs, and which is bringing in as much profit as possible. To achieve that requires that you pay close attention to everything that happens in your business. Let’s take a look at some of the main areas you should be focusing…
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Personal Finance: Seeing Yourself Through Hard Times

Banking and Finance
Every now and then, we all run into a stroke of bad luck, and our personal finances get thrown haphazardly into the air. This can be an extremely daunting time, and will send most people into a sudden, catatonic panic that can be hard to get out of. While you may not be able to control the ups and downs of the economy, there are certainly steps you can take to see yourself through rough financial times. Here are a few smart moves you should consider. First of all, try to eliminate any of the non-essential things you’d usually spend your money on. One of the most common bad habits people have when it comes to their personal finances is spending on auto-pilot. This takes the form of impulse-buying, Amazon…
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