Climate change, overpopulation, pollution, and deforestation – these are just a few of the many challenges we’re currently facing as a planet. While our consumption choices can help make a difference, ethical investing offers a win-win option for the planet as well as your finances. With responsible investing consistently outperforming multi sector and mainstream managed funds, growing numbers of people are already looking to ethical options to support sustainability and build their wealth.
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When you’re running a small business, there’s so much to think about. Professional Indemnity Insurance may not be high on your priority list. But it should be.
From the moment you start providing advice or performing a service, you could be at risk from a negligence claim – and the consequences could be devastating. Between legal costs and the settlement, you could face a five- or even six-figure sum, not to mention the damage to your business and personal reputation.
The Bank of Japan has caught the attention for all stock markets. Their decision on monetary policy will have a lot of influence on global markets and economy as a whole. The Bank of Japan recently moved assets by the millions, causing changes in sovereign debt and trading funds. Seeing as this did not realise their goal of annihilating deflation, this bank went ahead to target the yield curve.
While working to maintain 10-year bond yields at zero, the bank also hopes to keep flattening rates at a minimum. This is a big decision that will most likely affect the bank’s profits, but what exactly does this mean for financial markets, and more specifically, for CFD traders? In case the plan drafted by the bank fails, is there a way that these traders can rise above the losses and find their ground again?
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Front page news used to be important. However, in the rush to position themselves as viable online services, many news publishers diverted resources toward gossip journalism, in-your-face advertising and even clickbait articles. The concept of newsworthy journalism and commentary has become clouded. Serious readers are often left out in the cold or diverted to pulpy headline articles about funny cats, dogs and babies at the expense of major world events. The time is right to introduce inkl, the noise-free news service that delivers only important news and information provided by the world’s leading news publishers.
All investors want to achieve success and make a quick and sizeable profit on the stock market, but this is easier said than done. If trading stocks was an easy and guaranteed way to earn cash then everybody would be making a fortune off the markets and all swanning off into early retirement happy – but the reality is that it takes knowledge and skill to become a successful trader.
One way to improve your chances of success in the market in Australia, is to adopt a balanced approach to your stocks, and to develop the sort of versatile and robust portfolio which can weather any storm that the domestic and global markets can throw its way. Read on for our five top tips for success:
With the end of financial year upon us, so much attention surrounds how to get the most out of your tax, but there is real merit in planning all year round and saving important dollars too. It’s not just about saving at tax time!
Rate Detective CEO, Damon Rasheed (former economist for the ACCC) has some great tips on how to start the new financial year smarter, healthier and with peace of mind. Remove the stress of 30 June by using Damon’s advice to ensure your finances are in shape.
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The private health insurance industry has found itself in a bit of a pickle after customer advocacy group Choice recently ousted several major providers as proponents of ‘junk’ health insurance policies. Arguing that these policies represent a complete waste of money for consumers, Choice has demanded attention from the Federal Government.
This post is a response to Saundra Latham’s great article about the best home equity loan rates for 2016 (US), posted on the The Simple Dollar.
Paying off a mortgage results in more than just owning a home. The value of your home is a form of savings that provides negotiating power for other loan arrangements or investments. For many people, the downside of making regular mortgage repayments is the lack of ready cash or additional savings potential. A home equity loan can provide the solution, by allowing home owners to borrow money against the value of their home. This money can be used for any number of home improvements or other purposes.
In 2014, changes were introduced into credit score reports. History regarding personal loans is now scrutinised more thoroughly by lenders, meaning that if you have successfully paid off a personal loan on time and on schedule it will positively affect your credit score. On the other hand, defaults or recurring late payments will reflect badly on your credit score.
The changes to the system provide a more comprehensive overview of an individuals capacity for sound money management. Rather than only negative ‘black marks’ showing up on the credit report, positive information is also taken into account. Lenders and service providers will take previous financial management into consideration.
In essence, it would seem that getting a credit card is easy. After all, credit card company representatives are out and about on the streets and in shopping malls signing up new customers all the time. However, filling out the form is only the first step, and your credit score will be used to determine if you are actually wanted as a customer. So, what credit score is actually needed to get a credit card?