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Removing the Mystery and Confusion: Conveyancing Explained

December 6, 2014

Conveyancing is an integral part of the house buying and selling process, but very few of us really understand exactly what is involved and what the fees we are paying out are related to. Although you will almost certainly use a licenced conveyancer or solicitor to help you buy or sell your house, it make […]

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Turn Your Hobby into a Job: How Your Art Can Pay Your Bills

July 9, 2014

If you enjoy painting, you might think about how expensive it is to purchase all of your materials. In fact, all art can get pretty expensive when all the money you’re spending is a one way street. Luckily, if you’re any good, you can start selling your artwork and making a good living in the […]

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Why Do Corporations Buy Back Their Own Stock?

June 12, 2014

By the end of 2013, corporations had spent $477 billion to buy back shares of their own stock. In 2014, Goldman Sachs predicts that corporate buybacks will increase 35 percent. Buybacks can be either good or bad, depending on the reason that companies purchase their own stock. Many economists worry that today’s rampant buybacks spell […]

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Does Sell In May Apply to Forex?

May 13, 2014

Anyone who has been trading for a while will have heard the old saying that goes “Sell in May and go away”. This saying primarily applies to equities, and means that they usually go through a long sell-off period between May and October, before recovering to their original levels. Does this saying hold true for […]

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Is gambling the best option for a career?

May 8, 2014

The chances are that when you attended career days at school and they spoke about possible career options, professional gambling was not one of the potential avenues mentioned. Nonetheless, it is actually possible to make a sustainable living for yourself as a professional gambler – lots of people do just that. So how could you […]

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Target Date Fund Shenanigans

May 19, 2013

I was reading my local paper today and it reminded me of the shenanigans that continues to ensue with respect to “Target Date Funds”.  Many investment plans and almost all major mutual fund companies now offer these target date funds that claim to provide the right mix of stocks and bonds (basically, to optimize returns […]

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