Tips for Increasing the Value of Your Home

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If you want to sell your home, then you will want to get the best possible sale price for it. There are many things that you might consider doing in order to make it worth more money, but you possibly have limited time and budget and so you need to consider which options are the right ones for you. You need to make sure that everything that you choose to do will actually increase the value of the home. Some

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Is it Worth Investing in FOREX?

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With the big changes in the markets lately, due to various happenings in world politics, it can be easy to think that it would be a good idea to invest in foreign currency. If you had predicted the slump in the dollar after the US election you could have invested in a currency just before, perhaps sterling and then taken advantage after the election result and bought dollars with it and got a lot more for your money. However, things

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How to Protect Your Finances After the US Election

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The US election results rocked the world markets as the result was not what everyone was expecting, in the same way that it did after Brexit. However, what does that mean for the future of our own personal finances? Markets are always very jumpy and so if there is a significant (or sometimes an insignificant) happening that could change the markets then people panic and start to act quickly, making very quick changes. In the case of Brexit this meant

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Are Government Bonds Worth Investing In?

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There are some people that invest in government bonds a lot but others that would not consider them. It is worth knowing a bit more about them before you make a decision as different people have different views on how they want to invest or save their money. Government bonds are normally a very safe place to put your money. They are very low risk, which means at the end of the term you can trust that you will get

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How to Decide When to Sell Your Shares

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It can always be difficult to know when to sell your shares. You may see the stock market moving and wonder whether you need to take advantage of those movements or wait and see whether things get better in the future. People do have different approaches to selling shares and obviously it is up to the individual what they will want to do. Some people buy shares with the intention of selling them really quickly as soon as the price

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How and when to Start Saving for your Retirement

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People do seem to always go on about saving for retirement but when you are young it can seem rather silly. It can be hard to understand how putting away just a small percentage of your earnings each month will add up to enough to give you a decent retirement income and also if you are paying into the government pension you may think that will be enough. However, it is wise to look at it in more detail. Firstly

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How to Choose the Best Buy to Let Property

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Investing in a property can be a great way to make some extra money. Not only can it be a way to bring in some income if you decide to rent it out, you will also have you money invested in a property which is likely to increase in value. This means that if you need a lump sum you can sell it or you can pass it on when you die. However, it is important to make a good

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Financial Advisor

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Some people always use a financial advisor but others worry about the cost and how biased they might be. Although, these are possible problems there are many advantages to using them as well. In the UK most financial advice used to be free and this encouraged many people to use a financial advisor. However, they got paid with commission on the products that they sold to you. This meant that there was a possibility that they may be biased in

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Where to Find Investors for your Business

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It can be hard when you need to expand your business and do not have the capital to do so. You may have a big demand for stock, for example and not be able to afford to buy it or need to employ more staff so that you can provide a better service but need to invest in them before you start seeing a return. There are different that you could choose to finance this. You could invest in the

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How to Choose the Best Antiques/Art to Invest in

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There are many different places that people choose to invest their money and art and antiques is one of these, it can be very good, particularly if you buy pieces before they become popular and so get a good price and find that their value goes up a lot. However, even if you watch a lot of antique programs on the television and do your research, there is no guarantee that something you invest in will be worth money in

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