The 1% rule ?Stock Market Insiders Are Richer than European Royalty!

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Stop thinking like a cow to become wealthy in the stock market!

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I was watching Oprah the other night. She was covering the reality of the crappy lie called the American Dream that says just work hard and everything will be Peachey keen in the land of the free and the home of the brave. She pointed out that 1% of the U.S. population now control 40% of the all American wealth. If you are not born into that 1% today, she pointed out, then it is much harder today to work your way into it. You have to work a lot more hours for a lot less pay and your extra hours are just making the 1% richer. Meanwhile if you have the right connections ?especially if you are able to enter that special band of thieves called corporate insiders and play your corporate politics right ?then you are instantly propelled to the top. Today with our hideously corrupt corporate governance system supported by divisions of corporate attorneys serving insiders and paid by unwitting public Joe shareholders membership pops you right into Oprah’s 1%.

So what can you do if you weren’t born into the Johnson & Johnson family and don’t have a “richer than God?old money American dream trust fund? The answer is you have to learn to buy very low and sell very high like the robber barons did in the 1800s. I know times are tough on the American middle class but there are ways for you to get ahead. First of all you have to stop chasing pipe dreams. Ignore the get rich schemes like multilevel marketing, derivatives, and real estate short selling junk people will bring your way ?all endorsed by some major public figure that make the con artist at the top rich to suck you in.

Learn to take your financial future in your own to hands and make the market pay you. How do you do this? Well, first you have to stop thinking like a cow. Most people in the public make all of their opinions based on what the group has decided is right. You have to stop doing this and take the attitude that the public as a group is a pretty stupid mass of livestock heading up the cattle chute into the inside corporate executives financial slaughter house. Right now the chute is closed because the stock market has recently crashed making stocks cheap -insiders are loading up while the media is strangely bereft of “stock market rags to riches dreams?it hyped up to suck people in to the market in 2000 when insiders were dumping on the public.

Learn to get really excited about the market when everyone hates it. Right now the stock market has crashed and you don’t hear any good news out there. Ever wonder why? The big forces behind Wall Street, the secret buying consortiums, the inside corporate executives, and the experienced individual investors who are smart enough to know to buy, buy, buy when stock prices are extremely low and the Wall Street media machine is strangely quiet. There are a lot of really good companies out there at extremely low prices ripe for you to buy, buy, buy!!!

High Interest Credit Cards – For Bad Credit

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People that have had bankruptcies, judgments or just have a bad credit rating, for what ever reason are the most common applicants for high interest credit cards.

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Most high interest credit cards are usually easy to get and really the interest rate only matters if you roll over your balances from month to month. People that have had bankruptcies, judgments or just have a bad credit rating, for what ever reason are the most common applicants for high interest credit cards. Many low interest credit cards will allow you to transfer balances from your high interest credit cards but you must have a decent credit rating. The most important thing about a balance transfer card is the amount of money it will save you, especially if you have a high interest credit card that you carry a balance on.

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Beware some credit card companies will try multiple ploys to get you signed up and then if your late on a payment for some reason, charge large fees even if your credit card payment is only one or two days late. Those who want to apply for a major high interest credit card to re-establish or to establish new credit should consider the price they will ultimately pay. Even those who don not qualify for low interest credit cards should still shop and compare to get the best deal available.

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Most major financial companies base the interest rates on your credit score, this tells them whether you pay on time and just how you use your credit. If you have a card with high interest rates you DO NOT want to carry a balance. If you do get a low interest credit card and make a payment late, the default interest rate goes into affect, sometimes up to 22 percent, making it very hard to ever get caught up. The difference between high interest credit cards and low could be hundreds and even thousands of dollars a year.

Getting your high interest credit cards paid off should be your top concern. When your credit score improves try to transfer all of your high interest credit card balances, some transfer cards even offer 0 introductory offers for balance transfers, thus making it much faster and easier to pay off your debt.

Tips For Easing Energy Bills

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A home’s points of entry can become a fast exit for energy and end up costing a small fortune on utility bills.

Tips For Easing Energy Bills

A home’s points of entry can become a fast exit for energy and end up costing a small fortune on utility bills. To avoid being shortchanged by windows, doors and the garage, home energy experts recommend making a few simple modifications.

Seal The Envelope Before Sending the Bill

Homeowners should seal windows and doors “like an envelope” -or otherwise risk air-conditioning the entire neighborhood. In fact, it’s estimated a full 50 percent of annual utility costs stem from homes’ heating and cooling systems. To check that doors and windows aren’t drafty, look for light under or around the door and condensation around the windowpane, which is an indication of cooling loss. Also, check the attic to make sure it’s properly insulated and not letting air escape.

Quick Tips:

• Install thick, durable weather-stripping under your garage door to reduce this common energy leak. Polyurethane insulation or fiberglass duct wrap are both good options.

• Weather-strip and caulk all cracks between the wall and the window trim. Replace broken glass and putty any loose window- panes to help secure the windows for harsh wind.

• An inexpensive solution to drafty windows is the Shrink & Seal Window Kit, available at Lowe’s stores and lowes.com. It fits standard windows and is installed with a hair dryer that literally shrinks and seals a crystal-clear film over the window.

• Upgrade that old refrigerator to the only ENERGY STAR-qualified refrigerator engineered specifically for the garage: Gladiator GarageWorks’ Chillerator, by Whirlpool Corporation. It’s 15 percent more energy efficient than current federal energy standards, saving an average of $487 in energy costs over its lifespan.

“One of the simplest ways to save on utilities is to make wise appliance upgrade decisions,” said Richard Karney, Manager of Energy Star at the Department of Energy (DOE). “Most people cannot imagine the energy drain associated with older appliances.” ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances are part of a joint program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and DOE to help consumers save money and the environment.

According to a survey by Whirlpool, 42 percent of Americans have an old refrigerator in the garage. Studies show that a 10- to 15-year-old refrigerator costs an average of $82 more a year in utilities compared to an ENERGY STAR-qualified refrigerator purchased today.

I Want To Catch Up on My Retirement Planning What Should I Do?

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Tips and information provided on catching up on saving for your retirement. It’s never to late to start saving for retirement now!

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Good question and even better, you’re thinking in the right direction about your future which is someday retiring. If you’re one of those people who haven’t saved any or very much money for your retirement, it’s never too late for you to start now! It’s important that you do start and soon. It doesn’t take long for age to slip up on you fast if you know what I mean! So, just get started on your retirement planning now while you’re thinking about it. You may want to consider some of these tips and information to get you started:

1) If the employer you are working for offers a 401K plan wherein you contribute a percentage of your earnings towards retirement, consider signing up for this plan! In most instances, the employer may match a percentage of the contributions you make to your 401K account. Your contributions can be made on a pre-tax basis which will help your money grow faster in your account.

2) You may want to consider taking a second job to add more income for your retirement. This will assist you in increasing the amount of money for your retirement fund. If you’re able to fit a second job into your schedule, make sure this would be feasible for you and your family without causing problems.

3) Save more of your money by cutting back on some of your expenses. You may want to reduce the number of times you eat out, go to the movies, shop, and any other areas you can cut back on to save towards your retirement.

4) Consider saving your change! That’s right, save your change. You would be surprised at the amount of money you can accumulate in a small amount of time by saving your change. Your change could be set aside for your retirement fund. So, start putting your coins away for your future!

5) Reduce or eliminate your spending on your credit cards. The less you pay on your credit cards, the more money you’ll have to save towards your retirement. So, if you can pay cash for that item you need to purchase, do that instead of charging it to your credit card. You’ll not only save yourself interest charges, but, you’ll have extra money to put away for your retirement.

6) If you have a home and are using it as a cash machine or atm by taking out your home equity via loans or a credit line, stop what you’re doing! Your home is one of your largest investments and will most likely be a retirement vehicle for you. You’ll either want to have your home paid off prior to retirement or be in a position to sell your home to obtain the equity to use as retirement income. If you have your home equity tapped out, then you will not be in the position during your golden years to enjoy your retirement. You’ll probably be still paying a mortgage that you may not be able to afford and will not have much money in your retirement fund.

It’s better late than never when it comes to starting your retirement planning. So, go ahead, start working on catching up with your retirement planning today, you’ll be glad you did!

Money managing basics

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Human beings are scaling new heights in almost all the spheres of life. The work that used to consume good amount of time earlier can now be comfortably finished within a few seconds

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Human beings are scaling new heights in almost all the spheres of life. The work that used to consume good amount of time earlier can now be comfortably finished within a few seconds. There are several parameters to evaluate human progress, money management through software being one amongst these.

The software has more than a dozen advantages. The easy and instant record maintenance of the cash inflow and outflow, error free, user friendly, and convenient to operate even for those who have petite knowledge of accounts etc. to name a few. Keeping the innumerable merits and significance of money management software in today’s lives, there are different packages available in the market. But you get only what you spend for. For instance if you just aim at a checkbook operator, your package will be confined to maintaining or updating your checkbooks and nothing else. While if you desire the added functions like investment planning and retirement solutions, you ought to pay some more. So there are different features that vary with the cost of the package. However, some of the simple packages may not be attuned to various banking and financial planning websites.

The needs and so the kind of software package to go for varies from individual to individual. Some of the significant and widely used packages or features in high demand are listed below:

?Budgeting- is perhaps the foremost and most basic requirement of all the consumers especially those who cannot afford to hire an accountant. This feature keeps a track of all your savings and outlays and can help you with the details any time you log on to it. The financial planning software turns out to be a blessing for many. The reason being it keeps a record of all your small and large expenses which one most often forgets in the hurly burly of life.

?Investment Planning and Retirement Solutions- this organizes the passage of your money such as how much to spend in your kids?education and how much to set aside for your old age. The Intuit Inc.’s Quicken and the Microsoft Money are the two most widely used packages in this context. They will judiciously plan investments and retirement plans. Allocation of funds becomes a child’s play due to their aid.

?Tax preparation is another feature largely used and conspicuous feature of the financial planning software. The tax preparation software has made it immensely easy to deal with taxes.

?Mortgage and real estate software features act as a guide when it comes tasks to estate planning and the like. This saves many of your precious dollars that you would have diffidently spent on attorneys and agents.

?The package that aids in allotment of assets and preparing of wills is also in great use. The expense on this package is significantly less than the consistent payments made to the attorney.

?Purchasing and selling stocks- this feature exempts you from the huge brokerage that you pay every time in buying and selling your stocks. This makes it much comfortable for people to sit at home, have a view of the market rates and sale and purchase stocks.

Apart from these there are many other relevant features that are not mentioned here but that certainly add to our convenience.

Why You Should Care At All About Choosing A Bank And What To Watch Out For…

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Choosing a bank is not rocket science but some common sense and a nice handy list of questions will save you some major headaches down the road by choosing a bank now that will meet your needs later.

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People quite often make decisions impulsively, without considering the consequences. This may work okay in some situations but it could come back to bite you when dealing with financial topics like investments, financing, refinancing, insurance and mortgages. To be a wise investor we should take some time to consider and know more about the place where we are going to deposit our money.

A very wide array of banks exist. Just to name a few that you’ll probably recognize; Citizen Bank, Well Fargo Bank, Region Bank and Scotia Banks.

Here are some guidelines to consider before choosing a bank:

1. Location: While choosing a bank, you must consider the location. If you wish to access your bank account regularly then you should choose a bank located near to your business place or home.

2. Availability of ATM Machines: Always choose a bank with a large number of ATM machines close by. Also, regarding the ATM’s you should ensure they can provide the following services: a) Do the ATM machines allow you to make deposits? b) Do they give printout statements of transaction made by you? Most do nowadays but some countries may not. c) Can you order more checques through the ATM?

3. Telephone Banking: If you are a very busy person and can not go to the bank during banking hours then you should choose a bank, which can provide you with telephone banking services. With telephone banking you can make transactions and check on your account anytime of the day. With the help of telephone banking you can do the following operations:
a) Transfer money from your account to pay utility bills.
b) Cancel recent transactions.
c) Order another cheque book.
d) Sign up for additional services like loans, credit cards or lines of credit. 5. Internet Banking: Internet banking allows you to perform the same services as telephone banking. But here inquiries and transactions can be done via any internet connection through the banks website. If they have one! So do ask as it’s a great convenience when traveling.

If you are searching a bank for small business, here are some guidelines to help you while choosing a bank. 1. Again, consider the location and make sure the bank understands the nature of your business to meet your requirements. For example, if your run a movie rental business that’s open till midnight you may want to do late night or very early morning deposits. So in this case ensure the bank has a night deposit box. 2. Find out the transaction fees and don’t assume the fees are similar to personal accounts. Banks generally charge businesses way more due to the increase in transactions. 3. Find out the rates for small business loans or lines of credit and the turn around time to secure funding. You may find you’re self in a situation where you need an extra few thousand or more to secure better pricing on bulk orders of supplies or something else.

The above list is in now way exhaustive but a place to begin if you’re just now looking or considering a switch.

The Benefits Of Saving For Your Child’s School Finance

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Defining your savings goals is the first thing to do before you invest, especially when that investment will have an impact on your child’s future.

It is after-all your child’s future that you are investing in–and school finance cannot be avoided, as babies will grow into adults who need to be given the best opportunities we can offer as parents.

The best advice that any parent can get is to start saving early. College tuition fees can cause a strain on your family’s…

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Defining your savings goals is the first thing to do before you invest, especially when that investment will have an impact on your child’s future.

It is after-all your child’s future that you are investing in–and school finance cannot be avoided, as babies will grow into adults who need to be given the best opportunities we can offer as parents.

The best advice that any parent can get is to start saving early. College tuition fees can cause a strain on your family’s budget and lifestyle. You need to have a goal to keep you motivated to save. And what better motivation is there than knowing that the money you save will finance your child’s education.

Normally the best stage to start saving for your child’s finance towards college tuition is at birth. If, however, you have not started, then the time to start saving is now. It is never too late to start saving.

The sooner you start saving, the more time there’ll be for compound interest to build up into a nice college fund for your child. Remember that each child should get his or her school finance savings fund.

You also need to decide the amount you intend to save by the time that your child reaches college age. There are many options available for you to choose from when it dollar amount. This means that you calculate the projected cost of public college tuition by the time your child is ready for college.

The other commonly used method, which many parents prefer, involves devoting a fixed percentage of income to their child’s future college costs. The idea is this: whatever you do, you have to have a defined goal. You should save as much as you can, whether it be a large amount, like several hundred dollars a month or a more modest amount, such as $25 to $50 each month.

A college education is an investment in the future of your child. If you truly want to see your child succeed, as all parents do, what could possibly be a better investment?