Creating a Basket of Dividends Paying Stocks can Make You Wealthy

Long-term investments assure good education for your kids, relaxed retirement, and of course accumulation of wealth from return on investment. There are plenty of proven investment plans that could make you richer and double your wealth many folds, but only a few guarantee steady income. Investing in dividend paying stocks is one great method to accumulate wealth. The whole concept of stock investment revolves around buying shares of profit-making and dividend paying companies after checking their track record. Usually, when people with money look for stock investment options, they end-up contacting stock broking firms. These companies (not all) give vague...

Lessons Investors and Entrepreneurs can learn from ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

The ABC’s Shark Tank started in 2009 currently airs its fourth season. Running of 4th season is evident of how successful this show has been so far on television. It’s not any regular dance or comedy reality show, nor is it based on a quick fame formula. It’s a reality show for businesses, for investors, and for entrepreneurs (that’s my kind of show!). The show, Shark Tank, is based on lines of Dragons’ Den and has a team of entrepreneurs and business executives referred as ‘sharks’. The sharks consider offers from the other entrepreneurs for funding business ideas and the...

The Ultimate Guide to Saving Money on Gas This 2012

bitzcelt / Foter With the ever increasing oil prices these days, fueling has become one of the biggest monthly expenses for many families, especially if they own more than one vehicle. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can about the price of fuel, but the good news is that there are a few things you can try to make your tank go further. Check out these tips to make 2012 your most frugal year yet, and don’t worry, we’re not going to suggest that you cycle to work every day or haul large bags of groceries home on foot after your...

Facebook Shares are not a Buy…Until Proven Otherwise

Founded in Harvard University’s dorm room by Mark Zuckerberg and his friends, Facebook is the leading social networking site and the behemoth in it’s respective industry. It has over 900 million active users as in April of 2012. The growth chart is phenomenal and mind-boggling that make it oh so tempting to buy into. In 9 years, Facebook has come a long way – from Harvard University’s dorm to it’s IPO. It’s been a number game for Mark ever since Facebook was launched. Though Facebook wasn’t commercialized initially, it later went on to earn billions of dollars just from ad...

Financial Success Relies on Your Ability to Elude Your Comfort Level

Starting a business with a motive to be listed among the Fortune 500 companies? Great! That’s absolutely the kind of mind set you need to have. If you have confidence in yourself and believe in your ideas, along with consistent hard work to achieve your goal and accomplish your dreams, it’s very much possible. But it’s not all that easy. It’s no child’s play to rank among the biggest companies in the world. It takes more than just hard work and enthusiasm. It requires you to move out of your comfort level. Do things which you haven’t done in your...

Don’t Have Enough Money to Invest? Think Again!

Tens of thousands of people forbid from investing money simply because they think they don’t have enough money to do so. If you have that kind of mind set, then please change it. The big controversy of whether it takes money to make money isn’t out of context, but personally I think it takes consistent hard work to make money, and it takes money to make a lot more of it. So stop thinking you don’t have enough money and start evaluating the options that are present in the market. There are plenty of investment options out there in the...

5 Success Courses That Created Most Millionaires

Do you believe success can be achieved by going through courses, success training, etc? If no, then you might want to read this out. Several people have always acknowledged that motivational sessions help them perform better and make better use of their time. Are they right? Of course, they are, their success proves it! The fact is – there is only one thing that separates successful people from unsuccessful people. That is, self education and knowledge. So, where can you get this knowledge from? You can get it from coaching programs and via reading books. Below mentioned are few of...

The Art of Beating the Competition in Business

Competition is what scares most people. But for winners, it is what gives them inspiration. For centuries, businesses have always wondered how to beat competition and become a market leader. While few businesses have mastered the art of outperforming every single time, other businesses just don’t know the formula. Hence, we thought of sharing our insights on this important aspect of business with you, so that you can beat your competition and enjoy a comfortable market leadership. Innovate You have a whole lot of smart phones in the industry and then you have iPhone which has its own market. The...

How to Implement the 80/20 Rule to Improve Your Life

80% of the smart phone industry is dominated by just 20% of the companies. Similarly, When working on a business, 20% of the tasks would be of so much significance that they would contribute to 80% of the results whereas the remaining 80% tasks will impact only 20% of the business. The 80-20 rule can be significant anywhere and has a great importance in the way this world works. Today, we want to talk about how to use this principle and make the most from your life, earn more, live better and happier. What Exactly Is the 80-20 Rule? Do...

3 Reasons to Choose a CD over a Savings Account

If you’re like most Americans these days, then you’re probably a bit wary when it comes to making any moves with your money, and particularly your savings. But in these troubled economic times, being totally shutdown to certain financial options can often only serve to further hinder your future finances. When it comes to savings in particular, by doing just a bit of research about the various options out there, you can easily grow your savings without taking huge, unnecessary risks. Here we look at three of the reasons to consider switching your savings over to a certificate of deposit,...

How (Not) to Take Debt and Get Rid of Your Financial Woes

Have you been taking debts and suffering from financial woes? If yes, then you’re not alone. There are many people who do not know the pros and cons of borrowing money; more importantly, they do not know how to get rid of it once it takes a toll. But it’s great that you landed on this blogpost because today, we’re going to talk about how you should (not) take debt and take control of your financial situation. Read on… Do Not Borrow Money for Shopping This one is obvious, but some people, especially women (in the least possible sexist way)...

Working From Home and Business Insurance

Working from home is an increasingly popular choice for many people who may have found entering, remaining in or returning to the general job market a struggle. Parents wanting to balance working life with caring for their children are perhaps the most likely group of people to want to work from home, since doing so allows for maximum flexibility. There is a whole range of businesses that can be operated from home, from will-writing, to copywriting, to ICT support and phone-based sales. Approximately two million businesses are based at home in this country. As well as being flexible, basing your...

How to Get Business Financing without Good Credit

A good credit score is often considered as one of the best ways to identify someone’s financial knowledge. It determines whether you can get a loan or not, which ultimately can give you the financing you need to make your business a thriving success! It also shows how smart you are when it comes to dealing with money. Today, I’m going to speak with you about how you can get business financing even if your credit score is bad. Here are a few tips that you can follow and get a financing for your business: • Most people assume that...

10 Quotes Entrepreneurs should Take to Heart

Great people often convey such valuable messages and teachings in a line that ordinary people can’t convey such messages in their life. These lines are inspirational, visionary and are written / said after years of experience by these people. If we, as entrepreneurs, understand and implement these teachings in our lives, then we’ll definitely be successful. Here’s a list of our personal favorite quotes said by some of the biggest names in the world; let’s analyze each of them closely. 1. I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways of doing it – Thomas Edison Thomas Edison was...

5 Great Habits of A Smart Retiree

What could be the best thing that could happen to a retiree? A handful of savings, spouse and grand kids around, a healthy body and of course, a financially stable lifestyle. That’s it! If you’re a smart individual, you would be thinking about your retirement from an early age. But if you’re not, don’t worry because today we are going to discuss some of the best habits of smart retirees that you can also adopt in your life. Read on… and learn more about them. 1. Smart Retirees are Great Planners First and foremost, smart retirees are absolutely great planners....

World’s Best Financial Advisors You Should Listen To

One of the biggest reasons why most people suffer with unstable financial life is – they listen to wrong financial advisors. The fact is – the economy is so unpredictable that it is impossible for any ordinary financial advisor to predict how it would be 3 years down the line. Yet, a lot of people believe their advice and get into trouble. Having said that, not all financial advisors suck; some are really great. Anyway, today, we’re going to speak about some of the world’s best financial advisors that you can/should listen to. These advisors are incredible in the way...

6 Ways Household Women Can Make Money from Home

Household women, in spite of being extremely talented, often don’t earn any money from their skills. However, thanks to the advent of Internet, the task of taking projects and delivering the work has become significantly easy. These days, even if a woman is not skillful, she can earn a good living – all from her home. There are so many opportunities for women (and even men) out there, that it is difficult to believe. However, the key here is to focus on your strengths and go for only the most-genuine and helpful ways. Let’s now cut to the chase and...

The ‘4 D Formula’ For Success in Life

Brian Tracy – the renowned motivational speaker and success coach – spoke to hundreds of successful people, interviewed them and found out that, there are 4 D’s of becoming successful. Anyone who has the 4 D’s or learns them can become successful irrespective of his present circumstances. And, today, we want to speak to you about it, so that you can become competent enough to accomplish everything that you desire in life. Desire The first D as Brian describes is the Desire to perform and achieve a particular task. It is the same desire that Napoleon Hill talked about in...

Treating Employees Like Gold Will Help You Sustain Your Business

Without a doubt, the most important asset of your company is your people. There are no second thoughts about it. When Bill Gates established Microsoft, his major focus was on two things – first hiring absolute world class people; second making them create the world’s best software. When Steve Jobs returned to Apple when it was on the verge of bankruptcy, the first thing he did was to retain the best talent. That’s what you also got to do when it comes to treating your employees. Listed below are some tips to treating your employees well and getting the best...

How to Make Profits from Soaring Oil Prices

Oil prices have been soaring for the past few years. While it is hurting people’s pockets real bad, there are few smart chaps who’re benefiting from it. If you’re also feeling the heat on your wallets and instead want to make money from it, this blog post shall be helpful to you. Buy Oil Futures Some people trade crude oil and futures in the commodity market. However, although the market is really huge, not a lot of people really do it. Why? Well, most people don’t know about oil futures contract. The purchase contract basically tells that you can buy...

Understanding R&D Tax Credits

R&D Tax Credits refer to forms of Research and Development Relief, which is covered as part of Corporation Tax bills. Companies who are involved in forms of research and development with positive social outcomes can receive cuts in their Corporation Tax, or a tax credit paid in the form of cash. Qualifying for these credits involves both being a Corporation Tax payer, and being eligible as either a Small or Medium Sized Enterprise, or a Large Company. Differences between the two will affect the tax relief available, and how it can be declared and managed in relation to broader research...

6 Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Time

Entrepreneurs have always existed. From Henry Ford to Thomas Edison, some entrepreneurs had such amazing vision that they changed the world. Literally! A lot of people these days wonder, who are the top entrepreneurs of our time; well, here is our list of our best entrepreneurs of the modern day from whom… We can learn a lot. Check it out… Steve Jobs Known for his intuitive ability to identify patterns and potential business markets, Steve Jobs is the first person on our list. Steve is considered as a pioneer in revolutionalizing entire tech industry by introducing GUI and Mouse in...

Seeming Money Savers That Can Ruin Your Finances

Sometimes people feel backed in a corner with a tremendous amount of debt. They might have school loans, several credit cards and a car payment on top of the expense of raising a family and paying the mortgage. When people are stressed with late payments, they reach for the first cash solution that will solve the immediate problem. Unfortunately, quick decisions to reduce monthly payments can cause greater harm in the future. Here are three seeming money savers that ruin finances: Quickly Trying to Lower That Mortgage Banks advertise that mortgage rates are among the lowest in history, an appetizer...

5 Steps Businesses should take to Avoid Bankruptcy

Businesses have come under increased pressure during the past couple of years as the economy continues to show signs of deterioration. But as interest rates increase and savings rates continue to be less and less rewarding, many companies are struggling to compete with the bigger, more stable competition. As debt mounts up, people inclined to bury their heads in the sand and hope that the problem will go away. However, hitting it head on will prove far more effective than ignoring it. Many people assume that creditors will file for bankruptcy against an individual or company if debts are not...

Understanding IPO’s and How to Invest in Them

An IPO – Initial Public Offering is an event where a company sells its first stock to the public. IPO’s are basically are of two types – public and private. A privately held company has lesser number of share holders and they have maximum authority over the company. Whereas a publicly held company has a lot of shareholders and the company is more liable, accountable to the shareholders. The great thing about a large public IPO is that, anybody can invest and purchase its shares. The advantage is – since it is a new IPO, the share price would be...