Category: Investment

Taking the Big Leap into Investing

Is this the year you’re finally going to take the big leap into investing? If so, where and how do you begin? An overview of some of the leading investment experts’ predictions for the coming year might be helpful, as might a closer look at some commonsense investment strategies. In the end, of course, it’s up to you to decide – preferably with the help of a qualified professional who can guide you in the right direction. Predictions of market performance run the gamut Naturally, however, you need to take all prognostications with the proverbial grain of salt, keeping in mind billionaire investor Warren Buffet’s assessment of stock market forecasters,… read more >>

Small Investors Should Do Their Homework Before Committing Their Money

If you have money to invest and are trying to decide upon the best vehicle to grow your wealth, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the many choices available. How do you find the best balance of return, income and volatility? The answer depends on many factors, including your age, income, goals and the level of risk are you willing and able to assume. As a small investor it’s important that you do your research before committing your money. Obviously, the information provided by fund managers, while not technically false, will likely be presented in a manner that reflects most positively upon the fund’s performance, with emphasis placed upon good… read more >>

Are You Saving Enough for Your Kids Future?

We all want the best for our children, but providing for kids is expensive and not likely to get cheaper any time soon. For starters the Government has threatened to make additional slashes on child benefit, which could cause more than four million families currently receiving the benefit to lose more than £1,000 a year. Then there are the expenses for your child’s major milestones: learning to drive and acquiring that first car; going to university; getting married; and buying a first house. Parents expecting to cover those expenses, according to recent research from, will need an estimated £259,000. Yet the research indicates that 41% of parents aren’t saving… read more >>

Diverse Investments Lead to Positive Returns

Financial planning is a discipline best served by long-term vision, rather than short term gains. Of course positive returns are good news at every stage of the game, but lasting progress is the best measure of investment success. And to make the most of savings and investments, it’s important to diversify, creating multiple opportunities for your money to grow. In addition to online resources offering finance information, personal financial counselors are available to help identify investment strategies best suited to your financial needs and goals. With their assistance and commitment to the long-haul, you’ll profit from steady gains and have money available when you need it. And since financial markets… read more >>