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Difficulties with Getting a Mortgage if you’re Self Employed

Monday, May 7, 2012

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Difficulties with Getting a Mortgage if you’re Self Employed

It is notoriously difficult to get a mortgage if you are self-employed. It’s certainly not impossible, but it is harder to achieve than if you are employed by someone else. And it has got even harder since the financial collapse of 2007, which was due in part to irresponsible mortgage lending. What’s more Self cert […]

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Balancing the Perfect Retirement Portfolio

Monday, April 16, 2012

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Balancing the Perfect Retirement Portfolio

Planning for retirement can be tricky. First, you have to ensure you are saving enough money to live on comfortably in your non-working years. Second, you have to determine how that money is best saved. Retirement accounts are great, but you don’t want all of your savings in a retirement account. Many adults worry that […]

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Beware Of Yield Traps

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Beware Of Yield Traps

Investors seeking an income stream from their holdings gravitate to either bonds or stocks which pay a dividend. Many stocks do not pay a dividend, and consequently there is no income provided from their ownership until the position is sold. Cash flow is especially important to those just entering retirement when income from investments becomes […]

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Juice Your Portfolio With Dividend Stocks

Thursday, June 3, 2010

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Juice Your Portfolio With Dividend Stocks

A dividend is akin to a profit distribution paid to you by the company you own stock in. A stock’s “yield” equates to the rate of return its dividend pays when calculated against its current trading price. For example, assume XYZ company is trading at $20 per share, and it pays an annual dividend of […]

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