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How easy is it to make money on the stock market

How easy is it to make money on the stock market? Trading on the stock market may seem confusing for a beginner, but it’s proven to be one of the most consistent ways to make a profit. In this era of low interest rates, more and more people are considering whether they could benefit from stock market trading. However, in order to do this successfully it’s vital you understand the market and invest your money wisely. While stock trading can prove very lucrative, no profit can ever be guaranteed and you should only invest money you can afford to lose. Professional hedge fund investors only get it right around 60-65% of the time, but these individuals put in 100 hour work weeks and eat, breathe and sleep the financial markets. It isn’t easy to make money on the stock market, but it is possible. If you want to earn big…

Comparing the spending habits of every generation

There are a lot of preconceived notions and stereotypes around the spending habits of each generation. Many of us are barely getting by from payday to payday, it can be hard to justify spending any extra money. But it can be easy to point the finger at other generations and judge their spending habits. Boomers and Millennials often have a lot to say about each other’s habits. Swiftmoney has done an interesting study, revealing some surprising facts about each generation. For some reason, Millennials have a bad reputation as being bad at handling their money. This may be because the tough home ownership statistics and focus on enjoying life has caused them to be seen as an irresponsible generation. It turns out that 82% of those aged between 18 and 24 would say no to a night out if they were low on money. Compare that to the 35-44 year…

Here are the best things to do in Florida

If you’re planning a trip to Florida, you’ll enjoy a jam-packed vacation full of fun and adventure. Florida is often underrated as a vacation destination, but if you’ve got kids and you’re looking for a family friendly experience, Florida is the place to go. These are some of the best things to do once you’re down in Florida: Take a road trip Florida is huge, and there are so many things to do in the state that you may want to hire a car. This will mean you can easily travel between the best destinations while enjoying the freedom to pick and choose and go wherever you like. Revisit your childhood Whether you’re bringing the kids and it’s a family trip, or you’re simply hoping to pretend to be a kid again, consider a family day out at Universal Studios. You can find tickets online so you don’t need to…

Make life easier with a mobility scooter this year

A mobility scooter can make life much easier if advanced age, illness, or injury prevents you or a loved one from getting around as well as you used to. Injuries, sickness, and other inevitable conditions will prevent all of us from getting around as easily as we used to. This can cause us to have a decreased quality life and daily frustration. When people begin to lose certain skills that they’ve had all their lives and take for granted, accidents can happen. Simple activities like walking can become dangerous for people who weakened muscles, limited endurance or poor balance. Some people who have only recently lost some of their mobility will try to do more than their bodies can handle since they haven’t completely adapted to their current condition. A mobility scooter allows these people to stay safe while moving freely around their environment. When movement becomes problematic, it’s easy…

Can smart gadgets give us more accurate insurance coverage?

Technology has changed our lives, and many of us can’t remember a time when we weren’t carrying a smartphone in our hands. However, we can expect to see even more incredible uses of technology in the future. Our household devices are likely to be able to connect to the internet in the future. We’re already seeing this with smart doorbells, which allow us to answer the door remotely from our smartphones, and be notified if there’s anyone hanging around the house. This will be taken a step further in the future. We can expect our fridge to send us alerts when we need more milk, and we’ll be able to increase the heating or turn on the air conditioning before we get home each day. Big data is another way that we’ll be benefiting from technology. Right now, there’s so much data floating around, and businesses that harness this information…

Previewing the Preakness Stakes

(Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons) The Kentucky Derby is done, and next up on the racing calendar is the Preakness Stakes. Will the winner be a familiar face from the first leg of the Triple Crown or will a new thoroughbred prevail? Could Always Dreaming, the winner at Churchill Downs, be standing in the Winner’s Circle yet again when the dust settles? Here is a look at the top contenders to win the Preakness this coming weekend, as racing fans wait to see if the Triple Crown dream will be in play for the Belmont Stakes. Always Dreaming The winner of the Kentucky Derby, Always Dreaming, is the odds-on favorite to win the Preakness. Experts cite his speed and endurance, especially at long distances. According to the Bleacher Report, his Kentucky Derby run was a “perfect race.” After a fast start, he stayed out in front, lead into the turn and…

Travel Packing Guide for Globetrotters

Admit it. When you pack for a trip, you usually organise your things per bag that you use for specific places. For instance, you have your books and pens in one bag and sunglasses and sunscreen in another bag. We do this because we do not want to forget any items when we find ourselves rushing out to the door. The reasons that work is because the items are made for specific situations. As for travelling, it is not that simple. You have to be three steps ahead and anticipate what you will need during the trip. So other than preparing for your travel insurance and flight schedules, you need to think about all kinds of scenarios that can happen on your journey. There may be items that you cannot afford to forget, like medication or other necessary documentation. To help you with your packing, here is a simple guide that you…

Five Tips for Siblings Dealing with Aging Parents in Poor Health

Watching our parents age can be particularly painful in the face of poor health or the diagnosis of a terminal illness. Yet how we respond, emotionally and financially, can make all the difference in the lives of our families as we take responsibility for the ones who once took care of us. Although making tough decisions regarding the livelihood of others is never easy, making the most of the time you have left with your parents is absolutely crucial. Whether you’re worried about your family’s finances or simply want to ensure that your parents’ twilight years are as comfortable as possible, keep the following tips in the back of your mind. Taking Care of Trusts and Inheritance While talking about money in the face of your parents’ poor health may seem tactless, the fact remains that you can’t afford not to do discuss these matters while your parents are still…

When You Should Use Credit and When You Should Avoid It

We all need credit from time to time to pay for the things we need. Maybe it’s an unexpected expense, and we don’t have the savings to cover it. Or maybe we don’t have the money, but we need to buy something essential, like braces for our kids or tuition to go back to school. Yet taking on too much credit can cause financial problems. Good financial health doesn’t mean avoiding credit entirely. You just have to know when getting a line of credit is the wise choice and when you should look for other funding sources instead. Here are some examples on both sides: When You Should Use Credit Buying a House or Starting a Business If you had to wait until you could save up enough money to buy a house or start a business, you’d never do it. By the time you had enough money, you’d be…

How To Stay Safe When You Manage Your Finances Online

Think for just a moment about how many things you manage online in terms of your personal finances. You likely take care of monitoring all of your accounts including checking, savings, and investments, as well as paying bills, managing credit cards, keeping track of insurance premiums and much more. That’s a lot of personal financial information floating around in cyberspace, and while it can be incredibly convenient to manage your finances this way, there are also things you need to do to keep yourself safe. The following are some of the best ways to protect yourself across all the ways you might manage your finances online. Be Careful With Emails If you send emails back and forth that could include any financial information, make sure you’re taking a lot of precautions. It’s relatively easy to hack into email accounts, and if you are the victim of an email breach and…

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