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Prepare for Retirement With the Right Money Management Team

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It doesn't matter if you're 25 or 50—the right portfolio management team can guide you through the often confusing elements of planning for retirement and meeting your financial goals. With a solid management team in place, you don't have to guess which options provide the most benefits. A trusted team not only prepares you for the future, but helps you navigate through life's changes so you're fully prepared. Who should be on your team? Start here. 1. Credit Counselor A credit counselor is Read more [...]

Trading Volatility with Spread Bets

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Trading while the market is volatile is very risky; that's why you need to implement powerful techniques and disciplined approach in order to reduce the risk and eventually increase your profits. The key to succeed in volatile market is for the trader to do careful planning, thorough research, and exercise strict management from beginning to end. When the market is volatile, the trade numbers increase. Thus, investors trade more, believing that they can take advantage of the market's movements Read more [...]

Financial Services Salary Guide 2016

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The financial services sector is undoubtedly one of the most vibrant throughout the United Kingdom. With so many unique opportunities, it is no surprise that a significant amount of budding professionals choose this industry. It is still prudent to take a quick look at how this sector is evolving as well as what can be expected in terms of the coming financial year. A Lucrative Profession It is first important to note the average salaries for the 2015 pay period. Please observe that these Read more [...]

A Few Options to Get You Through Difficult Financial Times

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Most of us get to a point where our finances get on top of us and we really can’t afford certain things anymore. This isn’t always because we are bad budgeters or indulge in things we shouldn’t. Life simply gets on top of us. And then the end of the year arrives, with Thanksgiving and Christmas, and presents need to be purchased. At this point, things can really get too much. However, does this mean the kids won’t have a nice Christmas this year? Not necessarily, as there are options available Read more [...]

10 Ways To Save Money For Your Business

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‘The more you save you less you have to earn’ is an old, but true, business maxim. Any savings you can make soon add up. Here are ten ways to cut down on the costs for your business: 1. Mailing lists Go through your mailing lists and purge them of inaccurate records. It’s money down the drain sending mail to people who are no longer there, quite apart from the negative impression it can create if you’re sending incorrectly addressed mail. 2. Bulk buy supplies As your business grows, Read more [...]

Managing Your Company’s Finances from a Business Perspective

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When it comes to managing our finances for our families and our homes, we tend to have a pretty strict way of dealing with issues and decisions, to ensure we’re doing the right thing with our money. If you’re a business owner or partly responsible for the finances of a business, then the way you handle money will differ greatly in this circumstance. It’s really important that this is the difference, and that money is managed in a company from a business perspective. We’ve taken a look Read more [...]

The Keys to Success: How to Measure and Track Your SEO Campaigns

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If it can be measured, it can be improved. That’s the golden rule to SEO. If you want to make sure that you are making the most from your SEO campaigns, you need to ensure that you are monitoring, tracking and measuring success. If you don’t, how can you improve on it? In the main, you need to make sure that you are maximising your SEO potential. Firing content into cyberspace and hoping for the best is not going to do that.   In any business, irrespective of their industry, it’s Read more [...]

UK’s Property Tax Highest In The World

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According to new data the UK Government made almost £65 billion in property taxes in 2012, a huge rise of nearly £6 billion in just three years.   When measured against the total tax received, UK property tax is higher than in any other country in the world, or so figures from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) would appear to show. This research will put added pressure on Labour to rethink its proposed mansion tax, which would add extra financial burden to Read more [...]

When Should You Be Using A Lawyer In Your Personal Life?

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It can be hard to know when it is appropriate to get a lawyer involved in any situation. It can often feel as though hiring a lawyer is an act of escalation, which will completely change the dynamic of any context. You may have no qualms about having the legal department involved in a dispute at work. But it can often feel a bit more personal and difficult when you need one involved in your home life.   In spite of this, you shouldn’t be hesitating. Involving a lawyer may feel like an Read more [...]

Managing Sales Goals and Expectations

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As a sales manager, what do you do when you are not meeting your quota? While honing in on more lucrative sales may seem like the best solution, this usually leaves you with missed opportunities and an unproductive staff. It’s important to know that bigger is not always better. Just like investing, a successful business portfolio is one that is diversified. Rather than relying on your top sellers to bank a few major accounts, try improving your prospecting efforts in all areas. Educate your staff, Read more [...]