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Friday, March 11, 2011

Estate Planning - 7 Common Mistakes in Estate Planning

While planning your estate is not a pleasant work, it is necessary to efficiently and successfully able to transfer all the assets that are left behind. With some careful planning, your heirs can avoid paying estate taxes and federal taxes on their assets. In addition, a well planned estate avoids the confusion of their loved ones.

Still, with all the advantages of estate planning, many people make a large number of errors in the process. The most common mistake when it comes to estate planning is not moving to solve the problem.

Friday, February 25, 2011

5 Mistakes to Avoid in finding your next investment property

Finding a bargain investment property on paper is only half the real estate investment process. The other half of the investment property ownership is declining to discuss real estate investment property of physical defects, either in terms of title and legal construction and other charges that may be on the property. You do not want to spend a lot of legal fees after undoing the evil that has bought lemon. This article highlights five possible things to consider when looking for your next investment property

Saturday, January 29, 2011

4 Tips For Building A Successful Portfolio

By Johnny Lee

Browsing through the financial maze of stocks, bonds and mutual funds can be a challenge. American Century Investments offers the following tips to give you the guide on building a profitable portfolio.

1. Know your objectives. 
Consider how much money you need for your children's education or your retirement. Whatever your vision of the future could be, set goals and develop a concrete plan to achieve it.

2. Define your investment in the future. 
If you are not planning to retire soon, you should have a portfolio that includes major investments in the long term. If retirement is just around the corner, consider a more cautious approach.
3. Determine your risk tolerance. 
Determine your tolerance for risk and compare it to what you can afford. In general, the greater the need to invest, the more you can take risks.

4. Consult a professional. 
In order to avoid financial pitfalls later, it is often wise to seek professional guidance in putting together the portfolio.

"Recent studies show that investors continue to take some of the most basic investment concepts, suggesting a greater need for financial advice and guidance," said Doug Lockwood, a Certified Financial Planner.

To help investors achieve their financial goals, American Century Investments has developed a program designed to help investors build and maintain diversified portfolios - at no additional cost.

This program is a combination of educational tools, advice, products, market knowledge and investment; the investment plan helps investors develop a personal investment. This plan is suitable for you if you are new to investing, looking for advice, but still want control of your combination investment and need help positioning your portfolios with a long term or if you need help understanding how markets work.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Exposed! Financial News Media Is Wasting Your Money!

Due to the advancement in communications we have today, as the internet, financial newspapers and television channels focused on investing like CNBC are means of high-speed information-filled talk nonsense. All these sources are indications that there is no shortage of media people trying to answer our questions about the stock market and especially on stocks. You have to remember that the news media are constantly competing to survive against other channels, which you may or may not see. If they do not hear like they know exactly what is happening or what is in fashion, then you stop seeing your presentations. If you do not tune their exhibition schedule then their rates go down. If your rates have fallen they are fired and the presentation is canceled.

Friday, December 31, 2010

3 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Dubai Investment Property

Dubai ; one of the states in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that seeks today to move away from its traditional oil dependence to a more balanced one based on tourism and services. As a result, it's economy has grown with more and more tourism resorts coming up to meet this aim. This article will list three reasons why you should invest in Dubai properties today.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How to become a successful real estate investor

Becoming a successful real estate investor requires being able to find good real estate investment deals and put them together. Your job is not to become an closing attorney, a management expert, or a repair person. Use professionals!

You must learn how to appraise and find the true value of real estate this information will help you make better investment decisions. Realtors, appraisers, and banks determine what a property is worth by looking at comparable sales usually three to five sales of similar property that has recently sold in the same neighborhood. You must be able to do the same.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Gold Investment - A Hedge Against the Perils of Interesting Times

While paper-based investments and real estate are vulnerable to effects of changing times, gold soars. A precious metals investment may save a portfolio when all else fails.
The old Chinese curse, “may you live in interesting times”, has particular relevance to the current epoch of U.S. history. There’s a lot going on right now, much of it scary. Major investors around the world are responding to the events of our perilous age by sinking their dollars, deutschmarks and yen into gold, silver and palladium; Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and billionaire speculator George Soros to name but a few. Big financial institutions like the Central Banks of Russia and China are also leaping onto the metals bandwagon driving the price of these precious commodities ever higher.