Posts Tagged“finance”

The winds of private equity can shift quickly, as can just about everything in business, and it’s an important area to keep your eye on. Many investors and private equity experts were trying to predict how 2017 would shape up at the end of 2016, on the tail end of the election of Donald Trump. During 2016 there were some declines in dealmaking activity, which most people chalk up to the uncertainty that comes with a presidential election year, particularly one that’s as unusual in many ways as 2016 was. With that being said, 2017 is now in full swing…

If the time has come for you to pick up a new car or truck, are you ready for all that comes with such a purchase? Whether this is your first-ever new vehicle purchase or this is old hat for you, buying a new car or truck does involve some sound decision making. With that in mind, making sure you have a plan in place certainly does not hurt. Start Thinking About What Your Best Buy Will Be For starters, don’t buy a car or truck that you truly can’t afford. As nice as it may be to be driving…

Business professionals often debate whether it is a better decision to pursue the CFA designation on its own or earn an MBA degree with a concentration in finance. While certain observers predict that the Chartered Financial Analyst designation will outstrip a graduate business degree, others have pointed out that there may not be a “one or the other” debate in the future. Instead, the best programs in Canada are introducing a “CFA track” to their curriculum by including course material that prepares students for the rigorous CFA testing process. The Chartered Financial Analyst examination has three tiers, and charter holders…

As you get older, your finances usually become more complicated. You have retirement accounts to manage, you may have accumulated significant savings that you’d like to start investing, or perhaps you have already started dabbling in the stock market but want some professional advice. A professional financial planner can do all of these things for you. The key is to find one that you trust and that understands your financial goals. Here are a few tips on choosing the right financial planner for your situation. Consider Your Financial Goals Why do you want to hire a financial planner? Do you…

Photo by CC user geralt on pixabay Any type of trading involves a degree of risk. There is simply no way of knowing the result for certain and that is something you need to keep in mind if you want to become a trader. Of course, there are risks in binary options trading as well. In order to reduce them, you need to get to know all the possibilities and uncertainness you might be encountering. That is the best way to keep the risk at a minimum and earn a profit in the long run. The fundamentals of binary options…

[Photo credit: Lending Memo] People will jump through hoops to maintain a good credit score because everything runs on credit. Once your credit score drops, it can be difficult to bring it back up again. Fortunately, it is totally possible to raise a poor credit rating to a fair credit rating. It is also possible to turn a fair credit rating to a good credit rating. Lastly, it is possible to turn a good credit rating into an excellent credit rating. The jump from poor to excellent is just too large to manage. This is why it is important to…

Most of us probably haven’t given a second thought to retirement, as it’s usually too far into the future to consider. That said, retirement is an enjoyable time, because you have the opportunity to take up new activities and spend time on your hobbies and interests without work being in the way. However, it’s not as straightforward as we’d like it to be – as a recent article by The Guardian points out, as many as half of Americans aged 55 and over have no retirement savings at all. With people living longer, it’s never been more important to make…

Wonga SA, South Africa’s leading provider of payday loans online, has responded to the recent “wake-up call” dished out the payday industry in a wholly positive fashion, starting earlier this year in April with the appointment of new CEO, Brett Van Aswegen. International Managing Director of the Wonga group, Mark Ruddock was pleased to announce the appointment saying, “After an extensive search, we’re pleased to secure someone of Van Aswegen’s strong calibre to lead our South African arm of the business. With more than 20 years’ experience in the African retail credit and financial services industries, Mr Van Aswegen is…

Graduates of both high school and college are facing a new chapter in their lives. Both chapters are exciting and full of new opportunities – However, they can also be pretty darn scary. Finances start making a much bigger impact on your day-to-day life, especially when you are trying to manage them on your own for the first time. Whether you are heading off to start a new career or you are prepping for your first years away from home at college, here are a few financial tips provided by Simple Living Australia to keep you on track: Just say…

For those who own an enterprise business, it is especially essential to have the right type of software to make life easier for you. One of the main components of running a successful business would be the accounting department. The accounting department is completely revolved around the overall financial aspect of the business itself. Many professionals will hire outside companies to take care of their finances and accounting, but it might just be a better option for you to consider good quality accounting software to make life easier for yourself, your workers and your enterprise business in general. Benefits of…