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What is a Unit Trust and How to Pick One?

A unit trust is a type of collective investment scheme that is popular in countries such as the UK, Australia, and South Africa. In some way it is similar to the mutual funds investment that is popular in the US. It is a quite a unique type of investment in other ways though, and anyone who is planning to choose this option might want to investigate carefully. The unit trust was first introduced in the UK back in 1931, and it has become quite popular since that time.

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Top 5 Best Business Finance Books Reviewed

Business finance is an important subject for anyone interested in how to manage their financial resources. Many of those people who want to develop a deeper understanding of this topic may not have a background in finance, and are more interested in practical information. There are many books available and some of these will look at business finance from a more academic standpoint while others are meant to provide information that those involved in business can benefit from.

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What is an Annuity and How to Choose One

If you want to be sure of an income for the rest of your life then one option is an annuity. This is a financial product sold by an insurance agent, and it has become a popular way for people to prepare for their future following retirement. There are many options when it comes to this type of investment so it makes sense to find out as much as you can before committing yourself to anything.

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How to Choose Between Credit Card and Debit Card? What’s the Difference?

If you are faced with the dilemma of choosing a credit card or debit card there are a few things you will want to consider. Both of these pieces of plastic provide a different service and each has pros and cons associated with them. When you understand what each card has to offer you will be more likely to choose the one that is going to be most suitable for your needs. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Debt Consolidation and is it a Good Solution for Everyone?

At the moment there seems to be a lot of people struggling with debt. Some people can feel really trapped in this situation and will be willing to consider almost any option. There are many businesses these days offering debt consolidation services and this can seem like a good solution to this type of problem. While it is certainly something worth considering it is also important to understand that this might not be the best choice for everyone. It is also true to say that not all debt consolidations businesses offer a quality service.

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How to Avoid Forex Scams?

During the last few years you may have heard mention of the Forex scam in the media. Many people have already been hurt by this type of scam and there seems to be no decrease in the number of people being caught by it. One reason why so many people seem susceptible to a Forex scam is due to a lack of knowledge about how it works.

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Why Does the Interest Payable on a Mortgage Change?

Mortgage interest rates change all the time and this can make life difficult for those of us who have to make such payments. These fluctuations can mean that we sometimes have to pay more money each month on interest – or at a later date if we have a fixed rate mortgage. The fact that the mortgage rate is so unpredictable is one worry that people have when they apply for one. Wouldn’t it be great if there was just one mortgage rate and that it never varied? Unfortunately this isn’t really likely to ever happen.

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What is a Collective Investment Scheme and How does It Work?

Many of us these days are looking for ways to secure our financial future; the recent economic woes around the world have only made this need more pressing. There are many different opportunities to make money and one of these is a collective investment scheme. This is not something that is going to work for everyone and there are certainly some risks involved. The returns though can be high and it is worth considering if this option could work for you. Read the rest of this entry »

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