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How Can I Buy Stocks Without a Stockbroker?

The moment you think about stocks and investments, you think about stockbrokers. This is because it is the easiest and mostly the safest way of purchasing stocks on the stock market. There are many advantages of having a stockbroker, but there are also some distinct disadvantages. If you only have a little money to invest, most stockbrokers won’t take on your portfolio because it would be financially non-viable for both parties. Using a stockbroker also means that you have to pay commissions on transactions and these can become quite hefty.

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What is a White Paper?

When government or an organization faces a particular problem, a white paper is written to discuss the issue and propose a specific course of action. A white paper is usually in the form of a report and has many contributors to its contents.

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What is a POD Account?

Thinking about what happens after we die might sound a bit morbid, but if we don’t do this it could mean that we create a lot of problems for those we love. Payable on death (POD) accounts are a good option to ensure that family can quickly access money if the worst happens to you. This type of service is free, and it just means that family members won’t have to deal with a lot of problems in order to get their hands on some cash for funeral expenses.

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Top 5 Best Business Success/Inspirational Stories Books Reviewed

The goal of most people involved in the business world will be to become successful. It is fierce competition and everyone wants to be a winner. This is what makes working in the business world so exciting; there are winners and losers every day. Hearing about business success can be heartening for those who are trying to find it themselves. We all need some inspiration now and again and luckily there are some great books for this. Here are just a few of the best business success books available to buy.

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What Is PPP or Purchasing Power Parity?

When dealing with different currencies it is important to be able to determine the relative value of each of them. Purchasing power parity (PPP) is a method for determining this comparative value. The theory behind PPP has been around since sixteenth century. It is based on the idea that if markets are effective, there will be the same price for items even if they are in different geographical locations – this is called the law of one price. Where differences do occur in price it can be due to barriers in trade and taxes. In reality there can be a huge difference between the prices of goods in different countries. These prices will also be impacted by things like level of supply and demand. Read the rest of this entry »

What is the Swing Shift?

Nowadays many businesses will operate 24 hours a day. This means that they will need employees to be available at all times. The way they do this is to break the 24 hour period into shifts so that there are always people working. The swing shift refers to the period of time from noon until the evening. These workers may just cover the time at the end of the morning shift until the night shift starts or there can be some overlap with these other shifts.

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What are Garnished Wages?

If you owe money to another it is sometimes possible for this to be deducted from your salary. Garnished wages refer to any money that is taking from your pay check for this purpose – it can also be deducted from other payments such as royalty checks. In most instances this situation will occur because a court has ordered it to be done; it could be to pay child support or to settle monies awarded by the court. If the payroll of a company receives an order to garnished wages then they must comply with this.

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What is a 501(c)3?

Not all corporations are created to make profit. There are some enterprises where the main goal is to provide some type of service to the public. This type of organization will use a 501(c)3 to set themselves up as a charity.  Once an entity has this 501(c)3 it means that they are then exempt from most federal income taxes. In order to become eligible for such status the organization will have to meet certain criteria set down in law. Once this status has been granted it means that the organization is a legal entity responsible to the public.

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