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What are Fixed Deposits?

When it comes to investing money there are a number of possible options. One possibility is a fixed deposit account. This is where you invest your money for a set period of time. The fact that you are willing to tie your money up means that you can generally expect to receive higher rewards.

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What is an IRA?

The simplest way to explain an IRA would be to say that it is a retirement account that provides tax advantages. IRA stands for Individual Retirement Account. A lot of people may view an IRA as an investment but this isn’t really correct; it would be better to say that an Individual Retirement Account is a basket where you can hold your investments. This type of account covers a wide range of possibilities and the one you will choose will very much depend on your exact needs.

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What is 1099-MISC?

1099-MISC formAs well as income earned as an employee there will also be money that we receive elsewhere that is subject to tax. The 1099-MISC form is related to this other type of income with the ‘MISC’ standing for ‘miscellaneous’. Like all other tax forms it is important to fill this one out correctly and to get advice if you are unsure about the information it should contain. Failure to declare any type of miscellaneous income could lead to problems later and so will be best avoided.

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Top 5 Best Quantitative Finance Books Reviewed

The use of sophisticated mathematics in finance is a complex subject, but luckily there are some great books available to make this subject more approachable. What follows are the top 5 best quantitative finance books available; these will be of use to people of all levels of interest to the topic.

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What is Asset Management?

If you are fortunate enough to have a lot of wealth you will likely benefit from some type of asset management. This is a popular option for the super wealthy and most of the rest of us would be unlikely to need such a service. A firm that specializes in asset management can expect a lot of money for their services, but when they do their job correctly they make bundles of cash for their client.

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What is Debt Management?

debt managementUsually when we talk about debt management we are referring to assistance given to debtors by a third party. This assistance is usually of the expert variety with the aim being to help the debtor to return to a position where they no longer owe money. In recent years there has been a huge rise in the number of people struggling with debt and this type of assistance is increasingly required. Many businesses have sprung up and these promise to offer debt management solutions; not all of these are good options.

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Top 5 Best International Finance Books Reviewed

International finance is a fascinating subject that is not only of interest to economists, and academics, but also to members of the general public as well. There have been some excellent books written on this subject and we won’t be able to review them all here. What follows is just the top 5 best international finance books reviewed.

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Top 6 Best Personal Financial Planning Books Reviewed

Personal financial planning is an important topic for those of us who are serious about managing our fortunes. The purpose of this type of activity is to bring ourselves and our family closer to financial security. There has been a lot written on this important topic and we will be examining just the top 6 best personal financial planning books here.

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