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Top 10 Ways to Become Financially Independent

Being financially independent is no longer an option. Nowadays it is practically an obligation, because nobody can assure you that next month you still have work or that when it is time to retire, there is money to pay the pensions. Achieving financial independence in the shortest possible time is one of the greatest challenges for the future.

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Posted by kentemad on in Personal Finance

Starting out with nothing makes it hard to imagine becoming wealthy. Even if you are putting aside a little extra cash from time to time, it is still difficult to see how those small amounts could add up to enough to count for anything significant.

The reality is, anyone who has built a significant amount of wealth starting with nothing had to start somewhere. They also understood that there is no hidden secret or magic button for getting rich overnight.

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Posted by kentemad on in Personal Finance

Too many people do not put away enough money for their retirement or unexpected expenditures. Planning will give you peace of mind and ultimately lead to a better quality of life.

There are two common traps people fall into when it comes to saving and investing. The first is that we say we can't afford to save money - "I hardly get by on what I earn". The second is that people think there's always plenty of time before they need to start planning their financial future.

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Posted by kentemad on in Personal Finance

Frugal living is about being conscious of and smart with the money you spend on necessities, utilities, or other living costs. It is about saving money and creating a nest egg for yourself, without taking on a mountain of debt. Whether you are just starting on your own or are looking for new ways to save money, here are some tips for adopting a frugal lifestyle.

1. De-Draft Your Home

Home heating and cooling costs are expensive and you are likely to spend a lot more money per year when your home is full of drafty spots. These are the areas around door jambs and windows where hot air can seep in during the summer, and cold air can leak in during the winter. Install new windows and doors for long-term savings or purchase weather strips that adhere to the seams to keep heat and cool air from entering your home.

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Posted by kentemad on in Personal Finance

A report from Credit Suisse in 2013 showed that 13.2 million millionaires existed in the US alone that year. That’s huge number.

So, what are the wealth secrets the 13.2 million millionaires (the number may have increased several folds since 2013) won’t tell you?

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Posted by kentemad on in Personal Finance

What do you Gain from Studying Abroad

Do you have a very simple goal of finding a career you love that will also pay well and allow you to live a comfortable lifestyle? If so, it’s a goal that many people share with you, and are constantly striving to find a way to be successful in their pursuit of it. For many, the answer to the asked questions comes down to getting a good education so that they have the foundations and skills necessary to land those high-paying jobs.

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Posted by kentemad on in P2P Lending

p2p lending safe

Anyone who has lent a friend 20 dollars because they forgot their wallet has given a peer-to-peer loan. Peer-to-peer lending is simply a way that people with money can lend it to people who need money without going through the traditional process of depositing the money in the bank, earning interest from the bank, then having the bank lend the deposit money out at a higher rate of interest.

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Posted by kentemad on in Impact Investing

What is Social Lending

Social lending is a type of borrowing, quite different to the normal personal loans and credit cards offered by financial institutions. Although it does involve a loan, it is not monitored by a traditional financial institution. It sounds like it could be a loan from someone you know and in a sense it is similar to that.

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Posted by kentemad on in P2P Lending

Online P2P Lending for Bad Credit

Are you in dire need of urgent capital to embark on a highly promising business endeavor, but all traditional banks and even the leading peer-to-peer lending platforms are not willing to offer you a loan because of your bad credit score?

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Posted by kentemad on in P2P Lending

Best Peer to Peer Sites In The US

More and more consumers want to cut out Banks and credit card companies and lend directly to each other. Peer-topeer lending is one form of crowd financing and investment used to finance loans that are repaid with interest.

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Posted by kentemad on in Impact Investing

impact investing

There has been a long existing, alleged trade-off between return on investment and allocation of financial capital towards positive environmental and/or social impact. Investing doesn't need to be so one sided. The world witnesses do investors that are good, pursuing a strategy called Impact investing today.

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