Why Property Investors Are Looking Up North

The divide between the North and South is nothing new. For a long time, the North and the South have been perceived differently when it comes to business and finance, with Southern cities like London being deemed the best location for investments and business ventures. Recently, however, the North has attracted attention from investors who are looking away from London, with key cities like Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds offering plenty of potential for buy to let ventures. The number o...
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How Spending Big On Your Pooch Could Net You Thousands

One of America’s most famous pooches, Boo, nets his owner $1 million annually. The pint-sized Pomeranian works with Virgin America airlines, has his own book deal, and a social media following of millions. However, his owner, Irene Ahn, has to splash the cash to keep ‘the cutest dog in the world’ looking his best so that he can continue to rake in millions every year. And, the good news is that you too can make money from your pooch, so long as you look after your pet right a...
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5 Forex Trading Strategies that Actually Work

Trading in Forex is not easy, and unless you have a solid understanding of the strategy that you are applying to back your investments, the risks are just too great. However, given the number of strategies there are, it can be quite confusing to find one that works for you. While new traders can only figure out the perfect strategy for themselves after they have tried out a few of them, we have made that job easier and faster for you by narrowing it down to just five. Position Trading ...
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6 Credit Myths that should be Dispelled Right Now

While credit plays an important role in our lives, it’s still surprising how little some people know about it. Many myths are still floating around about credit that might seem to make sense at first but could end up ruining your credit instead. By understanding how credit works, you won’t only be able to maintain or improve your credit, but you can also increase your chances of getting financing in the future. Here are some of the most common myths and misconceptions about credit and the t...
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How Much Does it Cost to Start a Business?

If you’re looking to start your first business, the biggest question on your mind is probably ‘how much will it all cost me?’ Very often, the journey to starting your own company begins with a great idea or an opportunity that can’t be passed up on. But, will you have enough to fund it? If not, where will you be able to get that funding from? Although it’s becoming easier and easier to start a small business without thousands of dollars in start-up capital, it’s a good idea to be aware ...
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Why You Can’t Afford to Not Invest in Insurance

Every business has different needs when it comes to insurance. However, no business should take the risk of not investing in an affordable and complete insurance plan to cover any unexpected expenses. From workplace accidents to natural disasters, there’s a lot that could happen at any moment. Preparing in advance will help you attain peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected. The cost of vehicle accidents, property damage, theft, lawsuits, and countless other potential ri...
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How Modern Shopping Trends Affect Saving Habits

Consumer spending in America hit 14.1 trillion dollars during quarter three of 2018. How we spend plays a big role in how we save. If you want to accumulate wealth, looking at the freshest shopping trends will help you to understand how others save money by changing their own shopping habits. The hottest trends in shopping are purchases made via mobile devices, pop-up shops and automated subscriptions. These trends show that consumers are looking for deals that might be hard ...
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December 2018 Net Worth – $791,395

Every month I post my updated net worth for those that are interested in following my progress. I have been tracking my net worth online since January 2006. I look forward to compiling the numbers each month, and doing so keeps me motivated, focused, and accountable. Brutal.
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How Public Relations Can Help Your Business Make Money

Public relations (PR) has always been a major marketing tool but in this day and age of ubiquitous connectivity, it is no less than a necessity. According to the Demand Gen Report, 96% of B2B buyers are seeking more content from industry leaders. Hubspot, meanwhile, notes that 247% of millennials make decisions based on content viewed on social media sites and blogs. Companies are generally advised to set aside around 10% of their budget for marketing purposes, and PR falls within...
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November 2018 Net Worth – $804,596

As promised, there is now a "Rental" asset. In November, we purchased a duplex that we put some minor rehab into. We already have tenants in both units, and it is cash flowing nicely. So far, in its short existence, it has been a positive experience. We pulled some money from the trading account, but a majority of the down payment was financed with a heloc, thus the small amount of equity currently.
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