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The UAE — The Time is (Economically) Right

For US expats planning to move to the UAE, it’s a great time to do so.  The financial perks and high standard of living, combined with the recovery of an economy which is growing stronger, make the UAE a promising destination to start a new life. As mentioned, there are financial benefits available to expats. The most notable —and probably the most attractive — is that... ❯❯❯

The Top 10 Financial Apps for your Smartphone

Gone are the days of spending half of your Sunday afternoon balancing your checkbook, or needing to go to the bank and wait in line to make a money transfer. Ah, good old technology certainly has come a long way, from being able to deposit checks envelope-free into ATMs to having your bank account virtually at your fingertips through its website. And with the recent surge of Smartphone... ❯❯❯

4 Money Management Tips to Apply This Year

Unless you are financially independent, you are probably looking for some money management tips to help you get through this rough economy. You can easily cut back your spending by not buying coffee and meals every day, riding the bus or walking, and not going to expensive events such as movies and major sporting events. Everyone knows that, but you can do a few other things that can really make a... ❯❯❯

Why And When To Use A Financial Planner

Even though you may feel that you're doing a fine job as the director of your finances, a personal financial planner can help direct you in ways that you may not have considered. A strong financial plan now can benefit you greatly in years to come. Let's face it, in today's economy, with so many unknowns; it's essential to be at the top of your game when it comes to your finances. Are you looking... ❯❯❯

A Guide to Asset Management

As a general definition, asset management refers to any system or mechanism which controls and monitors things of value within a group. There are many types of asset management, ranging from a company maintaining its stock in a warehouse to a government making certain its infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.) are properly maintained. One of the most beneficial areas of this system refers to... ❯❯❯

Stay Out Of Trouble When Sending Money Abroad

If you need to transfer money abroad there are lots of different ways to do it and a whole range of things to look out for to make sure you send it safely and get the best value for your transaction.   Why Send Money Abroad? You may want to send money overseas regularly, perhaps to a member of your family who lives abroad. You may just need to send a one-off amount to help out someone in an... ❯❯❯

Hospital Stays and Savings: Surprising (and Billable) Services

Medical expenses are among the leading causes of debt in the U.S. Outrageous fees and miscellaneous charges threaten the safety of the underinsured and uninsured. While you cannot avoid medical expenses entirely, there are a few ways to cut back and save yourself some heartache. Keep an eye out for the hidden costs below, and follow the tips to avoid them. Maintaining your health should never hurt... ❯❯❯

Overcoming Mental Stresses of Stock Trading

Stock trading is very much a mental game.  First-time traders need the confidence to make a decision.  Traders have to deal with the consequences if a decision does not work out.  They need to re-evaluate their strategy to get back on top. Mental Pressures Stress can affect the performance of a trader and the ability to make decisions.  The bottom line may be impacted if a... ❯❯❯

Timing the Real Estate Market: Should You Sell Your Home?

You only have to watch the news on TV to hear about how high home values are today. In many areas of the country, home prices are at record highs, and this leaves many homeowners wondering if now is the right time to sell their home. Many of these news stories talk about the real estate market reaching its peak, and they feature economists projecting real estate values to decline. By selling your... ❯❯❯

How to Ask Your Boss for a Raise

You work hard, and you’re good at what you do. But you feel like you’re not quite earning what you ought to. The effort, time, and attention you put into your job are not being reflected in your salary, and something needs to change. In other words, it’s about time for a raise––but, of course, because your boss is not forthcoming with it, you are going to have to be... ❯❯❯