Category Archives: Personal Finance

Personal Finance: Managing Your Biggest Asset, Your Home – Infographic

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For many people their home is their biggest asset. With that fact in place, it is important to maintain and grow your asset.

This infographic will help you learn the five key financial metrics and associated tips to managing your home finances.

Source: HomeZada

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Personal Finance: 10 Reasons Why You Should Have Long Term Care Insurance – Infographic

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When people hear they should buy insurance, they usually turn around and walk away.

Buying stuff, especially insurance, is a horror for most people. What these people might miss down the road is shown by this infographic. Have a look and make sure you are covered.

Source: Acsia

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Cramer: Facebook’s Secret On How To Make Money

The Urken siblings school Cramer on why Facebook’s monetization strategies are working. – The Street –

How Confident Consumers Felt About 2013 In 2012 – Infographic

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This infographic shows how confident consumers were in 2012 about 2013. Interesting to see what people thought in 2012 and were we stand after half of 2013 is over.

In an effort to understand what is affecting consumer confidence in 2012, we asked members of our online communities how they feel about the coming year, and what factors contribute to their feeling confident about spending money and making purchases.

Source: Visual.ly

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Retailers With Upside Potential

June sales reports by retailers could create a buying opportunity for some stocks on Thursday says AAP Co-Portfolio Manager Stephanie Link.

10 Apps To Stay On Top Of Your Finances – Infographic

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Interesting infographic for those that want to keep track of their finances and stay informed.

Source: Willis Consulting

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The Great American Shrinking Household

In today’s “Single Best Chart,” Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu displays the declining numbers in the average American household over a 20 year period. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Credit Cards: Trends and Numbers – Infographic

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Credit cards can break “the bank” (you). Here are some numbers and trends about how people use credit cards these days.

1,500 respondents surveyed between February and March 2013 ©2013 Bank of America Corporation

 

Algorithmic Finance: Decoding Wall Street – Infographic

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Penguin, Panda, Google, algorithms. Usually, when the word algorithm comes into play, most people think about Google, search and keywords.

Algorithms are also used in the world of Wall Street and its money makers. In the past 10 years algorithmic trading has become a huge factor in trading and investing.

This infographic explains the industry of algorithmic finance, offering insight into how it works, the prevalence, and different kinds of algorithms used for investment.

Source: QuantConnect

Wanna Be A Modern Man? Here Is What It Cost You – Infographic

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Today’s modern man has high aspirations in every aspect of life; from his looks to his career. Laddish culture is no longer considered fashionable by many, and men are expected to have a far more responsible attitude to money and their health. The modern man is also often encouraged to look good, dress well and workout. Not a bad thing you may think, but how much does all this cost?

From bodybuilding supplements to moisturizer, MoneySupermarket has broken down the cost of being the ultimate modern man. Continue reading

Digital Photography: A Snapshot – Infographic

Do you ever wonder what kinds of cameras we are using to take photos of our children or capture them playing sports, or even to take pictures of our food? Here’s what types of cameras Americans are using to capture digital images: Continue reading

Annuities As income, Not Investments

Annuities as income, not investments – Robert Powell’s Retirement Portfolio – MarketWatch.

You probably aren’t even aware that you’re doing it, but you are. You are “optimizing imperfectly” when it comes to taking money from your defined benefit, 401(k), and other retirement plans. Continue reading

Social Trading: How Some People Make Money From It – Infographic

Social Trading is the new thing to take over the online trading world. But how do people benefit from sharing in their trades in social world? How do people earn a side income from social trading? Continue reading

Retirement Reminder – Infographic

According to a recent GallUp Economy survey, a lack of retirement savings is the top financial worry for Americans. This fear is further exacerbated by the rising, retirement-age expectancies amongst American elders.

The Bureau of Labor statistics reveal that almost a third of Americans between 65 and 70 years of age are still working! Let’s take a look at some additional, retirement-related statistics. Continue reading

Shadow Accounting – A Look Inside Hedge Funds – Infographic

This visual offers a primer on alternative assets (hedge funds) and the role that shadow accounting plays in the industry. Continue reading