Investment Tips For 20-Somethings

Let’s face it, there aren’t many 20-somethings opening investment accounts. You don’t see many millennials jumping up and down on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. It’s a middle-aged man’s world, and it’s a particularly difficult one to break into. However, it’s time to break down those barriers, and start thinking about the future. Here at 20s Money, we’re all about achieving financial freedom early. And that means going one step further than saving. It’s all about making your money work harder, and that means investing. Let’s take …

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Top Tricks to Make the Most of Your Income

All of us are hoping to put as much money aside as possible. It’s easy to see why. Either you’re saving it for a rainy day, or you just want to get out of debt quicker so you can carry on with your life. But, for one reason or another, we all get pulled back into vicious cycles of spending. Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of where it’s all going. If you have started the new year with a financial resolution, then consider these tricks for making …

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The Deal with Gift Tax

The regulations surrounding Gift Tax can be complicated to connect to real life situations. View our latest infographic to learn about how Gift Tax works.

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How Much Money Should You Invest in Advertising?

Any entrepreneur will know that investing in an effective advertising and marketing strategy both online and offline is bound to pay off. Advertisements help to build your brand, increase its exposure to potential customers, drive traffic to your website, increase footfall in your store, and help you to turn a profit. But, when investing in marketing and advertising, how much should you spend? Are some advertising methods better than others, and can you get away with only using one or two effective methods and spending the least amount of money? …

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Choosing an Accountant: Simplifying the Process

Trying to choose an accountant can be enough to make anyone’s head spin, especially if it’s your first time. With your finances vulnerable to their professional expertise and skill, many business owners are terribly afraid of making a disastrous mistake and putting their earnings in jeopardy.
In truth, it’s far better to be apprehensive about such a choice than it is to approach it with complacency. Your accountant will have access to your most delicate business dealings, and you need to know that you can trust them to take care of …

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How to: Organise your Fledgling Company

You’re an entrepreneurial prodigy. You’ve accumulated more wealth than your parents’ earnings combined and your preferred mode of transport is a Beamer. But your meteoric rise is hampered by one factor – you’ve still not figured out how to keep your earnings steady.
It’s the mark of the brashness of youth. While you can push forward through enthusiasm and perseverance alone, a lack of organisation will eventually stultify your company to a fatal degree.
It barely matters how large your company is – organisation is the key to success.
As a business grows, …

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Following the Money v Following Your Passion

Many of us grow up with a dream of the job we want when we’re older and succeed in following it through – going to university and/or undertaking relevant training with a specific career in mind. This isn’t, though, how it turns out for everyone.
For various reasons, including the need for financial independence, many take up a job just to make ends meet.  They view employment as a means to an end to pay the bills, support their family and maintain a certain lifestyle. This can, however, lead to entrapment …

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Why the Right Trading Platform is Important

In terms of a financial “yellow brick road”, the FX markets have certainly proven their worth. A massive total sum of $5.3 trillion dollars changed hands every day during 2013 and this figure has only increased ever since. As this is also the most liquid market in the world, it is no wonder why so many traders are now utilising online electronic platforms to execute their positions on a daily basis. Much like any successful strategy, a bottom-up approach should be taken to enjoy success. The first component revolves directly …

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Remaining Profitable as an Independent Consultant

Working as a professional consultant allows you to make your own hours and charge what you’re worth. There is no corporation behind your success because you make your own destiny within the business world. However, being an independent consultant means there is a lot of uncertainty about your next paycheck. You must be constantly on the prowl for new clients while supporting your existing customers. Take a look at how you can remain profitable when you’re self-employed.
Diversify Your Customer Base
You might serve a specific customer base, but that small group …

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5 Money Lessons You Probably Didn’t Get From Your Parents

Many of us learn about money and how to handle it from the way we see people around us using it. For many of us, we weren’t taught about how to be smart with our cash, we looked at what our parents were doing, we thought it seemed ok and implemented it for ourselves. Far too often, this model doesn’t work out, because what worked for them, or didn’t work for them, certainly doesn’t work for us.
So let’s take a look at some money lessons and tips, which we most …

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3 Industries you should consider as a Graduate

Have you ever dreamed of being a wealthy professional or entrepreneur in the future? If so, it is easy to become preoccupied with the trappings of wealth and fortune, such as the ability to hire a private jet when travelling or a luxurious mansion that you can call home. This can cause you to lose sight of your short and near-term goals, and the pivotal steps that enable you to build a career and establish wealth. This process should start when you are a student, as you initially look to …

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2016: Make This Your Year To Become A Forex Pro

With increased globalisation, economies and currencies are more interdependent on each other than ever –– presenting an opportunity for investors to become savvy forex professionals. Becoming a pro forex trader will probably take some time and needs a great deal of effort, but you should not be discouraged because ups and downs are normal. The best part is that you can sit in the comfort of your home with your laptop to trade in forex and still make a ton of money. Once you get the basics right, you’ll soon …

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Overseas Property Investments

You have probably read many articles and seen shows on TV regarding the large amount of money you can make by investing in real estate. This is very true. However, you need to know where to buy property in order to make the largest return on your investment. Figuring this out is much easier said than done. This can be particularly difficult if you have no experience in the real estate industry. Investing in real estate is definitely something you do not want to jump into until you are sure …

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Buying a Car on Finance: Three of the Best Options to Explore

Buying a car can be a costly process. Although there are some real bargains out there, you don’t always want the cheapest option. The vehicle you drive says a lot about you, and an old, dilapidated motor can have a detrimental impact with regards to your professional reputation.
However, the cars that you can afford and the car that you need are often two very different beasts, and this is why an increasing number of people are choosing to buy on finance. In doing so, you have the opportunity to purchase …

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Seattle Luxury Real Estate on Mercer Island

For a warm, inviting neighborhood to purchase Seattle luxury real estate in, consider Mercer Island. This peaceful suburb is located right on Lake Washington yet remains connected to Seattle and Bellevue by way of the Interstate 90 bridges. The island is roughly 5 miles long and about 1½ miles wide. This family-friendly community has the small-town feel but the charm of a big city. It’s perfect for those who want to raise a family but also stay connected with the fast-paced culture.
Seattle luxury real estate in Mercer Island is also …