Stepping Out of the Cubicle

A co-working space for their employees involves sharing common areas by different departments, multi-functional spaces, less individual space, and more collective workspace. While it may not sound glamourous, 70 percent of companies with co-working employees reported an increase in productivity, connectivity, confidence, and ability to focus. Add to that, half reported more income with co-working.
The Co-working Industry
Among the thriving scene of the global co-working initiative, 40 percent exists in North America, an increase from one in 2005 to nearly 800 today. Co-working space is thriving, with a 117 percent membership …

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Choosing a location for your new home

The community of Comox Valley sits close to the middle of the prestigious Vancouver Island on the eastern coast of Canada. Not too long ago, Comox Valley was pretty much a hidden secret where only a few called home. Once word was out about this beautiful area of Vancouver more and more families decided to call the area home. The main settlements found in Comox Valley include Fanny Bay, Merville, Black Creek, Union Bay, Cumberland, Royston, and Courtenay.
The area is growing fast allowing residents to connect easily with other areas …

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Investing in the Uncertainty of the Financial Markets

Are You Ready to Invest in the Financial Markets?
The world is currently experiencing a time of widespread economic uncertainty. With anaemic global growth rates, excessive government debt, and an aggressive policy of monetary expansion the scene is set for an interesting period of investment in the stock markets. It comes as no surprise that technology analysts and fund managers are more vocal in their opinion that a tech bubble is about to pop. This would leave a massive sector of the global economy vulnerable, with Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba, …

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Tips to Ensure Your Bad Credit Doesn’t Cost You a Job

Unbelievably your bad credit can cost you a job. Employers can examine you and if they discover your credit score is low, they may decide not to employ you.
Why is this?
They believe it is a mark of a lack of responsibility. Someone who cannot take care of their finances should not have a position of responsibility within the company. It is a hard reality to deal with. There are actions you can take to ensure this does not happen, though.
Establish a Secure Line of Credit
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Buying Vs. Leasing A New Car: Which Is Financially Better?

Do you need to get a car soon? If so, one of the decisions you must make is whether to buy or lease it. Search online, and you’ll find plenty of reasons to choose either option! But, how do you know which one is the best choice for you? It can often be hard to decide whether one option is better for you than the other.
To help you make that decision, I’ve decided to write a blog post that talks about the benefits of each option. I’ve owned many vehicles …

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Social Media & Blogs Are Great Ways to Evaluate Educational Programs

As the quest for self-improvement goes, using the internet to help compliment educational programs is a great place to start. Numerous programs and seminars are available online that can help anyone achieve their dreams and goals. Online trading and investing is something that some people do to help conquer their goals and others use it to facilitate a part-time income. However, finding online trading academy reviews can be something of chore. Luckily, different social media accounts and blogs exist to help anyone looking to evaluate the benefits of a program …

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How to Grow a Real Estate Operation Solo

In 2003, a few years before the recession hit, Kuba Jewgieniew set out to create a real estate enterprise for himself. A former stock broker, Jewgieniew chose Las Vegas as his base of operations and focused on buying properties he felt would make for great rentals. How he got from that point to $30 million in sales is a lesson in how to grow your own real estate operation.
Develop a Long Term Strategy
For Kuba, his aims were to develop good sales figures he could parlay into becoming an agent. As …

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How to Save Money on Rent

Rent is probably your biggest expense every month. Sadly, there are few options available to you. If you think there is no way out, you are wrong. We are going to go through some of the best ways to save money on your rental costs.
Negotiate with Your Landlord
The owner of your property dictates how much you pay. They can decrease the price if they see fit. Feel free to call and negotiate with them. It is always best to do this in person, such as when they decide to inspect …

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Choosing the Best Mortgage Lender

For most people, the process of buying a home is something that seems foreign to them. There are a number of things that have to be done in order to get a home and among the most important is securing a mortgage. Before you are able to get the mortgage you want, you will have to find the right lender. Usually, there will be no shortage of lenders in an area, which will require you to do some research to find the right one. When trying to get a loan …

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4 Tips for Getting Into Australian Real Estate Investing

Real estate investing often sounds like something that is only for the wealthy. However, there are relatively easy ways to go about it if you feel that this is a solution for you. Investing in property is a good way to have a steady income, without the hassles of a second job. Following these smart investing tips will help you get started straight away.
Work Out Your Finances
Calculate your income, as well as the value of your assets. It is all too common for potential investors to assume that they do …

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Why Use a Real Estate Agent to Sell your Home

If you want to put your home on the market but are wondering if you should put it up “for sale by owner” or hire a real estate agent, then you should keep reading.
Advertising and Marketing
When you put your home on the market, if you do this alone, you do not have many options when it comes to advertising. You can place a sign in your yard, put up signs around Ontario and place ads in the newspaper. You can even go online and place ads in online newspapers; but …

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The Difference Between a Traditional Loan and an MCA

You are one of those people who have a hobby or passion that you think you can turn into a successful business. But, you are worried about leaving your full time job and the security that a steady paycheck offers and that you may not be able to get a loan from the bank to fund the startup. If this is the case, you are probably not aware that there are other ways to fund a startup besides a bank loan; one of these is called a Merchant Cash Advance …

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[30 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on New CEO’s Are Taking Their Companies Public | ]
New CEO’s Are Taking Their Companies Public

The new trend in corporate culture seems to be taking companies public. Opening companies up to the IPO arrangement takes quite a bit of rearranging, and perhaps quite a lot of courage as well. But once successfully accomplished, going public can certainly bring more than its share of financial vindication. CEO’s are being newly appointed to companies at an unprecedented rate for the specific purpose of taking their companies public, and this seems to be a trend that is not scheduled to pass away any time soon.
Going Public In A …

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[24 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Euro/USD Exchange Volatility Follows Greek Uncertainty | ]
Euro/USD Exchange Volatility Follows Greek Uncertainty

Uncertainty in the Greek economy is nothing new. Greece has been in recession since 2010, at least partly caused by the collapse of international investments in the country.
The country struggles with debt as high as 175 percent of GDP and is struggling to pay back its creditors: the European Union (EU), the European Central Bank (ECB), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In addition to debt, the Greek economy suffers from structural issues such as powerful cartels and government unions, as well as stifling regulations that make it difficult for foreigners …