Business & Finance
|No matter what is happening in the markets
and the economy, there are always opportunities for investors. The
important thing is to learn and use tools to stay and make profit in
this dangerous game. Investing today involves much more than reading
and signing a few documents. You need to rethink your whole investment
strategy and know how to control the people who take care about your
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Sources of Business Financing -
you have listed the start-up costs and operating expenses for your
business, you need to look at sources of financing, and then select the
source that best suits your business needs.
Determine the Cost - It is
essential to determine the costs of starting your venture and know how
much capital is required before you begin.
Your financial planing will serve you better and prove your
professionalism when you go out in search for financing.
Where to Invest Your College Money
- In this booklet, we’ll describe the best choices for your long-term
investments—funds you don’t need to touch for five years or more—and
short-term savings. But,
because it’s fairly common for parents to get a late start at saving,
we’ll work backward, starting with the safest choices for short-term
money, including money-market mutual funds, CDs and government bonds,
and progressing to investments that provide better returns but involve
a little more risk, such as growth-and-income, long-term-growth and
aggressive-growth mutual funds.
Oil and Gas Investment Alert -
State securities regulators around the country warn that oil and gas
investment scams are alive and well. High oil prices have created a
heightened interest in investments in energy-related business ventures.
Most oil and gas investment opportunities, while involving varying
degrees of risks to the investor, are legitimate in their marketing and
responsible in their operations. However, as in many other investment
opportunities, it is not unusual for unscrupulous promoters to attempt
to take advantage of investors by engaging in fraudulent practices.
Five Keys to Investing Succes -
Investing involves the best means to achieve your long-term financial
goals. But any discussion of investing must begin with this simple
truth: Investing requires taking risks. Your investment success depends
in part on your ability to control those risks without passing up
A Primer for Investing in Bonds
- A bond is basically a loan made by a corporation or government with
the money used for a specific project such as a plant upgrade or a new
bridge. The issuer pays the bondholder a specified amount of interest
for a specified time, usually several years, and then repays the
bondholder the face
amount of the bond.
Maximize Your Retirement Investments
- First you’ll need to start thinking about investing your retirement
money, not simply saving it. That means learning about the investment
choices, deciding where they fit in your “business plan,” weighing the
risks and taking action.
Mutual Funds: Maybe all You’ll Ever Need
- Mutual funds can make investing easier, but it’s a mistake to think
they make it easy.
The Basics of Investing in Stocks
- Stocks aren’t the only things that belong in your investment
portfolio, but they may be the most important, whether they’re
purchased individually or through stock mutual funds.
Getting Help With Your Investments
- Even the most knowledgeable investors need help from someone some
NASAA Fraud Center - Education
and awareness are an investor's first line of defense against
investment fraud. Each year, investors lose billions of dollars to
investment fraud. Investors face increasingly complex and confusing
Senior Investor Resource Center
the oldest international investor protection organization, NASAA is
pleased to provide the tools seniors can use to protect themself
Internet and Online Trading - Find out how to invest
wisely and avoid fraud on the Internet, from U.S. Securities and
Fraud: How To Avoid Investment Scams That Target Groups - Affinity
fraud refers to investment
scams that prey upon members of identifiable groups, such as religious
or ethnic communities, the elderly, or professional groups. The
who promote affinity scams frequently are - or pretend to be - members
of the group. They often enlist respected community or religious
from within the group to spread the word about the scheme, by
those people that a fraudulent investment is legitimate and worthwhile.
Many times, those leaders become unwitting victims of the fraudster's
HERE to find out more about affinity fraud from U.S.
and Exchange Commission...
Wealth - A personal finance education resource for schools,
nonprofit community organizations, financial services providers and
consumers to help young people, adult consumers, families and others
develop a plan for building personal wealth. Presents an overview of
personal wealth-building strategies that includes setting financial
goals, budgeting, saving and investing, managing debt, and
understanding credit reports and credit scores.
Stock Market Game
- The Stock Market Game gives
students the chance to invest a hypothetical
$100,000 in a real-time
portfolio. They think they're playing a game. You know they're learning
and financial concepts they'll
use for the rest of their lives.
- Participate in InvestWrite, teacher-designed writing competition
to reinforce students' critical thinking skills.
What bonds are - Learn more on investing in bonds.
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