Archive for December, 2006

Safe Investments - How Safe Is Your Money

After working hard to build a nest egg for retirement, you want to know that your investments provide a good return but remain safe. Although well managed stocks, mutual funds, and corporate bonds can provide superior returns, risk goes hand in hand with reward. Your principal and earnings are not guaranteed and can be dramatically affected by a down turn. As people near retirement, it makes sense to move investments into fixed income products such as Treasuries, Government Agency Bonds, or Certificates of Deposits.

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Top 8 Tips to Save on Car Insurance

The costs of car insurance are receiving complaints all across America like clockwork. This is easy to understand, considering the fact a standard policy clocks in at several hundred dollars a year. Based on your age, driving record, and other factors, annual premiums may hit the peak or ride the wave. With that said, how it is possible to keep premiums low and save some money?

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Car Insurance - Safety and Cost

Car insurance has been called a necessary evil by many. If you’ve ever been in a car accident then you know how important good insurance can be. Every day people are in car accidents for numerous reasons. Some of these reasons could be due to inexperienced driving, driving while intoxicated, bad weather, unsafe road conditions and other driving hazards. But the fact remains the same, car insurance isn’t cheap.

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Car Insurance - Prevention Is To Protect Yourself

One of the first and most important things to do when purchasing a new car is to get a car insurance policy. In most countries, every vehicle needs auto or car insurance and this is required under the law.

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Choosing The Best Health Care Plan

First of all the types and number of services available under a specific healthcare plan is important thing to consider before choosing it. You have to know if the services offered by insurance company are the ones you really need. Doctors will also come under this category, but you have to consider hospitals, health care centers and other medical providers as well.

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California Health Insurance Quotes: Do You Have The Best There Is?

Those on the hunt for health insurance in California will find they have a lot of options. The country’s major health insurance companies all pretty much offer insurance here along with a whole host of smaller insurers as well. Finding the best quotes might take some work, but it’s an effort that is likely to pay off.

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Is Bankruptcy Right for Dealing With Your Debt?

There are a lot of situations and circumstances in one’s life over which one has little or no control. This is a very serious situation and has to be treated as such. No one likes to admit that their financial situation has reached such a state where they are now actually considering declaring bankruptcy. The reasons could range from medical bills, a large credit card debt, redundancy or losing your job or due to some other factor like a divorce. Now that you have identified you position you would need to get some basic facts cleared before you take the next step.

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EU VAT – Understanding European Tax

If you are purchasing anything from the European Union (EU), and do not live in any of the member countries, then you have probably paid VAT taxes on goods from those countries. These taxes are collected from the countries of the EU like a general sales tax to support government services in these countries. If you are not a citizen of any of these countries, then you may have been paying unnecessary taxes on your purchases from the European Union.

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2007 Student Loan Consolidation Programs

Keeping in mind that the cost of college education is much higher than it used to be, by the time you graduate from high school you already need to consider applying for one or several student loans. Fortunately, taking up several student loans is not complicated as there is a student loan consolidation program available to you that will roll all your existing loans into a single one.

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Home Equity Loan - Beware Of Bad Lenders

Many homeowners apply for home equity loan for a variety of reasons. While some want to utilize the money to get rid of unmanageable debt, others want to add value to their existing home by restructuring and repairing. Whatever may be the reason, the home equity loan provides a homeowner the quickest and easiest means to get extra cash to meet unavoidable expenses.

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Structered Settlements

Structured settlements are a method of compensating people who have been injured as a direct result from another party who is in the wrong. At one time there were only lump sum payments available for those who were injured, but after 1970 there was a need for this to be changed.

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Life Insurance Settlement 101

The life insurance settlement industry, derived from ordinary life insurance policies, is relatively new. When a policy holder’s life situation changed to such a degree that his policy was outdated, he could take the cash value offered by a third party, instead of the insurance provider that sold him the policy. The concept of life settlements began in Canada a few years back, and rapidly spread to the United States, and then on to most of the world. Now, most of the major insurance firms, and a few major financial investment agencies have begun programs geared toward life insurance settlements.

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Car Loan – An Easy Access To Finance For Owning Dream Car

Owning a car of your dream is a reality these days. This is thanks mainly to car loan that is made available to each and every aspirant wishing to have a car of his own. The lenders have kept terms-conditions of car loans attractive for winning as many customers as possible in a tough car loan market, making the loan even easier to access. As per your requirements and as suits to your pocket, car loan is there for asking to buy either a new car or a used one. But before making a deal, it would be wise to have a close look of what is happening in car loan markets and what are basic aspects that one must be aware of in taking car loan.

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New Lease Car Buying Guide

What is Car Leasing?

Many people are choosing to buy their new car on lease agreements nowadays. This gives you the chance to own a brand new car without the upfront costs of buying a vehicle outright, as you would typically do at a car dealer.

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Investing: Stocks, Research, Advice

Listening to investment gurus for advice can be a daunting task due to the sheer volume of information available. The advent of the internet has infinitely multiplied the access of advice to the individual investor. This is both good and bad, and caution is needed when acting on the advice.

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