Last summer, the Walt Disney Company decided to remove its content from the Netflix platform, in order to deliver its films and TV shows to viewers via its own streaming service. In the face of declining revenues and shrinking audiences, the company judged that regaining control of its lucrative back catalog was the best way to boost its bottom line. Online streaming: watch what you want, when you want Customers increasingly prefer to watch movies and TV shows on online platforms, because subscription charges for cable channels have become … [Read more...] about Why Disney Wants to Buy 21st Century Fox
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A common myth about retirement planning is that 401k accounts are always superior to IRAs. On its face, this myth appears true. You can contribute significantly more to a 401k each year than an IRA. You can contribute $18,500 to your 401k, versus $5,500 to your IRA for workers under 50 years old. That contribution limit rises to $24,500 for your 401k versus $6,500 for your IRA for workers ages 50 and above. 401k contributions lower your tax burden year-after-year. Some employers even offer matching contributions of up to 3-6% for 401k … [Read more...] about Tax Deductions for 401K Retirement Accounts Explained
The typical route for most people in the world is to go to school, then college, then university and then finally get a job. Sadly, that entire process can take up a huge portion of your life and the experiences you pick up and the skills you learn might not always be relevant when you’re finally exposed to the working world. There are also times when you’ll think to yourself that you no longer possess the skills required to be successful. When this happens, you might want to consider studying again or learning something new to increase your … [Read more...] about University Alternatives That Can Still Make You Successful
For most people, the decision to enter the world of Forex trading is mostly about making more money. While this type of trading will not make you an overnight success, it can provide you with a steady stream of income. In order to have success as a trade on platforms like metatrader 5 web, you will need to devote some time to researching the various currency markets. The last thing you need to do as a new trader is to start trading real money from the outset. Utilizing the power of demo Forex trading accounts is a great idea. With these demo … [Read more...] about 4 Tips on Turning the Corner in Your Forex Trading Career
Money matters, and that’s something nobody can afford to ignore. Financial situations influence virtually every aspect of our existence. While we can’t all be millionaires, we can at least put our finances in good health to secure our futures. Sadly, a lot of people are guilty of limiting their chances by making simple mistakes. Here are five of the most common culprits. #5. Damaging Your Credit Score Financial freedom isn’t determined solely by your bank balance. Knowing that you boast the resources and facilities need for a comfortable … [Read more...] about Five Ways That You’re Currently Restricting Your Financial Freedom
When you are a newlywed, your world will be filled with a lot of love and excitement. So much so, that you might forget to take care of some of the more important aspects of setting up a life with someone you love, such as getting your joint finances in order. Now that you are living as a couple and are legally bound together, you will need to organize your finances as such and budget accordingly. If you have previously only had to deal with solo finances, you might find that trying to arrange someone else’s finances along with your own is … [Read more...] about Just Married? Budget!
If you’re wondering whether there is still adequate time to invest in a college savings fund for your kid(s), you should go ahead and make the leap anyway. You don't want to rely just on student loans to fund their education. You can invest with a robo-advisor or go through a traditional college savings plan broker, depending on your family’s college savings goals. How to Save for College While Your Kid is in High School Start Investing in a 529 College Savings Plan One of the most important things a parent can do while saving up for … [Read more...] about How to Save for College While Your Kid is in High School
Something has happened that has left you unable to work. At first you wondered if being unable to work and get that much-needed rest that you have been craving could be a blessing in disguise, but now that the reality is starting to sink in, and you are realizing that you are not going to be able to work for the foreseeable future, and you are beginning to panic. How will you cope financially? What will the implications be? How will this impact your family? There are probably millions of questions swirling around your head. Being told that … [Read more...] about The Financial Implications of Being Unable to Work and How to Manage Them
Bitcoin hit a record $9,000 price in November 2017 after setting a series of record highs and is now near the $20,000 mark. You can find as many articles expecting the bubble to burst as saying it will pass $20,000. How far can we expect Bitcoin to go in 2018? And what are the long-term prospects for cryptocurrencies in general? We’ll discuss the trends bolster Bitcoin pricing now and in the future. Legitimization One factor affecting Bitcoin prices in the future is the legitimization of it. For example, the SEC was, at the time of writing, … [Read more...] about How High Can We Expect Bitcoin to Go in 2018?
Investing is a financial necessity. If we want our money to grow and to provide for us in our retirement, we need to place it in some type of instrument that will increase its value continually until it is time to draw it out. One of the most time-honored techniques for doing so is getting involved in the stock market. Stocks have proven to be a profitable option over the decades, in spite of depressions, recessions, and downturns. As a result, a very high percentage of people choose to invest in the stock market. But, it is not something … [Read more...] about What You Should Know Before Investing in Stocks