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Handle Your Finances

Financial advisors suggest all individuals follow these six basic key principles for financial planning.

• Analyse your current financial status: To be able to plan for future you should first be very confident about your current financial position. Make a checklist of all the assets and liabilities and your income and expenditure. Having this information at hand, you would be in a clear position to understand how you can achieve your financial goals. Your total financial worth would help you to determine the ways to accomplish your set goals, which include paying for your children’s education, buying a new property or being ready for any financial emergency like the loss of a job.

• Chalk out your financial goals: In order to accumulate wealth, a lot of planning has to be done in order to achieve the desired goals. Setting goals would give you an urge to go ahead to achieve it. Your list of financial goals should be very specific, which would show that they are crystal clear in your mind.

• Plan for alternatives: You cannot expect your planning to go as per your wish, so you should always have a plan B at hand. After listing down your goals you plan for alternatives as well.

• Analyse the alternative options: You should ponder upon the feasibility of the alternative ways taking into account your social, personal and economic condition at present. The liquidity of your assets also matters in this regard.

• Creation and execution of your financial plan of action: Once you have planned about your alternative options and have analysed its feasibility, it is time for you to put these plans into action.

Charged Off Debts

If you are still doubtful on whether or not you should pay your debt, here are some things to consider:

If you are looking for a job, every company that is considering you for employment will do a background check and look at your credit report. Therefore, if you have a charged off debt that hasn’t been paid, you will be seen as an unreliable person, which may result in you being left unemployed.

You may know that an unpaid debt will damage your credit score, but it can do a lot more harm than that. This unpaid charge off will also hurt you when you are renting an apartment or making a major purchase using credit. However, if you are able to pay your debts even after they have been charged off, many will overlook your previous history and appreciate the fact that you paid off the debt eventually.

On the other hand, you need to make sure that the debt is legitimate, that the collection agency has the legal right to collect that debt and is licensed to do so in your State. Keep in mind that paying the debt, for the most part will not positively affect your scores so negotiating with the collection agency for removal of the item from your report in exchange for payment will be very helpful.

Basic Ways For Pick a Bank

Credentials

The credentials and reputation of the institution should also factor into the decision. Larger banks are generally a reliable choice due to FDIC deposit insurance. Check with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to find out if a business is insured under this coverage.

Think about Physical Convenience

Physical convenience can be a key consideration in this decision. You might opt for a location that’s convenient from your place or work or your residence. Consider extended hours offered by some institutions if you work alternative shifts and you cannot visit during regular business hours. Online services can help with many types of transactions, offering services such as bill payment, automated deposits, and access to balance information. Find out about the location of ATMs you can use for no or low fee transactions. Some banks are national companies, providing customers with access to service and accounts from virtually anywhere in the country. Other businesses are local, providing no ability to travel and visit brick-and-mortar branches.

Explore Fees and Service

Every bank has a unique structure for fees and services. You will need to contact any institution you consider to find out these important details. Ask about account fees, minimum balances, ATM fees, overdraft protection, and overdraft fees. Find out how the they handle international travel to see if you will be able to get assistance with foreign currencies. Some businesses offer more services than others, some involving additional fees and some not.

Consider Personalized Service

Choosing a national company can afford you many conveniences. However, it’s important to realize that you may sacrifice some personalized service with this decision. A variety of services from a national business may be fine for many consumers. If you prefer a more personalized touch with a hometown brick-and-mortar branch, you may be happier with a local entity. Anyone with a busy lifestyle and a variety of financial activities such as IRAs, loans, credit cards, and online bill payments may be better suited to a large, national company. People with simpler lifestyles might opt for a local business instead.

Online Finance Services

Trending today is the very well-known concept of digital currency. Though there are still apprehensions about its use, it has taken the world with a sweep and gained popularity because of the convenience it has to offer. An example of digital currency would be the popular Bitcoin. Many online merchant websites have accepted bitcoin as the form of payment for making purchases from their website.

This type of currency does not require any identification on the part of a purchaser; therefore animosity is one chief benefit that it has to offer. In the form of investment, Bitcoins have proven to be profitable. This is because of the reason that its price in Dollar equivalents has been on the rise ever since its conception. If you own two Bitcoins that have a net present worth of $800, by the end of the year this price has all the possibility of rising up to $1000 for two Bitcoins. Thus, you can either use your Bitcoins for online transactions or keep them safe as an investment for your rainy days.

Finance over the internet has plunged into another very fascinating service – the crowdfunder. This concept is by far the most useful of all, because it enables entrepreneurs to gather online and share funds for their business. Elaborating it further, it means that if five people are interested in setting up a, say, online shopping business, but are short on funds individually – they can come together on a crowdfunding website and combine their money in a partnership. This way, they all get what they want, including the money to start their business. These people can also decide to share their funds with some other entrepreneur to help him get started. The internet has thus changed the scene of financing sector.

Islamic Banking Model

This banking system is based on the principles of Islamic law, also referred to as Sharia law, and guided by Islamic economics. The two basic principles are the sharing of profit and loss and the prohibition of the collection and payment of interest by lenders and investors. Islamic banks neither charge nor pay interest in a conventional way where the payment of interest is set in advance and viewed as the predetermined price of credit or the reward for money deposited. Islamic law accepts the capital reward for loan providers only on a profit- and loss-sharing basis, working on the principle of variable return connected to the actual productivity and performances of the financed project and the real economy. Another important aspect is its entrepreneurial feature. The system is focused not only on financial expansion but also on physical expansion of economic production and services. In practice, there is a higher concentrated on investment activities such as equity financing, trade financing and real estate investments. Since this system of banking is grounded in Islamic principles, all the undertakings of the banks follow Islamic morals. Therefore, it could be said that financial transactions within Islamic banking are a culturally distinct form of ethical investing. For example, investments involving alcohol, gambling, pork, etc. are prohibited.

For the last four decades, the Islamic banking system has experienced a tremendous evolution from a small niche visible only in Islamic countries to a profitable, dynamic and resilient competitor at an international level. Their size around the world was estimated to be close to $850 billion at the end of 2008 and is expected to grow by around 15 percent annually. While system of banking remains the main component of the Islamic financial system, the other elements, such as Takaful (Islamic insurance companies), mutual funds and Sukuk (Islamic bonds and financial certificates), have witnessed strong global growth, too. Per a reliable estimate, the Islamic financial industry now amounts to over $1 trillion. Moreover, the opportunity for growth in this sector is considerable. It is estimated that the system could double in size within a decade if the past performances are continued in the future.

Pros and Cons of an Online Wallet

If you are still thinking of obtaining an online wallet, the following things can make your decision pretty fast:

  1. Convenience. Carrying around a lot of money makes you a potential target for theft. Many will notice you and you may even feel paranoid-always looking around you-wondering if people nearby can potentially detect the amount of cash you bring. When you have an online wallet, you can do the same transaction from the convenience of any mobile connection that will allow you to transfer the amount necessary to purchase items or pay for services (like the EPS system).
  2. Time. Since you can transact as long as you have a connection to your wallet and the entity holding up your balances, you will have the ability to transact at any time from the convenience of your own home. You are in control of your availability and when you will do your purchases so even if your schedule is hectic, you can still do what you want to do.
  3. Traceability. Your transactions are connected to an entity who is able to provide you with a ledger of all the transactions that you have made and how much have been debited or credited into your account that is why every single centavo you sent is traceable and you can verify them or dispute should there be any existing inconsistencies.

However, having an online wallet can also prove to have its own inconvenience especially if your financial network does not provide services for such connections. The following are the major concerns for having an online wallet:

  1. Limitations. Not all services are tied up with all banks. There are payment networks that although they honor online transactions, do not honor certain financial institutions or are not yet coordinated with them-coordination may usually take a long time that is why there are still some items that you need to purchase by yourself.
  2. Security. Although all programmers and developer of online wallet providers do the best that they can every day to make their services better, the security of networks can still be vulnerable that is why there are still problems concerning online fraud and money laundering. One has to make sure that they are always doing their purchases and access on secured and trusted servers alone-although sometimes this can be unsecured too.
  3. Additional Charges. There are some banking or financial institution that will charge up extra-or businesses to-for online transactions as they will be charging it to the amount they also need in keeping their online businesses. So, what you normally pay for two dollars can now cause you two and a quarter.

Qualify Leads And Prospects

You should invest your money and time only after qualifying someone. Only then you should start selling the service or product to the prospect.

If you are not quite experienced you will jump at the given opportunity without properly studying the prospect. What happens here is you are trying to selling something on an assumption without the proper background check. It may or may not culminate in sales. Only mindless salespeople will do this kind of marketing and they will end up losing their energy and time chasing wrong leads.

Instead of talking all the time, try to listen to your prospect. Then you will understand whether he/she is a qualified prospect. If you listen to them your chances of selling will be much higher.

Spend time on qualified prospects, and you’ll achieve significantly more costly deals.

Even if you get a qualified lead you must put in a lot of effort to make him/her your customer. You must know all about your valuable prospect or else you will miss an opportunity to sell your product or service to them.

If you end up selling a product to a wrong customer or to people who should not have bought your product, it is not just bad for the customer but bad for you and your company.

To find a quality lead you must know how to evaluate a prospect. For instance, you must know what their drawbacks are. How have they evaluated your solution? What type of an organisation they belong to? These details are essential to personalise your pitch for your prospects.

Know their pain points and also about their organization and personality. If a salesman is not able to close a deal it shows that he did not know all the important details about his prospect and hence he did not properly qualify as lead.

Ask as many questions as possible to your customer and gather the correct information. There are certain qualifying questions which every salesman should be aware of. We list out the most important ones.

Customer profile

A prospect should match your ideal customer profile. How big is the company? What industry are they in? Where are they located?

Needs

You must know your customer’s needs to qualify the prospect. And you should know how to fulfil their requirements and requests. You should have an idea what result they are aspiring for, and how the result is going to impact their company or team.

Decision making process

You should also know how they make decisions and how many people are involved in the decision-making process. Are they impulsive buyers or do they take time to buy products?

For instance, some companies take almost a year to purchase products. But if you have a sales target to achieve in the next four months then they are not your qualified prospects.

Mobile ATM

1) Future:

Apart from cities in US, there are remote places where wired connections are not available. At these places wireless is the only option and works very efficiently.To reach to this untapped potential market it is very crucial for the banking sector to survive and grow into the tough competition.

2) Cost:

Before the wireless ATMs came the older one were connected by the landline and the rent had to be paid to the carrier. As there were advancements and now ATMs are operated with the modems which can be carried with them. If we compare the cost of the wired and the wireless. The wireless costs you almost half of the amount, this is for just one machine. If you are having plenty of them calculate the amount that you can save. No installation costs and no extra cost even if you move the machine. You have pay monthly just like your cellphone bill.

3) Installation:

The installation of the machine is too quick compared to the other one. If a bank decides suddenly to come up with a new branch and they want to attract the people they can use this option. For the older one you may have to request for the installation then they will give an appointment, etc. No need for all this. Ideally wireless modem needs 10-15 minutes for the installation as they are already programmed.

4) Flexibility:

Due to the progress in the wireless technology the data transfer has become faster than never before (4G). The towers that have come up for the communication in the cellular sector has been of a great importance. Earlier these mobile ATMs got a interference due cellphones at crowded places like events, exhibitions, etc. But now they can as fast as possible with no faults even at crowded places. You can move it anywhere at anytime.

Best Money Transfer Provider

The costs of transactions

Sometimes the exchange rate could be favorable but then, the costs per transaction may be high. This is not an ideal scenario for many. You need to consider just how much you will be charged as the commission or the transfer fees before a transfer can be effected. One way to make it less hectic is to consolidate the smaller payments into only one. This lowers costs. There are providers that have better rates and yet others waive the fees altogether when a large payment is made.

Convenience

Some of the companies offer a very easy way to signup, others take so much time. There are online providers that offer their services 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. You, however, need to see the delivery and payment methods that are offered so as to ensure that all your needs are satisfied. Check for features like mobile wallet options.

Currencies needed

Not all the companies will operate in all countries and even offer all currencies. When you have to send money to areas that are remote where currencies are not popular, you may have to deal with delays. It is important you check that the currencies that you need are actually offered before you settle for a specific provider.

How reliable and safe is the foreign exchange provider?

You need to assess the reliability of the company. Consider how long they have been in business. Consider the amount that has already been transferred and what others think about the services that they have provided so far. Security of the platform also has to be considered. This allows you to think more clearly and make the most informed decision.

Tracking the transactions

There are providers that allow you to track your transactions and create some alerts through emails. In this way, you can easily get the status of any order that has been placed. You can have some email updates sent and this helps in businesses. You lower risk of fraud this way.

Behavioural Economics

The traditional view of economics and financial decision-making

It is sometimes forgotten in economics that the field is meant to be about the behaviour of people when making financial decisions.

The traditional economist’s view is that the world is populated by unemotional, logical, decision makers, who always think rationally in drawing their conclusions. This view is underpinned by the understanding that human behaviour displays three key traits: unbounded rationality, unbounded willpower, and unbounded selfishness.

This has always flown in the face of the findings of cognitive and social psychologists, who questioned these assumptions as far back as the 1950s.

With the rise of behavioural neuroscience since the 1980s (especially Kahneman’s work) providing more insight into the workings of the brain, we are now more sure than ever about the role that emotion and bias plays in all decision-making: from simple day-to-day decisions like which dress to wear, through to larger decisions that may affect many people.

Overconfidence and optimism are two examples of behavioural traits that may lead to sub-optimal financial decision-making, and divert from the traditional model used. People have also been shown to make poor decisions, even when they know it’s not for the best, due to a lack of self-control.

So this is where behavioural economics has been able to step in and modify many of the beliefs of the traditional economic views.

What is behavioural economics – and how can it help?

Behavioral economics and behavioral finance study the effects of psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors on economic decisions.

This may apply to individuals or institutions, and involves looking at the consequences for market prices, dividends, and resource allocation.

Of the three traits of human behaviour included in the traditional model outlined above, unbounded rationality has received special focus, with new understandings in the field resulting from neuroscience.

Understanding better how people arrive at financial decisions can help in many areas: from personal finance to organisations shaping products and trying to get more customer sign-ups; and from the vagaries of stock market trading through to governments and how they formulate financial legislation.

Selecting a Financial Planner

To ensure your financial planner is well-qualified in personal finances and impartial in his advice, consider the following five things:

1. Planning Credentials: Having a highly-regarded credential in financial planning, such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), confirms that the professional you intend to work with has acquired the education and experience necessary to serve as a financial planner. CFP and PFS credentials are awarded to only those individuals who have met the certification requirements of education and experience in planning for personal finances. In addition, they have to pass the certification examinations and agree adhere to the practice standards and continuing education requirements.

2. Subject Matter Expertise: Financial planners are planning professionals, not necessarily subject matter experts. For example, a financial planner will be skilled in tax analysis and planning,but unlike a Certified Public Account (CPA) or an IRS Enrolled Agent (EA) he might not necessarily be a subject matter expert when it comes to tax rules Similarly,a he could be skilled in chalking out an investment plan, but unlike a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) he may not be an authority in the subject of investments. Work with a financial planner who is also a subject matter expert in those areas of personal finance that are important in achieving your financial goals.

3. Client Specialization: Not all financial planners serve all types of clients. Most specialize in serving only certain types of clients with specific profiles. For example, a personal planner may build his expertise and customize his services to serve only those individuals and families who are in certain professions, or a particular stage of life with specific financial goals and net worth. Ask whether the planner specializes in serving only certain types of clients with specific profiles to determine whether he is the right fit for your situation and financial goals.

4. Fee structure: The fee structure largely determines whose interests he serves best – his client’s or his own. A Fee-Only professional charges only fees for their advice whereas a Fee-Based professional not only charges fees but also earns commissions, referral fees and other financial incentives on the products and solutions they recommend for you. Consequently, the advice from a fee-only one is more likely to be unbiased and in your best interests than the advice from a fee-based financial planner. Work with a professional whose fee structure is conflict-free and aligned to benefit you.

5. Availability: He or she should be regularly available, attentive, and accessible to you. Ask the planner how many clients he currently serves and the maximum number of clients he is planning to serve in the future regularly. This clients-to-planner ratio is one of the key factors in assessing your planner’s availability to you in the future. Also, ask which planning activities are typically performed by the planner and which ones are delegated to a para planner or other junior staff members. Lastly, make sure the planner is easily accessible via phone and email during normal business hours.

Command to Be Debt-Free

The first commandment on Botting’s list says, “Thou shalt not shop without a list,” and the second is like unto it: “Thou shalt not shop without a limit.” Both of these commandments are a call to get organized in order to be in control of your spending. As you apply the process, you have to be careful of the people with whom you go shopping, because in his eighth commandment, Botting cautions, “Thou shalt avoid other spendthrifts.” Obviously, it’s important to shun the company of people who are born to shop if you are going to debt-free.

The commandments so far may seem like tongue-in-cheek advice, but careful examination reveals that there is a serious underside to them. As I looked them over, Commandment Number 10 held the most appeal for me. It simply says, “Thou shalt back away.” The instruction is succinct, but needs some explanation. This is the strategy, according to Botting. After selecting your items, just before you reach the checkout counter with your shopping basket, stop and ask yourself, Do I really need all these items? “If you can put some of them back, you will have given yourself a financial discount,” Botting says. Here is an appealing financial tool that anyone can use.

The advice proved so motivational that the next time I went shopping, I decided to practice what had been preached to me in this tenth commandment. At a store nationally known for its name-brand bargains, I picked out three smart-looking outfits, even though I had gone in to buy only one to take as a gift for my mother, whom I was going to visit. I toyed with the three dresses, two of which were meant for me. I studied their color, style and price. I hung them up against the rack and backed off to examine them some more. All three looked desirable, but I asked myself the requisite question: Do I really need the extra two? Of course, the answer was No. I obeyed Commandment Number 10 and backed away. I selected one for my mother, replaced the other two on the rack, and with the joy of an overcomer, marched to the counter and swiped my debit card. I had given myself two-thirds off. It was that easy.

Keeping this commandment could prove a boon to your financial freedom. You may have heard it said that it’s impossible to go into a supermarket for one item and come out with just the one thing you went in to buy, but applying the commandment to “back away” can make a difference. It’s not too late even if you are at the checkout counter. Leave the unnecessary items, pay for the one thing that you came for, and claim your financial discount.

Information of Bitcoin and Goldcoin

The general idea is that Bitcoins are ‘mined’… interesting term here… by solving an increasingly difficult mathematical formula -more difficult as more Bitcoins are ‘mined’ into existence; again interesting- on a computer. Once created, the new Bitcoin is put into an electronic ‘wallet’. It is then possible to trade real goods or Fiat currency for Bitcoins… and vice versa. Furthermore, as there is no central issuer of Bitcoins, it is all highly distributed, thus resistant to being ‘managed’ by authority.

Naturally proponents of Bitcoin, those who benefit from the growth of Bitcoin, insist rather loudly that ‘for sure, Bitcoin is money’… and not only that, but ‘it is the best money ever, the money of the future’, etc… Well, the proponents of Fiat shout just as loudly that paper currency is money… and we all know that Fiat paper is not money by any means, as it lacks the most important attributes of real money. The question then is does Bitcoin even qualify as money… never mind it being the money of the future, or the best money ever.

To find out, let’s look at the attributes that define money, and see if Bitcoin qualifies. The three essential attributes of money are;

1) money is a stable store of value; the most essential attribute, as without stability of value the function of numeraire, or unit of measure of value, fails.

2) money is the numeraire, the unit of account.

3) money is a medium of exchange… but other things can also fulfill this function ie direct barter, the ‘netting out’ of goods exchanged. Also ‘trade goods’ (chits) that hold value temporarily; and finally exchange of mutual credit; ie netting out the value of promises fulfilled by exchanging bills or IOU’s.

Compared to Fiat, Bitcoin does not do too badly as a medium of exchange. Fiat is only accepted in the geographic domain of its issuer. Dollars are no good in Europe etc. Bitcoin is accepted internationally. On the other hand, very few retailers currently accept payment in Bitcoin. Unless the acceptance grows geometrically, Fiat wins… although at the cost of exchange between countries.

The first condition is a lot tougher; money must be a stable store of value… now Bitcoins have gone from a ‘value’ of $3.00 to around $1,000, in just a few years. This is about as far from being a ‘stable store of value’; as you can get! Indeed, such gains are a perfect example of a speculative boom… like Dutch tulip bulbs, or junior mining companies, or Nortel stocks.

Of course, Fiat fails here as well; for example, the US Dollar, the ‘main’ Fiat, has lost over 95% of its value in a few decades… neither fiat nor Bitcoin qualify in the most important measure of money; the capacity to store value and preserve value through time. Real money, that is Gold, has shown the ability to hold value not just for centuries, but for eons. Neither Fiat nor Bitcoin has this crucial capacity… both fail as money.

Finally, we come to the second attribute; that of being the numeraire. Now this is really interesting, and we can see why both Bitcoin and Fiat fail as money, by looking closely at the question of the ‘numeraire’. Numeraire refers to the use of money to not only store value, but to in a sense measure, or compare value. In Austrian economics, it is considered impossible to actually measure value; after all, value resides only in human consciousness… and how can anything in consciousness actually be measured? Nevertheless, through the principle of Mengerian market action, that is interaction between bid and offer, market prices can be established… if only momentarily… and this market price is expressed in terms of the numeraire, the most marketable good, that is money.

So how do we establish the value of Fiat… ? Through the concept of ‘purchasing power’… that is, the value of Fiat is determined by what it can be traded for… a so called ‘basket of goods’. But his clearly implies that Fiat has no value of its own, rather value flows from the value of the goods and services it may be traded for. Causality flows from the goods ‘bought’ to the Fiat number. After all, what difference is there between a one Dollar bill and a hundred Dollar bill, except the number printed on it… and the purchasing power of the number?

Gold, on the other hand, is not measured by what it trades for; rather, uniquely, it is measured by another physical standard; by its weight, or mass. A gram of Gold is a gram of gold, and an ounce of Gold is an ounce of Gold… no matter what number is engraved on its surface, ‘face value’ or otherwise. Causality is the opposite to that of Fiat; Gold is measured by weight, an intrinsic quality… not by purchasing power. Now, have you any idea of the value of an ounce of Dollars? No such thing. Fiat is only ‘measured’ by an ephemeral quantity… the number printed on it, the ‘face value’.

Bitcoin is farther away from being the numeraire; not only is it simply a number, much as Fiat… but its value is measured in Fiat! Even if Bitcoin becomes internationally accepted as a medium of exchange, and even if it manages to replace the Dollar as the accepted ‘numeraire’, it can never have an intrinsic measure like Gold has. Gold is unique in being measured by a true, unchanging physical quantity. Gold is unique in storing value for thousands of years. Nothing else in reach of humanity has this unique combination of qualities.

In conclusion, while Bitcoin has some advantages over Fiat, namely anonymity and decentralization, it fails in its claim to being money. Its advantages are also questionable; the intent is to limit the ‘mining’ of Bitcoins to 26,000,000 units; that is, the ‘mining’ algorithm gets harder and harder to solve, then impossible after the 26 million Bitcoins are mined. Unfortunately, this announcement could very well be the death knell of Bitcoin; already, some central banks have announced that Bitcoins may become a ‘reservable’ currency.

Wow, sounds like a major step for Bitcoin, does it not? After all, the ‘big banks’ seem to be accepting the true value of the Bitcoin, no? What this actually means is banks recognize that they could trade Fiat for Bitcoins… and to actually buy up the 26 million Bitcoins planned would cost a meagre 26 Billion Fiat Dollars. Twenty six billion Dollars is not even small change to the Fiat printers; it is about a week’s worth of printing by the US Fed alone. And, once the Bitcoins bought up and locked up in the Fed’s ‘wallet’… what useful purpose could they serve?

There would be no Bitcoins left in circulation; a perfect corner. If there are no Bitcoins in circulation, how on Earth could they be used as a medium of exchange? And, what could the issuers of Bitcoin possibly do to defend against such a fate? Change the algorithm and increase the 26 million to… 52 million? To 104 million? Join the Fiat printing parade? But then, by the quantity theory of money, Bitcoin would start to lose value, just as Fiat supposedly loses value through ‘over-printing’…

We come to the key issue; why search for a ‘new money’ when we already have the very best money, Gold? Fear of Gold confiscation? Lack of anonymity from an intrusive government? Brutal taxation? Fiat money legal tender laws? All of the above. The answer is not in a new form of money, but in a new social structure, one without Fiat, without Government spying, without drones and swat teams… without IRS, border guards, TSA thugs… on and on. A world of liberty not tyranny. Once this is accomplished, Gold will resume its ancient and vital role as honest money… and not a moment before.

Money Pollutes

There seems to be no way of stopping this invasion and governments are misled by their claims of jobs and other things that don’t always eventuate. The ones making the money are the owners of the businesses that are doing the polluting and they have little care for the environment, or so it seems.

This is not a problem for Australia alone as the same is happening world-wide and people are voicing their objections by turning away from major political parties. While voters have woken up to the big-polluters who care more about the money they make rather than the health of the planet politics is facing major challenges.

My perspective on this problem comes from memory of my reincarnation and my suspicion that everyone is back, which accounts for the huge population growth of recent times. It is also apparent that the earth can’t survive the impact of the pollution much longer, so we are in the last days. If this is the case, then there is ample proof that money is used by God to bring it about.

It is the hunger for money that drives the World Order and that puts wealth creation ahead of common sense and survival. So what are those who pollute the environment thinking? We can’t eat coal and we can’t breathe the gasses and everything else is in decline.

Dogecoin

For you to use Dogecoins you need to have a digital wallet. This is an address that you use to receive the coins. When you have a new wallet, the dogecoin network generates a private key that is given to you.

The network also generates a public key that you use when exchanging the coins with other users.

The private key is kept as a big secret and the owner is the only person who knows it. The reason why it’s kept as a secret is because anyone who knows it can claim complete ownership of the funds associated with it.

Due to the importance of the key, it’s vital that you guard it as much as you can. This is because if you reveal it to other people it can easily result to loss of your money.

This is a place where all the transactions that you engage in are maintained. Many experts equate the block chain to a logbook. Since the block chain records every transaction that you engage in, it’s updated every time that you complete a transaction.

To eliminate errors in the records, all the transactions are first verified before they are written permanently. For example, if you send money to a friend, the transaction is first added to the most current “block” after which it undergoes verification for authenticity.

Once the verification is complete it’s written permanently. The verification process is done by “miners”.

There are a number of ways you can acquire the coins. Some of the ways include: mining, faucets, tips, and changing of other forms of currency to dogecoins. The most common method of acquiring the coins is mining. Here you only need to have a computer and software that allows you to mine the coins.

ATMS Go Green

Paperless Billing

Most ATM s have the paperless billing feature that not only help to cut paper cost but also ensure user convenience. E-receipts received on the mobile phone or e-mail are easy to maintain than the small paper bills that are often misplaced. These small e-messages are effective marketing tools that help create brand loyalty and are profitable methods of promoting ATM services.

Electronic Deposits

The practice of filling deposit slips and paper submission is fading away. ATM s designed with latest technology have auto-deposit features useful for paperless deposits. This automated system has popularized the ATM’s drive-through process that takes only few seconds to deposit money and has considerably reduced the need to visit the bank.

Equipment Recycling

Using recycled ATM equipment is cost-effective with no compromise on the output. ATM equipment manufacturers help to maximize the usage of the recycled parts under the advance exchange policy. Merchants can send the failing parts to the ATM companies who either repair it or give partial credit for the irreparable equipment.

Pick Right Financial Advisors

That depends on what you want the financial advisers to do. Do you want help with estate planning, or is it your child’s college fund? What about advice on which stocks to pick or how to withdrawal cash from retirement funds without draining your account? Determining where to start depends on your desired outcome, and the good news is financial advisers come with many specialties.

Once you decide what you need, ask people that you trust for referrals. Seek out someone you don’t mind divulging personal financial information to.

Next, find out what your potential advisor did before becoming an advisor. Was he/she a math expert who majored in statistics at college? Do they have an advanced degree in accounting or business? The answer to these types of questions can tell you a lot about the Ivory Tower experience someone may have, and whether it’s relevant enough for your trust. You want someone with good character, much like you would in choosing a good doctor or lawyer.

How Do Financial Advisers Charge?

Many people are intimidated by costs but have no idea what they are. This is normal, and there are many ways in which an advisor might charge you.

Charging you a commission on products (or stocks) bought and sold is the most typical form of remuneration. Some, however, might charge a flat fee or yearly retainer, or a combination thereof. The best advice: do some comparison-shopping just as you would for a vehicle or any other significant purchase.

State Registered Advisors Must Be Licensed

Those who give advice on how someone should invest their money should be registered with the state in which they practice. For instance, in Washington State, all financial advisors must register with the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions in order to practice. Check with your state to see what the requirements are, and be sure to check for prerequisites pertaining to admission, such as testing and education.

You can also check the state records for complaints: legal judgments, bankruptcies, criminal charges, and government orders. All of this information is kept on file by the state and are available to the public.

Make Sure Have Good Credit Standing

First, you need to know your capacity to pay. If you are about to borrow money, it is important that you will be able to cover what you will borrow. Therefore, having a source of income is essential when you apply for credit. It can start with using credit cards straight from your college days. For sure, such a tool can help you pay your tuition or cover expenses for schooling. When you have a good credit from college, you can proceed with higher loan amounts in the future. This is also the stepping stone in building quality credit. The records that you have in the past will influence your score in the future. Therefore, you need to take care of your credit early on.

Second, you should be able to clear your loans and balances at the right time. Using a credit card is a good example for this practice. You can see that there is a specific date and amount that you have to pay. After you have paid for such an amount, you will have a better credit score. But take note that there should be consistency when it comes to doing this. The calculated balances that you have in the credit card will have an effect to your credit score. So take time to include your payments to the card in your monthly budget. The less credit charges you incur the more score you will accumulate in the long run.

One more thing to do is to keep monitoring your account. You should have consolidation when it comes to loans and debts. Only this way you could have a better credit score from full payments. If you are considering getting a higher loan, you will see that the bank can give you flexible terms. This may happen only if you have good credit score. Of course, there are other factors too like your history of payments and your accounts with other banks. These banks can coordinate with each other in order to identify those who have good credit standing. Therefore, the thing that you have done from one bank may spread to another. If you want a more comfortable life, then you should always aim for a high credit score.

Stop Bad Financial Habits

The Situation: A lot of people, including you, don’t fully understand how important it is to save cash with regard to their future. Figure out how to save first then spend, not the other way around. While this is superior to no savings in any way, it is definitely not the correct way to build an excellent savings plan.

Steps To Managing Your Individual Finances Well.

Listed here are some important tips that you can consider if you wish to reduce costs for the future. These techniques have helped a lot of people be successful at taking better proper care of their finances.

Put 20% Of The Earnings Into Savings

In case you are to be successful in the foreseeable future, carry out the opposite of just what the average person does. As opposed to saving whatever remains, save first and spend afterward. Even if you are expecting a reduced check than normal, be sure to save 20% out from each and every single check that you receive. Make sure to deposit this money once you receive money. You will have learned a vital lesson, and saving the amount of money than enables you to work your way down taking good care of everything, bills first.

Saving money assists you to create a healthy financial habit that will help you to budget your money efficiently for the rest of your way of life. You could possibly feel much less stressed about finances when you know that you have an urgent situation fund available.

Don’t Complicate Matters

It is obvious the iPhone 7 is great. Your buddies and colleagues have purchased it,but the iPhone 6 plus is one that you simply bought a few time ago. While many of these new gadgets are fun and exciting to have, you undoubtedly don’t need a new phone unless your old phone is dying. You must never buy it unless you really want an iPhone 7.

Can that new phone do something that your particular old model can’t do? It is essential to sometimes treat yourself with luxuries, just make sure this really is something great rather than some of those undesirable habits one does repeatedly. Additional money is the best money to pay, not the 20% you will be saving.

Cash Over Credit

Maybe you are from the opinion the charge cards in your wallet should be used, not hidden away. Often we start off with good intentions buying only small things likely to pay them off at the conclusion of every month. $50 here or $25 there can’t hurt, and you can always pay it off following the month. That brand of thinking gets people in trouble quickly, plus they rack up a pile of debt.

Financial Mad Max

There are a number of areas to cover when prepping, and they include the obvious ones like keeping yourself in the best physical shape possible, building a stock of food and water to last at least a month or two, and accumulating items to barter in the event of hyperinflation kicking in or when the networks crash with ATMs unable to dispense any more paper money. Here we look at the need to prep for the monetary mayhem that is already underway. Has everybody already forgotten about the 12-day shutdown of Cypriot banks in March 2013? That when they reopened a 300 euros limit was imposed as a maximum that can be withdrawn? What about the subsequent 40 – 70 percent haircut given to any deposit above 100,000 euros? If you think this can only happen to somebody else you’d better think again – hard. Cyprus style bail-ins are becoming the preferred way to stave off banking failures in future as private property rights become a thing of the past.

It is therefore only prudent to prepare ourselves in this area before a Mad Max world descends on us in full force. Hopefully it doesn’t ever come to that, but if it does, at least in this one area we have prepped to the max and we have a cache of real money to use and barter with ease. If Mad Max doesn’t grace us with his presence – fantastic, and the gold we have saved can become a valuable heirloom for the next generation and our loved ones. But at the present trajectory, history suggests it is a matter of when rather than if before the social fabric is torn asunder due to financial meltdowns. The song of angry men is being sung louder each day haven’t you noticed? Austerity for the masses and freebies to the rich, and a Les Miserables reprise is in the cards.

So what is spendable gold? I do not wish to harp about gold being real money, because I believe by now most of us have seen enough QE to the nth-degree and the sad erosion of paper currencies for ourselves. Spendable gold has become a rising European trend in recent years, with well-known producers such as Credit Suisse, PAMP, UBS and even the Perth Mint of Australia issuing them. This is gold in small sizes such as 1-gram, 2.5-grams and 5-grams. The small sizes make the bars affordable to most people who are seeking shelter from the monetary storm, while also making the gold easier to spend as well. Just imagine trying to buy a few loaves of bread with an ounce of gold (which at the time of this writing is US$1,230/oz.) and you get the picture. Sure, they might be happy to throw in a pound of salami free of charge but good luck asking for the change. These won’t be normal times after all, and it would hardly be a surprise if people acted less than civil.

I for one hope the market rigging will continue, and they can kick that darn can down the road indefinitely. Manipulation is better than Mad Max any day in my book, and the longer the farce lasts means the more time I have to prepare. However, Germany’s top financial regulator BAFIN has just spoken out against the manipulation of precious metals and currencies in the market, calling it a bigger scandal than the rigging of LIBOR. Hence, we can see the knowledge of gold manipulation has moved from the realm of conspiracy theories into the mainstream. The writing on the wall speaks volumes. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary to the Treasury during the Reagan years made a telling comment on the subject: “We conclude that ability to manipulate the gold price is disappearing as physical gold moves from New York and London to Asia, leaving the West with paper claims to gold that greatly exceed the available supply.”