North Cyprus Property – Is it Safe to Buy ?

Property in North Cyprus is relatively low cost and is some 40% cheaper than equivalent property in Southern Cyprus, and around half the price of property in Spain. The reason for this is the fact that Cyprus is a divided island. The South is referred to as the Republic of Cyprus, and is part of…

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Rob Arnott on the Tactical Approach to Allocation – Morningstar Video

Research Affiliates’ Rob Arnott on who should implement a tactical approach and the triggers for tactical practitioners. To see the rest of this interview with Rob Arnott, please visit: http://www.morningstar.com/cover/videocenter.aspx Duration : 0:6:3

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Investor Tips for Retirement

John Ameriks, Vanguard Head of Investment Counseling, on his asset allocation strategy. Duration : 0:3:57

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investment plans?!?

Ok so I need to divide up 7.5% of my income into investment funds… but I have no idea what any of this stuff means! (I just barely passed economics!) ok so here it is…what presentage should I put where? Stable Value Fund -TFLIC guarunteed pooled fund Stock Funds -diversified value fund -diver. stock index…

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Investment Strategies – Personal Financial Planning Seminar

UW Foster School of Business Executive Education Seminar Investment Strategies April 7, 2009, 7:30-9:00am This case driven course will discuss the importance of asset allocation in a successful investment strategy. We will also focus on investment planning and research, as well as the types of specific investments that are critical in the current volatile investment…

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Retirement Plans & Investments : How to Calculate a Roth IRA Account

To calculate the rate of return on a Roth IRA, determine the current balance in the account, figure out the expected percentage rate, and use an anticipated time frame to make the calculation. Consult the financial institution that holds the Roth IRA for tools to help calculate the account with advice from a financial adviser…

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Wrong time to begin investing in 401(k)?

I am 23 years old. Given the recent stock market downturn, I have recently turned my attention to saving for my retirement. I know the correct 401(k) investment allocation for my age is supposed to be heavy in stocks, light in bonds and less risky investments. However, would it be unwise to allocate more in…

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does the IRS see the worksheets when electronic filing?

I have a complicated explanation of my interest allocation on the home mortgage interest worksheet (I have four of them). Will the IRS be able to read my explanation? One 1098 is split between schedule A (home) and schedule E (investment property). Another is my 2nd home which is partly rental and partly home. I…

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How do you collect your retirement savings plan?

After leaving employment, how do you collect your retirement savings plan or 401K? how long does it take to collect it? You have a few choices to make. 1. You could leave your 401k at your previous employer but you can no longer contribute and they may start charging you, I would advise against this…

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Are you fully invested in the stock market? If not, what would it take to lure you in?

By "fully invested", I mean at 100% of your normal stock allocation. So if your default position is 60% stocks and 40% other investments I would call a 60% allocation to stocks to be fully invested. For the record, I am mostly out of stocks and hedged to the downside, so I’m not cheerleading for…

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