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6 Advantages of having a GPS tracking App on your Smartphone

All of us have heard the name GPS and we’re all aware of what it is to some extent. But not everyone realizes its true potential and what wonders it can perform for our daily lives. Not only it can solve a lot of our problems but also save us hundreds of dollars. How? We’ll explain in this article. What is GPS? It stands for Global Positioning System. GPS is basically a system that can tell us the exact location of a device using signal transmitted by satellites orbiting around the Earth. Regardless of where you are on the globe, if you have a GPS tracker on your smartphone or laptop or any other electronic device, you’ll be able to locate your position easily. With GPS, you’re never lost. Now, the use of GPS for navigation is nothing new and probably all of us use it in our daily lives.…

Gold Trading Strategies

Of everything to invest in, trade in, buy, hoard or sell, gold is right up there at the top. Why? Because it has a long history of being valuable and even more importantly, it’s sexy. In the past, gold has been used to make peace between warring tribes, as a gift to bribe monarchs, to create religious idols, to fashion jewelry and at times it has even been used as currency. In fact, the US dollar was backed by gold up until 1971. Still today, central banks all around the globe have a store of gold to be used in an emergency. It is a volatile commodity, but those who have the patience to study its moves and learn its trends can uncover the high potential involved in trading gold. Watching the Relative Strength Index Gold prices have swung wildly since President Nixon lifted the lid on gold in 1971.…

5 Easy Money Saving Tips to Transform Any Financial Strategy

We all have financial goals in life. Some of us want to own our own home, while others dream of having the perfect custom sports car. However, unless you happen to be incredibly lucky, the chances are that you’re going to need to have a strategy in place if you ever want to achieve your targets. Saving money is something that we all know that we need to do, but with so many bills to pay, it can be difficult to find cash that you can afford to put aside for the future too. The good news is that anyone can make progress towards their financial goals, just by changing a few simple financial habits. Here are a few tips to help you out. 1. Experiment with your “Favorite” Products A lot of people buy the same products every month because they assume that they’re getting the best item for…

“Keeping It Simple” – Why this should be every Business Owner’s Mantra in Life

Running a business can get really complicated. Between trying to get your products and services positioned properly in the marketplace, hiring the right employees to create and execute initiatives, managing your brand, and staying on top of the fast changing needs of customers, business owners can quickly get overwhelmed and lose focus as to what is important and how to prioritise. But to have a successful business you must keep your focus on a few key things, and always keep things simple. Keeping things simple lowers stress and helps to keep you and your employees in good health. Here are two of the really important simple areas to focus on, for the continuing success of your business. Maintain Access to Funding Sources Many businesses get started and fizzle out or have their growth stunted simply because they do not have access to capital needed to take advantage of business opportunities.…

“Don’t Keep Up with the Joneses”: Your Best Way to Beat Financial Rot

Keeping up with the Joneses usually means that you are spending way too much money on things you cannot afford. This ultimately leads to only one place – financial rot. Although it feels good to make big purchases on new and shiny things, the bills that follow these purchases are no fun at all. On that note, here is a better plan for you to follow. One that will keep you in the good graces of the credit reporting agencies and lenders. Make a Savings Plan One of the best ways to beat financial rot is to make a savings plan and stick with it. I can hear the groans already coming from you, but these days it is a lot easier than you might think. Innovative banks provide tools to help you calculate how much you can save, and then they provide easy ways for you to do it.…

Best Options Trading

When it comes to the world of financial trading, there are a ton of options. Options trading is something not many people know about. It is a bit different from your standard stock trading, options trading is a great place to start because it is a versatile market with a bit of flexibility. I’m going to break it down for you now. What is Options Trading? Options aren’t stocks, they are contracts. When it comes to options trading there are two main contracts to choose from. They are put options and call options. A call option is a contract that gives you the right to purchase, while put option contracts get you the set price to sell. Options differ from traditional stock trading as you’re not paying for shares. In options, you are paying for the right to buy or sell shares. They are contracts at a set price for…

How to design a wedding menu that caters for everyone?

Deciding on the food you’ll serve on your big day is one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding, with a wide array of caterers to visit and taste tests to look forward to. However, while the occasion is all about you and your other half, your guests are still a vital part of the equation. And in an age where there seems to be more dietary considerations than ever to take into account, you can’t simply assume that everybody’s requirements will overlap. With nutritional requirements, allergies and religious backgrounds to take into account, the fun of choosing your cuisine may turn out to be a lot more complicated than you expected. But when you consider that each person has taken time out of their life to celebrate your nuptials, so the least you can do is give them a delicious dinner for their troubles. Rule number one…

Planning a trip to Europe? Don’t miss these historical sites

One of the many reasons why people choose to visit Europe is because of its history. There are so many incredible historical sites to choose from, that you could spend years traveling the continent in an attempt to see them all.  If you’re planning a trip to Europe, here are some of the best places to visit and learn about history: Berlin Berlin has so much history, and plenty of excellent museums waiting to teach you about that history. The Berlin Wall is one of the most interesting historical sites, and you can spend hours walking along it and taking photos of what is now the world’s largest open-air gallery.  There are also many other sites, from the Holocaust Museum to the Stasi Museum. Don’t miss the Pergamon Museum, and be sure to get a photo with the Brandenburg Gate, which is almost 230 years old. Istanbul Did you know…

Why you should consider a digital detox holiday?

If you haven’t yet taken a digital detox holiday, you’ve been missing out. I tried this for the first time in Myanmar, where the wifi was so bad that it simply made sense to take a complete break from work, along with social media. The first few days were difficult but by the end of my ten-day trip, I’d almost forgotten my phone existed, and I was more centered and focused on actually living in the moment.  Since, that first digital detox, I’ve switched off my access to social media in places like Bali and Dubai as well. Believe me, you see and experience so much more when you’re focused on living it, and not simply recording it.  Studies have found numerous benefits to switching off. It boosts your mindfulness, increases concentration, and allows you to better engage with your loved ones. For that reason, it’s not surprising that digital…

5 Things You Need To Know Before Taking a Mortgage

Taking a mortgage is one of the most important financial steps in anyone’s life. And regardless of whether you are doing this as an investment or if you actually want to live in the house you finance with your mortgage, you will definitely want to be really well informed before you seal the deal. What are some of the most important things you need to know before taking a mortgage? Read here and find out more. Not all loans are created alike …and you really need to know the differences between the different types of mortgages available out there. Otherwise, you might end up with a very long-term loan that doesn’t satisfy your needs and expectations – and that’s the last thing you want to cling on to for the next decades or so. You do need good credit score Depending on each lender’s policy, you may be able to…

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