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Online Finance Magazines

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Online Finance Magazines

Most people intentionally bypass the bay of finance magazines in the grocer or their local newsstand, believing that there is nothing in those magazines that will help them gain a better understanding of their money, the state of the economy, or anything else relating to finances for that matter. But by exploring what online finance magazines have to offer, you may actually be able to gain a much better understanding of the world’s economy and how it influences you, and you may have an improved sense of understanding over your own finances as well.

– Not only will reading online finance magazines give you input from a variety of different sources on the current state of the financial segment, the world economy and other vital finance topics, but by getting such a wide variety of different views, you will get a much larger picture of the current situation than by just following one point of view. Online finance magazines give you plenty of insight by sharing views with you from sources all over the world, including finance experts, economists, government officials, politicians and more.

– By reading online finance magazines you will open yourself up to advice on a wide variety of different finance topics. You may not go looking for the next big investment vehicle, or advice on how to invest small but reap big rewards, but articles like these and more are available in many online finance magazines, so there is plenty that you can learn by reading them. Not only will you learn about the economy in the United States and all over the world, but you will also learn a lot about managing your own finances, getting out of debt, financing a big purchase like a home or car, or just managing small investments or your growing investment portfolio.

– Online finance magazines often have question and answer sections that you can write in to. Getting your question published in a print magazine is a lot harder than getting published on the web. Ask an insightful question about finances or the world economy and have your question and its corresponding answer broadcast online for the entire world to see. It may surprise you how many people you can help by asking a question that is on the minds of many other people.

If you want to keep up to date on what is going on in finance not only in your area, but across the country and around the world, reading online finance magazines can really help. If you want advice on investing, growing your investment portfolio, managing your money, financing a large purchase or paring down your debt, you can find the answers that you seek in online finance magazines as well. If you have concerns relating to the economy or your own finance management on a large or small scale, online finance magazines can really make a difference.

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Originally posted 2020-11-18 05:59:30. Republished by Old Post Promoter

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How do Savings Bonds Work

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Wondering Why You Should Invest in US Savings Bonds?

Are you wondering why you should invest in United States savings bonds, or how savings bonds work? This is a question that not enough people are considering these days, because most people are pressing their luck instead by gambling with stocks and other investments. So many people are turning to penny stocks thinking that they cannot lose, but this thrilling stock market is no way to turn a buck. Instead, people should look at savings bonds as a valuable part of an investment portfolio even if they do not appear to be as exciting as an investment.

First of all, you need to understand what a U.S. Savings Bond is if you want to take advantage of these lucrative investments. Back in the day, savings bonds were a popular form of long term investment for people who could not afford to buy common stock. This is back when a long term investment was only an investment that lasted longer than a couple of weeks. There are plenty of different savings bond options available to you out there, but the ones that are the best and the most worthy of your time are the ones that are backed by the United States. At their basic level, these savings bonds are a promise that if you lend money to the government, you will get it back with interest attached. The one risk lies in that the entity you lend to may not be able to pay it off as they have agreed to. However, when lending to the United States Government through US treasury bonds, the risk is a great deal less. Unless the entire American government goes bankrupt, you will eventually get your money back and you will earn interest in the process.

For all intents and purposes, you are lending money to the government when you purchase a United States savings bond. In the days of huge deficits, it is much easier for the United States government to raise money by selling US treasury bonds and savings bonds than to have to go to foreign lenders who require much larger interest rates and much higher returns on their investments. US treasury savings bonds are better for the government and the country because they do not require American citizens to pay taxes to pay foreign governments back for their loans.

Not only is this a lucrative deal for the government when it needs financial assistance, but because of compounding interest, it is also a lucrative deal for you. If you begin with a $1000 initial investment and make $50 monthly deposits, after taxes your nest egg would be nearly $20,000. Increase the interest rate by only a little bit to 3 percent and you will have a nest egg of $22,000 or more. If you think you can put away $100 a month instead of $50, your nest egg will grow exponentially to $42,000. There are also tax benefits associated with these bills that you will want to look into as well.

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Originally posted 2020-11-26 05:01:05. Republished by Old Post Promoter

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