Monthly Archives: February 2018

Debt Problem Warning Signs

Debt Problem Warning Signs

Many Americans have over spent during the last 3 years. It has created a major credit problem for most. Here are some important indicators to help you see if you are on the verge of major debt problems:

You have little or no savings – Very often, people fall into bankruptcy because they have some unexpected expense. If you have no savings built up, it means that any medical emergency, car accident or other unforeseen challenge will have to be paid for on credit.

You only make minimum payments on your credit card debt – When you only pay the minimum balance on your credit card debt, you are practically giving you money away to credit card companies, lenders and banks. You accrue the most interest on your credit card debt making minimum payments, and thus you really are not solving your debt problems.

You continue making credit card purchases, even though you are trying to pay off those same cards – If you were trying to bail the water out of a boat, you wouldn’t put it back into the ocean would you? The same logic applies to credit card debt; if you know you have a debt problem, put the plastic away until you can get the balance down to either zero or at least a manageable number.

You have at least one credit card or line of credit that is near or over its credit limit – A sure sign of a potentially major debt problem is when your lines of credit are all used up. If you do not have enough money in your paycheck to fund your expenses, and you have used up all of your credit lines, what will you turn to in order to make ends meet? Debt problems often begin to become obvious when a consumer has no money left just before rent is due, or a car payment. This is when you have nowhere to turn since all your credit cards are maxed out.

One last sign of debt problems is when you are occasionally late in making payments on your bills, your credit cards and other monthly expenses – Once you are late once, it becomes okay to be late a second time. Part of the snowball effect is when a consumer gets so overwhelmed with their debt problems that paying bills in general becomes too much. Soon enough, all of the mail begins to take on a pink tone (meaning Past Due notices) and potential debt problems become massive debt problems.

If you are wondering if your finances exhibit any warning signs of potential debt problems, check the above five warning signals. If one of more of these sounds familiar, you should immediately take stock of your finances and see where you can cut back, whether you can make more money or if you need some sort of outside assistance.

Great Investment Tips For The Current Recession

Great Investment Tips For The Current Recession

With many headwinds threatening to send the US back into a recession, many smart investors are focusing their portfolios on only the income generating stocks and commodities (especially precious metals) that still have room to run.

Many astute economists now admit that the hangover from the financial crisis is still playing out and while many people are panicking and losing money there are many areas of growth out there at the moment. Investors just need to look past all the doom and gloom that is out there and being written in the papers and economic journals.

The 7 best ways to protect yourself from the coming economic troubles include:

1) Focus your efforts on High quality businesses and stocks that have A-Type balance sheets and strong yields.

2) Stocks that only provide reliable dividends and have a proven track record in a weak economic environment.

3) Choosing stocks and bonds that show low debt to equities ratios and high liquid asset ratios currently. This is really companies with good balance sheets and no heavy debts lingering from the financial crisis.

4) Choosing the hard assets such as oil and gas royalties, and similar real estate investments with a long term focus on various income streams.

5) Choosing sectors and companies that have high variable costs, and low risk entries such as utilities, consumers staples and especially health care services.

6) Choosing areas such as high growth potential in the Alternative / Clean energy sectors. Or also sectors that are not heavily reliant on bullish equities markets and volatile market swings.

7) Subscribe to the free trends alert with all the latest and greatest tips for investing in a poor economy at with regular updates from some of the best investing minds and forecasters in the world.

The best thing about a weak economic environment is that good opportunities stick out like a sore thumb. You just have to be on the lookout for them. Do not think that there are limited opportunities out there at the moment. There is an era of very aggressive growth coming when the US recovers from this credit crisis hangover. The best time to ride the coat tails of this booming period is before it happens. That time is right now, when everything is cheap and flat lining.

The best bet is to never put all your eggs in one basket. There are always opportunities out there, and no one ever made lots of money but not diversifying. Investment diversification will be your friend in the next few years at the US and economic situation start to get better.

The steps to making Safe and secure Investment decisions with Forex Managed Accounts

The steps to making Safe and secure Investment decisions with Forex Managed Accounts

The modern society brought forth numerous ways of making money and reaching financial stability, which in the past was only accessible to few. Money making nowadays doesn’t have so much to do with training or education, but rather the focus is on orientation, perspective and sense for business. The capitalistic mindset has made people hungry for money, fearful of competition and always chasing the happiness that money can buy.

Forex trading is a method by means of which people can earn great sums of money easily and hassle-free. It uses various tools and methods of managements and trading tactics in order to meet every client’s needs and perspective on wise investments. Managed Forex accounts can bring many benefits and considerable profits, but risks are also to be taken into consideration. Whenever there is talk about profit, loss is but a normal implication and the main idea here is to lower, as much as possible, the losses, while trying to raise profits.

One reason why people can be skeptical at times when it comes to invest in Forex managed accounts is the fear of scams. The minimum deposit for a managed account is $5,000, so it is obvious why people need to be careful about it and select wisely the brokerage firm they plan to do business with. Internet is really a place where anything can happen, so best to keep the eyes open.

The main advantages of managed accounts include asset diversification, profitable trading opportunities, participation in management and considerable profits. With Forex accounts, the more risks are involved, the greater the chances are to obtain huge profits and that is really a risk worth taking.

Starting with managed Forex can also be possible with smaller sums for deposit in the beginning, like $1,000 to $2,500. The commission you’ll be required to pay to the brokerage firms is usually 25-30%, but that can vary. When you’re signing the contract, read carefully the section about commissions and account management, it is in your best interest.

Nowadays, everybody can get involved in Forex trading, investing and earning lots of money and education, as well as previous training, are not very important. An accurate sense for business and an open mind will make you rich in a very short while, so don’t miss out on the opportunity!

Personal Bank Loans – How To Get Personal Bank Loans

Personal Bank Loans – How To Get Personal Bank Loans

If you have financial problems, then you know how much stress it can cause you and your family. Especially, when an emergency arrises and you do not have the proper funds to deal with it. You can get help from one of the many personal bank loans that are available, though. There are many different options with different requirements and as long as you meet these requirements you can get some money in your pocket pretty quickly. Here are some of the requirements you will be dealing with.

You should know what your credit looks like. Most banks or lenders are going to base the majority of their decision on your credit and income. most people are not even close to being aware of their credit score or what is on their credit report. You can get a free credit report once a year from all three bureaus just by writing them and asking for it. If you are really in a hurry or in a bind, then just apply for the loan and they can let you know what your credit looks like.

You should know that personal bank loans are not the easiest to get. Banks tend to be pickier than other lenders and usually require pretty good credit. There are some lenders that all you have to do is sign their contract and you get money right then in your hand. They will probably want a voided check and a couple of paycheck stubs, but it can be that simple. However, banks do not work like that. They will pull your credit, check and verify your income and employment, and want some other documents like tax forms and what not.

The only way you will know if you qualify for a personal bank loan is by applying and either being accepted or turned down. Either way you will know what the next step is. You will either have to go to a place that does not require credit or you will have your loan. If you need to go somewhere that does not require credit, then look for a payday loan store or cash advance store to get your fast cash loan.

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Any action banning legal market making contraband market flourish

Any action banning legal market making contraband market flourish

The issue surrounding the regulation of tobacco: whether to ban menthol, carries great importance for public health advocates and tobacco executives. Adding menthol to cigarettes may increase the likelihood of addiction and make it easier for young people to start smoking, according to preliminary findings of a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel considering whether to recommend a ban or otherwise restrict menthol cigarettes.

The NBPA does not endorse or support any product that causes harm to the black community, produces ill health effects, or causes addiction. Yet menthol cigarettes constitute 30 percent of the current U.S. tobacco market. It is reasonable to conclude that any action banning 30 percent of a currently legal market would create and enhance the contraband cigarette market. This certainly causes concern to many law enforcement officers around the nation.

In this illegal market, we have already observed thefts and robberies of local stores; crimes against consumers; and illicit sales in otherwise legitimate business. These activities were brought on by tax increases that were believed to serve the greater good. We are coping with cigarette smuggling from one state to another based on taxes alone.

In fact, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives believes the illegal cigarette market to be the number-one underground market in the world.

Again, the NBPA does not support or endorse products that contribute to deaths among the people we represent. But the question is not one of tobacco usage, but whether a ban on menthol in cigarettes will make the public safer or backfire with far more damaging consequences.

Menthol cigarettes are especially popular among young smokers. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 62 percent of middle-school students who smoke begin with menthol cigarettes, whose minty taste can mask the harshness of tobacco.

It is our belief that if menthol cigarettes are banned, contraband versions mimicking name brands will enter the flourishing illegal market. These new unregulated products would be sold in cigarette houses, on corners, in cars and back alleyways. Who will ask the young smoker to present identification in the back alley or at the door of a vehicle? Who will regulate the ingredients that are placed in cigarettes produced illegally? We have no desire to send 30 percent of smokers underground to purchase menthol cigarettes.

Our communities do not need another avenue of crime to deal with, and overtaxed local law enforcement officials do not need to be distracted from devoting time to the more serious criminal issues that plague our neighborhoods.

The legal cigarette market contributes $40 billion a year to state and federal governments in taxes. The NBPA would like to see more of these tax revenues spent and focused on smoking prevention and cessation programs, especially among our youth. Funding law enforcement programs and operations that focus on youth campaigns and prevention programs will have a positive effect in our communities.

Money Flows Like Water

Money Flows Like Water

Money is an uncountable noun. The best thing you can do is count units of money. And every nation has a different name for those units and they are valued relatively to a particular unit’s buying power at home and it’s buying power after conversion somewhere else. And this value is always changing. In other words, we all have a pretty good idea (at least we think we have a pretty good idea) of what money does, but the fact remains that money is completely relative to a extraordinarily complex set of factors, among those including political and economic ones. In a simple sense, diamonds are only valuable because they are rare, and gold (which used to be used as money) was like that as well. But now hardly anyone knows what exactly is determining the value of money- even the economists don’t know.

So how then is money like water? Because most of us have a very simplistic and narrow view of money, and in general, the more you have, the better. But money, like water, always has to go somewhere, doesn’t it? You can, I suppose, accumulate it and keep it, like a water reservoir, in a big bank account for future use. But water evaporates into thin air and so does money (through inflation or economic voodoo spells), so you either must then invest it and make money off your money (which is always risky in one way or another) or spend it ahead of inflation. In any case, if you’re not in the business of making more and more money, (if you’re on a fixed income) money can become a very difficult paradigm to figure out.

I don’t have to worry about that at the moment, though I do find that position enviable (well, a more or less fixed income- I’d like to deal in goods rather than work for cash). But right now my bankbook reads like a riverbed in an extreme environment of a monthly flash floods, immediately followed by a month long drought. Money flows in, I pay all the bills, and there’s nothing left to save. So the nation of me is very water poor.

Machinery Breakdown Insurance-scope, Coverage And Exclusions

Machinery Breakdown Insurance-scope, Coverage And Exclusions

There is no substitue for perfection in maintenance to ensure zero breakdown in machine. Still breakdown do occur involving expensive machinery and equipment and grabing substantial financial investment for reasons varied.

Term it as unforseen, Accidental and sudden! Cover it under Machinery Breakdown Insurance Policy.

What is covered: Machinery against unforseen, sudden accidental physical loss or damage caused by-
– Carelessness
– Short-circuit, disruption, electrical overpressure
– Failure of operation of safety devices
– Structural defects, material defects or defects of assembly
– Fortuitous working accidents such as vibration, maladjustment
– Loosening of parts, abnormal stresses, fatigue, centrifugal force, excessive speed
– Defective or accidental lack of lubrication, seizure, water hammer or local overheating
– Falling, impact, collision or similar occurrences
– Obstruction or the entry of foreign bodies

Subject to main exceptions:
– Which are commonly insured: Fire & allied perils
– Which are uninsurable: Wear and tear

When is it covered: Machines are covered whilst-
– Working or at rest
– Being dismantled moved or re-erected for the purpose of cleaning, inspection, repair or installation in another position within the situation.

Machines which can be insured: All Stationary equipment can be covered-
– Electrical equipment: Including alternators and generators, motors, rectifiers, switchgear and transformers
– Mechanical plant: Including engines, turbines (steam, water & gas), blowers, compressors, pumps, machine tools, presses and refrigerators
– Process machinery in such industries as cold storage, engineering and metallurgical, paper/ pulp making, printing, rubber/ plastics and textiles

Possible extensions available:
– Third Party Liability
– Owner’s Surrounding Property
– Additional Customs Duty
– Express freight
– Escalation
– Air freight

Principal Exclusions:
– Loss/ damage arising out of overload experiments or tests
requiring imposition of abnormal conditions
– Gradually developing flaws, Wear and tear
– Wilful act/ Wilful negligence of Insured
– Loss or damage for which manufacturer/ supplier is responsible either by law or contract
– Faults or defects existing at the time of commencement of insurance, which were known to the insured/ responsible representative but not disclosed to the insurer

Salient Features of this Insurance Policy:
– 50% discount on tariff rates is applicable on tariff rates for stand by equipment (except DG Sets).
– Higher Excess can be opted for to obtain a rebate in premium rate.
– Claims Experience discount can be availed as per the provisions of the policy.

Intraday Trading Becoming A Popular Means Of Stock Trading

Intraday Trading Becoming A Popular Means Of Stock Trading

Stock market in itself is an important aspect of making investments in the shares of different companies which is becoming more important with the means of intraday trading. People all over the world have come out in the open regarding their interest in the stock market. They are required to register themselves in the trading platforms and then carry out the buying and selling of different shares so that they get into profits. Trading in the stock markets can be of many types and the intraday trading is one of these methods. By such a trade, people are able to secure a good profile of investment as it is one of those methods which have a quick result during the day itself. By the intraday term is meant that the execution of different share trading is done in the single day.
Those investors, who have got time and can collaborate with stock brokers, will have to keep a constant watch on the trading programs. They can be in touch with the brokers and bring information on the changes that might be affecting the share prices. Intraday trading requires a constant watch on the different aspects of trading and has to be done at the same time. When the process is being done through the different platforms, people will be benefited in carrying out such trading. Nowadays the platforms are sprucing up their profiles because they want more and more customers to come and join their portals so that as stock brokers, they can have some share in the profits.
But above all, the primary target is to have a greater amount of investments through their brokering platforms. Due to this reason, people are making an effort to make their trading platforms operate faster so that more and more people get involved in the intraday trading which is not only profitable but also is highly result oriented. When so many people are taking up such a type of trading and they are going for the portals, then it will be beneficial for the stock brokers as well as be advantageous to the people. the profits through such a kind of trading has been considered quite important these days in the days when the rise and fall is very fast and therefore people will be able to make profits if done in the right moments.
Taking a call in a day is a difficult task which has been made immensely easier by the introduction of stock brokers who are keen on making an impact in the investment profiles of their customers. The concept of intraday trading is becoming more and more famous these days as people are trying to indulge in the profits and also be a part of the growing trends of stock market trading.

Cp 91 – Tax Masters Explains What Irs Notice Cp 91 Means

Cp 91 – Tax Masters Explains What Irs Notice Cp 91 Means

What is a CP 91?

Similar to a CP 90, A CP 91 is a final notice before the IRS puts a levy on your social security benefits. Basically, the IRS is letting you know that they will be taking money out of your social security benefits to pay off the taxes you owe. If your monthly benefit is more than $750, the IRS can garnish 15% of your monthly benefits for taxes that are at least six months overdue.

How serious is a CP 91?

On a scale of 1 to 10, this is a 10! You will not be receiving any more notices and the IRS will be taking your social security benefits. You need to act quickly if you want to try and stop it.

What can I do when I receive CP 91?

Whatever you do, DO NOT ignore the CP 91 tax notice! That will only ensure that your benefits are taken and you will be put in bad standing with the IRS. Because this notice is so serious, your best bet is to contact a reputable tax resolution firm, an enrolled agent, CPA, or tax attorney familiar with tax debt cases. You have a decent shot at a good settlement because you are past your earning years. When settling your taxes, however, you must show hardship (form 433-A) and must be able to come up with the money to apply ($150) and 20% of the amount that you propose to settle the debt for. Plus, you have to show where you got the money to pay for this process and how much you plan to pay and when (An Offer in Compromise- form 656). Having a tax representative to get all the documents, forms, and finances in order, in a way that the IRS will accept, can really increase your odds of a good settlement.

If you dont qualify for An Offer in Compromise there are still some things a tax resolution firm can do to help you. They might be able to set up a partial payment plan (where you only pay what you can afford every month) or get the IRS to declare the debt uncollectable. Bottom line is, you have to do something because your benefits are at serious risk.

Important Information about CP 91:

The IRS may start the process of levying your Social Security benefits before your 30 days is up, because they know the system is typically slow. In other words, you need to deal with this IMMEDIATELY (it may already be too late). The IRS will not deal with a tax payer in any way before they have filed ALL delinquent tax returns. In other words, before you can stop a levy, you must have filed all old returns. There are NO EXCEPTIONS!

Disclaimer: The above should not be taken as tax advice, but as some common sense responses to an IRS notice.

Education Franchise Only One Of Its Kind Requiring Tutors To Have Master’s Degree

Education Franchise Only One Of Its Kind Requiring Tutors To Have Master’s Degree

Chyten Educational Services was founded in 1984 by Neil Chyten who believed that every child deserved an opportunity to reach their highest potential. Using customized programs for students based on their individual needs, the education franchise has provided test preparation and specialized tutoring services for the past 25 years and his franchise is one of the fastest growing supplemental educational businesses in America.

According to Neil Chyten, who serves as the company’s president, what sets his education program apart from similar franchises is Chyten brings a whole new style curriculum, individualized one on one tutoring by tutors who all have at least a masters degree and teaching experience.

“Our name has become synonymous with the word ‘excellence’ in the areas we serve,” says Chyten. “Having been exposed to many different educational programs, I am convinced that highly qualified and experienced teachers can make a real difference in students lives which is why we only employ tutors with a minimum of a master’s degree and who also have prior teaching experience.”

Chyten believes these standards for teachers give his franchise a competitive advantage over other education programs with lower standards for instructors, and the franchise is beginning to expand across the country as the demand for quality education services continues to grow.

Chyten Educational Services began offering its franchise in the fall of 2007 and has seen positive results from its program. The company is actively seeking new franchisees to share in their commitment to providing quality education programs.

“Chyten franchisees can take advantage of all the years of hard work we have put into developing the concept,” explains Chyten who also stresses he has the only franchise model of its kind in the education industry. “Having uniqueness is a key ingredient in selecting a franchise concept.”

Chyten also believes it is important for potential franchisees to find a concept that fits their personality and style. He says that good candidates for a Chyten franchise are those who possess good people skills, good communication skills, and individuals with a strong work ethic who have a belief in the value of education. “We look for people who have a real desire to give back and help others reach their true potential,” says Chyten.

Franchise fees for the Chyten concept cover all necessary startup needed for new franchise owners according to Chyten including site selection, lease negotiation, and training. Royalty fees are applied to offset the support costs once the franchisee is up and running.

The Chyten education franchise offers a third party financing program to cover leasehold improvements as well as some equipment. Franchise locations can typically be in business within 90 to 120 days.