Have you heard of Groupon? Basically they are a deal site which offers new deals every day in various cities across the country. In order to get the deal, enough people need to sign up for it. Well today Groupon is offering up a national deal with the GAP. It’s actually a pretty good bargain. Here it is:
Despite all the latest turmoil of the stock market during the Great Recession of 2008, as we now call it, investing in stocks remains the premier means to investing.
The stock market tends to have volatile performances in times of any economic uncertainties, but that is why it is a good barometer for the economy. The stock market in general will always deliver long-term returns, just as the economy eventually advances after trying times.
No other investment vehicles are as closely and directly related to the many aspects of an economy as the stock market. As risky as it may seem, the stock market is still arguably the most rewarding investment place.
Two critical elements are worth considering in answering “why invest in stocks?”
There’s a lot to be said for paying your bills on time, but some quick and easy negotiation can actually save you money each month on your credit card account if done properly.
The key is to never take the number on your billing statement for granted, as everything from the fees to the interest rate can usually be lowered with some tact.
However, you cannot expect to simply ask for a lower debt and get it without effort.
In East Asia, you probably know about the ninja and samurai. In Israel, there are soldiers trained in Krav Maga. For those of you who don’t know, Krav Maga is a martial art developed in Israel. It does not have the long tradition of respect, personal growth, and honor that come to mind when you think of Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu. It was developed for one purpose, to survive.
Why invest in bonds? We hear so much about stocks in the news but bonds don’t get mentioned with the same level importance and urgency (the Dow stock index gets all the glory on the 6 o’clock news). Yet bonds are an integral piece of most portfolios as well as being an important debt instrument, used to create capital for businesses and municipalities.
Maybe you’re sitting at home looking at your credit card statements, realizing that your APR’s [Editor: Annual Percentage Rates] aren’t quite as low as you’d like, or you’ve recently checked your FICO score and notice it’s low.
Perhaps you want to refinance your home, and want to get the best rates possible before looking into loans. Or maybe you have a very low credit score, getting deeper in debt and need to do some real work to improve your credit score.
Among the many responsibilities a home-owner can have is a lawn. For us, we’ve been pushing that responsibility on a landscaper who comes by once a week to mow the lawn, trim the edges, and weed the garden. But this will be the last week he comes because next week we’re going DIY – We’re going to do our lawn and garden ourselves!