Two weeks ago I delivered a keynote to a group of lawyers at their annual retreat. In an effort to underscore the fact that many companies focus on money, bonuses and vacations as a way to motivate their employees, I presented the findings of an interesting study which showed that the external factors often emphasized in the workplace, like grade performance, income after graduation, and your class rank, are either not correlated with or only weakly correlated with your well-being at work. So if money, rank and prestige aren’t the right tools to motivate today’s workforce, what works?
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There are some people who love setting goals and do a great job reaching them every year, and then there are others who set goals and struggle to make them happen. If you are tired of living in your current situation, but you feel like setting new financial goals will not make a difference, you should try setting up a financial plan instead of setting goals this year. Your financial plan will outline what you need to do and when without the drastic changes that often come when you set goals that may not be achievable.
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Depending on your line of work, your company may offer flexible work arrangements that permit you to work from home on a regular basis. Well day trading at home is a little different than working from home. In this article I will ask you 10 questions to determine if day trading from home is a good fit for you.
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When Lauryn Luther earns money she is careful to set aside 15 percent in a rainy day fund right from the start. She also saves another 15 percent in an interest-bearing account for big expenses down the road, like college or a car. She then commits 30 percent to charity and spends the last 40 percent mostly how she sees fit – whether that’s on toys, a book or her favorite candy.
She’s a 10-year-old.
Lauryn is one of a growing number of children who have learned about money by enrolling in a summer camp focused on financial education.
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Stock markets are some of the most important parts of today’s global economy. Countries around the world depend on stock markets for economic growth.
However, stock markets are a relatively new phenomenon. They haven’t always played an important role in global economics. Today, I’m going to share the history of the stock market and explain why stock markets have become the driving economic force they are today.
Early stock and commodity markets
The first genuine stock markets didn’t arrive until the 1500s. However, there were plenty of early examples of markets which were similar to stock markets.
In the 1100s, for example, France had a system where courretiers de change managed agricultural debts throughout the country on behalf of banks. This can be seen as the first major example of brokerage because the men effectively traded debts.
Later on, the merchants of Venice were credited with trading government securities as earl y as the 13th century. Soon after, bankers in the nearby Italian cities of Pisa, Verona, Genoa, and Florence also began trading government securities.
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As parents, we understand the importance of talking to our children about sex and drugs. We get them involved in sports early to teach them the value of teamwork and physical health. Yet how often do we discuss budgeting, compound interest or debt management? When it comes to finances, we don’t want to stress them out, think talking about money is rude, or feel they don’t need to understand finance until they are older. Yet every step our kids take from college through retirement will be directly influenced by their ability to manage their finances: student loans, credit cards, jobs, mortgages, savings, etc. Some schools teach personal finances, but a financial literacy test given by the National Financial Educator’s Council found that test-takers from 15-18 years old scored an average of only 59.6%. So it’s up to the parents to make sure our children have a financial education before going out to the real world, where they will make financial decisions that will affect the rest of their lives. Of course, no child big or small will respond well or retain a sit down lecture on finances, so you have to sneak in the education; make it fun, interactive and relevant. .
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Day trading is making short-term trades, lasting less than one day, in an attempt to extract a profit from the financial markets. Some day traders are very active, making many trades each day, while other traders may only make one or two trades per day. The most common day trading markets are stocks, forex and futures. Day trading can be a part-time or full-time career, depending on the trader’s style.
It can be lucrative for some, but the long-term success rate is low.
There is a lot of hype around day trading. Some websites promote it as a way to get rich quick (it isn’t), and others say it is impossible (also not true). There are lots of day traders around the world who find success and make a living off the markets, so the truth lies somewhere in between those two extremes. If you’ve thought about day trading, it’s worth your time to read through and understand the concepts discussed below, so you’ll be better prepared for what to expect if you decide to proceed.
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What Is Forex?
The foreign exchange market is the “place” where currencies are traded. Currencies are important to most people around the world, whether they realize it or not, because currencies need to be exchanged in order to conduct foreign trade and business. If you are living in the U.S. and want to buy cheese from France, either you or the company that you buy the cheese from has to pay the French for the cheese in euros (EUR). This means that the U.S. importer would have to exchange the equivalent value of U.S. dollars (USD) into euros. The same goes for traveling. A French tourist in Egypt can’t pay in euros to see the pyramids because it’s not the locally accepted currency. As such, the tourist has to exchange the euros for the local currency, in this case the Egyptian pound, at the current exchange rate.
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