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I’m a financial planner — here’s what I tell people who ask if they’re saving enough money

sunglasses thinking happy future More (Once you start moving, it’s easier to keep going.Flickr/normalsanik) Savings advice can sometimes seem like satire. Start early. Save 15% of your income. Make sure it’s your pretax income. Do it for 40 years. Cross your fingers. Click your heels. But in the real world, that’s not how it works for most people. As a financial ... Read More »

Stocks could see more new highs before a significant pull back

Bryan R. Smith | AFP | Getty Images The Wall Street Bull sculpture is seen in the Financial District on December 8, 2016 in New York. Stocks have the wind at their back, with catalysts in place for more new highs. The three major indices all closed at records Tuesday. The S&P 500edged to a high of 2496, a short hop ... Read More »

What is a domestic systemically important bank

Last week, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) declared HDFC Bank Ltd to be a domestic systemically important bank (D-SIB). The other two such banks are State Bank of India (SBI) and ICICI Bank Ltd. What is it? D-SIB means that the bank is too big to fail. According to the RBI, some banks become systemically important due to their ... Read More »

What Areas Of The Market Go Up During A Hurricane?

CARIBBEAN SEA – SEPTEMBER 7: In this NOAA handout image, NOAA’s GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma as it moves towards the Florida Coast in the Caribbean Sea taken at 03:30 UTC on September 07, 2017. The state of Florida is in the track of where the hurricane may make landfall. (Photo by NOAA GOES Project via Getty Images) Hurricane Irma’s ... Read More »

Who Knew? A Small Business Powers Big Shows Like “The Voice”

The team at Telescope.tv might be small in size, but the interactive experiences they deliver are globally scalable. As a social and video solutions specialist for Fortune 500 brands such as CNN, FOX News, the NBA, Vans, Twitter and Facebook, Telescope has a client list any small business would envy — including all the case studies to underscore their hard-earned ... Read More »

10 Tips for Building a Customer Focused Business

“Customer is King” has become a popular saying in business for good reason. Your customers ultimately make the determination about how successful your business becomes. So you need to keep your customers top of mind in every decision you make. For tips on keeping your business customer focused and more, check out this recent content from members of the online ... Read More »

Justin MacDonald on African Leadership University: Using Marketing Automation to Change a Narrative at Scale

Earlier this year at InfusionSoft’s ICON 2017 conference, I had the opportunity to speak with Justin MacDonald, who at the time led the marketing effort for African Leadership University, dubbed by CNN as the Harvard of Africa. Using Marketing Automation to Scale Justin shares how ALU is using marketing automation to scale their marketing efforts to reach their goal of creating three million ... Read More »

GDP Growth Seen Picking Up To 6.6% In Q1 But GST A Hurdle: Poll

Bengaluru: The country’s economic growth likely accelerated to 6.6 per cent in the quarter just ended, but analysts polled by Reuters are sounding increasingly worried that confusion over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will dampen activity in coming months. The forecast, from a survey of over 40 economists taken over the past week, compares with growth of 6.1 per ... Read More »

Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, mobile ushered in a social revolution: Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile) trinity has ushered in a social revolution which will eventually bring all Indians into a common financial, economic and digital space, similar to how GST has created a unified market. “Within reach of the country is what might be called the 1 billion-1 billion-1 billion vision. That ... Read More »

10 Things to Know Before Investing in a Cattle Ranch

When a 2003 Chinese ban on American beef was lifted recently , ranchers in the U.S. were cautiously optimistic. There is a possibility the move is designed to tweak China’s beef trade with Australia, but also a huge opportunity if the Chinese market opens up for U.S. ranchers. Considerations Before Investing in a Cattle Ranch Small Business Trends spoke with Buzz Tatom. He’s ... Read More »