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Germany’s Gold

Should you invest in Gold this 2014?

Germany has always been a major player when it comes to gold. The country has indeed shown the world that gold is more reliable compared to the US dollar, which is no longer considered a “safe haven” these days.

“The financial world was shocked this month by a demand from Germany’s Bundesbank to repatriate a large portion of its gold reserves held abroad. By 2020, Germany wants 50% of its total gold reserves back in Frankfurt – including 300 tons from the Federal Reserve. The Bundesbank’s announcement comes just three months after the Fed refused to submit to an audit of its holdings on Germany’s behalf. One cannot help but wonder if the refusal triggered the demand,” shared Global Research.

The decline of the US dollar and the stock market has affected how many investors see the currency and the market respectively. And

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Home Loan Do’s and Don’ts

Purchasing a home can be an exciting process, but it is important to avoid making rushed decisions. Instead, keep these do’s and don’ts in mind when shopping for a home and mortgage to make your purchase go a lot more smoothly and to plan.

Do Learn About Different Types of Mortgages

There are a lot of different types of mortgages out there, so you shouldn’t just settle for the first thing that your lender offers you. Instead, learn more about variable rate, fixed, split and other types of mortgages and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Being properly informed and taking your time in making your decision will help you choose the right mortgage for your purchase.

Don’t Just Talk to One Bank

If you have a personal relationship with a certain bank or have just gotten approved for a mortgage, you might be tempted to sign up for a

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Dubai is a Perfect Mix of Business and Pleasure

Ask any expat what it is they love about living in the Middle East, particularly in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and likely many will say the mix of sun, sea and sand and the tax-free living. Others will cite the dynamic and exciting business environment and the opportunities it affords them, or the range of entertainment venues and first-class banking facilities on offer, or even the mixing together of different peoples, cultures and values from around the world. It’s a bit like asking how long is a piece of string. The truth is there are almost as many reasons as the number of expatriates now currently living and working in the UAE.

Many in the West still have a strangely myopic, old-fashioned view of the Arab world, an impression rooted most probably in childhood with the telling of tales from the Arabian Nights – Aladdin and his

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How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) by Ruth Soukop: A Book Review

Blogging can be a lonely, frustrating endeavor.

There, I said it.

While you may start your blog full of passion, eager to share your views and opinions with others, you may quickly lose your enthusiasm if, despite your best efforts, your blog doesn’t grow. If you feel like you’re just sending your words out to cyberspace and no one is reading, it’s hard not to get discouraged.

If you (gasp!) actually want both readers AND to make money from your blog, you may be doubly disappointed.

Luckily, the answer to both how to get more traffic and make some money with your blog may be found in a new ebook, How to Blog for Profit (Without Selling Your Soul) by Ruth Soukop.

This book is a comprehensive guide to both growing your blog and the many ways you can make money blogging.

Growing Your Blog

While many bloggers will tell

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One More Spread Betting Disaster

When you accept one of the many spread betting offers available to open an account with a provider of the service, you should bear in mind that while untold riches might await you, it is equally possible for events to move far in the other direction if you do not exercise due caution.

One salutary tale is that of Paul Kemsley, who entered business with £1,800 in 1995 and established the Rock property empire. He conducted some of the largest property deals ever seen in the City and amassed £180 million. He was photographed beside Pamela Anderson when Planet Hollywood’s Las Vegas casino opened in 2007. He was a director of Tottenham Hotspur and is a friend of Lord Sugar. He took part in the television programme, The Apprentice. He once said, “There are no limits. If I want it, I buy it.”

Kemsley’s business collapsed in 2009 when the

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