Shopping, Gifting & Fun this Season : Happy Holidays

by ExpertBlogger 6. December 2017 16:24

Holiday’s such as nice word to hear, when you hear about holidays then you feel so relaxed and you would like to cheer and enjoy every moment of this, we can meet to friends and family. Share good bad in the year and finally welcome brand new year for new beginning

In the holiday seasons along with fun there is another important thing everyone does is shopping , yes tones and tones of shopping which start with thanks giving holidays and ends with I mean it does not really end but kind of stop at new year’s. I personally visit many store during this festival season and this article about to share my experiences. not to mention all the store and online shop they start their holiday preparation well ahead of time right from hiring new extra employees, ordering all the goods and making sure that infrastructure will run and have enough backup plans because they cannot afford to have anything stop for even for hour, the impact that can have on their sales will be huge.

Now talking about shopping there are many thinks which surprise me, I mean the amount of discount they offer while this period is insane. Something I think if they can afford to sell any item at that price then what about the people who bought that same item in other time of year at the high price are those are fools. On the other hand some good and articles has almost same price as year around but people just think that this is holiday time and all things are on sale so this is cheap and they tends to buy everything they can. Every time person goes in the store to buy one thing and end up purchasing other items just because it holiday season, also this season is gifting season keeping that in mind all stores designs their product in terms of gifting solutions. And advertise them so hard that they kind of divert one’s mind to go and buy the goods if someone has not thought of buying. 

Sometime it just amaze me the enthusiasm of people about shopping in heavy winter , standing in those long lines , for some people it’s fun for some people its thrill and some its experience which they want to enjoy. Every online website is filled with deals and promotion and that what make people eyes to want it. Overall I think alone in this 2 months people must be spending almost double amount they spend in entire year.

So If you are shopping be smart rather than wasting your time from store to store and use technology , look out for your finance and  make your holiday shopping experience better than before.

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Finding Best Mortgage, It's an art !!!

by ExpertBlogger 7. October 2017 16:18

Getting a home is a dream of every living organism on the earth, be it an animal, a bird or a human being. This is a dream for a common man to buy a house for himself/herself and the family in today’s times when the rates of the property and the interests on the home loans are sky hiking. To get the best deal from the floating deals in the market is a big task for a property investor and to end up with a profitable deal that can ensure minimum interest rate. 

There are many pre requisites of striking a good deal in the home buying and selling market. The most important of which is the mortgage option that should be calculated appropriately before opting for it. Apart from this a good credit score, a reserved amount for the down payment and a good lender.

Let’s discuss some point which can be borne in mind before taking a step forward towards the dream property:

A small down payment can suffice for buying the property, unlike the popular notion of paying 20% of the cost to the builder/owner which lenders mostly tell the buyers. For e.g. as part of rural development the US government zero-down mortgages in order to uplift the poor.

The buyers who do not have a perfect credit score for buying the house can opt for government insured lending schemes.

The lender’s job is to calculate the minimum reserve needed to qualify for a mortgage. A lender’s duty is to ensure that in order to make a down payment the buyer’s savings should not exhaust and there should remain some reserve for the times to come and contingency needs.

If the credit score falls less than the 20 percent down payment amount then the buyer is asked to go for the mortgage insurance that may lead to higher payments for the property.

The mortgage insurance is an overhead till the loan is paid. However to get rid of it one can refinance the load if he/she wants under certain special circumstances.

During the mortgage the debtor will be asked by the lender to pay all the closing costs of the mortgage which will ensure into the low rate of interest, however in doing so the credit score of the debtor will go down and hence leading to the mortgage insurance. One should be careful in opting for all the options at the time of mortgage.

To get a good mortgage deal the buyer/debtor should keep a low profile while the mortgage is being processed , being said that , all the credit cards / spending trends etc. should not be made or made only if absolutely necessary. During the lenders survey the spending activities of the buyer if surfaces, then the possibility of the mortgage to be nullified or get cancelled is higher.

Another most important factor that people ignore is availing the veteran loan. Serving the nation or retired nationals both can avail the benefits on the mortgage under Veteran scheme.

A good mortgage broker can give you a plethora of options to buy the best loan without being biased of his/her products. Go for a licensed mortgage broker, that can give you access to the maximum options in least time interval.

In order to get a good credit score, one should start clearing his debts or any outstanding money to be paid before going for the mortgage. The ideal credit score of 700 credits gives a buyer an upper hand in buying a good loan. 

With good credit score one should also focus on a fairly good cash reserve. A good cash reserve is measured in terms of the number of months one can make the house payment in cash. This will help in positioning the buyer in a better place to get the best deal on the mortgage.

Never go for a mortgage without comparing it with other deals in the market.

Lastly, try to figure out as for how long you’ll be in the house that you plan to buy. If in the long run one decides to sell it off then mortgage rates can be adjusted. The adjustable rate mortgages offer low interest rates and also low initial down payments. However, when the interest rates will start to leap, these ARM’s would create a problem to the buyer with increase costs on the loan.

One must be judicious in going for the perfect mortgage scheme based on his/her requirements and long and short term benefits, always look at your need and keep in mind demand and supply structure for your targeted areas.

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Think about your insurance, It's Important!!

by SuperUser 12. August 2017 14:16

Some scholar has said that Health is wealth and all of us like to be healthy, wealthy and wise. However, life is unpredictable and it often throws a curve ball at you and suddenly a normal life style translates into a spree of visits to the healthcare centers, a tedious regime of having medicines and the feeling of anxiety each time the visit is made to the physician. Health hazards are inevitable and in today’s times they lead to some serious outflow of money if a proper health insurance policy is not in place. A good health insurance plan acts as a cover during the difficult times when the raging costs of medical care poses financial crisis towards an individual and his/her family. With stupendous development in the technology, the health care has also advanced to match that, however a good healthcare for all kind of ailments which include the life threatening ones as well isn’t so easily accessible yet. The quality treatments and procedures for complex diseases and are still unaffordable by a major chunk of people.

In order to combat this challenge and to cater healthcare to every individual which is the right of every human being Affordable Care Act popularly known as Obamacare was chalked out and executed in America during Obama administration. It clearly cites the importance of a good and quality treatment given to the citizens irrespective of any caste, creed, and gender or class discrimination. Some of the highlights of the controversial ACA are healthcare with gender discrimination, increased cover for individuals, saving the individuals from the unfair costs incurred by insurance companies, providing the healthcare to kids and to larger states of America etc. The ACA bill has made a strong statement throughout the world for the compelling need of robust and effective health policies to be implemented and it’s more of a State’s affair than an individual’s. In developing countries like India health insurance companies have penetrated the market , however they still have a long way to go , as a major chunk of society that includes the people living at or below the poverty line still are unaware of the importance of health insurance and they do not bother to seek one too. The people that belong to middle class and upper middle class sections have become aware and also they buy the medical cover too. In the nineties era buying a health insurance was more of a rich’s affair and a luxury, however with the advent of unhealthy lifestyle and globalization this has become more of a compulsion now. The ease of cashless benefits, appropriate and timely treatment and the reimbursement of the charges incurred irrespective of one’s financial condition. Uninsured people have higher probability of dying due to poor health results than the people who are insured and have medical covers. The uncertainty of situations have led the employers to give a medical cover to their employees in the circumstances where they or any of their family member gets into a medical problem. The follow up medical provisions also become accessible without any hassle. Health hazards are irrespective of age and apart from casualties there are chronic diseases especially noticed in youngsters these days due to pollution, stress, unbalanced diet and sedentary lifestyle.

Health covers are carefully designed to cater to every age group and patients with exceptional needs as well. Getting a policy done at an early has its benefits in form of low premium costs, less waiting period, better coverage and quick renewal. The government of states have started promoting health covers in order to provide good health care to the citizens under unexpected conditions. To combat medical emergencies and to avail better care at the affordable costs, should be the aim of every health plan worldwide. The private and government companies both have a large market in the health insurance sector. The providers and the companies have direct tie up and this has yielded a convenient channel for the insurers to get everything without any manual intervention.

Health insurance is the major breakthrough in the healthcare industry now-a-days due to uncalled for situations and newer medical conditions. Every individual should rightfully be insured and he/she should do this at an early age and for everyone in the family.

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Have you done your investment yet?

by ExpertBlogger 10. June 2017 10:54

In my last article I have wrote about the need for investment and how that is necessary for everyone. I know some people always wanted to see their money in the bank and it make them happy but the point is that money does not grow and even it is growing it is growing with very slow rate.

Now when we talk about stock market investment then people often get reluctant because of its high risk nature and the research goes around it. I know the stock market investment is away been at high risk but it is always seen has high profit bit to do that you have be on your those to do you reinvestment and follow market every single day along with that you to follow new for the companies which you own the stock and make a wise decision depend or every trend in market, yes it seems hard and it is but if you are good at it then you can make lot of money sitting at home and doing smart click

This article is not about telling you to trade stock but there is also another opportunity to invest which is combatively low risk it is called mutual fund, these are the type of investment according me everyone should be doing because mutual fund managers and companies does their own investment and research for investing in all the stock and along with that they do other investment apart from the equity investment. Over last few years people have made decent profit by investing in mutual funds. 

If you don’t have money on upfront then there is provision done by mutual funds where you can do systematic investment every month and you can take advantage of ups and down of volatile market. It has been seen is pervious year the if market is gone down there is very little effect on mutual funds because they will holding diversify portfolio where other means of investment give you support when stock market is not in your favor.

Now when we think of investment there and many brokerage account which allow you to buy /sell or trade stock and mutual funds but there is always fees attached with that and that can be overhead but now there are many free stock trading providers are in market which allow you to trade freely without any charge on trade transaction and that is huge pulse for new buyers which want to enter. We always think about secure investment but there is need for investment then you have to balance between high risk and low risk investment opportunity because you should feel that you have miss the bus in thinking and people have made smart money. 

So what you are waiting for go ahead and taste the water, it’s never too late for investment. 

 

Disclaimer:  Stock market investment are subject to market risk, please do you own research about your plan before investing.

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Journey of Currency from Barter to Bills and Digital to Bitcoins.

by ExpertBlogger 15. May 2017 11:46

Human evolution came all the way here with so many mind blowing inventions, products and ideas which has changed the world in different ways and the most important part of today’s era is currency. It is surprising that the world has changed the way of barter system which was there in ancient era when people use to exchange good with good and there is no medium after some time people started using coins and paper money and started calling it as currency, each country has invented their own currency and started valuing them according to demand and supply. 

Later state the physical currency has  transformed in shape of credit card and become digital and we started using as plastic cards and digital money but while doing that you still have access to or the form of currency is still the same. Till now digital currency was having one to one mapping with the physical currency or money, only different thing was it is in form on digital form and you can use that with orchestrated medium which has created by banks to use or spend it. Now these banks started serving as middle man to manage your digital money which is good because now you have someone who is taking care of your money but the problem here is bank and these kind of digital money institutions started taking their cuts which means they started charging for their fees for every transaction which you do in digital way so hold on are you missing some point here , we started our transaction with barter system where we use to exchange goods so there was fair value for both parties now we invented currency and started using it so each coin or dollar bill has value which we use to utilizes to buy or sell good. Now when it is converted into digital we have got the overhead of the extra charges and their born the new crypto currency called Bitcoins.

When I first started learning about Bitcoins I was just amazed that how those works, I started searching that in simple team I found that we are going back to our roots it is kind of similar to our barter system when there was not middle man and we use to deal with each other only now goods are replaced with bitcoins but the concept remains the same. Today Bitcoins are reshaping the world’s currency market. This currency has been accepted by many main stream vendors and you can find bit coins ATMS where you can buy Bitcoins, Now you will think that Bitcoins are some kind of physical coins which will pour from ATM , then you are mistaking, bitcoins are not physical it’s all virtual ,same as money in your bank account. The only difference is there is no middle man who is managing your money, every Bitcoins transaction happens between one person to another and everyone keeps track of all transaction.

In first place this is kind of blizzard to understand but I will try to explain this is upcoming article. Everyday our world is moving in different direction very fast and bank and financial institutions are predicting that Bitcoin might be the future currency. 

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