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Benefit of diversification in separately managed accounts

Benefit of diversification in separately managed accounts

Finance
A Separately Managed Account, or SMA, is an individual investment account typically offered by a brokerage firm and managed by an independent investment management firm. After a review of various factors, such as your personal risk tolerance, investment timeframe, and investment objective, your financial consultant will present suitable investment managers for you to review and approve. A Separately Managed Account has many benefits. In this article we will analyze how Separately Managed Accounts provide investors the highest level of diversification necessary to weather current market volatility. The Overwhelming Challenge of Portfolio Diversification One of the most important factors that determines the success an investor realizes is diversification. The challenges that ...
How to save money, reduce summer expenses, reduce debt

How to save money, reduce summer expenses, reduce debt

Finance
Reducing household and other expenses during the hot summer months can save a lot of money. A regular review of the following hints may prove to be valuable! Power Bills Electricity bills often soar during summer – especially in houses with air-conditioning. If you have air-con, then use it sensibly. Keeping your house cool by keeping blinds and curtains closed, especially early on hot days when homes can rapidly heat up. If your house has upper floors, you may be able to cool most of the house by cooling the upper floors and letting the cool air fall through the rest of the house. (And warm your house during winter by heating the bottom story with hot air rising.) Also, check the seals on your refrigerator. A fridge working extra hard to keep cool can chew up a lot of additio...
Evaluating a Consumer Credit Counselor

Evaluating a Consumer Credit Counselor

Finance
Many Americans feel they're destined to struggle with their debts all alone. But they shouldn't. In fact, agencies exist specifically to help borrowers with debts understand their financial situations and options. Can an advisor really help borrowers better their personal finances? According to research cited by the FDIC, consumers who work with credit advisors “have statistically significant improvements in debt reduction” compared to those who aren't counseled. What can credit counseling do for borrowers?  The study outlines a few potential benefits: Bring more awareness to the reality of household finances Help boost financial literacy for more informed decision-making Boost support and accountability while managing personal finances Use debt management to favora...
Tips to finding help for college financial aid

Tips to finding help for college financial aid

Career, Finance
Accessing financial assistance for college can be trying and even so for families going through the process for the first time. A national program was created first by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association to assist students and families with financial aid assistance. As time passed more and more state associations have joined the movement to provide on-site, professional guidance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). How College Goal Sunday Works College Goal Sunday program varies state to state. Every state has an association for financial aid counselors, usually called association for financial aid administrators. The associations set up an on-site workshop for families for free. At the workshop families access the FAFSA form and learn how to co...
Is It Really Difficult To Be A Financier?

Is It Really Difficult To Be A Financier?

Finance
It is difficult for an ordinary citizen to decide where to invest his money if such a need arises. There are so many nuances in the financial sphere that only a financier can deal with the cash flow. A financier is a specialist who understands politics, economics, knows the turnover of competitors and must dispose of money in order to increase capital. A financier is a person who is able to control money transactions and manage them properly, as well as know how to analyze the risks, determine the benefits of a particular transaction and correctly predict the market situation. Such specialists are simply indispensable, and regardless of the sphere of activity. He will have to invest money in investments and real estate by preliminary comparing possible incomes and existing risks. ...