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How to Increase Your Investment Return

In the previous issue of Money Compass, I wrote about the most practical way to meet your saving shortfalls is to increase your investment return rate. Increasing your annual investment return by a few percentage is a lot more effective than just increasing your saving rate and prolong the period or delaying your retirement. This…

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Oil Prices: How Will They Affect You & Smart Moves Are Required

If you pay attention to financial news, you’ve probably noticed by now the sharp decrease in oil prices over the last few months. Investors are panicking. Should you panic too? This isn’t the first time that oil prices have dropped dramatically, and it won’t be the last time either. The last significant drop in oil…

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Why are Philippine Properties So Attractive to Foreign Investors?

According to World Property Journal (WPJ), multinational commercial office investment in Asia is increasing. Major global brands and their corporate offices are being set up at new locations to expand their reach. Thus, the hunt for most cost-effective and efficient real estate begins and one strategy is to buy property instead of lease them to…

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How To Choose The Right Stock For Beginner Investors

The Stock Market. 3 simple words. Amazing how just those 3 simple words can conjure up a multiplicity of images…to some, the words invoke a vision of wealth, and success. To others, they invoke a vision of mystery, fear and potentially devastating financial loss. Why the difference in perception? What causes some people to be…

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Are You Financially Overstretched in Property?

Rising property prices have become a hot topic and many investors have jumped into the property market lately amid the present of many cooling measures introduced by the authorities. It is common that many people keep large amount of their money in savings accounts or fixed deposits and refuse to take any kind of risk…

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A quick Guide To Incorporating A Company In Malaysia

So, you have finally made the decision to start your own business! Congratulations! Some of you may have been working for many years for someone else and have now decided to start something of your own. Others, may be new entrepreneurs, starting up a business for the first time. Whichever applies, it is going to…

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10 Signs of Property Flipping Disaster

In the first-half 2014 Property Industry Survey by the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (Rehda), the association states that there will be a total of 15,820 new residential and commercial units launched into the market by year-end. In the first half, there were 10,189 units launched. This is despite the number of unsold…

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5 Effective Tips On How To Ace Your Annual Performance Appraisal

Yes, it’s that familiar time of year again…the last month of the year, and time for your annual performance appraisal. Now ideally, we would stride confidently into the boss’ office for our appraisal, secure in our knowledge that we’ve met all our targets, excelled in our work, submitted all assignments on time or ahead of…

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A financially healthy person has these 5 traits – Do you?

A financially healthy person might not be rich. But he or she certainly don’t worry much about financial disaster because preparation is always made for rainy days. To assess whether you are financially healthy, see if you can answer “yes” to all the below questions. 1. Do you live below your means? You want to…

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5 Ways To Prepare For An Amazing 2015 That You Should Not Miss

Yes, it’s the end of 2014…we can hardly believe that the year has flown so quickly! Wasn’t it just a few months ago that we were ushering in the end of 2013? Time flies when you’re having fun, as the saying goes! Ok, so maybe not all of it was fun, but we like to…

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