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Retirement Plans

Happy #FinanceFriday ! Last week was hectic for me so I didn’t make time to post, but I’m back to discuss retirement plans.

I talk to my mother about retirement every time she makes a big purchase. It’s something I consider when I’m dipping into my savings account. Retirement is in the back of every working person’s mind.

There are 2 main types of retirement plans that are available through your employer: Continue reading Retirement Plans

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Securities Markets Regulation: Part 1

We all know about the Recession of 2008/2009 that impacted the economy and the financial health of the nation, but do you know why it happened? Long story short, mortgage loans were given out like lollypops at banks to people who did not have the means to repay them and many people defaulted on their loans. This lead to a huge deficit and prompted the government to enforce new laws and regulations for mortgage loans. Unfortunately, this is normally how new laws arise; from a crisis rather than from a preventive standpoint.

There are 2 bases of financial regulations: Continue reading Securities Markets Regulation: Part 1

Securities Markets: Part 1

Happy #FinanceFriday ! I hope you have been using the information given in this series to help you prepare for a healthier financial future. This week, we’ll go more in-depth with securities markets.

In order for a company to securitize their business, they have to sell claims against their business, e.i. sell shares of stock. Securitization allows companies to sell parts of their company to gain funding rather than to sell the whole company. There are three types of securitization:  Continue reading Securities Markets: Part 1