What’s in Store for the Stock Market this 2019?

It was a roller coaster ride for the stock market in 2018 as investors had to deal with extreme volatility brought about by a global economic slowdown, political issues, inflation worries, and monetary policy debates. Now that a New Year has arrived, traders are looking for clues about how the stock market might fare. The biggest concern is whether 2018’s events will carry over to this year, or if brighter things will emerge from their aftermath. That said, let’s take a look at some of the top predictions for what’s…

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Biometric Payments to go Mainstream in 2019

Payments are becoming simpler. Mobile payment systems or person-to-person payment applications like PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, Apple Pay, and WeChat Pay lets you pay for services and purchases without using cash or cards. Nikki Hesford who runs her own marketing support company told BBC News that she only uses cash to pay her manicurist. She notes that it has made going out with friends easier: “One person will pay on a card and the others will transfer through an app. It takes seconds rather than minutes fussing around with who owes…

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5 Finance Apps For 2019

What makes a great finance app? The answer to this question lies in your own personal financial needs. Thankfully, there are plenty of apps that provide a wide range of financial services. Whether you’re concerned about your personal, business, or household expenses, there’s an app that can help. Wally This is the go-to app for general financial information. Tom’s Guide explains that Wally collates nearly every aspect of your finances and provides detailed analysis. This includes the option to set a savings target, as well as a spending budget based…

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4 Great Money Resolutions for Americans in 2019

Regardless of what kind of resolutions you have in mind for 2019, it’s always helpful to include a financial plan that isn’t particularly difficult to maintain throughout the year. After all, resolutions revolving around greater savings, better financial preparation, or smarter money management in general are always welcome changes — and what better time to begin than today? So if you have yet to start a new financial habit, take a look at some of these great money ideas: Start an Emergency Fund Emergencies may come in different, unwanted forms:…

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All About Personal Loans: Increasing Your Chances of Approval

  Applying for a loan isn’t something you should worry about as almost everyone does it at some point in their life. Although not everyone might receive the outcome they are hoping for, there are steps you can take in order to increase your chances of approval. Check your credit score The first thing to do is check your credit score. It’s relatively easier to do today as some credit reference agencies (CRA) also operate online now. Family Money highlighted the role of CRAs in completing this assessment process, from…

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How Cryptocurrency Has Transformed the Gaming Industry

When gaming pioneer Atari launched its own cryptocurrency called “Atari Token” last year, it was the latest indication of how far the digital currency had come in the gaming industry. The Telegraph reported that the company’s shares increased by more than 60% after they launched the cryptocurrency. This signalled that there was a strong demand within the industry for change, especially in how gamers managed their in-game finances. Atari CEO Frederic Chesnais said: “Blockchain technology is poised to take a very important place in our environment and to transform, if…

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Maintaining Motivation in Your Fitness Journey

  If there’s one thing more difficult than actually doing exercises, it’s maintaining your motivation. Working out for one day and doing it consistently are two entirely different beasts. If this is familiar to you, do not get completely discouraged because you are not alone. According to Lifehacker, 90% of people quit after hitting the gym for three months. To avoid becoming part of that statistic, here are some important steps to keep yourself motivated. Understand your priorities We’ve all been there, the family or the gang has planned a…

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5 Best Men’s Grooming Products Perfect for Christmas Gifts 2017

As the yuletide season is upon us, there is no better way to spread holiday cheer than by finding and giving that perfect present for our loved ones. However, narrowing down the assortment of gift ideas can be a tough task for anyone. To aid your gift selection this year, we’ve gathered some of the best grooming products available on the market. Whether it’s for your father, brother, uncle, best friend, or even a treat for yourself, you can’t go wrong with good quality grooming products. Grown Alchemist Strengthening Shampoo…

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5 Reasons Why LeBron and the Cavs Will Turn It Around

During the preseason, 34 out of the 44 NBA experts voted on ESPN’s annual summer forecast and picked the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the Eastern Conference. This was despite the uncertainties surrounding franchise cornerstone Kyrie Irving better known as Uncle Drew. The corresponding analysis by ESPN Stats & Info guru Micah Adams notes that the Cavs will likely still have enough even if Uncle Drew were to be traded. Irving was traded in the end to the Boston Celtics for Isaiah Thomas (an all-star last year), Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic,…

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5 of the Richest Horse Racing Events in the World

Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport that has enjoyed a long established following around the world. One of the main attractions of the sport is that it is steeped in tradition. Science Daily emphasizes that tradition is even found in the bloodline of the horses: “around 80 percent of modern thoroughbred racehorses have their pedigree in the 18th century horse Eclipse, which went its entire racing career unbeaten.” The heritage of horse racing is considered an important part of the sport and is one of the reasons that it…

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