Best credit card for home remodeling

Best Credit Cards for Home Remodeling

Warm weather got you itching to update your home interior? Lately, we’ve all been spending a lot more time at home, so there’s no better time than now to get the job done. This time, though, we’re not talking about a new coat of paint, new furniture, or just some new pictures on the wall. […]

10 min read

Best credit card for an engagement ring

Best Credit Cards for Buying an Engagement Ring

Congratulations! You’ve decided to pop the question to your significant other. Maybe you’re planning a wedding, or some kind of commitment ceremony that suits your values. Either way, engagement rings cost a lot. According to The Knot, a leading online source for information related to weddings, the average wedding ring costs upwards of $5K, and […]

10 min read

Best Credit Cards for International Travel

Best Credit Cards for International Travel

Chances are you’ve spent a lot of time around the house lately, with COVID restrictions on travel and various government impositions affecting your freedom of movement.  Things are loosening up, though, and nothing beats traveling to soothe the restless heart and satisfy the adventurous spirit. That’s especially true of a trip overseas to experience other […]

10 min read

Life in the Caymans: Not So Taxing

When the words “tax haven” are uttered, the Cayman Islands are one of the first locations that come to mind. The Caymans are one of the most well-known tax havens on the planet. The Tax-Free Caymanian Life Table of Contents Tax Laws in the Cayman IslandsHow to Get Cayman Islands ResidencyTemporary Permits for Persons of […]

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OP-ED

Wiener and Zuboff on Surveillance Capitalism

Review of Shoshana Zuboff’s The Age of Surveillance Capitalism In setting the stage for this review of Shoshana Zuboff’s remarkable book, a brief selective history of the field of artificial intelligence will be helpful, especially in recalling the pioneering work of Norbert Wiener. “Artificial intelligence” (AI) is in common usage today, but the term is […]

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The 10 Best Colleges and Universities for Becoming Super-Rich

If you want to become super-rich, what are the best schools to attend? The simplest way to answer this question is to look at the richest people in the US and see where they went to school. In other words, look at the schools that got the most foot traffic from those who ended up […]

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Get Shorty! A New Era of Retail Trader “Rebellions”?

The Retail Trader “Rebellion” of January ’21 was, in itself, a short-lived affair. The concern that it would send the markets into a chaotic downward spiral that would extend through February proved false. The only residue left of the meteoric rise of stocks like Gamestop (GME) and AMC is their mildly elevated trading levels from […]

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Financial Fraud vs. Election Fraud: Similarities, Differences, and Security

Actual or not, fraud is widely perceived to have affected the 2020 Presidential election in the United States Bank fraud and election fraud have relevant similarities Banking cybersecurity techniques are applicable to election security Expensivity’s proposal for a Cryptosecure Election Protocol (CEP) would secure the electoral process With 2020 delivering perhaps the most contentious presidential […]

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BANKING

Life in the Caymans: Not So Taxing

When the words “tax haven” are uttered, the Cayman Islands are one of the first locations that come to mind. The Caymans are one of the most well-known tax havens on the planet. The Tax-Free Caymanian Life Table of Contents Tax Laws in the Cayman IslandsHow to Get Cayman Islands ResidencyTemporary Permits for Persons of […]

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The Top 11 European Tax Havens

Extending from western Europe into the Caucasus, countries as diverse as Switzerland and the Republic of Georgia host a variety of tax havens. These countries provide a refuge from income taxes, capital gains taxes, and corporate taxes. In consequence, they have attracted a variety of tax refugees, including large companies and private investors, seeking to […]

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Tax Havens: A Short Introduction

Tax havens are jurisdictions around the world where the tax laws are lenient or non-existent. The oldest tax havens in the contemporary world are places like Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Panama, which have each had this status for about a hundred years. → GAO: International Taxation and Tax Havens → OECD: List of Uncooperative Tax Havens […]

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5 Best Index Funds for 2021

Index funds offer non-investors the opportunity to put money into the stock market with a lower level of risk over time. They’re affordable and stable while providing a return on investment that’s higher than a certificate of deposit (CD) or savings account. An index fund does the stock diversification for you and prevents you from being […]

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BUSINESS

Life in the Caymans: Not So Taxing

When the words “tax haven” are uttered, the Cayman Islands are one of the first locations that come to mind. The Caymans are one of the most well-known tax havens on the planet. The Tax-Free Caymanian Life Table of Contents Tax Laws in the Cayman IslandsHow to Get Cayman Islands ResidencyTemporary Permits for Persons of […]

7 min read

The Top 11 European Tax Havens

Extending from western Europe into the Caucasus, countries as diverse as Switzerland and the Republic of Georgia host a variety of tax havens. These countries provide a refuge from income taxes, capital gains taxes, and corporate taxes. In consequence, they have attracted a variety of tax refugees, including large companies and private investors, seeking to […]

24 min read

The Top 10 Caribbean Tax Havens

Many Caribbean nations are pure tax havens that offer tax security to business owners and investors because of their financial privacy laws, non-existent income taxes, and non-existent corporate taxes. These nations became tax havens to attract foreign investment, bolster their own economies, and reduce their dependence on foreign nations, though their effectiveness has been curtailed […]

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How Secure Are Tax Havens?

Scrutiny of offshore banking accounts and financial activities has increased and a variety of national and international organizations are applying pressure to establish treaties and exchange agreements that would eliminate the tax advantages that tax havens provide. Many countries are not happy about the existence of tax havens that lower the amount of money they […]

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INVESTING

Life in the Caymans: Not So Taxing

When the words “tax haven” are uttered, the Cayman Islands are one of the first locations that come to mind. The Caymans are one of the most well-known tax havens on the planet. The Tax-Free Caymanian Life Table of Contents Tax Laws in the Cayman IslandsHow to Get Cayman Islands ResidencyTemporary Permits for Persons of […]

7 min read

The Top 11 European Tax Havens

Extending from western Europe into the Caucasus, countries as diverse as Switzerland and the Republic of Georgia host a variety of tax havens. These countries provide a refuge from income taxes, capital gains taxes, and corporate taxes. In consequence, they have attracted a variety of tax refugees, including large companies and private investors, seeking to […]

24 min read

Tax Havens: A Short Introduction

Tax havens are jurisdictions around the world where the tax laws are lenient or non-existent. The oldest tax havens in the contemporary world are places like Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Panama, which have each had this status for about a hundred years. → GAO: International Taxation and Tax Havens → OECD: List of Uncooperative Tax Havens […]

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Land Mortgages: Buying Land With a Loan

If you have a serious interest in building your dream house, develop land, or just build your investment portfolio, you will likely need to learn how to invest in land, as well as the ins and outs of buying land with a loan.   As you consider your options, be creative as you seek answers to […]

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MONEY

Best credit card for home remodeling

Best Credit Cards for Home Remodeling

Warm weather got you itching to update your home interior? Lately, we’ve all been spending a lot more time at home, so there’s no better time than now to get the job done. This time, though, we’re not talking about a new coat of paint, new furniture, or just some new pictures on the wall. […]

10 min read

Best credit card for an engagement ring

Best Credit Cards for Buying an Engagement Ring

Congratulations! You’ve decided to pop the question to your significant other. Maybe you’re planning a wedding, or some kind of commitment ceremony that suits your values. Either way, engagement rings cost a lot. According to The Knot, a leading online source for information related to weddings, the average wedding ring costs upwards of $5K, and […]

10 min read

Best Credit Cards for International Travel

Best Credit Cards for International Travel

Chances are you’ve spent a lot of time around the house lately, with COVID restrictions on travel and various government impositions affecting your freedom of movement.  Things are loosening up, though, and nothing beats traveling to soothe the restless heart and satisfy the adventurous spirit. That’s especially true of a trip overseas to experience other […]

10 min read

Life in the Caymans: Not So Taxing

When the words “tax haven” are uttered, the Cayman Islands are one of the first locations that come to mind. The Caymans are one of the most well-known tax havens on the planet. The Tax-Free Caymanian Life Table of Contents Tax Laws in the Cayman IslandsHow to Get Cayman Islands ResidencyTemporary Permits for Persons of […]

7 min read

TOOLS

100 Online Finance Tools To Manage Your Money & Investments

In a dream world, we’d all never spend another minute worrying about our finances. But here in reality, understanding how you make your money, what your money is capable of, and knowing exactly where it’s going is crucial to your financial success. Setting and sticking to financial goals. Budgeting. Saving. Investing. Spending responsibly. It can […]

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A Strategy for Trading Options on Index ETFs

Warren Buffett famously remarked that “if you don’t figure out how to make money while you sleep, you’ll work until you die.” Of course, avoiding this fate can also be achieved by making extra money during the day in ways that don’t interfere with your regular job. What I’m about to discuss falls more in […]

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business apps

The 30 Best Apps For Small Businesses

Downloading the right apps can make your smartphone one of your most reliable business tools. All the information you need can be right at your fingertips within seconds. When running a small business, you’re expected to provide quality service to customers in order to compete with bigger companies. The problem is you don’t have as […]

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Credit Cards

Best Credit Cards for Home Remodeling

Warm weather got you itching to update your home interior? Lately, we’ve all been spending a lot more time at home, so there’s no better time than now to get the job done. This time, though, we’re not talking about a new coat of paint, new furniture, or just some new pictures on the wall. […]

10 min read

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Best credit card for an engagement ring

Best Credit Cards for Buying an Engagement Ring

Congratulations! You’ve decided to pop the question to your significant other. Maybe you’re planning a wedding, or some kind of commitment ceremony that suits your values. Either way, engagement rings cost a lot. According to The Knot, a leading online source for information related to weddings, the average wedding ring costs upwards of $5K, and […]

10 min read

Best Credit Cards for International Travel

Best Credit Cards for International Travel

Chances are you’ve spent a lot of time around the house lately, with COVID restrictions on travel and various government impositions affecting your freedom of movement.  Things are loosening up, though, and nothing beats traveling to soothe the restless heart and satisfy the adventurous spirit. That’s especially true of a trip overseas to experience other […]

10 min read

Best Credit Cards for Dads

Family budgets can get tight at the worst possible moment, and it’s usually between paychecks or an unexpected emergency. A credit card is a useful financial tool to help with necessary purchases until the money situation loosens up again. Credit cards help dads make important purchases for their families and to buy something nice for themselves […]

6 min read

Best Credit Cards for Moms

Moms keep a finger on the pulse of the household. She makes sure there’s food in the pantry, takes everyone clothes shopping, and gets the kids to where they need to go with the right equipment. That means mom is always buying stuff everyone needs to achieve their goals for that day no matter if […]

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