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Annuities Simplified

An annuity is really just a cross between an investment and an insurance product. The idea is that you invest a sum of money in another organisation like a charity or insurance company. You won’t get your original investment back, but in return they guarantee to pay you a higher return than you might get […]


How do wills work?

Wills are documents prepared by a person (testator) when they are alive stating how they would like their properties (estate) distributed upon their death. The testator nominates one or more persons as executors, charged with the responsibility of affecting the will. The testator then names (bequeaths) the beneficiaries to his will. Upon the death of […]


How do shares work?

You may have heard about an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and wondered what the fuss was all about. Well, companies generate capital for investments by inviting the public to become part owners. Companies start this process by listing on the stock exchange and calling on the public to buy shares through the IPO. After that, […]


How bonds work

It’s no secret that loans power most big purchases such as cars, equipment, and houses. And that’s precisely what a bond really is – a loan to a business. When a government or a reputable company wants to invest more than they can afford, they typically sell bonds to raise capital for a simple reason. […]

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Forex in simple terms

Forex simply stands for ‘foreign exchange’. It provides a way for organisations and individuals to trade in currencies in the hope of making a profit. Forex isn’t complicated to understand, but it is a higher risk way to make or save money. How does Forex work? Traders buy a currency and then sell it at […]