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MintLife Blog – Personal Finance News & Advice

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Financial Planning, Management, and Advice

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Introducing Vanguard Personal Advisor Services

With money, comes questions. From how to maximize your retirement income to knowing the appropriate investment strategy based on your goals—it can be a lot to think about. We’re by your side to help you feel confident about your future.

Our advisors value true partnerships. They’ll work closely with you to create a personalized plan to help you reach your goals and are available to connect whenever you have questions.

Our advisors are salaried and don’t make commissions. They have no financial incentives to recommend certain products and will create a plan that is goal-driven, not market-driven. And they’ll use the low-cost funds and investment strategies that Vanguard is known for.

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What is a Finance Major and is it Right for Me? | Career Advice & Interview Tips

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Are you intrigued by the mathematics or statistics courses that you’ve taken in the past? Do you feel like you solve problems in creative ways, with a numbers-driven approach? Would you be interested in helping companies plan for how to grow their revenue or maintain profitability in both the short and long term? If so, a finance major might just be for you.

What is a finance major?

Financial planning, investment decisions and analyzing/limiting expenses are all various aspects of what you can and will learn as a finance major. As a finance major, you will study how companies have performed in the past to predict how they will perform in the future, and learn how to communicate information that will drive strategic changes. Many of your assignments will be project driven, whether they be individual case studies to enhance your problem-solving ability, or group presentations to practice the way

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Types of insurance – Money Advice Service

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It’s unlikely that you’ll need every insurance product on the market, even if you could afford them all. But how do you know whether your hard-earned cash is going on the policies you need the most? The table below is designed to help you make the right decisions for you and your household budget.

Home insurance

What does home insurance cover? Do you need it?
Buildings insurance
  • Covers the cost of repairing or rebuilding your home if it’s damaged by storm, floods, fire, lightning, subsidence, etc
  • You won’t be covered for general wear and tear
  • You’re unlikely to be covered for properties left unoccupied for more than 60 continuous days
Yes, it is a legal requirement if you own your home, plus mortgage lenders normally insist on you having buildings cover.
  • Repairing your home can be very expensive so buildings insurance could save you a fortune in the long run
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