December 16, 2015

Investing 101 Part 2

Last time we discussed the basics for deciding what the best investment fit is for you and your objectives for investing. The following article will help guide your process for establishing an investment option.  It is now time to visit a registered financial advisor/broker. The first question that you must ask yourself is “which investment product(s) should I use?” Warren Buffet, famous philanthropist and one of the world’s richest men always says “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” […]
December 16, 2015

Be Wary of Financial Fraud this Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly, not depressed and shedding tears of frustration. Ensure you are guarded against financial fraud and scams. Did you know that many victims of investment fraud are people whom you would least expect? Among those who have been defrauded are professionals and persons who have some familiarity with financial products. One of the most popular scams that is gaining traction in Trinidad and Tobago is identity fraud. Con artists target millions of victims on the […]
December 16, 2015

Be vigilant this Christmas, Fraudsters are out there! 10 ways to tell if you’re being scammed

Many of us are looking to get cash quickly this Christmas, seeking out the best deals with great returns; or you may be looking forward to that end-of-year bonus and want to place your money, in investment instruments which you believe will help achieve your life-long goals. However in our quest to find great investment opportunities for our money, some of us tend to fall victim to fraudulent investment schemes. The Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) was […]
December 16, 2015

Investing 101 Part 1

Have you ever wondered how the rich got their wealth and kept it growing? Do you dream of retiring early, or of being able to retire at all? Are you simply thinking about investing, but don’t know where to start? Well firstly, you should know that investing is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Taking control of your personal finances will take work, and, yes, there will be a learning curve. But the rewards will far outweigh the required effort. Investing is […]