March 17, 2016

Investing During Tough Economic Times

Over time every economy either thrives or declines and then, in most cases, makes its way back up again in a cyclical manner. When an economy is challenged, you have to take a very close look at your finances. You ultimately need to review, regroup and perhaps recoup depending on your circumstances. Taking steps to manage your spending can help you position yourself to survive a financial setback such as getting laid off from your job. In difficult economic times, […]
March 3, 2016

Mind Your Money – Your Rights as an Investor

Investing your money for the first time is a big step. While there are legitimate avenues for investing your money you must also be aware that there are also  scams, con artists, and improper investment procedures all aimed at taking your hard-earned money, and if you’re not careful you may become a victim.  You ultimately have the right to know where your money is, who is looking after it and how accessible it is to you. As an investor or […]
February 18, 2016

Guidelines for Wise Investing

So you’ve saved enough to start investing and you’re about to explore the securities industry. Great! But you need to know a few things before you jump right in. In addition to practicing the basics: consulting with a registered financial advisor, and conducting research to ensure that the company and the security are registered with the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC), here’s a guide to help you start investing ‘like a boss’. 1.  Keep It Simple. Those […]
February 11, 2016

Overcoming Obstacles to Saving for Retirement

We’ve all said it, “tomorrow I’ll get to that”, or “maybe next week or next month when I’m not so busy and have a little extra cash”, but time passes on by and we never get to that one thing we’ve been avoiding – saving for our retirement. Here are some of the obstacles to saving that we may identify with: Procrastinating – delaying savings or putting savings off for another time. Check√ Poor Spending Habits – includes spending on […]