December 17, 2015

Roadmap to Financial Security – Guide to Saving

Note to self – ‘Money does not grow on trees’. It is the one thing I’m sure most, if not all of us, has heard at some point in our lives.  Knowing how to secure your financial well-being is one of the most important things you will ever need in life. No matter how much or little money you have, the important thing is to educate yourself about your opportunities. No one can guarantee that you’ll make money from investments. […]
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 […]