The easiest way to start investing in stocks

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Money may not buy happiness, but it sure can provide security. In today’s world, being financially secure can relieve anxiety and stress, and who couldn’t use a little of that?But just how do you go about becoming financially secure?You could get a side hustle. You could find better ways to save. Or you can use your money to make more money.With as little as a few hundred dollars, you can help shore up your savings and get that financial security that you’ve been looking for.If you want to invest on your own, the first thing you need to do is open an online brokerage account.An online brokerage account is the easiest and most inexpensive way to buy stocks.If you don’t know anything about brokerage accounts, here is a good read that can shed some light on that subject.If you think you’re ready to get going, here are two of your best options for opening an account, according to nerdwallet…TD Ameritrade:“TD Ameritrade makes up for higher-than-average trading commissions with better-than-average service, research and trading tools that will make everyone from beginner investors to active traders happy.”Plus, trades are only $6.95 and there’s no account minimum.Merrill Edge: “Merrill Edge offers high-quality customer service, robust research and low fees.”And like TD Ameritrade, there are no account minimums and trades are also only $6.95.last_img read more

Vela signs Sociedad deal until 2018

first_imgReal Sociedad have secured the services of Carlos Vela until 2018 after Arsenal opted not to take up their option to re-sign the Mexico striker, with the Gunners set to receive up to 15million euros from the deal. The 25-year-old Mexico international initially joined Sociedad on loan from Arsenal in 2011 before making the switch permanent in 2012, with the Gunners retaining the option to buy the player back. Arsenal have now decided against bringing Vela back to London and have agreed a deal with the Spanish club understood to be worth up to 15million euros (£12million) for Vela to become Sociedad’s player exclusively. A statement on www.realsociedad.com read: “Real Sociedad have reached an agreement with Arsenal for Carlos Vela to continue at the txuri urdin club. “Real Sociedad have also reached an agreement with Carlos Vela to renew his contract for the next four seasons. The previous agreement finished in 2016. The Mexican striker has already signed his new contract.” Vela has scored 47 goals in 126 matches for Sociedad, helping them finish fourth in La Liga in 2013 and seventh last term. Vela said: “I’ve also said that this is my home, I’m very well in San Sebastian, which is what I told the president when he asked my about my intentions. “We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but fortunately things have turned out well and all parties are happy. “This club, this team, have the ambition to carry on improving and I’m convinced we’re going to have an exciting year. Now I’m going to enjoy the last few days of holiday with my family and then be able to prepare for the season in the best fashion.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

3 women jailed for embezzling $48M

first_imgThree women were on Tuesday jailed for four years each after they were found guilty of fraudulently converting in excess of million from Telecom Solutions (Guyana) Inc.Initially, the women – Melissa Naughton, 39, of Robert Street, Better Hope, East Coast Demerara; Candacie Marshall, 26, of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown; and Oladara Christian, 28, of Shell Road, Kitty, Georgetown; had all pleaded not guilty to the charge.In a packed court room before City Magistrate Leron Daly, the sentence was handed down to the three tearful women while the Magistrate noted that the women of mature ages were fully aware of their actions and continued.The charge stated that between June 25, 2008 and November 23, 2009, they conspired together with other persons to embezzle in excess of $48 million in credit from Telecom Solutions Inc.The Magistrate stated that the court and society condemns the exploitation of employees towards employers.Defence Attorney Glen Hanoman who represented Naughton and Christian requested that the court grant his clients non-custodial sentences based on President David Granger’s remark that “there is no place for women in prison.”The trio was found guilty by Magistrate Daly on August 31, 2016, after it was found that the prosecution had proven its case against the women beyond reasonable doubt.The women’s lawyers at the previous court hearing – Adrian Thompson, Ronald Burch-Smith and Everton Singh Lammy – had requested probation reports on the women after they were found guilty of the offence.In 2011, the women were employees of the company where Naughton and Christian served in the capacities of cashiers, which they were responsible for selling large amounts of Digicel credit via a computerised system.It was reported that Marshall was the person who, from time to time, solicited the customers.According to reports, the two cashiers had invalidated several transactions which were written off, after which they would revalidate those transactions and sell them to persons and receive the proceeds for themselves.last_img read more

Controlled fire occuring east of FSJ

first_img There is no need for concern if a large amount of smoke is noticed east of Fort St. John.The smoke is due to a large controlled fire, which is currently taking place on the 255 road and the airport area.- Advertisement -The fire is under control, although it is being requested that traffic refrain from traveling through the area if possible, as it will create a large amount of congestion.The fire is the result of a standard field burning.last_img

Minister for Rural Affairs “delighted” with boost in rural job creation

first_imgThe Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, said today that strong Enterprise Ireland (EI) and IDA regional job creation statistics announced this week show that there is a significant increase in job creation in our regions.While welcoming the progress made, Minister Ring was keen to emphasise the significant challenge that still exist in creating sustainable rural jobs.Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency which supports Irish exporters, announced this week that 64% of the 10,309 EI supported new jobs created in 2017 were outside of Dublin. IDA figures released yesterday show significant IDA related job increases in mainly rural regions.A total of 3,552 people are now employed by companies supported by the agency, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally in Donegal.A total of 19,332 new jobs were created by companies supported by Enterprise Ireland in 2017.Minister Ring said: “I am delighted by these figures which reflect an increasingly positive overall trend of increased job creation in our regions. In the early part of the economic recovery, job creation was skewed towards the capital. However, as this week’s figures show, regional job creation has grown significantly. “This means less people having to commute long distances or having to relocate altogether in order to secure work. Figures from the CSO in September showed that four out of every five jobs created in the previous 12 months were outside of Dublin.“It is particularly encouraging that the west, mid-west and northwest, saw the largest level of increases in EI supported job growth, at 7%. The level of export jobs created is a very good barometer of the strength of an economy so to see our regions performing so well in this respect is very positive from a rural perspective.”Enterprise Ireland attributes this strong performance by Irish businesses to the continuing growth of an entrepreneurial climate for start-ups, allied to strong jobs growth in the Construction (8% increase), Engineering (8% increase), Lifesciences (8% increase), Digital Technology (6% increase), Electronics (6% increase), Food (4% increase) and ICT sectors (5% increase).Minister Ring continued: “While it is encouraging that things are moving in the right direction in terms of regional job creation, there is no room for complacency and there is still much progress to be made. The Action Plan for Rural Development which I launched last year is committed to ensuring that the economic recovery is felt throughout Ireland and the creation of rural jobs is vital in order to achieve this.“Much of the work of my Department has a strong job rural creation focus. For example, my Department is supporting rural job creation by investing in digital hubs in small and medium sized towns around Ireland. “These hubs, which have high speed broadband, enable rural innovators and entrepreneurs to work in shared premises. Over 30 businesses are operating out of the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen, which I visited recently and which my Department has allocated funding to.“The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has put a significant amount of work into ensuring that the Action Plan for Jobs delivers for rural Ireland. Government agencies like Enterprise Ireland are working closely and effectively with local authorities, the Local Enterprise Offices and businesses to create regional jobs and the approach is bearing fruit.“I welcome Minister Humphreys’ clear emphasis on supporting regional job creation and I look forward to sitting down with her to explore ways in which the Government can support further progress in this area which is so important to the future of rural Ireland.”Job creation in Donegal up 4% in 2017 by Enterprise Ireland backed companiesMinister for Rural Affairs “delighted” with boost in rural job creation was last modified: January 5th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Enterprise IrelandjobsMichael Ringlast_img read more