Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), as defined by Investopedia, “is an investment made by a company or individual in one country in business interests in another country, in the form of either establishing business operations or acquiring business assets in the other country, such as ownership or controlling interest in a foreign company.” [Read more…] about The Impacts of Foreign Investment To The US Economy
The field of education has expanded over the last few years. Owing to the influences of technology and the broader scope offered by the internet, education has seen quite a bit of change over the past years. As it adapts and evolves, so do the students, and subsequently does the world. Every bit of change is significant, and it is also important for educational institutions, as well as students, to stay abreast with the latest trends in education around the world.
Beyond the classroom
Even a decade ago, the idea of classroom being non-essential for education was something most people would not have accepted. But over the past few years, the importance of classroom has gradually reduced and now, any place can be a classroom, if there is a desire to learn. Not only distance education courses, even regular courses have started laying greater emphasis on education than the space of education. [Read more…] about Let Us Take a Look at Trends Changing Higher Education Globally
If youâ€™re unfamiliar, Betterment is an automated investment service that takes usersâ€™ funds and puts them into uber-diversified ETFs and mutual funds, representing equities all over the globe. The user decides what percentage of the portfolio will be allocated to stocks and to bonds, and also identifies a risk-tolerance level – the highest risk tolerance chosen for the chance at largest growth in the shortest amount of time. Everything else is up to Bettermentâ€™s algorithms – buying, selling, tax-loss harvesting, allocation rebalancing, etc. It has been called the â€œset it and forget itâ€ model of investing. [Read more…] about How Betterment Design Took Over Robo-Advising
Dubbed as the land of opportunity, the United States of America continues to attract people from all over the world. These folks not only want to visit the U.S. for a vacation or to find work but many also want to pursue higher education in some of the country’s prestigious colleges and universities.
A great number of foreign students truly believe in the quality of higher education provided in the U.S. Statistics show that the number of these foreign students continues to grow as evident in the visa approvals. For example, the period 2001 to 2012 saw F-1 visas in U.S. colleges and universities increasing from 110,000 in the year 2001 to 524,000 in 2012. Most of these foreigners are pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as English language training. A huge percentage of them were from China and Saudi Arabia. [Read more…] about The Business of Higher Education in the U.S. for Overseas Students
As a business owner, it is more than likely your establishment will be accepting debit and/or credits as methods of payment (if this isnâ€™t the case, it might be time to seriously reconsider this decision). As such, there is no better way to guarantee a successful business day than to have your payment processing systems up and running, ready to accumulate capital for your business while enabling your customers to enjoy your products and services. Without the certitude of being able to accept payments in a timely manner, any given establishment could easily lose a number of customers. [Read more…] about Choose A Reliable Payment Processing Provider Today
Over the last several years, invoice factoring has gained significant popularity as a means of growing trucking and transportation companies. Customers often take an inordinate amount of time to pay outstanding invoices, and some can take as much is three months to pay you for work that cost you upfront in fuel and payroll costs. Invoice factoring â€” also known as freight factoring â€” has become a go-to financial resource for trucking companies of all sizes, because it allows them to turn outstanding invoices into immediate cash. However, not every factor is the same, and it pays to do some research before entering into a partnership with a freight factoring company. [Read more…] about Understanding Invoice Factoring