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Daniel asks…

Where can I find cheap high quality makeup?

I really want to buy products from companies like Urban Decay, Too Faced, Stila, etc., but they’re so beyond my price range for makeup. Does anyone know of any websites or stores I could find these products at? I’ve tried eBay so please don’t say that, unless you know of any eBay users who sell makeup for cheap prices. Thanks!

Justin answers:

Www.brigittesboutique.com for various brands
www.beautybudget.net mostly for smashbox and lancome
www.makeupmania.com for la femme and cinema secrets
www.stagemakeuponline.com for ben nye and mehron
www.beautycrunch.com for stila and too faced
www.limecrimemakeup.com for some totally rad loose shadows(personal faves are elf, empress, and duchess…put em’ together..its dreamy)
www.coastalscents.com for cheap brushes and the 88 shadow palette that is 25 bucks or less and the colors are fantabulous
www.butterflybodies.com for rock hard cosmetics, sugar cosmetics, and a limited selection of urban decay
www.starsmakeuphaven.com for decent sized mac samples, and some pretty cheap full size stuff
www.hardcandy.com which is also owned by the same company as urban decay. (the eye candy makeup palette and secret stash makeup kit are super sweet)
www.fyrinnae.com for totally stellar vegan cosmetics (faerie glamour and android angel are universally appealing for every skin color)
www.facefrontcosmetics.com for even more super sweet loose shadows the eyeshadow primer is good too
www.fxsupply.com or www.performerszone-usa.com for kryolan( invest in the aquacolour 6 colour palette–it will change your life)
www.beautysak.com for slight discounts on the pricey but super fabulous kevyn aucoin beauty line..there is 20% off happening right now too i think. The keyvn aucoin liquid lipstick is the best thing that has happened to my makeup stash in a long time.
Www.drugstore.com for milani cosmetics..the lipsticks and lipgloss are excellent
www.theshespace.com has really nice loose eyeshadow and its like 4 bucks for 3 grams, the colors are very pigmented especially with a base
www.manicpanic.com for…everything alternative that rocks.
Ok! Sorry for the crazy long post people but i hope it helps a little!

Chris asks…

Should A Vegetarian Consume Drinks Which Have Involved Isinglass At Some Point?

Obscure question I know, but hopefully there are enough vegetarians (and non-vegetarians) on this site who know what they’re talking about. Basically, when it comes to my own vegetarianism, I don’t consume anything which is a product of slaughtered animals UNLESS it doesn’t create a demand for the slaughtering of animals. For example, if a cow has been killed for someone to eat, then using the hooves to make a packet of sweets doesn’t bother me. Infact, to me it’s better, if an animal has been slaughtered, to make sure that as little of the animal is wasted as possible. So, with this in mind, can I drink beers/wines etc that have involved isinglass at some point? In other words, are fish killed ONLY for the isinglass, or are fish killed for people to eat and the isinglass then obtained from the already slaughtered fish? Many thanks in advance (will really appreciate an answer!).

Justin answers:

You can eat what you want. But under NO circumstances is it acceptable for anyone describing themselves as a vegetarian to consume *anything* that came from a dead animal! Why? Because the definition of a vegetarian is someone that does NOT consume ANY part of a dead animal. Why is that so hard to understand? If it came from a dead animal of any kind it’s NOT vegetarian.

When you purchase slaughterhouse byproducts you are voting with your money to continue slaughtering animals! The byproducts are the MAIN source of profit for the entire animal products industry. Please note I said profit, the main source of income may be the consumable flesh of the dead animal but if you remove the income generated from the byproducts, you also remove the profit the company earns.

The vegetarian thing to do is to buy the products that do not use any part of a dead animal (they’re easy to find if you look for them) and TELL the companies that use dead animal parts that you don’t buy their products because it contains dead animal. That gives them a financial incentive to stop supporting the killing of animals.

If you want to drink alcoholic beverages or eat candy that contains dead animals feel free to. Just don’t call yourself vegetarian, that makes people think it’s okay to give vegetarians food and drinks that contain dead animal.

Richard asks…

What are good topping to put on popcorn?

I am just making popcorn and want to try something new. What is good to put on it?

Justin answers:

Popcorn Topping Ideas
Salted: Salted is the original and still the all-time favorite. The only seasonings that are used are oil and salt. Today, the salt might vary from ultra-fine to sea salt.
Butter Buttered popcorn can come in two forms, as an oil or as a powder. When you go to your local theater, it’s traditionally an oil that’s warmed and tossed with freshly popped popcorn.
Cheese Cheese popcorn can come in many varieties of different cheese flavors. The top three cheese flavors are nacho, white cheddar and Parmesan.
Caramel: Caramel corn is on the sweeter side of popcorn and can be found with just caramel or mixed with nuts such as cashews. The caramel that is used for popcorn is made with a white-sugar base instead of a brown-sugar base to make it less heavy.
Ranch Ranch topping for popcorn is not the usual dressing that comes on your salad. Ranch topping is a power with the same seasonings that are in ranch dressing like onion and garlic powder.
Chocolate Many gourmet popcorn companies have come up with varieties of chocolate combinations to add to popcorn. The most popular chocolate used is the usual milk chocolate or a mixture of milk and white chocolate.
Barbecue Just like potato chips, popcorn has taken on barbecue flavor. Barbecue topping is salty and smoky with a hint of sweetness just like your favorite barbecue sauce.
Jalapeno Jalapeno is a topping that adds a little heat to your popcorn. It comes in powered form, unlike the jalapenos you get on your nachos. This topping usually contains garlic salt, onion powder, jalapeno powder and paprika.
Candied Candied corn uses the same coating as candied apples.The candy hardens around the popcorn giving it an extra sticky crunch. Fruit flavors, cinnamon or vanilla are added along with food coloring to give the candy extra flavor.
Apple Pie Spice Capture the essence of apple pie without all the work by flavoring your popcorn with the same spices. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, one-half teaspoon of ground nutmeg, one-quarter teaspoon of allspice and one-quarter teaspoon of ground ginger onto hot popcorn and toss to combine.
Sweet and Spicy Asian If you want to try something really rare, whip up a batch of Asian-inspired popcorn. Asian cuisine often combines various types of flavors for a complex taste. Mix one-quarter teaspoon ground ginger, one-eighth teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, one-quarter teaspoon of sugar and one-half teaspoon salt in a bowl. Pour spice mixture onto popcorn and combine thoroughly. For an even more intense Asian flavor, add one-half teaspoon of soy sauce in place of the salt.
Pizza Style Turn a standard bowl of popcorn into a cheesy treat by taking inspiration from pizza. In a small bowl, combine one-half teaspoon dried oregano, one-half teaspoon dried basil, one-half teaspoon garlic powder, one-eighth teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes and 2 to 3 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese. Add the seasoning mixture to fresh popcorn and top with even more parmesan cheese if desired.
Tex-Mex For a popcorn with a south of the border flavor, mix into a bowl 1 teaspoon of chili powder, one-half teaspoon of cumin and 1 teaspoon of paprika. Dust onto prepared popcorn and toss to combine. You can also substitute 1 to 2 tablespoons of store-bought taco seasoning instead of mixing your own blend. Sprinkle 2 to 3 tablespoons of Mexican-style cheese onto popcorn and stir until the cheese slightly melts. If you want to spice up the flavor, add 2 to 3 dashes of hot sauce.
Salted or Sweet Popcorn The most simple and basic toppings are butter and salt. Add melted butter to taste to hot popped corn, followed by a sprinkling of salt. For sweeter popcorn, add a little granulated sugar or cinnamon.
Cheddar Cheese One cup of grated cheese is enough for 2/3 cup of unpopped popcorn. While the corn is popping, melt around 1/2 tbsp of cheese per serving. When the popcorn has finished popping, mix the cheese into the corn using a wooden spoon, then add the butter over the top. Give the popcorn a stir or a shake before serving.
Toffee For a sweet toffee popcorn topping sauce, melt 50g of butter with 4 tbsp. Demerara sugar. Add 2 to 3 tbsp. Of golden syrup. Stir the syrup, butter and sugar together over a medium heat until the sugar is entirely melted. Place the popcorn in a large mixing bowl. Pour the toffee sauce over the popcorn and mix it in with a wooden spoon.
Fruit-Flavered This topping can be done with the fruit-flavored gelatin of your choice. Spray butter-flavored oil lightly over 2 1/2 qts of popcorn, then sprinkle one package of the gelatin over it. Bake the popcorn in the oven for 5 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit. Let it cool before serving.

William asks…

How many licks to the center of a tootsie pop?

If you’ve ever finished a tootsie pop, and know how many licks it took, then answer. Or guess.

Justin answers:

The Tootsie Pop is a hard candy lollipop with a Tootsie Roll filling at its center. The Tootsie Pop was invented in 1931 by The Sweets Company of America, which changed its name to Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. In 1966.

In addition to chocolate (the original flavor), Tootsie Pops come in a variety of the following fruit flavors: raspberry, cherry, orange and grape. Recently, Tootsie Roll Industries released three new flavors: blue raspberry, strawberry and watermelon. A new release, the Tootsie Pop “Tropical Stormz”, includes five different “swirl” textured pops, including: orange/pineapple, lemon/lime, strawberry/banana, citrus punch and berry berry punch.

In 1996, Tootsie Roll Industries celebrated their 100th anniversary. As of 2003, sixty-million Tootsie Rolls and twenty-million Tootsie Pops were produced every day.

Contents
1 The Flavors
2 The commercial
3 The research
4 Urban legend
5 Trivia
6 Pop culture references

1) The Flavors
Original Flavors

Cherry (red wrapper)
Orange (orange wrapper)
Chocolate (brown wrapper)
Grape (blue wrapper)
Raspberry (dark red wrapper)
Newly Added Flavors

Watermelon (green wrapper)
Strawberry (pink wrapper)
Blue Rasperberry (light blue wrapper)
Lemon Lime (light green wrapper}

2) The commercial
In 1970, Tootsie Roll Industries aired one of the most famous TV commercials of all time, featuring a boy trying to ascertain how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. Along with the two Tootsie Roll commercials, this commercial (albeit in a re-edited 15-second “hook” version) continues to be shown on television today, making them the longest running commercials of all time ([1]). (A second, shortened Tootsie Pop commercial was created and first aired in 1996, which also continues to be shown on television today).

The original 1-minute version of the commercial had the boy going up to Mr. Cow and Mr. Fox before going up to Mr. Turtle asking how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop in which they respond that they bite them instead of licking and suggest asking the next animal.

Here is the dialogue to the 30-second version:

Boy: Mr. Turtle, how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?
Mr. Turtle: I never made it without biting. Ask Mr. Owl.
Boy: Mr. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?
Mr. Owl: Let’s find out. One… Two-HOO… Three..
Mr. Owl: Crunch!
Mr. Owl: Three!
Narrator: How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?
Narrator: Crunch!
Narrator: The world may never know.
After the 1970 TV commercial, Mr. Owl became the mascot for Tootsie Pops. He appears on the packaging and marketing.

This ad has been remade in 3D computer animation in 2007.

3) The research
According to the official Tootsie Roll website, Tootsie Roll Industries has received over 50,000 letters from children claiming to have solved the riddle since the commercial first aired in 1970. The typical range of responses is between 100 and 5,800.

Tootsie Roll Industries notes that they are aware of 3 separate and completely unrelated studies which attempted to finally put to rest the ever eternal question of “How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?”:

A handful of engineering students at Purdue University appear to have conducted the most research. They devised a “licking machine,” with which they recorded an average of 364 licks to get to the center. Their research also included having 20 human volunteers carry out the experiment as well. The results from the volunteers concluded that it took an average of 252 licks to reach it.
One doctorate student at the University of Michigan created his own licking machine and came up with an average of 411 licks to reach the center of the Tootsie Pop.
Students at Swathmore High School conducted their own human-based experiment, resulting in an average of 144 licks.
The answer of course is affected by the individual’s saliva output and the tongue size, so it depends on the person. However, in theory it can be done in only one lick if the tongue is in direct contact with the Tootsie Pop for a long enough period of time.

4) Urban legend

This raspberry flavored Tootsie Pop wrapper shows the image of Native American aiming a bow and arrow at a star.Tootsie Roll Pops traditionally were wrapped in paper with icons and symbols, including but not limited to, an American Indian with a bow and arrow aimed at a star. From soon after the introduction of Tootsie Pops from 1931 through the present day (currently generating about 150 letters a week), a rumor has circulated that a wrapper containing the American Indian icon shooting a star could be traded-in for a free Tootsie Roll Pop.

According to Tootsie Roll Industries and web site Snopes.com[2], this rumor is not true. However, according to Snopes.com[3], individual merchants have chosen to honor the wrapper legend over the years, allowing people to “win” a free pop.

With the innovation and spread of the Internet and e-mail, many queries to Tootsie Roll Industries are in the form of email. Below is the company’s response, dated March 24, 2005, to one such query:

Thank you for your interest in our Tootsie Pop wrappers. We are pleased to have an opportunity to tell the true story about our Tootsie Pop wrappers.
Many years ago, a rumor surfaced that said if the wrapper of a Tootsie Pop with a star was found and returned to the company, a free Tootsie Pop, or any number of things would be sent to the lucky person. We truly don’t know why or where this rumor started, as our records do not indicate that our company ever sponsored any type of promotion surrounding images on the wrapper.
We hope we have been able to clarify this matter for you and we thank you for contacting us.

5) Trivia
In 2000, rapper Lil’ Kim used the popular slogan as a sexual reference and title, “How Many Licks?” for her album The Notorious K.I.M.
A now discontinued bite sized form called “Tootsie Pop Drops” was once available in grape, strawberry, cherry, orange, and chocolate flavors.
Lemon Lime has been added to the new flavors available in regular bags of Tootsie Pops (the other flavors are Strawberry, Watermelon, Blue Raspberry.}
One Fine Line guitarist Mike Ruhl of Copperas Cove, Texas has the Indian shooting the star image tattooed across his back.

6) Pop culture references
In the Family Guy episode, Let’s Go to the Hop, the following Tootsie Pop ad parody is shown:
Boy: Mr. Toad, how many licks of you does it take to get to the center of a Rhode Island state prison?
(Prison bars suddenly slam over the image.)
Narrator: Just one.
The popular webcomic Order of the Stick parodied the Tootsie Pop ad. [4]
In the Camp Lazlo episode “Lazlo Loves a Parade” in the background, an owl in the background who takes 3 licks then bites it.
In an Halloween-themed episode of Food Network’s Good Eats entitled “Tricks for Treats”, host Alton Brown parodied the Tootsie Pops ad, only using peanut brittle.
In the Wu-Tang Clan song “Method Man”, in Method Man’s verse “Now how many licks does it take/for me to hit the Tootsie Roll center of a break…”

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The Value of US Silver Coins For Investing and Wealth Preservation On a Budget

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Many people would like to place some of their savings into precious metals. Nevertheless, middle course people might think that it takes 1000’s of dollars to start investing in silver, gold, or platinum. Of course, rich individuals do work with big amounts of money, but individuals can start investing in silver on a extremely restricted budget. Now keep in thoughts that any valuable metals buy is risky, and even the so-called experts can’t tell you what you can sell your silver for tomorrow. But I can tell you that if you appear at a 5 or 10 yr chart, you will see that valuable metals have been a good way to preserve the worth of your money in opposition to inflation. The previous does not usually predict the long term although, so you would be smart to research a precious metals investment, just like you would do for any other place you put your difficult attained money.

That said, look at 1 of the most budget friendly methods to begin accumulating silver, which is occasionally known as the very poor man’s gold. Many US coins that were minted on or before 1964 were ninety% silver. So if you have 10 1964 dimes, which would total up to 1 dollar in face worth, you would also have about .715 of a troy ounce of silver. Of course, as of the time of this composing, the silver content is worth a number of times the 1 dollar face worth.

Other US coins also contain silver. Fifty percent dollars which were minted in between 1965 and 1970 are 40% silver. Many individuals are shocked to discover that some US 5 cent pieces, or impeccable, had been minted with silver throughout WWII simply because of a shortage of base metals. Nevertheless, this post will concentrate upon the well-liked ninety% silver coins.

So in order to get the silver bullion worth of ninety% silver US coins, merely multiply the dollar amount by .715. Then take that number and multiply it by the bullion silver ounce value for the day. You can get a good estimate on the value of the coins as judged by their silver content. Now keep in thoughts that some older coins also have a worth as rare coins, and that worth could be a lot much more then the bullion value. However, most of the older coins use the bullion worth as a basis to decide their estimated worth. This is especially true if these silver dimes, quarters, halves, or dollar coins are circulated and are not regarded as to be of a uncommon or much better date.

So when you look on an on-line auction site and see rolls of ninety% silver coins for sale, people are utilizing the fact that they contain silver as a yardstick for judging their value. That worth is called their melt value. On some days, individuals might be willing to spend much more then this simply because they anticipate a rise in silver costs. Nevertheless, at other occasions you might be able to choose up a discount by buying these coins at, or even below, their melt worth.

It is usually smart to spend a long time searching at the costs other people are having to pay for comparable products, weighing that in opposition to the melt worth, and then performing your own study to make an knowledgeable decision. This post is meant to clarify the fundamentals of the value of US silver coins, but is not meant to be a complete education. That, like anything else really worth performing, can consider many years, and can even be a consuming, lifelong enthusiasm.

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Your Questions About Purchased Songs On Iphone To Computer

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Mark asks…

How do i get songs i purchased on my Iphone to my computer?

I purchased songs using itunes on my phone. When i plug it into the computer in itunes how do I transfer it from my iphone to my computer. I just can’t figure it out! I tried clicking and dragging the song to the music bar but it won’t work.
Someone help please!

financi4 answers:

All you have to do is synchronize the iPhone with iTunes. That transfers all purchases into iTunes.

William asks…

how do I transfer my purchased songs (from iphone 4G) to itunes playlist?

I am syncing my iphone to iTunes right now, and have downloaded a few songs through my iphone. However, I am trying to drag it to a playlist so that I can burn a CD, but it will not let me drag it. How can I put my purchased songs (from the iphone, not the songs I purchased on my computer) to a playlist? Or will it not let me because it’s not purchased through my computer?

financi4 answers:

There is a way, hope it can help you.1 Turn off the automatic syncing feature on your iPhone if you do not want everything in your iTunes library on your computer to be added automatically to the iPhone without asking you first. This is an especially good idea if you will be connecting your iPhone to more than 1 computer on a regular basis, because it will prevent you from accidentally overwriting files from your primary computer. To prevent auto-syncing, you must first connect your iPhone to the computer with the USB connector that comes with your iPhone.

2 Select your iPhone from the device list within the side panel of the iTunes library after iTunes opens, which should happen automatically anytime you connect your iPhone. Click on the tab labeled “Summary” and uncheck the “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected” button if it is checked. If it is not already checked, then your iPhone is already set to prevent auto-syncing and in either case, you will still be able to sync your iPhone manually by clicking on the button labeled “Sync.”

3 Use the tabs in the iTunes side panel to choose the types of media playlists you would like to sync between your computer and iPhone. The iPhone allows you to transfer playlists of music, videos, podcasts and audiobooks. It is important to note that only 1 type of media can be included on each playlist.

4 Allow iTunes to create a special playlist automatically if you have more music on your computer than will fit on your iPhone. If your iPhone has reached its storage limit, a message from iTunes will pop up and ask you if you would the program to create a playlist full of random songs from your library, which will then automatically sync to your iPhone. You can customize the random playlist by adding or deleting songs of your choice and then simply syncing it again with your iPhone by pressing the “Sync” button in iTunes.

5 Keep in mind that you can only sync playlists from your computer with 1 iPhone at a time. Always make sure to be logged into your own Apple account when updating your iPhone and remember to disconnect one iPhone before adding a new one. Failure to do so may cause your iPhone to sync incorrectly, possibly erasing content from your iPhone.

Steven asks…

Songs Purchased on iphone lost after update?

i just reccently updated my iphone to the 2.0 version. i had to upload all my songs over again onto my iphone, because they were deleted with the update. i had bought 4 songs on my iphone in the itunes store. it was the first time plugging my iphone into the computer since i bought the songs. do i have to re-purchase these songs? or is there some way to recover them?

financi4 answers:

You should not have to buy them all over again but if you know what the songs are you can search them on itunes and click purchase. When you click purchase they might say something like you have already purchased this would you like to restore it or something similar but press ok but if this doesn’t work you will have to buy them over again

Chris asks…

How do I transfer a purchased song from my iPhone to iTunes on my computer?

I recently bought a song from the iTunes store on my iPhone and when I went to sync my phone to my computer nothing happened. I’m using the same account on my phone as I am on my computer. Help!

financi4 answers:

That’s because syncing is the other way around. ITunes, top left, File>Transfer purchases. Learn more in your user guide at Apple.com/support and in iTunes Help and Tutorials.

David asks…

How do you get songs purchased from your phone into your iTunes on your computer?

The songs i purchased on my iPhone‘s iTunes will not show up in my iTunes on my computer! It’s the same account though. I also bought some songs on my dads computer… and there’s no way to get that song on my mom’s computer. I’m trying to make a CD, but it says I’ll have to buy the same song again! Heck no

financi4 answers:

Apple will give you the songs for free if you contact them.

Richard asks…

How do i get purchased songs back on my iphone?

I recently had to restore my iphone and i hadnt synced with my computer for about a month or so. So after the restore, all of the songs i had purchased within the last month have been deleted. How do i get them back…… They are NOT on my computer. And if i try to buy them again, it still charges me the price of the song. Please Help

financi4 answers:

Your going to have to email itunes for a one time re-grant. Just select music purchases and then lost or missing items. Fill out the info and itunes should get back to you within 24 hours

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The Professionals and Disadvantages of Investing in PPF

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Public Provident Fund or PPF as it is popularly recognized is 1 of the most popular investments in India as it offers a safe investing choice and has a decent 8% price of curiosity which is compounded yearly. It is considered the safest investment since it guarantees a secure future lump sum of money. Also,as it falls under Section 80C,it provides traders with tax advantage as nicely. The quantity you get following maturity will not be taxable,so the 8% curiosity price functions out to be greater. Let us presume that your taxable income is Rs. 3 lacs and you commit Rs. fifty,000,your taxable earnings falls to Rs. 2,fifty,000. This turns out to the primary benefit associated with a PPF account.

Previously the price of curiosity was as higher as twelve % but it has been steadily falling because then,so it makes sense to start investing in it as quickly as feasible prior to the interest falls even much more. Also,the money in your PPF account is topic to changes in the interest price in the future, in case the authorities further decides to lower the curiosity price.

As mentioned in my publish on the energy of Compound curiosity,compounding of money is a large as well as stage because a little quantity invested every month can yield a substantial quantity of money on maturity. If the optimum quantity i. e. Rs 70,000 is invested every year at 8% for each annum,it would yield nearly Rs 20 lac after fifteen years i. e. on maturity. Even though successfully only Rs ten,50,000 has been invested over a time period of 15 years,you get much more than double the quantity.

There are particular limitations on the quantity of money you can commit each year in a PPF account. A maximum of Rs. 70,000 can be invested each yr and the minimum restrict is set to Rs. five hundred. Also,the money can be invested in up to 12 investments,with a optimum of 1 investment each month. The investments have to be in multiples of Rs one hundred. Also,there is a lock-in period of 15 years and the account can’t be prematurely closed,except in case of death. partial withdrawals are permitted from the 7th yr onwards. Even though more than one PPF account can be opened for particular purposes or objectives,the total contribution towards each the accounts can’t be much more than Rs. 70,000. Also,the tax benefit does not get doubled. Because the curiosity is calculated on the lowest stability in between the fifth and the last day of the month of march,it is usually much better to deposit the money before March 5.

Thus,the PPF is a secure investing option for these who want their money secured and are not interested in taking dangers by investing in stocks or mutual money.

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Stock Marketplace – Reduce Your Risks With Safe Stocks

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Many would say that the phrase “secure shares” is an oxymoron. There really is nothing that can be regarded as one hundred% secure and predictable about stock marketplace investing – or any investment for that matter. (Even stuffing your money beneath the proverbial mattress has its own set of dangers.) But, it is definitely true that some shares are a lot safer than others.

For a higher percentage of risk-averse individuals, the risk of investing in stocks – because of to the perceived threat of dropping money – is enough for them to be scared away completely. Nevertheless, sufficient knowledge can allay unsubstantiated fears of wild monetary losses. Clearly, individuals can shed money in the stock market, but that certainly does not mean you require to be among them.

Stock marketplace investing is actually a excellent way to start conserving up for your long term – even your retirement. It is a great way to acquire a larger return on a fairly small investment, which helps you build up a savings for needs you are likely to expertise down the road.

Low Risk Investing

Not all stock marketplace investing has to be truly dangerous. As talked about over, some stocks are usually safer and much more stable. Investing in these is usually recognized as conservative investing. With this kind of more modest investment, your revenue margin will almost certainly be a lot lower, but as a whole your shares will be more secure. There is a trade-off.

Choosing in between low risk and higher danger shares is a matter of personal choice and danger tolerance and ought to be made with your current and future financial situations in thoughts – including these of your family members.

What is a Reduced Danger Stock?

Reduced risk stocks generally need well-set up company reputations and identities in their industries. The hope is that because you are investing with a business that currently has great standing in their share of the marketplace, they will be well-equipped to deal with them and therefore less susceptible to financial volatility.

These much better-recognized company shares can also serve as a great way to get your foot in the door be slow, early investing. With your first investment, you might not truly know what you are performing, so choosing a steady stock that has a strong company recognition makes the procedure of buying them for the initial time as easy – and minimally risky – as feasible.

Actually, if you really want the safest way to improve the dimension of your investment, look into a Certificate of Deposit (CD) to park your money in. These provide a greater return of curiosity than most savings plans. (Not that their curiosity rates are anything to create house about, but your funds will at minimum develop some and with a little level of danger.) Low danger investing is the perfect type of investing for beginners.

When you plan to commit for the initial time, you have enough to be concerned about with the ordinary dangers involved in investing – so do not add more stress to the process than you are able to easily deal with.

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Where Is Julian Robertson Investing? – US Business News – CNBC

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Where Is Julian Robertson Investing? – US Business News – CNBC

With so much uncertainty in the markets, there are plenty of good companies trading at attractive valuations, legendary hedge fund manager Julian Robertson,
www.cnbc.com/id/49520064

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Your Questions About Is It Good To Invest In Diamonds

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Richard asks…

Are there enough natural resources in Africa to sustain its population?

If Africa was able to make better use of its resources eg. oil, diamonds, coffee and were able to manufacture it, rather than sell it in its purest form (due to trade blocks like the EU), and if the money was invested in the right things i.e infrastructure, education, would this be enough for Africa to become self sufficient and developed? (assuming there was political peace)

financi4 answers:

Yes it does but it means getting tough, i’m just back from a job over in east africa because a well known oil company has found land with oil deposits. I took the money for the job went over greased a few palms and knocked on a few doors took a few people away in a trunk of a car. The worst thing introduced to the poor countries is the american dollar. Too many countries favour it as ready exchangable cash for goods. If i offered you 20 dollars for goods worth 50 euro you’d tell me to get lost right! But in africa because the american dollar is easily exchangable it has higher value than the local money. Oil coffee diamonds arent natural resources really. Arable land and farm equipment are. I can go to liberia and buy an ak47 for 10 dollars, a sack of grain would cost 10 times that. I passed through a village in liberia last year and in an open market beside the local produce were stalls selling weapons for a few dollars. I bought every single one of them and personally dismantled them beyond use. I’ve been in combat but nothing is as scary as seeing a 12 year old kid with a fully functioning loaded czech ak47 and dressed in rags. Lets get rid of the greedy oil barons and the weapons, it will put people like me out of work but i wont complain.

David asks…

Is my girlfriend Manipulative (BPD) or is it me?

We have been together for 4-5 years. We are both 30. The relationship has had good times and bad.
What got me thinking was recent events combined with how past events we handled.

1.Recently, She caught me looking for an engagement ring and with all seriousness demanded that I better get her a 2 carat diamond (10,000). I asked if I were to get her something smaller she wouldn’t marry me? She replied by thinking about it; again if full seriousness.

2. . I told her I would open a brokerage account and invest money on her behalf. A Month later I get questioned on if Im still putting money in her account and why had I changed the amount I was putting in. I told her that I did not change anything and that what I put in her account is what I can afford. She replies, with don’t get mad I was just asking. or I was just curious. Ok, she has can ask, but to me it was not genuine curiosity. why?. When I tell her that Im putting in the amount I originally budgeted, she says no you didn’t you changed it, but its ok I cant use the money anyway. WTF? I am saving on your behalf with money I earn and your keeping tabs? I feel Like I was just mindfu@#ed.

3.I Just bought her an Iphone and I had promised her a case for it, but I was short on money so I said can it wait and I’ll get later because I was kind of broke; I also suggested we not go to the movies for the same reason. At the time I had 80 bucks of free spending money after bills left in my account to cover 2 weeks. She throws a huffy fit calling me stingy. Saying, you cant even take me out. I bend Like a dumbass and say ok, I miscalculated we can go to the movies. I also ended up getting her the iphone charger on credit, thus breaking my budget. She’s happy about the charger, but I hear shit for being stingy for weeks because of the whole incident. In the end, she remembers the whole incident as my fault.

Now to add to the above, I have had a talk with her about keeping to a budget because I would like to lay a foundation to start a family. I have had about 3 genuine talks about this, apparently its forgotten fast.

4.We went to Mexico, where I had my wallet stolen, I planned an awesome trip with private guides where I made her swoon. Everything was great till the trip home. Because my wallet was stolen I had only cash for the entire trip; I still managed to budget so we got to do everything. We spent the last of it for lunch with fresh caught fish, This unfortunately left enough money for small concessions or food at the airport. We had to wait 6 hours at the airport because of layover. She wanted a Starbucks, So I explained if you get starbucks we wont have enough to eat lunch, i am sorry, but I just dont have money, Lets tough it out we are almost home. She makes a whole scene at the airport calling me names about not saving enough for the trip home(Everyone was watching). She runs off and hides somewhere. When I finally find her, it time to get on the plane and she refuses to go, I plead with her to get on the plane. Finally she does where on the flight home she tearfully apologizes.

4.I take her on a random surprise visit for 1 night to chicago for a concert. Everything was going great until it was time to go home. She wanted to go see the architecture trip and I didn’t. I was being a baby about, but went and it told her how grateful I was for going. After she wanted to go see the pier, we walked to tourist area close to the pier where I said we need to start to heading to airport because we were going to take the metro to get there; and we don’t have time for the pier. She snaps and in fully crowded tourist area scold, berates, and throws every word of profanity at me. I am a quite person so I just walk away to try to calm down the scene. She runs of again. and again I barely find her and get her in the cab. Where it looks like I am the crazy boyfriend trying to get her in the cab. Cabbie even gives me advice like “be patient”. Again gets me thinking am I the crazy one with issues.

5. While we have had good times together. Recently My sanity is shaky Lately. I usually try to understand the other person, but Lately things do not make sense. She explains that I have the problems because I do not know how to behave and that I am incapable of solving problems in our relationship. My first thought to that is that most of our problems come from her being ungrateful with things she has. Like every weekend I get what are we doing; God forbid If i suggest we stay in. I need some feedback from unbiased sources thanx

financi4 answers:

I’m currently in a smiliar situation. My girlfriend has all the signs of BPD but has not been diagnosed. From your story, your girl seems perfectly sane compared to mine. I’ve been physically abused, subjected to suicide threats, and even been arrested under false pretenses. I know how difficult it is to leave as even under the extreme circumstances ive been dealing with i can’t do it primarily because we have 5 month old twins.

I would say that if this is the worst it’s gotten for you after 4-5 years, it isn’t too bad and itsn ot BPD.

Mark asks…

I need to know how this affects us here in the U.S?

— The head of De Beers Group — which controls 40 percent of the global diamond trade — called on traders in Europe, the U.S. and Israel to back African efforts to cut and polish the continent’s own gemstones.

A delivery of rough diamonds for cutting and polishing is inspected in Ramat Gan, Israel.

Managing Director Gareth Penny said it was logical to help create stability in African democracies through job creation.

“We don’t embrace this out of some misguided enthusiasm or altruism, we embrace it because it makes good business sense and because it‘s the right thing to do,” he said.

People will no longer buy ‘conflict diamonds‘ nor will miners invest the billions of dollars needed to extract them, he said.

The illegal trade in “conflict diamonds” — sometimes known as blood diamonds — has fueled and funded wars in Africa, killing thousands in Angola, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“We need a strong and stable set of producing companies if we have to maximize future supply. Producing and selling diamonds today in or from a country in chaos or worse, in conflict, is simply not an option,” Penny said

Africa’s natural resources have enriched traders across the world and Penny called on the gemstone industry in Antwerp, Tel Aviv and New York to fund and help train the infant industry, based mostly in South Africa and Botswana.

“Without the traditional cutting centers, these new cutting centers will not succeed,” he said, promising that there are benefits for everyone.

Botswana mining ministry official Kago Moshashane said the country planned to create up to 3,000 jobs in the diamond processing industry.

Antwerp grew wealthy from Belgium’s rule of the Congo and is now a center for diamond trading and finance. Antwerp has ceded its place to India’s Mumbai, which now cuts most of the world’s diamonds, many of them less costly small stones.

Antwerp World Diamond Centre’s Chief Executive Freddy Hanard said Africa’s drive to enter the market does not pose a threat to existing businesses.

“If that contributes to greater wealth in Africa, I think we should certainly contribute. Antwerp has a lot of expertise and … we can help them,” he said.

Nor should Africa’s nascent industry pose a problem for Asia, Penny said, because African countries will have to find their own market niche. They will need “vibrant low-cost cutting centers in India and China to process the volume of low-value rough [diamonds] which is simply not economic to cut in Africa.”

The De Beers chief was upbeat about Africa’s future, saying the company was spending more than $100 million (71 million euros) every year to find new mines, “overwhelmingly in Africa and significantly in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Angola.” E-mail to a friend

financi4 answers:

How does it affect us in the US? Supply and demand. Ultimately affects the price you pay for a diamond.

Chris asks…

WHat should i do with my savings?

Ok first off, I don’t want this to be a political question. I am not looking to hear harassment of the GOP or the Dems or Obama, Reagan, Pelosi, FDR ETC

But, i do realize that this country is in very very bad shape. The worse shape it has been probably since the Civil War. I do not believe that anything is getting better ( Social security, Terrorism, Islamization, Middle East relations, Stock market, the US dollar, inflation, oil prices, meat and dairy prices, and of course the TREMENDOUS US DEBT!!
I am worried about my kids. I am worried about my savings.

What should i do with my money?? I have money in stocks, 401k.
SHould i leave it in? Should i invest in gold, silver, diamonds? SHould i buy a nice house now ? Will real estate mirror inflation? SHould i move to Costa Rica – it‘s an option with my job

Please dont insult me and tell me to calm down or stop watching Fox News.

I am sure you must all realize how dangerous of an economic and social as well as political time this is. How much can the Camel carry?

financi4 answers:

It’s a crap-shoot. Your guess is as good as mine. I personally don’t care much for investing in commodities, they are too volatile. I keep my portfolio diverse with it divided between stocks (about 70/30 domestic/international), bonds, and liquid cash. The professionals say at my age I should be in 100% very aggressive stocks, but i disagree. After 2 recessions in the last 10 years, and a stock market that is sitting today at the same place it was in the 1990’s, I don’t trust it at all. I guess in 25 years we will see if I was right or they were right.

Charles asks…

Which will be the best way to conserve money in 2030?

My son asked me what should he invest in because he dreams of becoming very rich…I didn’t know what to tell him .Anyway, I told him that education is the best way of making good money without big risks.Then he asked me which is the best way to keep money …This time, I told him that gold ,silver, platinum or diamonds are the best ways of keeping your money at the same value or maybe bigger…I don’t know if it is a very good answer so…Can someone explain me what should I tell my son?

PS. I need just serious answers…I don’t want to give wrong advises to my son…
I am not from the us so I don’t know if my grammar is so good

financi4 answers:

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Only Investment Guide You Will Ever Need by Andrew Tobias

Thomas asks…

Are 21st century Blacks to blame for everything that happens to them?

Here are some examples of how Blacks consistently handi-cap their own people:

-MJ, made hundreds of millions of dollars, rather than investing that money into inner-city schools, the NAACP, and numerous other organizations desgined to combat a system that puts visible minorities at a disadvantage, he blew it on stupid sh111t like Never Land, and paying White kids not to sue him

-Modern rappers have audiences that span several races & nationalities. Yet any time they get a platform to talk about meaningful issues, they make songs like “I get money” & “Boom Boom Pow”. Kanye West is a perfect example of someone who does a good job of bringing politics into rap with songs like “Diamonds are forever” [talks about blood diamonds in Africa] & “Graduation” a metaphor for the educational crises among inner-city residents

-Black Americans do a VERY good job of ripping any smart Blaks’ self-esteem up by telling they are selling out or acting White

-Black men continue to fracture the Black Houshold by dating outside their race

the list goes on
ihateyou: I am not saying he didn’t donate money, in fact, he donated more money than any other celebrity, but that isn’t my point.

He donated 20% of his income to charity, and blew the rest on an amusement park & White kids. It‘s like saying if i have 100 dollars, and donate $20 to charity , and use the rest of it to buy crack to sell to kids, i am a model citizen

financi4 answers:

I agree with everything you said minus the michael jackson stuff, I know he donated to the NAACP, The United Negro College Fund, Minority Aids Project, inner city YMCAs, Sickle Cell Research… And I am sure more that I dont know of….

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