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What are Major Retailers and Banks Doing to Prevent Fraud?

While the opportunities afforded to businesses from digital technology are huge and have created new markets for many firms, emerging and developing technology has also brought about some challenges and problems. Fraud is a huge concern for retailers and banks these days, and such organizations have to work hard to remain up to date with the fraudsters and criminals that threaten their work. One of the worrying aspects of digital fraud is that it covers so many different areas of business engagement and interaction. In March 2017, a report issued by The&Partnership suggested that firms would lose over $16 billion in advertising fraud (sometimes known as click fraud) alone. That is just one small component of digital engagement and interaction, which means that the overall sums of money lost by firms due to the increased number of ways that digital fraudsters and hackers can impact on their business. In addition to advertising or click fraud, other types of digital fraud that companies have to be aware of include: Online retail fraud Smishing, vishing and phishing Spam emails Malware Proxy servers and botnets Of course, while the loss of money can be highly damaging for a company, for many, the loss ...

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5 Tools That Will Motivate You to Save More

5 Tools That Will Motivate You to Save More

Today we have a guest post for you from fellow blogger, Anum Yoon. Enjoy! There are tons of online tools and apps available to make all aspects of your life easier. With that the case, why is it still so hard to save money? It takes discipline to effectively save money, but let’s face it — not everyone is up for the challenge without a bit of prodding. Luckily, there are plenty of tools available that can help motivate you to save more money. Here are five. Level Money Level Money describes itself as a “financial GPS” app because it helps you navigate your financial situation, so you spend smartly. The app helps you plan ahead by accounting for regular essentials such as rent and other bills, as well as a goal for savings. It calls the money that’s left over your “spendable,” which is the cash you have on hand that you can spend comfortably without cutting into any of your essential piles. The app tracks and visualizes a variety of spending types to give you an idea where your money is going. If the bar on your “eating out” tracker is too big, you know it’s probably time ...

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Ways to Boost the Value of Your Financial Portfolio

Traditional investments tend to arouse the ire of many novice investors. For one thing, they are complicated, and there are often many hidden fees and commissions involved. Newcomers to the scene tend to feel a little intimidated by the financial gobbledygook that accompanies these types of investments. Financial investments cover 4 broad categories of assets: stocks, commodities, indices, and currency pairs. Within each of those classes are hundreds of viable propositions. The trick when it comes to building a viable financial portfolio is knowing where your bread is buttered. In other words, start with what you know, and branch outwards. 1.    Shop around for the best trading and investment platform Granted, there are a myriad of options available to you when it comes to investing your money. Which one is ideally suited to your needs? This is a question that is best answered with a little introspection. As a novice trader, you may be well served with a trading platform offering full mobile functionality for on the go trading, a demo trading account, low minimum deposits, and low minimum trade amounts. There are many possibilities available to you in this realm. It is imperative that traders stick with fully licensed ...

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Forex Market Investment Opportunities and Advantages

Forex trading looks extremely appealing to many people, as it is one of the largest markets with many advantages. However, trading always applies not only to profit but also to some risks. Therefore, it is a good idea to weigh all pros and cons before taking advantage of investment opportunities. Forex market is famous for its size and high liquidity. Thus, traders are able to earn a large amount of money without impacting the exchange rate. The majority of brokers allow users to trade with extremely low margins so that traders have an opportunity to take essential positions in the fx trading without much money. Forex Market is Extremely Beneficial Place for Speculators   There is a wide range of speculators in the Forex Market, as one does not need to invest a small amount of money, and earn a lot. For example, if you deposit $1000, you have an opportunity to receive approximately $100,000. As a result, you can get a significant profit without much risk. However, it will be wrong to exclude all the risks, as this market is sensible to changes, and you can lose the essential sum of money if you conduct the trade “randomly”. Thus, ...

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How The Economy Can Effect Different Businesses

Regardless, if you are running a fortune 500 company or a small business there is a good chance that you have felt the effects of the downed economy. While economic conditions can have different impacts on all businesses, small businesses are usually the ones to feel the impact quicker and harder than larger corporations. Below you will learn about how to economy can effect your business and either have a negative or positive impact. Exploring A Strong Economy It is no big secret that in a strong economy most businesses are going to flourish. Of course, there might be some businesses that are more successful than others, but just about every business will see an increase in sales. This is because disposable income will be at an all time high and more consumers will feel confident about dumping their money back into the economy. However, when it comes to small businesses a good economy is almost like a two-way street. As a small business starts pumping out more and more products or services the need for more employees will rise. Maybe even expansions and a new retail line will be required, but whatever the situation is, most people would view ...

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