When a corporation makes a profit, a portion of this money often is given to the shareholders and this payment is known as a dividend. Typically, a dividend is given in the form of cash, but there are other options as well. Sometimes a corporation might pay dividends in the form of additional stock shares or even with a property dividend, which might translate to being a specific product or service, although this latter option is rare.
One-third of the population of our planet lives in Asia, and this is an area experiencing an economic boom. With an expanding middle class and continuous improvements to industry, the Asian markets are expected to continue to grow at a high rate. Not only is this excellent news for those who live in the region, it also provides financial opportunities for those of us in the United States.
A few different crossings link Laos to Cambodia, but let’s look at the crossing from Southern Laos near Don Det. It’s the Nong Nok Khieng to Trapaing Kreal crossing. This information deals with a British or Irish passport holder. Read on for some cheap travel tips! 
Ocean views hardly ever come better than in Koh Samui, that makes up one among the 180 islands in the spectacular land of Thailand. This breathtaking island boasts beachfront vacation rentals with seaview, private swimming pools and other facilities which will make a holiday here a wonderfully memorable encounter.
You could be forgiven for thinking a “Butterfly Centre” is a boring way to spend an hour of your travel time. But then we ended up in this quality Butterfly Centre called “Flying Colours” as part of our tour round Bohol island in The Philippines. We were quite surprised by it!
In Sri Lanka, tea is the national drink. Well it has to be! Every day almost every nationality in the world will sip a liquid that was made from leaves grown here in the mysterious hills of Sri Lanka. I made the trip to the valleys and hills at Haputale in Sri Lanka to the impressive Dambatenne Tea Factory, opened by Thomas Lipton over 100 years ago. It is currently a source of tea for Scottish based company Lipton Tea amongst other worldwide tea companies and distributors. All the tea is grown locally here in the gorgeous mountains and valleys of Sri Lanka’s inland region.
Building a portfolio is an excellent idea for everyone, especially with interest rates at historically low rates. While a simple savings account at a bank is certainly low risk, you will earn very little in interest, and it hardly helps you plan for retirement. Investing in mutual funds can be a good option for investors, so consider the following information.
Another of my incredible China adventures in recent times involved a visit to this crazy island known as Gu Lang Yu! Basically it’s an island off the coast of the Fujian Province and is reached by ferry from the city of Xiamen, itself another interesting Chinese city which I have yet to write about separately!
So you want to see the real China then? Well read on for a bit of decent advice into how to properly dip your toes into the world’s largest country by population. One thing you need to know first is that visiting Shanghai and Beijing are not really visiting China. The reason is these places now have street signs in English, an influx of foreign workers and they are well connected with internet, telephone and all modern communications. To see the real China you need to avoid those two big cities and get out into the obscure countryside where China breathes the way it really lives.