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New Report Reveals Countries with Most Millionaire Households

The 2011 Global Wealth Study from Boston Consulting Group reveals the countries in the world that have the most number of millionaire households, with Singapore having the most relative to its population and the United States the most number overall.

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Purchasing Real Estate in Costa Rica is Open to All

Overseas property buyers seeking investments or a second home in Costa Rica will find the real estate buying process straightforward. According to information from The Costa Rica News the house buying process in the country has become remarkably similar to in other parts of the world. There is no restriction on property ownership in Costa […]

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Congratulations KIVA on Being Awarded Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating

KIVA organisation, a non-profit charity that empowers people and groups throughout the world in an effort to alleviate poverty, has recently been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating, which rates such measures as an organisations overall effectiveness, capacity and efficiency.

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Our Latest Microfinance Loan: Kanoni Tweyambe Group A-kihihi Kihihi, Uganda: Agriculture

The latest microfinance loan made by Marquette Turner via KIVA.org is our 51st. It is to Kanoni Tweyambe Group A-kihihi, whose $4,300 loan helped purchase fertilizers and manure to improve production and fertility of her tea farming gardens.

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Our Latest KIVA Microfinance Loans: Kyrgyzstan, Philippines and Rwanda

Since joining Kiva a few years ago, certain trends and rules of thumb have arisen as to why we lend to particular individuals and groups. As always, the causes we choose are not made because they are more deserving than others – we’ve gradually been able to separate our desperate want “not to judge” with the reality that we can’t help everyone. In saying that, there’s a Talmudic quotation (you may have heard it in the movie, Schindler’s List): “Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire”. That seems a pretty good rule to work by.

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Mopping Up The Mortgage Brokers: Australia’s Banks On The Assault

After losing their market share to mortgage brokers during the real estate boom years in the earlier years of this decade, Australia’s banks are on the offensive. First off the market his year was Westpac which acquired the RAMS Home Loans brand, followed by the Commonwealth Bank which acquired a stake in Aussie Home Loans […]

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The Meaning Of “Home”: The Kiva Organisation

When Marquette Turner Luxury Homes began, we were determined that we would regularly donate and lend a significant amount of our revenue to organizations and individuals worldwide. As a company with a substantial focus in real estate, we deal with transactions involving people’s homes. In the simplest manner, our philanthropic efforts are subsequently focused in […]

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