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You’d think that if you or someone you knew was employed in a managerial role then that particular person would demonstrate skills of organisation, good money control and be on top form with regards administrational and financial concerns – it appears that this ideology just isn’t true, however, especially if you take heed of recent research. According to several surveys…
Sunday, 12 November 2017 13:35

Saving vs. investing. Which one is for me?

If you are one of the lucky ones and have a little bit of spare cash knocking around at the end of each month, you will probably be debating about how best to make this money work for you. A lot of people would say you should pay into a savings account each month and watch the money grow over…
Friday, 10 November 2017 12:33

People have no money to purchase large items

Is your car dropping to bits and held together with sticky tape? Is your washing machine making all sorts of noises and leaking uncontrollably? If so, you are not alone – in fact, you’re probably one of the many people who have recently admitted to being so strapped for cash that they have had to put off purchasing new essential…
Friday, 03 November 2017 16:36

Decluttering to Earn and Save Money

Does your home feel stuffed and fit to burst? If it does, it could be time to do some decluttering. Many people find this difficult to do, but it can be the most refreshing and uplifting experience once you try it. And it can also boost your bank balance, which is ideal if you’re trying to save money. Decluttering can…
Indeed, you can. But there are smart ways to do it, and ways that could end up costing you money. For example, if you normally visit one supermarket but you want to shop around at two others to get the best deals, you’ll probably end up out of pocket. That’s because the cost in time and petrol (or bus fares)…
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 14:28

Can Money Really Buy You Happiness?

According to new research, it looks as though it can after all. We’ve always been told money can’t buy happiness, and most of us would probably agree with that. It can buy you other things, such as never having to worry about paying bills. It can also buy you better medical care if you need it, by presenting you with…
Sunday, 22 October 2017 12:23

Are We Too Materialistic?

I read an article this morning about two couples who had each managed to quit working by the age of 40. One couple earned around £90,000 a year, but the other was on less than half that. As I read the piece, it soon became clear they’d had to completely overhaul their finances to achieve their dream of finishing work…
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:35

Can You Still Make Money from Car Boot Sales?

I remember doing a car boot sale years ago and bringing home around £250 for a few hours’ standing in a field flogging my second-hand stuff to anyone who wanted it. It was a lot of fun and was certainly worth my while. Fast-forward a few years and I think I made around £40 the next time I tried it.…
Saturday, 14 October 2017 14:23

Understanding Compound Interest

Most people know interest rates are currently very low. That’s great for mortgage payers, but not so good if you have savings. but it does pay to know more about interest rates and what effect they can have on the amount you are saving. And to do that, it is worth learning about the effect of compound interest. Once you…
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 19:13

As a Nation, We’re Saving Less Than Ever

How much do you put away in cash each month? A few pounds? More? Nothing at all? If you don’t save anything, or at least not much, you’re far from alone. The household saving ratio is the amount we have left to save from the disposable income we have available each month. Recent figures reveal it has dropped to 1.7%…
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