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Everyday we alert our readers to some interesting things that are going on from around the world of finance. News stories that you certainly won't read in the mainstream media.

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%…
Saturday, 26 August 2017 16:56

3 Ways to Sell Old Stuff for Cash

Have you joined the huge number of people selling things online? Sites like eBay have made it easy for everyone to sell things they no longer want. Many second-hand goods are just as good as the original, and yet cost a fraction of the price. If you’ve got things you were happy to use and enjoy, but that you no…
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:38

Are We Trying to Achieve Too Much?

Money. It’s a hot topic for many, and there are countless news stories published each day that focus on money, at least to some extent. We should save it, or we aren’t saving enough. We’re spending too much. More people have credit cards than ever. More people have outstanding balances on those cards. There are sales everywhere, encouraging us to…
Here’s a situation for you. You go out shopping – maybe to do your grocery shopping – and while you’re in the supermarket, you spot a jumper you love. It’s only £20 – a real bargain. What do you do? Some people would buy it without a second thought. Others may decide they already have plenty of jumpers, and while…

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