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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.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 15:28

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 13:23

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 11:35

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 15:23

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 20:13

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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