Finance

The Economy and Personal Debt

The UK economy appears to have finally escaped the spectra of recession, but growth remains low.  The latest snapshot from the National Institute for GDP indicate a slowdown in month on month growth, which it said showed a “picture of continued weakness in the UK economy”.  Austerity cuts, increasing energy bills and higher fuel costs […]


Probate Fees Explained

The process of probate is a complex one, and something that many people worry about. There are a lot of possible probate fees to worry about, and the probate cost can be crippling to many people, especially considering that the issue of probate is something that only comes up during an incredibly traumatic time. What […]


What Is the American Dream in 2011 and Beyond?

The American Dream has always been coined as the dream of home ownership. Owning a home, raising a family and being able to do the things one wants whether it be family vacations or investing, has always been that ideal for many Americans. In fact, the ability to create your own life and to live […]


5 Money Tips for Seniors Facing Financial Difficulties

5 Money Tips for Seniors Facing Financial Difficulties

Gas, food, and utility bills all rise in cost while most seniors live on a fixed monthly income that does not increase. Even seniors who planned well for their retirement can easily find themselves facing financial problems. Fortunately, there are options out there for seniors to help keep their finances from spiraling out of control. […]


Developing Good Money Habits

Developing Good Money Habits

In the face of some of our country’s toughest economic times, we are forced to get back to the basics of imagination and creativity. Here are a few tips to getting your personal finances under control, while establishing habits to save money and create savings for your future. Put Your Household on a Budget First, […]


Are you due a spending makeover?

The question ‘do I need a spending makeover?’ is one that we should all ask ourselves regularly. New financial products are being introduced, there are always inviting incentives to switch providers and, of course, credit card balance transfer deals such as those to be found here. Circumstances too might have changed. Saving to buy a […]


Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Although the famous personal development book Think and Grow Rich was written more than 7 decades ago, the principles have remained true to this day.  Whether they know it or not, people who are financially successful exhibit many of the principles that were discussed in the book.  Let’s take a look at some of the […]


Counting the real cost of DIY

The British love a good Bank Holiday DIY project, but are the savings worth it? Here we explore the true cost of DIY and how our clumsy approach may cause more harm than good… April has been a month of national holidays for us Brits, but how did you spend yours? Were you part of […]


Sound Financial Planning for Your Post-Retirement Years

Sound Financial Planning for Your Post-Retirement Years

America is busily preparing for the expected rise in retirees as more baby boomers exit the work force each year. As such, many of our financial gurus are gearing up to help educate and prepare this segment of our population towards maintaining financial solvency and independence for longer periods of retirement. Preparing your budget for […]


Five Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for Funding For A Start-Up

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for Funding For A Start-Up

With more and more people going into business on their own the pot of money available to start-ups is getting increasingly hard to access. And with the odds of a start-up business failing within five years somewhere in the region of 75% it is clear that most investors and financial institutions are going to be […]


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