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Is investing in property a good idea in the current climate?

Is investing in property a good idea in the current climate?

In a climate of volatile stock markets and low rates of return offered on many savings and investment options, investing in property through a buy-to-let mortgage arrangement may look like an enticing prospect to the investor. For those able to raise a large enough deposit, a buy-to-let property can have the potential to generate a […]


Things to Avoid When Strapped for Cash

Things to Avoid When Strapped for Cash

If you’ve hit rock bottom financially your thoughts will most likely turn to finding ways to get quick cash. But when stressed with mounting bills, creditors’ calls and a continual sinking feeling you may not make the wisest choices on how to stem the tide of debt. Life’s troubles naturally ebb and flow, so if […]


Financial Tips for Nannies and Other Self-Employed Workers

Financial Tips for Nannies and Other Self-Employed Workers

Nannying is a rewarding and fulfilling career for many kid-loving people with nurturing personalities, but the job can be more complicated than that of an aid at a school or day-care facility. Most nannies are independent contractors; they pay their own taxes, purchase their own health care benefits, and manage their working lives as business […]


Help your Attorney Win your Case by Following some Simple Rules

Help your Attorney Win your Case by Following some Simple Rules

Many people who find themselves face to face with the U.S. justice system for the first time are at a loss about what they can do to maximize their odds of a favorable outcome (or to at least minimize the odds of an unfavorable outcome). Whether you are involved in a civil or criminal proceeding, […]


The Smarter Way To File Your Taxes

The Smarter Way To File Your Taxes

Did you know that the average refund distributed during tax season is almost $3,000? Most of the time, that refund will go right into a savings account, but there are other ways to spend a tax refund that can boost your refund for next year, and no, it doesn’t include going on vacation or a […]


The History of the Stock Exchange

The History of the Stock Exchange

Today the stock market is an integral part of our economy, and it is hard to imagine a time when it didn’t exist. That time was over 300 years ago. But, towards the end of the 17th century, when trading started in Jonathan’s Coffee House, situated near the Exchange Alley in the city of London, […]


4 Things Our Grannies Taught Us

4 Things Our Grannies Taught Us

For the forty somethings out there, you’ll probably remember (especially if you live in the UK) quite a few things which your granny or granddad taught you which you don’t have the time or inclination to do nowadays… Stay with us while we have a stroll through some of these things and discuss if what […]


Interesting Ancient and Old Currency

Interesting Ancient and Old Currency

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the ancient barter trade of times gone by, but did you know there used to be very real old currency that was used in trades. Sure it wasn’t the paper and plastic that we have today, but then again with contemporary problems in place with the world economy we […]


Save Money Booking a Flight

Save Money Booking a Flight

Some of us can remember the times when we would go to the travel agent up the street  if we wanted to fly somewhere. It was quite simple. The only real decision you had to make was which travel agency to use if there were more than the one in the same area. On most […]


Five Things You Didn’t Realise You Could Claim Compensation For

Five Things You Didn’t Realise You Could Claim Compensation For

Claiming compensation is a tricky social issue. Some people feel that anyone can claim compensation for any piece of bad luck these days. But the fact remains that negligence is everywhere and if you are seriously injured, you deserve to be adequately compensated. So here are five things that (in the UK) you can expect […]


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