How To Get In Good Financial Shape For The New Year

The Turkey sandwiches are all eaten. The Christmas tree is sticking out the dumpster. And your drinks cabinet is reduced to crème de menthe. It’s January, and the time we all decide which resolution to make a go at. If…

Golden Rules For Parents Struggling To Save For Their Kid’s Education

pexels Bringing up children is expensive – it costs over a quarter of a million dollars to raise the average child to the age of 18. And there is a lot of pressure for parents to save even more than…

The Game Of Money: How Hobbies Can Make Finances Fun

Life’s pretty ridiculous, isn’t it? In fact, the whole thing just feels like one big game sometimes, which kind of got me thinking: What if finances were a game? A video game, to be precise! After all, many people find…

Real Estate Investment: It’s Not as Scary as You Think!

Investing is something that’s really important for you to do these days. You need to make sure you have investment opportunities lined up. Did you know 51% of Americans put off major financial decisions? You have to make sure you…

Dodge These Job Issues That Could Cripple Your Finances

It should come as no surprise that your job can and will affect your financial situation. The two go hand in hand with one feeding into the other. If you don’t have a job, your finances are going to take…

Hidden Secrets to Saving for Retirement

Gone are the days where you worked for a certain number of years and had nothing to worry about when it was time for you to retire. Now, in order for you to have a nice-size nest egg, you need…

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Four Clear Signs You’re NOT Ready To Buy Your First Home

Many of us follow traditional career paths. We go through the educational system, eventually concluding by jumping into the world of work. It’s during this period of transition that we start considering where we’re going to live. It’s time to…

How should you celebrate a month when you have saved up?

Image via Flickr This doesn’t happen every year. You don’t get to count many months on your fingers when you have actually gone one up on your expenses. Consider the rent, food bills, electricity bills, entertainment costs, commutation costs, college…

ISAs Explained

Photo via flickr We would all like ways to maximise our money with a minimal amount of effort, but surprisingly few of us know of one that already exists: the ISA. Although you may be familiar with the term, the chances…

Energy Saving Tips that Keep Money in Your Pocket

According to many experts, people in the United States are on unhealthy financial paths that will make it difficult for them to retire. In fact, less than a quarter of Americans have enough money saved to live without paychecks for…