How to Save Money when Going Out

The economic recession has come with its set of hardships and lessons that will stay with us for a while now. Those who lost their jobs realized the importance of savings. So whether it is your proactive nature or tough…

Further Damage To US Pension Funds

While relatively few countries’ pension funds have escaped unscathed from the current financial crisis the US seems to have taken the biggest hit over the last couple of years. It’s not a huge surprise, given that pension plans in the…

The Tax Efficient Way To Save For Your Children.

All children could benefit from the lump sum that a Junior ISA (a savings account launched just last November) with help from their parents in future. Only children who were born before 1 September, 2002 or after 2 January 2011…

Investment Ideas for a Down Economy

Despite the struggling economy, many entrepreneurs and individuals are investing lucratively. During times of economic crisis, it can be difficult to know where your money is safe. Investing as a practice can feel almost like a gamble. However, those who…

Is the Low Cost of Fast Food Worth the Price?

The eternal debate over whether it’s cheaper to stay at home and prepare your own food versus going out to a restaurant does not appear to have lost any ground. In fact, the rise of online social networking usage among…

5 Big Money Mistakes of Wealthy People

You’d think they would know better, or at least hire people to know better for them. But the truth is, when it comes to handling their money, wealthy people often make boneheaded mistakes. That’s right. They’re just like the rest…

Personal Finances Checklist for Saving Money

A personal finances checklist essentially provides two major benefits: it helps you remember items that may easily be overlooked and provides a detailed step-by-step guide to reaching your end goal, which is saving money. With a checklist in place, most…

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…

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…

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…