Holidays can be pricey, so it is worthwhile beginning any budgeting early so that you have plenty of time to save. A carefully thought out budget that considers all of your day-to-day expenses will show you exactly what spare money you have each month and give you an indication of your ability to save. Price […]
It is always a good idea to consider building up some savings in case of any emergencies. Unfortunately, all too often the hardest part about saving can be knowing where to start. If you want to understand where your money goes so that you can take that first step towards starting a savings account, then […]
We all experience times when we get into debt – or, at least, more debt than we are comfortable with. It could have been an emergency situation like needing to pay for repairs to our home or needing to buy a new car to get us to work. But often enough it can be put down to bad spending habits – it is so easy to be tempted into spending more than we can reasonably afford, especially when we have some spare capacity on a credit card. But then the reality of having to pay off that debt hits hard and what we have to show for it is probably very little in the greater scheme of things.
Budgeting effectively requires steely determination, avoiding the shops and avoiding online shopping, especially late at night when we can make irrational decisions. It means only buying what you really need not all those extras that are not essential.
Having a certain amount of debt is pretty much normal these days – many people have a home loan, car finance and a couple of credit cards. Often we don’t even think about that being debt – it’s just the way we live. But it’s when we start to struggle to meet our repayments that […]
The financial markets still seem to be on a bit of a roller coaster ride; just when we think things have calmed down some more bad news crops up. An economic slump will always have a negative impact on people from all different walks of life, whether they are millionaires or just coping financially month-to-month […]
This article will explain some considerations before you take out a debt consolidation, a step for rolling all your loans into one single bill (with a lower interest rate). At least you should consider several things below: You may have to consider some other options before taking refinance Examination of every debt consolidation loan You […]
You need to pay off some debt, but you’re not sure where to start. There are so many different opinions out there about how to get started. Here are some of the most popular ways, and how they work. The Debt Snowball Method The debt snowball was made up by the popular T.V. and radio […]
Of course I have written much about people with bad credit scores – how they can obtain loans and the ideal loans for them. I always provide a lot of money saving tips and steps that could assist people with bad credit scores in obtaining loans. It is true that people with bad credit scores […]
Learning how to budget the money you made yourself can be difficult, especially if you just started your employment journey and independent living. From night-outs, new clothes, to hi-tech stuff and rent, there’s a lot competing for your hard-earned cash.
Here’re a couple of tips that allowed first timers like you to survive. These are money management tips for when you land your first job.
A credit card is an addiction. It all depends on the user how he or she uses it to gain or lose money. If you really want to play safe, then you need to learn some tips for saving money while making payments via credit card. Here, we go; Check for the Lower Interest Rate […]
Anyone who has long term debts should be looking for ways to avoid losing their valuable assets, particularly their home, by reducing the loan repayments. So you need to start looking for ways to shift your debt to alternative options with lower interest rates if you are to reduce debt repayments. There are three simple […]
If you have long-term debts that you are struggling to pay off then it makes sense to look at ways to resolve that problem before it becomes insurmountable. Take serious stock of your situation first and see if there is any way you can pay just a little bit more off your debt each month. Just paying a small amount more can have a big effect and gradually help you regain control of your debt situation. But you won’t regain control until you start being pro-active in reducing your debt. This may mean taking a long hard look at your spending habits and lifestyle and prioritizing paying off the debt above anything else that isn’t absolutely essential. It will also mean reviewing the amounts you are paying and looking at ways to cut your interest rates.