The London storage experts Storing.com look at how the cost of living crisis can be helped with something as simple as affordable self storage. The cost of living crisis is going to be with us for a while, but luckily there is a lot to be done to limit the damage and to maintain a […]
Personal financial advice for students
Personal finance as a term wasn’t brought up or even talked about amongst friends while I attended college 2 years ago. In fact, I only remember it vaguely discussed by professors. Many people in college have the responsibility to create their own income, to remain in college. Study full time, work part time, social life-no time. That time spent earning their way, whether it was for school or to have money to go out with friends, it was a meaningless burden to me. People like this understood personal finance better than I did after 4 ½ years majoring in Accounting and Finance.
Best Ways to Save Money as a Student
Money at university is a very fragile thing. You need to keep an eye on every last penny and absolutely every penny counts. Keeping an eye on your student loan is a very good way to keep your costs down, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best money saving tips for when […]
Using Cryptocurrency As Collateral For A Loan
There is no denying that the cryptocurrency market has exploded in recent times. Because of this, we are seeing more and more products come to the fore involving Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. If you are looking for a loan, whether to purchase a property or for some other reason, you could potentially use cryptocurrency as […]
Securing Finance For An Unusual Property
Updated 27 February 2023 Want to listen instead of read? Here are a couple of interesting podcasts about property finance: Borrowing money for property can be challenging at the best of times. However, if your property is unusual in any shape or form, this can make it even more complicated. If you encounter an unexpected […]
Frugal Money Management Tips
These economical household money management tips I am about to share with you will help you keep more money in your wallet. When it involves family money management, these are straightforward approaches that my family uses. In fact, speaking from experience, if you begin to put these money saving tips to use, you’ll be pleasantly […]
Common Scams Against the Elderly – How to Warn Your Loved One
In the UK people have never been as vulnerable to scammers as they are today and none more so than the elderly. Watch out for these common scams. In short, scams are schemes designed to con people out of their money or in some cases to facilitate identity theft. They are usually carried out by […]
4 Tricks to Improve Your Credit Score
Your credit score is one of the most vital pieces of information that companies can hold about you. It is used to determine all manner of things – from whether you can get a mobile phone contract to buying a house. Which means that having the best score that you possibly can is important. Thankfully […]
Managing your Finances Effectively
If you consider budgeting as a regular practice, you will see that your finances will improve. Having a budget will teach you self-control and discipline, and this will help you a lot in avoiding debt. Budgeting is, likewise, one of the effective ways to get out of debt. Once you’ve learned how to budget your […]
Obtain Help Managing Your Money
Update 15 November 2021 With the economy being in the condition that it is currently in, more and more individuals are beginning to have financial troubles and require the help of debt counseling services. When the economy declines, so do the peoples’ finances. Due to the conditions the amount of people that rely heavily on […]
Learning How to Budget Effectively
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.
The Importance of Financial Planning for Your Own Elderly Care
Having a say in how you’re cared for in old age means having the funds available to choose the most appropriate type of care for you. No one knows what the future will hold but one thing we can be sure is that if you have funds available you maximise your options. Financial planning is […]
Essential Steps for Consolidating Debt
It seems there are plenty of companies offering debt consolidation and it can be a tempting proposition to gather all your debts into one place (so much easier to manage) while at the same time cut the amount of interest you are paying overall – what’s not to like about that?
Debt consolidation is, quite simply, about reducing the amount of interest you pay on all of your debt – so loans but also credit cards. Maybe you took out expensive loans a while back when interest rates were higher or your credit score was not as healthy as it is now. Maybe you have borrowed up to your limit on an expensive credit card?
How to Avoid Credit Card Debt in College
You may be saving money by earning your education at a well accredited college, but that doesn’t mean that you know how to manage your money. If you want to build credit rather than put yourself deeper into debt while you’re in college, then you’re going to need to know a thing or two about […]
Are There Alternatives to Borrowing From a Bank?
Business people and individuals often find it more advantageous to apply for loans from lenders than mainstrean banks – why are certain lenders better than borrowing from a bank? There are a number of commonly cited reasons for this trend, one that’s become quite pronounced since the financial crisis several years ago – a […]
Which Loan Is Best – Unsecured or Secured?
When it comes to borrowing money, there are many alternatives at our fingertips. One of the most important decisions that you will have to make in this area is whether to opt for a secured or unsecured loan. These are different in several ways, making them more suitable for certain types of people. Here, we […]
Finding a Loan To Buy a Home
Traditional home buyers will quickly discover that while owning a home may cost less and be a better investment than renting, the process of buying a home can actually be quite costly. Most lenders require a down payment to be made, and if you’re like most people, you’re working as much as you can and […]
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Debt Consolidation
The numbers suggest that around half of all American households carry credit card debt, with an average outstanding balance of $20,000. If this includes you and you’re spending sleepless nights wondering about the ways in which you can rid yourself of overwhelming debt, you need not fret as you are not alone. We know that […]
You Can Deal With Debt
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 […]
How to Improve Personal Finances
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 […]