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Why is talking about money so taboo?

I have always been curious about money. How people earn it, save and spend it fascinates me. And yet, from an early age, I was told “we don’t talk about those things”. Like religion, past boyfriends and political orientation, money is a taboo for many people. And like any taboo, not talking about it may […]

Changing my life into a healthier me

Changing my life into a healthier me

This is a guest post from Clarisse, my VA, about how a medical scare made her form new healthier habits. Enjoy!  It was a Saturday morning, June 7th, my mom’s birthday, my husband and I decided to treat my mom and the whole family to a Filipino restaurant. When we were all dressed up and […]

Planning head for your summer holiday

Planning ahead for your summer holiday

I am not a planner, more kind of a go with the flow person. But I love to travel, and stretch my hard earned cash further when I do. Which is why I always try to plan ahead for a holiday. No kids? Go in low season For summer holidays, there is peak season, which […]

Enrolling In The Thrift Savings Plan

Enrolling In The Thrift Savings Plan

Hello everyone, please help me welcome Marvin from  www.brickbybrickinvesting.com and www.tspinvesting.com. You can connect with him on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Google + | LinkedIn. Many people have a lot of concerns about saving enough money for retirement, especially given the current state of the economy and the issues with various pension plans. In truth, the very things that most people once thought […]

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How to Effectively Manage Your Credit Card

Welcome to the wonderful world of credit. It comes in many different shapes and forms, including; credit cards, loans and overdrafts. Each has their advantages. However, each are unique in how you manage them, ensuring that the credit that is borrowed is paid back, as per any agreement. Of course, each form of credit lending […]

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Rent out your spare room with Homestay.com and earn some extra cash

Most of us have been renters at some point in our lives. Whether it’s booking holiday accommodation, or long-term renting, we have all been part of the rental market. But renting doesn’t just have to be looked at with the dread of depleting your finances. By renting out your spare bedroom you could instead earn […]

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Why is talking about money so taboo?

I have always been curious about money. How people earn it, save and spend it fascinates me. And yet, from an early age, I was told “we don’t talk about those things”. Like religion, past boyfriends and political orientation, money is a taboo for many people. And like any taboo, not talking about it may […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Transferring Money Abroad

Transferring money abroad is something most of us will do at some point in our lives, whether you’re holidaying abroad, buying property overseas, retired expats, parents sending money to children on their travels, foreign workers in the UK sending money home to their families or UK based workers on foreign contracts, who are not paid […]

What is the best gift you ever gave or received?

What is the best gift you ever gave or received?

Christmas is fast approaching, and with it the pressure to buy the perfect gift for the ones you love. And sometimes, you just forget about it. So you end up on the 23rd frantically going from shop to shop, and end up buying the most expensive gift out of guilt. Something that will clutter the […]

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Play Fortune Finder to win a 10 grand investment

On Wednesday 12th November, crowdfunding network Money&Co. is launching a fantastic online treasure hunt. The £10,000 Fortune Finder competition will last for 10 days and feature six hunt games. Participants will have the chance to win an investment fortune of £10,000 and five prizes of £1,000, all of which are to be invested via the […]

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Do I Need Income Protection Insurance or Accident, Sickness and Unemployment Insurance?

Usually, the name of an insurance product is all you’ll need to find out what it covers. There’s no room for confusion when one is shopping for buildings and contents insurance or life insurance, but there are two types of insurance which, at a glance, would seem to serve the same purpose. Both income protection […]

Are you eligible to make an accident at work claim?

Are you eligible to make an accident at work claim?

One of my worst nightmares is to have an accident at work. I don’t know why, but I always imagine some kind of heavy machinery cutting off a finger or a builder falling off a scaffold, yet work accidents are generally not that bad, but happen more than you think. For example once, I had severe […]

Enrolling In The Thrift Savings Plan

Enrolling In The Thrift Savings Plan

Hello everyone, please help me welcome Marvin from  www.brickbybrickinvesting.com and www.tspinvesting.com. You can connect with him on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Google + | LinkedIn. Many people have a lot of concerns about saving enough money for retirement, especially given the current state of the economy and the issues with various pension plans. In truth, the very things that most people once thought […]

Easiest Way Ever To Know How Much Money You Need For Retirement

Easiest Way Ever To Know How Much Money You Need For Retirement

Hello everyone, I have a guest post today,  Jon writes at Money Smart Guides, a personal finance blog dedicated to helping readers get out of debt and start investing for their future. He has written a book, Seven Steps To Early Retirement, which breaks down early retirement into basic steps so that you can successfully retire […]

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A guide to moving house: clearing out & setting up

Moving house is one of those life necessities. Its not always simple and it requires a fair bit of planning, but its a wonderful opportunity to refresh your style and make yourself a new home. One of the pleasure of moving house it making the most of the ‘‘out with the old, in with the […]

A word about helping and gratefulness

A word about helping and gratefulness

Lately, I have lent my old car, a beaten up Suzuki Samurai from the end of the last century, to a couple of Airbnb guests. I have always been into sharing what I have, be it on Couchsurfing or Freecycle or just with random strangers. I am in a remote location and public transportation is […]