How We’re Preparing to Buy Our First House

Published on Jan 30 2014 // Housing Market, Personal Finance
How We’re Preparing to Buy Our First House
If you’ve been following our journey, you know that my husband and I have started an audacious goal of saving $30,000 this year with the full intention of using these funds for a down payment to buy our first house. Last year, I asked if it was the right time to buy a house. Ultimately, we decided...

Telematics Could Help Van Drivers Save

Published on Jan 30 2014 // Personal Finance
The gradual introduction of telematics to the UK’s roads over the last few years has divided opinion. On the one hand, many drivers are happy to install the ‘black-box’ which records their driving and sends details to their car insurers. For some, however, the idea of having their driving ‘tracked’...

5 Things you didn’t know Could Affect your Credit Rating

Published on Jan 30 2014 // Personal Finance
5 Things you didn’t know Could Affect your Credit Rating
Everyone has heard of a credit rating, but not everyone understands exactly what it is. Your credit rating is very important when it comes to borrowing money. If you want to buy a new car and you have a good credit rating, you will have absolutely no problem in getting a loan. Conversely, if you have...

How to stay on track with your financial resolutions

Published on Jan 28 2014 // Personal Finance
How to stay on track with your financial resolutions
As February rolls around, you may have already forgotten about those New Year’s resolutions you were so set that you were actually going to accomplish this year. If you made financial resolutions, whether to save up money, pay off debt, or start contributing toward retirement—it’s not too late...

Three sure signs of life in the UK economy?

Published on Jan 23 2014 // Personal Finance
Learn about spread betting and the financial markets. As the UK economy garners ever more praise we take a look at some recent economic indicators to see if there’s substance behind the headlines. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, 2013 was the best year for new car sales...

Cheap Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Published on Jan 23 2014 // Personal Finance
We all know that Valentine’s Day is a hallmark holiday, but that won’t stop your girlfriend from wanting to celebrate it. If you can feel your wallet throbbing in pain, don’t fret–there are plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day for cheap. Who wants to be overcrowded,...

Are You Ready to Consolidate Your Debt?

Published on Jan 17 2014 // Personal Finance
Do you feel like you’ll never be able to pay off your debts? As new bills arrive each month, do you sink deeper into debt rather than rise above it? Have you trimmed expenses as much as you can, yet you still find yourself unable to pay for basic expenditures like rent? Do you sometimes skip or only...

3 Lessons Monopoly Can Teach Us About Finance

Published on Dec 27 2013 // Personal Finance
3 Lessons Monopoly Can Teach Us About Finance
Over the holidays, my family and I played a ton of monopoly. After playing a few times,  I realized something: monopoly can teach us a great deal about finance. I mean, I think that’s mostly the point of the game, but you can really learn a lot of money lessons in just a short amount of time....

Why Property Management Is a Great Business

Published on Dec 19 2013 // Personal Finance
Do you enjoy working with people?  Are you naturally social yet are a firm disciplinarian type?   Are you detailed oriented and organized?  Do you have a masters degree in management? If you like variety in your day and to do a number of different tasks, pursuing a property management career may...

From Patents to Trademarks: How to Keep Your Intellectual Property Safe

Published on Dec 18 2013 // Personal Finance
Many inventors, artists, and creative individuals make the mistake of thinking that their intellectual property is automatically protected from imitation or theft. While this is certainly true in some cases, the complicated world of intellectual property law can make it difficult to know whether or not...

3 Ways to Get Your Financial House in Order for 2014

Published on Dec 15 2013 // Debt, New Year, Personal Finance
If you’ve already crossed off “lose weight” from your New Year’s Resolution and are looking more toward finally getting control of your finances, then you’ve come to the right place. Everything Finance offers a ton of resources to get your financial house in order. In fact, the top three ways...

Find Success: Set Smaller Money Goals for 2014

Published on Dec 13 2013 // Personal Finance
Find Success: Set Smaller Money Goals for 2014
The new year is just around the corner, and with that comes lots and lots of goal setting. However, I think one of the things that people do is overestimate their goals, which then leads them to fall short and get disappointed. So, next year let’s set some more realistic goals, baby steps that...

Investment Fundamentals: 3 More Unlikely Financial Market Relationships

Published on Dec 09 2013 // Personal Finance
To be a diligent and ultimately successful investor, you’ll need to know a little bit about how the financial markets work and what influences them. To become a successful trader, then you’ll need to know a lot more.   Sometimes there are the obvious events that can move the markets, such as...

10 Easy Gifts Under $5

Published on Dec 07 2013 // Personal Finance
10 Easy Gifts Under $5
If you’re on a budget this holiday season, fear not! There are so many great gifts that you can give your family and friends that will only cost you $5 or less. From gag gifts to sentimental ones, I know that you’ll be able to find the perfect present among the ten ideas below. 1. Nail Polish Women...

Making Sure You Don’t Get Burned Twice

Published on Dec 04 2013 // Personal Finance
In the game of high risk and high reward, there are certain methods that, if used consistently, are likely to lose a trader a lot of money. There are several common mistakes that traders make in their desperate big to ramp up returns, but that end up losing money. These potentially devastating mistakes...

Why start CFD trading?

Published on Dec 03 2013 // Personal Finance
View from the dealing floor at IG, the home of spread betting, CFDs and forex. Find out what is cfd trading.   A CFD (contract for difference) is a contract between two parties to cash settle the difference in value between the opening price of an asset and the closing price. If the market price...
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