Archive | November, 2011

How Much Should I Spend on My first Home?

30 November 2011

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For many, purchasing a first home will be the biggest financial commitment they ever make. It can be a very anxious time, with the prospect of an expensive, time-consuming and, at times, frustrating process ahead of you. Things are perhaps harder now than ever before, with economic gloom making cheap, easy mortgages a thing of […]

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Should I Take out Payment Protection Insurance for my Personal Loan

30 November 2011

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Insurance is commonly taken out to protect you against unforeseen circumstances. In a world of borrowing and debt, these circumstances are increasingly to do with debt repayment. PPI is sold with financial products such as credit cards, mortgages and loans, and ensures that the minimum monthly repayment is always covered in the event of your […]

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How Much Money Do you Need To Retire?

29 November 2011

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We all dream about it – the day we can walk out of work for good and know that we never have to go back. Retirement is something that we work towards all of our lives, and while recent media stories have many people scared that they will have to work long past the traditional […]

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Top 5 tips small business owners can learn from project managers

24 November 2011

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When I am teaching project management courses, I often get asked if some of the competencies that project managers possess can be used for non-project work. Yes, I think they can. So, here’s my top 5 tips that business owners can learn from project management. 1. Plan properly. It’s the old adage (well, slightly adapted): […]

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Using Your Car to Make Cash

18 November 2011

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In today’s society millions of people are looking for easy ways to make a buck. There are many different outlets of revenue that don’t require a person to go sit in a cubicle for 9 hours a day. Utilizing your assets is not a new concept but many fail to see all of their assets. […]

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An Analysis of the Lifetime Cost of Having a Child

16 November 2011

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Children are expensive. According to a 2010 United States Department of Agriculture report, the lifetime cost of raising a child was over $200,000 (a huge jump from 1960, when the average cost was just over $25,000). That number seems a bit high, unless your child is enrolled in the best private school in town and […]

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Stop The Spending Insanity! Steps To Pay Off Debt and Regain Control

10 November 2011

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Growing debt balances happen so easily for many people, because the new clothes, nicer cars, renovated kitchens, and lots of double-mocha lattes they get in exchange distract them. Debt is like a sheep in wolf’s clothing — it lures you with the promise of a great outfit or awesome new tool that will make everything […]

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3 Inspirational Forex Tips for Life and Success

2 November 2011

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I want to start with the bullet – becoming a trader with Forex does not mean a passenger ticket for “Titanic.” You don’t have to drown, and you CAN make enough money for living by trading. If you are an unbeliever, you better open another page in a browser. This article is the message for […]

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New Ways to Save Money on Shopping

2 November 2011

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Saving money is the number one way to crawl out of debt, unless of course you can multiply your salary by double or triple. Since it is very probable that the latter case does not apply, you can implement the former suggestion and use the following tips to save money on your household expenses: Cook […]

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