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My experience getting a mortgage with a bad credit report

19 May 2014

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I would like to share my experience getting my first home loan in Australia. I was walking around one day and came across a great looking apartment. It was close to my work, and it was on the top floor of the apartment block, so it had some nice views across the nearby parkland. I […]

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Four different things you could do with a bridging loan

17 October 2012

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The Bridging loan market is rapidly expanding as more individuals and businesses take advantage of this tailored financing service. £2.5bn of bridging finance was estimated to have been loaned and although seeing a slight slowdown in 2012, it continues to grow at 25% a year. The loans are short term and interest only, and they […]

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The Benefits of a High-Interest Savings Account

9 October 2012

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After the financial crisis of 2008 and the following years, many investors are a little bit weary of the investment markets. Choosing where to stash any extra money that you may have is definitely challenging.  Between the stock market, the bond market, and mutual funds, it may not be crystal clear where the best place […]

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Offshore Accounts

27 July 2012

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There has been a considerable amount of attention geared towards offshore banking of recent, and the ethics surrounding international personal banking. A great example is the recent battle to score political points in the U.S., as Democrat, Mitt Romney found himself in the firing line over his use of offshore bank accounts. The question put […]

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Holding On to Your Home: How To Avoid Repossession

20 April 2012

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With over 100,000 properties repossessed in the last two years, the prospect of losing your property if things go wrong is no myth. We are constantly being warned that repossession is on the rise but how many of us would know what to do if our home was at risk? Repossession does not happen overnight. […]

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Making your Savings safe – what you need to know

16 January 2012

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It’s likely that recent financial events have left you feeling uneasy about saving and investing your money into UK banks at the moment. And you’re not to blame. The near collapse and nationalisation of banks such as Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley in 2007 saw nervous customers queuing along the highstreet to withdraw money […]

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Use It, Don’t Lose It: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Flex Spending Account

19 December 2011

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Most of us have heard stories from well-meaning human resources personnel describing exactly what she did with her left over FSA funds one year when she had $500 to spend or risk losing it forever. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what the best way to manage your Flexible Spending Account is, here are some […]

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