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Rounding Up your Monthly Budget

Confucius says: Find a job you want, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. Maybe it wasn’t Confucius at all – maybe Ben Franklin didn’t post that selfie to Facebook either – but the saying is true: as long as you love to do your work, you won’t perceive it as work. You’ll enjoy it, and you’ll also get paid to do it. Win-win. Today, though, the opposite of this saying is also true. Thanks to an online business introduced in the mid-1990s, you can enjoy …

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[19 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Why Your Budget Could Be Setting Up to Fail | ]
Why Your Budget Could Be Setting Up to Fail

At any age, no matter the income level, amount of expenses or debt, it is important to have a budget, not only for making sure monthly expenses are paid on time, but to reduce unnecessary spending, and increase contributions to savings and retirement accounts.  Whether you have just now this year made it part of your New Year’s resolution, or have avoided so far since you started your career, you are not the only one.  According to a recent Gallup poll, the study shows that only one in three American …

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[22 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Money Management | ]
Money Management

Money management is important for any individual. As long as you have income and expenses, it is vital that you are able to manage your money in order to remain financially independent. The good news is that money management is a skill that can be learned so even if you have been having trouble in this area, you can learn tools to help you manage your money more effectively.
Creating a Budget
A budget is the first step in money management. This involves listing all of your income and all of your …

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[23 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on 4 Powerful Benefits of Payday Loans | ]
4 Powerful Benefits of Payday Loans

4 Powerful Benefits of Payday Loans
Are you strapped for cash? Do you need to pay bills but your bank account is low on funds? A payday loan is a fast way to get the money you need right now. Moreover, many lenders will approve a loan even if you do not have a job.
Payday loans have received a lot of attention lately, and millions of people use them every day. While the interest rates are higher than traditional bank loans, the competition between lenders is driving the rates down. If …

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[23 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on How to save money on your heating bill | ]
How to save money on your heating bill

It can be very expensive to heat the home but few people are aware how much money they are practically giving away by not performing some simple household maintenance tasks. A little time and money spent preventing heat loss will reward the homeowner with lower heating bills in both the short and long term.
Simple ways to reduce costs
Turn the thermostat down and put on an extra layer of clothing. Research data has shown that turning the temperature down by only 1° can reduce heating bills by up to 10%. For …

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Common Financial Mistakes made by People in their 20s and how to avoid them

Most people start earning their first regular paychecks in their early 20s. However, their financial education is still that of a teenager. Our education system barely even talks about basic personal financial principles, so it is not surprising that people make a lot of mistakes in their 20s. These mistakes later come back to haunt us as regrets when we are older. However, you can avoid making these mistakes by reading the following points.
Buying Liabilities rather than Assets
For most people in their 20s, the world is filled with attractive …

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10 Ways to Save Money in the Kitchen

From grocery shopping to cleaning products, running a kitchen can put a serious drain on your finances. When it comes to providing healthy, nutritious meals in a clean and hygienic space, nobody wants to cut corners. However, there are a few tricks you can utilise to cut the costs without compromising on standards.

Buy in bulk – many kitchen staples are much cheaper when purchased in bulk. Keep an eye on expiry dates though, and be realistic about how much of a product you’re actually going to use. Use an eat …

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Ways to Save Money at Any Age

While everyone has heard the term a penny saved is a penny earned most of us never live by this phrase. There are however many ways that one can help save money that are not as difficult to live by as you may think. Not all tips are for everyone. Everyone places value on certain things more than others but if you look over some of these tips you may realize that you could try some of these out and be surprised with how much you could end up saving. …