26. June 2015

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Money and Politics: How Elections Impact on the Economy

When it comes to managing money and personal finances, it is imperative that you understand the factors that impact on the economy if you are to be successful. From natural disasters and recession to war, there are a number of events that can either help or hinder economic growth and influence our ability to save […]

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23. May 2015

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Short vs. Long-term Savings: How to strike the ideal Balance

Whenever financial savings are discussed, there is always talk of a perceived battle between short and long term planning. While this makes perfect sense on some level, it is important to understand that by striking a balance between the two you can develop a frugal lifestyle that can be maintained for a prolonged period of […]

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20. May 2015

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How to make the right investment choices

There is no simple answer to this question, in the form of a one-size-fits-all solution. In fact, your answer will be unique to your own individual goals, needs and expectations. Here are a few guidelines to get you thinking about an effective and personalized investment spread. Evaluate your risk tolerance Younger investors may well find […]

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3. May 2015

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Sole Trader vs. 9 to 5: Which is a More Lucrative Career?

According to Intuit, 40% of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by the year 2020. This is part of a global trend, as technological advancement and a lack of permanent employment oppositions encourages proactive individuals to forge their own, independent career paths. While this is understandable, it is important to note that there are multiple […]

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3. May 2015

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Maximising your Disposable Income: Simple Investments that can Boost your Savings

Aside from the considerable strain that is being placed on natural resources by the ongoing population explosion, the global economy remains in a relatively robust state of health. This means that, as a general rule, citizens in developed economies tend to have more disposable income than at any point since the end of the great […]

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27. April 2015

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Forex vs. Real Estate: Honing your Investment Portfolio in 2015

When creating an investment portfolio, there are two key elements to consider. The first is your own unique philosophy as an investor, which should dictate your approach to wealth and your appetite for risk. Secondary to this is the state of the financial market in question and the wider economy, each of which will impact […]

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4. April 2015

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How to Cut the Cost of your Travel Insurance

With the March Equinox now upon us, thoughts are turning to summer holidays and exotic escapes to far-away locations. Now is also the best time to book your summer travel plans while also saving money, unless you are banking on last minute deals (which are notoriously unreliable) or were organised enough to schedule your trip […]

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1. April 2015

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Little but Often: How to Save Money on Everyday Purchases

In the quest to save money, we often make questionable decisions that fail to deliver the desired results. More specifically, we focus on reducing spending on ad-hoc, big ticket items, in the mistaken belief that this will lead to long-term savings. What this actually does it make unsustainable short-term savings, without doing anything to change […]

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29. March 2015

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Identifying the Risks that Can Cost your Business Money

Whenever you establish your business start-up, you must factor in a number of fixed and variable costs that will impact directly on profit margins. While many of these are relatively obvious and even universal across multiple business types, there are also additional, ad-hoc costs that can arise during the course of running a venture. These […]

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