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real retirement age

Having recently celebrated my 40th birthday it occurred to me that my retirement age is now something I needed to think about as something other than what I boast to my friends of. That it used to be something I didn’t need to worry about as I was far too young right? With personal finances […]

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Car Financing and Outright Purchase - Which Way to Go?

The choice of whether to buy a car outright or to go for car financing is sadly not a choice that many people have the luxury of making. I say “sadly” because trying to make a decision whether to make an outright purchase or opt for financing means that the individual in question has the […]

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6 Living Costs You Should Know You Can Live Without

Recently I came across a blog that promotes Minimalism.  This is the kind of lifestyle where one really takes a closer look at the things they need, questioning their necessities and literally getting rid of what they can do without.  Some of the minimalists really take it to a high level where they learn to […]

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Loan sharks exposed! Swimming in modern waters

Shocking new research suggests loan shark victims have soared since the election of the Conservative – Liberal Coalition Many of us would be forgiven for thinking that loan sharks are a thing of the past. Surely with all the credit providers out there, people in Britain are not still turning to loan sharks for credit? […]

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7 Things You Didnt Know Your Home Insurance Wont Cover

In today’s world we all understand and are certainly educated about having insurance that will protect owners from financial disaster in case something untoward happens. What we are never taught or often fail to ask is what am I NOT covered for with my home insurance. First off having a home insurance doesn’t mean we […]

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Are end of year financial sales worth spending your money on?

The 30th of June is considered the end of a financial year for most nations and like most years I am sure you have all seen the marketing hype telling you we all need to spend money in order to save on tax. Perhaps we do need to consider spending that last bit of our […]

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The Carnival of I love to write!

by Mike on May 20, 2014

The Carnival of I love to write!

I know I dont share where my writing is shared via the finance carnival circuit very often but I do know that something I really love from PFJ is the ability for me to write and share some of my financial journey with you the readers. Being a part of the Carnival of Finance every […]

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Are our Living Costs Escalating in Australia?

I know I have spoken before about saving money, earning more through a variety of means along with changing your thinking with finances and your financial mindset. And then along comes an offering of an infographic from the guys at Vouchercloud which (in my opinion) just proves me all the more right! It details just […]

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I think all of us have an opinion on whether we prefer driving vs public transportation and the pros and cons but have you really thought about the financial implications?  Will the convenience of having your own car cost you more than when you travel by public transportation? Traveling is one of the most constant […]

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How money is Made in Australia

by Mike on March 27, 2014

How money is Made in Australia

For all of my readers overseas I have an interesting infographic about how the Australian Notes are unique and how they are actually made here. Did you know we didn’t use paper? Courtesy of: LendMe Finance

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Can your Business Benefit from Amex?

by Heidi on March 14, 2014

Can your business benefit from Amex

Managing your own business has a lot of challenges especially when it comes to finances.  From the things you need when you start building it up to the daily expenses you have to pay for to make your business run properly.  If your not careful at the beginning you can end up spending more than […]

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Good Advice on Money Matters

by Heidi on March 8, 2014

Good Advice on Money Matters

If I could go back in time and give some advice to my younger self on money, I would have quite a lot to say. I was rather clueless and didn’t really know what to do with my finances until relatively recently. Save yourself the drama and the heartache and forward these helpful financial tips […]

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The 8 Most Common Car Insurance Myths

by Mike on March 6, 2014

The 8 Most Common Car Insurance Myths

When it comes to car insurance, there are a lot of myths that everyone believes. However, separating the myths from the facts can help you determine how to find your best insurance rate and will keep you from feeling frustrated and overwhelmed when insurance companies make the decisions that they do. The following 8 myths […]

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Landlords Insurance and why it is the Smart Financial Move

When you are a landlord it is inevitable that you will spend a lot of your time worrying about your property and how your tenants are treating it and this is perfectly natural. It can be important to your finances that you take steps to alleviate these worries and protect yourself though, and this can […]

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5 ways Your Contactless Payments Cost You More

by Mike on February 18, 2014

Contactless Payments

Contactless payments have revolutionized the way business is done all over the world from developed nations to the not-so-developed. The idea of not having to carry cash when going shopping, or the knowledge that you can access your cash anytime and anywhere is exciting as well as easy. But there is the flipside to it […]

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Carnival round up - How disapointing was the superbowl!

This Quarter of 2014 carnival roundup goes out to the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks and the Superbowl . I actually managed to take the day off to celebrate in grand style (mostly with chicken and beer which I feel is an American thing) and was somewhat disappointed in the resulting game play. I dont […]

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How you can secure your Finances from Threats

by Heidi on January 28, 2014

How secure are your finances

For the past few months I have notice identity theft, online hacking and scams have been popular news topics.  Technology may have increased our efficiency and ability to invest and grow our finances but it is not 100% safe especially if you are not careful and consider your financial security.  Every one of us wants […]

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What is your real Retirement age?

by Mike on January 25, 2014

What is your real Retirement age?

As I get older it becomes more and more obvious to me that the comfort I am going to have in my retirement is going to be squarely based on decisions I make now along with how long I can reasonably expect to be in the workforce. Even more so with this recent Infographic from […]

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Staying Safe in the Motor Vehicle Repair Industry

If you work in the Motor Vehicle Repair (MVR) industry, your safety and that of those working around you must be taken very seriously. According to official statistics, there have been around 7000 injuries and 33 deaths in the last five years, and this illustrates why health and safety is so important. Motor vehicle repair, […]

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Why considering a Structured Settlement Is a Wise Decision

Every day, in courtrooms all across the nation, lawsuit defendants are ordered to pay claimants enormous amounts of money to settle their cases. Many times, the court system provides the defendant the opportunity to purchase a structured settlement annuity from an insurance company for a reduced amount of the money they owe the claimant. The […]

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