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Good financial reasons to volunteer your time

by Mike on September 14, 2013

volunteer your time

Every fresh college graduate dreams of finding that perfect job where they can grow and receive great financial and professional satisfaction but how often do these plans include doing something for free or even considering to volunteer your time?. Most times, graduates have no experience whatsoever in the working world and yet expect to be […]


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Getting a DUI can have significant impact on a person’s immediate as well as future personal finances. There are some short-term costs such as fines, as well as long-term consequences such as effect on employment and insurance. It is important for individuals to understand the costs associated with a DUI offense, and the long-term effects […]


The Financial Cost of Divorce

by Mike on August 27, 2013

Financial Cost of Divorce

As a fellow divorcee I can testify to the shock to my system when I really discovered some of the hidden costs and surprises in the financial cost of divorce. Having to spend a small fortune separating my finances after many years of marriage wasn’t pleasant and I wholeheartedly wished I had found this info […]


Carnival of one of those Days!

by Mike on August 8, 2013

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One of those days starts so predictably that I am sure you all know exactly what I am talking about. You wake up and the phone is already ringing, Skype has half a dozen messages and your already feeling like today should be the day you stay in bed, call in sick or shut the […]


5 Tips on Borrowing Money from Friends

borrowing money from friends

by Heidi on August 6, 2013

5 ways to Borrow Money from Friends and Still Maintain Your Friendship Money in general is a sensitive topic and whilst at times it’s difficult to make ends meet everyone needs help now and then. Finding the right person to ask needs to be thought about carefully and I would probably recommend that you seek […]


Post image for How to stop a motoring accident permanently impacting on your financial health

As a personal or family necessity, motors are a constant drain on your finances. When the cost of gas rises it is felt keenly by those who need to travel to work or take the kids to school in their motors. Similarly, when the car breaks down and requires new parts it takes money out […]


teaching kids about finances

Teaching kids about finances has always been somewhat of a controversial subject because we still don’t fully comprehend how exposing children to certain information impact their cognitive and behavioral development. When it comes to such sensitive subjects, there are two main contradictory views. Some people believe exposing children to adult issues such as money and […]


personal injury lawsuit

Personal injury lawsuits are filed every day in this country. From car accidents, to brain injuries, to slip and falls and the list goes one! People assume that every business has insurance and are not as hesitant to file a lawsuit against one as they would a neighbor or a friend. Although many injuries are […]


Carnival Roundup - Life below Zero edition

This months carnival is the Life Below Zero edition. I have recently added this to my list of “To be watched shows” which to my amusement all seem to be Discovery and History channel shows. I am a bit of a romantic of simpler (or more complicated depending on how you look at it) lives […]


Carnival Roundup - Grow your business edition

As any small business owner can relate to, gaining retaining and working with customers either sinks or swims your small business and its goals. This has been a good month for me with a couple of regular customers added to the fold. Nothing is more complimentary than having referrals tell someone about the work you […]


Improve your credit score

Your credit score is one of the most important things to think about when you want to achieve financial stability. With bad credit scores, you will spend thousands of dollars more in interest rates and other finance charges on loans than you would if you had good scores. With that said, if you have poor […]


Autumn Carnival Roundup

Back from an awesome warm sunny Pacific cruise and straight back into Australian Autumn weather!. While we may not have the dumping of snow you northern hemisphere dwellers get its enough for me to smell the cold in the air and see how the beginnings of moisture on the lawn every morning. I actually enjoy […]


Etrading Online

One of my associates in my offline / online world had been nagging me for sometime to start Etrading with him and really REALLY wouldn’t let it go. I am talking two comments every week along the lines of; “You will be great at this” or “Its right up your alley with all your internet […]


Carnival Roundup – March Cruise Edition

by Mike on March 27, 2013

Carnival Roundup - Cruise Edition

I am lucky enough to be off on a cruise in a few weeks with the family and my lady and so this months roundup of where you can find our content is the Carnival Roundup – Cruise Edition! At 122,000 tonnes, 1033 feet long with 14 bars and a tonne of relaxing things to […]


Carnival Roundup - Rainy Edition

The summer season in Australia is often a wet season with a huge part of the time many areas under severe thunderstorm warning through out Queensland. This occurs during the Christmas Summer period but sometimes mother nature can get a but carried away and as the city was originally built around the river system we […]


Carnival Roundup – Deep Freeze Edition

by Mike on February 12, 2013

Carnival Roundup - Deep Freeze Edition

Spring is almost upon the US (although some area may not know it) so this months roundup goes out to those buried beneath the snow in the last few weeks. For those trapped in the snow here is where our writing on personal finance were found for the last few weeks. Title..: Eating Well but […]


Liability in a car accident

by Mike on January 30, 2013

Car Accident Liability

Aside from the initial shock of being involved in a car accident one of the biggest problems with claiming compensation for the incident can be proving who exactly was at fault. Everybody has an opinion and their version of the event can vary depending on how and why their involved. Your solicitor will discuss the […]


How No Win No Fee Can Benefit You

by Mike on January 18, 2013

No win fee

Have you been injured in an accident at work? Did a trip, slip or fall cause you bodily harm? Have you been in a car, bike or bus accident? I can tell you from experience that many business owners expect things of their employees outside of your normal role which can put you into a […]


2012 The Year that was!

by Mike on January 17, 2013

Christmas Carnival Madness With the Christmas holiday and New Year madness it took a while to compile the Carnival Roundup for 2012 and I must apologize to our readers for not letting you know how widespread our content got. Hoping everyone had a great end to 2012 and a Merry Christmas. Title..: Four great ideas […]


My Home Insurance – An exercise in futility

by Mike on January 11, 2013

My Home Insurance

 Home and Contents – What a journey! As a home owner your going to have to go through the drama of your insurance coverage every twelve months or so. Its relentless…like the turn of the seasons or the flow of the ocean. You just cant beat it…but can you negotiate with it? Past articles here […]