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Revamping Your Home Instead Of Moving

by Mike on October 7, 2014

Revamping Your Home Instead Of Moving

If you’re thinking of moving just to escape how unhappy you are with the four walls you’re living in it’s worth taking a deep breath, stepping back from the situation and trying to reason with yourself. If you like the area and your home is the right size, the chances are a lot of your […]

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Costs vs. Benefits of Solar Panel Installations

Producing energy can be dirty work. Nuclear waste, carbon emissions, and other pollutants not only destroy the environment, they also cause many health problems. Most of these sources are in short supply, and have contributed to many political conflicts around the world. While you probably don’t want to go off the grid (yet), you want […]

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How to Save for Your Child’s Education

by Mike on September 6, 2014

How to Save for Your Child's Education

Saving for your child’s future education is an often forgotten essential given the cost of education and its propensity to increase over time. Finding the money to set aside can be difficult let alone figuring out how to invest the money for maximum results should you even know this is an option. Time also plays […]

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financial advantages of ebooks over paper books

Reading for most of us is a very delightful and beneficial pass time.  I have 16 shelves of books, both hard covered and paperbacks,  in my room and I remember reading them for years.  The stories, the lessons learned and the imaginary world I created every time I read them not only keep me entertained […]

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Why I Won't Be Getting Home Insurance This Year

Getting home insurance is something I am sure everyone is told they need and must have but I am going to suggest some reasons why I wont personally wont be renewing my home insurance this year. I find myself after eight years of having my own house and paying every year a premium for this […]

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plan your own trip

Let’s face it we all like holidays but the degree of financial commitment or spend when we plan these holidays is often a considerable chunk of our budget. Challenging your concept of holiday planning today I am going to argue for and against using a Holiday travel agent and let you in a big secret […]

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The top 5 reasons not to buy Travel Insurance.

Traveling overseas is a costly financial spend at the best of times and if your anything like me you usually try and argue out whether the costs of the Travel Insurance are worth it financially or something you can live without. Planning out a grand vacation to one of Hawaii’s beautiful beaches conjures images of […]

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Can I Save Money by Buying a Gym or Joining One?

Taking care of our health and making sure our bodies are at their best is never going to be free but with a little bit of work you can try and make this as cost effective as possible. No matter what form of exercise we use you need to invest on it in terms of […]

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Can Gamers Save Money?

by Mike on March 11, 2014

Can gamers save money?

Some might think that playing online games is a waste of time and productivity but have you ever considered if gaming could be one of those little secrets in saving money staying home? Whilst you are sitting for hours in front of your computers and pushing the keys like our lives depend on it we […]

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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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When Should I Start Saving for My Childs College Years?

Sometimes it’s good to start planning for the future as soon as possible. When your child is born and you’re holding him or her in your arms, starting a college fund is probably the last thing you’ll be thinking about. In East Germany, the land beyond the Berlin Wall, the only car manufactured locally was […]

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Post Christmas Sales: Is it a Saving Strategy

by Mike on January 13, 2014

Post Christmas Sales: Is it a Saving Strategy

 Almost all businesses are looking forward to the Holidays because this is when they have the biggest profits.  It is then no wonder why businesses and retailers are coming up with new ways not just to encourage people to shop early for the Holidays but also even after it.  With various marketing gimmicks going on […]

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Can You Cut Your Car’s Running Costs?

by Mike on January 7, 2014

Can You Cut Your Car’s Running Costs?

Cars are a unique investment for most users that can paradoxically both save and cost you money. They can help cut the cost of using public transport and hiring taxis when you need to get around. You can also slash grocery bills by buying in bulk from cheaper superstores. But even when you’ve bought your […]

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Finding Cheap Car Insurance online

by Mike on December 20, 2013

Finding Cheap Car Insurance online

Looking for cheap car insurance wherever you may happen to be? Increasingly more customers are learning that using the Internet to get free auto insurance quotes can lead to significant savings even if you dont change insurance providers. With the proper research and knowledge you can find affordable coverage that meets both your needs and […]

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Christmas time and your credit card spend

by Mike on December 3, 2013

Christmas time and your credit card spend

One of my favorite personal finance topics is the Credit Card, the deal you get with your credit companies and what to pay attention to with your credit card to make sure using one doesn’t hurt you financially in the long run. With Christmas just on the horizon our credit card usage will be at […]

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Grow or Buy – Can I Save Money Buying My Food?

by Heidi on November 29, 2013

Grow or Buy - Can I Save Money Buying My Food?

This is part two of our grow or buy your own food and can save with either read here for Part1 of can I save money growing my food. I am tempted to say ‘Yes’ right away to saving money buying food because it is obvious that those who grow food for sale have managed […]

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How you benefit from growing your own food

Let me confess from the onset that I am biased towards growing my own food only because I am guaranteed that what I see is what I get — no chemical residues or GMOs that am not aware of. And I do not mean that GMOs are entirely bad but I just like having to […]

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How to Use Discount Online Shopping to Save

by Heidi on November 11, 2013

Discount online shopping

Discount online shopping used to be some rare shopping attraction some years back, but it has now become almost commonplace. Service providers use it as much as product sellers so much so that some people won’t be caught any day buying without a coupon. With that said it still requires some degree of patience and […]

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Stay at home and save while making the most of your garden this winter

Just because the light summer nights have given way to cold, dark and dreary evenings, there’s no reason why your outdoor space should be neglected from your presence for months on end. Traditionally in those colder months we tend to go looking for warmer locales when we want to get out of the house and […]

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5 Unique Money Saving tips When Dining Out

by Heidi on October 29, 2013

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Dining out is convenient and fun but it can be pretty expensive. Since dining out for some people is inevitable by the nature of their work, it may help to observe some money saving tips that will help cut down on expenses. 1.    Selecting your eating place carefully There are many eateries in town and […]

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