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Easy Ways to promote a small business

by Mike on November 8, 2013

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If you are a small business owner like me you will understand just how tough it is to survive against big name competitors. Promotion is key to letting people know about your business and the products and services you offer. Larger brands may have the cash to afford expensive promotional campaigns, but for the rest […]


Does everyone need a financial planner?

by Mike on October 19, 2013

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Financial Planning and planners in general are a bit of a controversial topic for me. Having worked in the IT industry and now wearing two hats with offline IT and online IT work I regularly cross paths and meet a lot of financial planners and their associated companies. I have written in the past about […]


Payanywhere Review

Today I am writing a review on a payment portal system produced for pretty much any business whether that be online or offline. I had the distinctly awful task recently of trying to integrate a payments system into a website and after a wasted few hours I then spent some time looking around on […]


5 Things to Consider When Buying a Home

by Mike on August 19, 2013

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Buying a home can be one of life’s grandest moments. It’s easy to get swept away when you see the roomy walk-in closets, shady backyard, and all those kitchen cabinets. But before you let the experience cloud your judgement, take some time to examine all sides of the purchase, do your homework and make sure […]


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One of the advantages of retired life is that you’re free to live in any city, and your decision isn’t governed by job opportunities or professional avenues on the horizon. You can optimize your retirement in several ways simply by making the right choice of a city. Some of the cities in the United States […]


Family financial planning

While financial planning is typically stressful, learning how to plan and budget for your family’s financial future does not have to be. One crucial aspect to planning your family’s fiscal future is to include each family member in the planning, no matter how young.  Yes, that means including your children. Financial Planning With Your Children […]


Commercial insurance

A Company is the product of an individuals or collection of people’s ideas and is a means for dreams and ambitions to come true. Securing your long term dreams  along with protecting them is the reason any company or business needs to have an insurance policy and relevant cover that can take care of the […]


become financially secure

The people who are most concerned about their financial futures are the ones who are looking for solid investment tips. Sometimes it is the most basic of investment concepts that can yield the best results. When you realize that investing does not need to be too complicated, that is when you will find the confidence to […]


Property investment as friends

Australia isn’t alone with regards to problems with pricing, lending issues, availability and costs on property investment to the point where obtaining your own property to live in or as an investment has almost gone past the reach of most young families and couples. Having spent around four weeks doing the “Check out property” with […]


Seven mortgage related terms made simple

by Mike on March 25, 2013

Mortgage Made easy

After struggling with some mortgage related documentation (I thought should of been simple but wasn’t) here in the last week I came up with some inspiration to share some common mortgage related terms and to both educate myself and my readers with some basic mortgage knowledge. There are plenty of mortgage heavy websites to choose […]

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Easy Ideas to finding accountants in UK

by Mike on March 1, 2013

Accountants in UK

Choosing an Accountant A smart man once told me to pay for the best advice you can possible afford and that in the long run good advice is worth the cost. Without a good accountant you may not be saving money with your Taxes which if worded another way means your paying too much tax […]


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Is 2013 a Good Time to Invest in Australian Real Estate?   Though the global housing market has had its ups and downs over the past decade, Australia is one country which has navigated the turbulence with ease. Despite a similar economic situation to Europe and the US, the Australian Real Estate market has managed […]

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Setting Goals

Whats your new year Plan? Many people come into the new year with the usual promises of losing weight, spending more time with the family, taking up that hobby, joining the gym and stop smoking etc etc But how many people consider taking the time to think out your New Year Plan regarding your finances. […]


Big Screen

Autumn is one of my favorite times of year because it gets darker out earlier and it is starting to feel cooler.  However, before it gets too cold, now is a great time to start having Autumn festivals or other fun outdoor events including that planned Corporate Function. However, these days, many young people and […]


Boomer Spending Habits

by Mike on November 19, 2012

Boomer Spending Habits

As Boomers draw close to retirement age, there is much public criticism about Boomer spending habits. Many of the young whiz kids in the financial advice industry point to the Baby Boomers as a negative example. The media  are full of headlines about their failure to prepare adequately for retirement. Generations X and Y often […]


Planning Out Your Home Remodel

by Mike on July 27, 2012

If you are thinking about remodeling your home, it is essential that you plan it out before you tear out the first wall.  Failing to plan out your home remodel can lead to a ton of extra costs, and it could end up breaking your budget. Plan it Out The first thing to consider is […]


Get Your Home Ready for Fall…

by Mike on July 27, 2012

It feels like summer just started, but now is a good time to start thinking about preparing your home for winter.  It can be easier to both schedule and complete these projects in the summer when contractors are usually more available, and the weather is more cooperative.  As temperatures fall, your home will require additional […]


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Investing can be difficult to learn, and it takes a lot of time and practice to be able to make consistent returns on your investment.  Like any skill, practice makes perfect, and investing is no different. I’ve seen a number of friends squander this paycheck trying to play daytrader over the years. One friend was […]


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For American homeowners, mortgage repayments are likely to be the biggest monthly outgoing. So for those of us having to tighten our belts and try and reduce what we spend each month, any saving on a mortgage could result in a significant amount of saving. If your mortgage loan is due up for renewal in […]


Utlizing the Cloud for Your Business

by Mike on June 12, 2012

cloud storage

You may have heard of “the cloud”. This essentially means running software and programs on the internet instead of actually having the program installed on your computer. This is a great thing for businesses (especially small businesses) for two reasons. First, the cloud is usually free or very cheap. This is a great cost savings […]

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