Category Archives: Personal Finance

5 Ways to be Successful with Your Budget

Sure anyone can create a budget, but the trick is sticking with it, and tweaking as you go along to maximize saving and reduce spending.  Here are five ways to be successful with your budget:

Track Your Spending

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How Your Money Can Help Others

In the modern era there seems to be more suffering than ever before. You only have to turn on your TV or radio and you’re likely to hear of another mass shooting or terrorist attack. With so many victims left in the wake and on top of that there are the bereaved families left behind, grieving for their lost loved ones. It is vitally important that we don’t forget the families of the victims in their time of need. In many cases these are children who have lost their parents and furthermore have lost their household incomes which paid the bills and put food on the table. If you can, please consider donating to any number of Christian charities that help those in need when they are most in need of it.

Stewardship Christian Financial services are committed to helping the Christian community in the UK, aim to maximise the effectiveness of Christian giving, and to inspire greater generosity. The best finance options for local Christian organisations are often through qualified professionals that have been serving churches, charities and more for many years and have knowledge of the services that are vital to becoming a successful local Christian organisation.

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How to gamble without the risk

Many cynics will tell you that the phrase ‘sensible gambler’ is an oxymoron. How could a person be sensible if they throw away their money on such fruitless, hard-to-predict activities, they say? Well, it’s not always quite as simple as that.

You see, with a bit of foresight, a lot of research and shedloads of practice, anyone can make money from gambling. The particular game itself doesn’t really matter: it could be football, poker, NBA or baccarat. Even bingo can be a wise choice for beginners if played correctly. What it comes down to is following some simple, yet crucial golden rules.

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Consider These Factors When Applying for a Loan

Mortgage makes for one of the biggest financial decisions one can ever make. Applying for mortgage cannot really be equated with buying a car or buying expensive commodities for your home. A home makes for one of the biggest assets that one invests in his lifetime. And, buying a home is almost synonymous with taking a loan – since most of us don’t have the ready cash to buy homes. Finding the right mortgage is not only about getting the best rates. If you’re only looking for the best mortgage rates in the market then you will end up being disappointed. It is also about finding the right partner who can guide you through this complex transaction. Please remember that your lender is not the one who provides you the loan and charges rate of interest on it. A lending institution can also be regarded as a constant guide suggesting you regarding the loan schemes that will suit you. Given below is a list of few factors that you should consider before taking a mortgage.

Fixed or Variable Rates of Interest

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Three Well-Paying Business Careers

Among the many advantages presented to individuals who pursue business related courses and careers is the ability to earn a high salary. And though all business careers are considered good enough, if looking for one that pays really well, it’s time that you started looking at these three; entrepreneurship, marketing and finance.

1) Entrepreneur:

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The Devastating Cost of Long Term Care

What exactly is long-term care? Basically, long-term care is any type of health service or support that a person needs in order to take care of their personal daily necessities. It covers a wide range of not just medical also social services that a person, especially if they’re older, might and probably will need.

If you’re nearing retirement age and worried about the cost of long-term care, the most important thing that you can do is start preparing now and planning early.

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How to Stockpile for Yourself

When you stockpile effectively, you never have to worry about running out of a common item and needing to pay whatever outrageous price your local store happens to be charging for it that day. If you walked into my house today, you would find 10 tubes of toothpaste under the bathroom sink and 15 jars of peanut butter in my pantry. This isn’t because I’m crazy (although my family might beg to differ)—it’s because I only buy these items when they’re at their absolute lowest price, and I buy them with coupons. I’m never going to have to go out and pay $3.50 for a jar of peanut butter or $3 for a tube of toothpaste. Instead, I stocked up when they were nearly free and bought enough to last us until they hit their lowest price again. When we run out of something, we just go into the cabinet and grab a new one instead of running out to the store to replace it.

Just as important, if there are no good sales at the store this week, I might skip buying anything but perishables. This is because I stocked up on everything else at its best price, so I don’t actually need to shop. This lets me shop much more strategically. I can easily cook a week’s worth of meals (or more) out of my stockpile, and no one would notice the difference. Stockpiling saves you time and gives you many more meal options each week, even if there aren’t any good deals at your local stores. It also cuts down on those midweek trips to the store, where many of us are likely to pick up impulse items.

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3 Common Financial Mistakes Many Couples Make

Single consumers have plenty of challenges when it comes to personal finances, no doubt. For couples however, whether pre-or post-marriage, the consequences of making bad financial decisions can be a lot more expensive and damaging in the long run.

Below are 3 of the common financial mistakes that couples make and advice on how to avoid them. Enjoy.

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Tackling the Money Conversation with Your Significant Other

Is no surprise to most consumers that the most common cause of arguments among married couples is money and finances. In fact, it’s been found through numerous studies that disagreements over money are the leading cause of divorce.

If you’re in a relationship and ready to take it to the next level (marriage, that is) it’s important to know what type of habits your soon-to-be spouse has, financially speaking. It doesn’t mean that you have to find someone that sees perfectly eye-to-eye with you on finances, because that’s very unlikely, but just that you find someone who’s close.

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