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How to Avoid Blowing your Budget while Traveling in the UK

Many people mistakingly believe that travel in the UK is expensive. However there are plenty of ways to avoid blowing your budget, and see the UK on the cheap, without resorting to eating baked beans out of a can. Here are some ways to travel cheaply in the UK: Go in the off-season Try to avoid traveling during the Christmas period, school vacation, and peak times such as the middle

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Where are the expats going?

The world is becoming more and more international. The Internet has broken a lot of barriers and made it even easier to live an international lifestyle. One of my biggest concerns about becoming an expat was my concerns about how I would keep in touch with friends and family back home. With things such as Skype and Whataspp, it’s easier than ever to keep in touch. It’s not the same

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What’s the True Cost of Travel?

Planning a holiday can be difficult, especially if you’re on a tight budget and it’s somewhere you’ve never been before. Some people think travel is a lot more expensive than it has to be. In the past I’ve backpacked a little bit, so I think I can say, with some authority, if you’re quite frugal you can easily travel to most countries for an average of $50 per day. That’s

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Where to go in Europe: For Food

Food is one of the highlights of any trip. Trying new things. Finding things you hate. Finding things you love. I even go as far as learning to cook while I travel and have taken cooking classes in both Nicaragua and Thailand. I’d love to take more. Local dishes tell you so much about the community, how they eat, and how the culture is. I love exploring a new place

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Top 10 Ways to Save Money When Building your Dream House

It is expensive and stressful to build a house these days. This is why it is important to cut down costs and save money while you are building your dream house. It is beneficial that you need to find a reliable construction company who understand your needs and budget in making your dream house a reality. 1. Select a good contractor A contractor that cares for you can save you

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Must read books on bingo

I initially started playing bingo in the classroom. I was really excited for those few moments of fun during the lunch break of the school hours where I got to laugh and chat with other friends. Then as I grew older probably visited bingo halls a few times with my friends over the weekend, where I met new people and started building some last longing friendships. In my hectic schedule,

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Why Value Investing Works?

If you’ve ever thought about value investing, you may be wondering if it’s right for you. Before you judge value investing though, it’s important to understand what it is. What is Value Investing? The premise of value investing is pretty simple. You don’t need to have an extensive background in finance (although if you understand the basics it will help), but you do need patience, common sense, some money to

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Simple Saving for the New Year

There are so many ways to save a few extra cents, and altering your spending on non-essential items is easier than you might think. By simply reducing the coffee run spend by $12 a week, over $600 dollars can remain firmly in your bank account. Similarly, cutting the alcohol spend by $30 a week can save $1,560 per year, which could be as simple as having two or three fewer

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Overdraft Avoidance 101: 4 Tips On Managing Your Current Accounts

An unintended bank overdraft is not only unpleasant, but can also be extremely expensive. Fortunately by correctly managing your current bank accounts, you should be able to avoid going into the red by accident. Here are some tips to help you manage your accounts correctly. Try to Keep More Money Than You Need This first tip sounds rather obvious, however it does bear repeating. You should always try to keep

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