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Why you Should Buy a New Car

Is your car embarrassing? Do your kids ask you to drop them down the street from school, and your friends and colleagues make jokes about how they can hear you coming a mile away? You probably know that you need to buy a new car, but if you’re not yet convinced, here are some reasons why you may need to bite the bullet and invest in new wheels. Even though you’re

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Nearing Retirement: Five Ways to Increase Your Savings

Plan on working during your retirement? Of course not… however, when you fail to plan for retirement appropriately, that is exactly what can happen. Just ask the hundreds of retirees that have had to return to the workforce (full or part time), just to sustain a simple lifestyle. The problem for most people is that you’re so busy worried about how you’ll get through the expenses of living in current

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Research Shows More Couples having “Second-Hand Weddings”

A recent survey by My Voucher Codes has found that 63% of couples would consider hiring or buying second hand for their wedding day. While many grooms would consider hiring suits, far fewer brides would consider hiring a wedding dress. The research was posted on this Female first Article, and makes for interesting reading. Most couples also consider the venue more important than how they get to the venue, and

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Your Safety Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

Who doesn’t want to protect their family? Whether you’re single, a couple or have children, you will go over and beyond to make sure your loved ones and home are safe. But as you might already know, the cost of keeping your family safe can hit your pocket hard. This doesn’t mean you should skimp or cut corners on safety — and then pray for the best. There are ways

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Should You Help a Family Member or Friend in Financial Need?

It isn’t difficult to feel a tug of sympathy when someone you care about – a family member, friend, or even a co-worker to whom you’ve grown close – comes to you asking to borrow money. Provided you’re able to spare a little without compromising your own finances, should you say yes? There’s no simple answer to that question. Many people will tell you that you should never lend money

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Building a private investment portfolio to boost your pension fund

Not many people reach retirement age with their pension fund maximized. More than half of all workers in the US don’t have one in place at all. If you do have one, you will probably have more than just one. Because of the way the system works, and with people often changing their jobs, many end up with a mix of investments, which lays them wide open to all sorts

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How to Become a Better Saver

Saving money is something everyone strives to do, but not everyone succeeds at it. With so many miscellaneous costs, combined with higher living expenses, finding cash to put away is becoming more and more difficult for people today. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible though. Below are some great ideas for how you can become a better saver. Have a Budget You can’t save anything if you don’t have a thorough

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The influence of philanthropy on the most pressing health issues today

Philanthropy helps us tackle some of the most pressing health issues in our society through funding better education and medical treatments. Successful people and businesses often find it important to give back to those around them and make the world a better place for everyone to enjoy. Those same people and companies are sometimes compelled to act upon issues of concern in the areas they are from, or if a

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Tips to give your children a kick-start on the career ladder

All parents want to see their children succeed, but in today’s highly competitive society, it’s getting harder and harder. What can you do to help? The key is to communicate, to identify problems, and to help your children build up their skills. Although it’s difficult to predict the way the jobs market will look in the future, many of the things that make a person employable today will still be

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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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