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June 2015

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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Great ways to stay connected when travelling

Going on holiday used to be about escaping the daily routine of home life to explore fantastic new countries. However, with the advent of the internet, things have become a little more complicated. Now there is a greater need than ever to stay connected with your friends and families via your mobile devices so that you can keep them updated on your holiday exploits. However, there can be costs and

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