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September 2017

City Living: What You Should Know Before You Move

When you have lived outside of the big city center for a while, the cost of living may take you completely by surprise. It’s bad news for both your wallet and your nerves; humans like predictability and your budget depend on it, so it’s a good idea to gain a bit of other people’s knowledge. That way, you’ll be able to dive right into the action without spending all your

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The Dos And Don’ts To Staying Safe On The Road

Flickr   Here’s all you need to know to stay safe on the road.   Don’t drive distracted It’s so important not to drive distracted, and of course this means drinking and driving, but it also means not being on the phone too. This problem is getting more and more serious because as technology improves and social media becomes even more ‘important’ – drivers can’t seem to help but ‘snap’

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City Living Tips That You Shouldn’t Be Without

Whether you’re new to the big city or if you plan to move to a different one in the near future, it can often be difficult to cope with city life especially if you’ve never lived in a large urban environment. To help you get around more easily and cope with the change, here are a couple of city living tips that you should definitely follow! Source: Pexels   If

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Leasing vs Buying: Which is Right For You?

There are so many people in the predicament of whether to lease or buy a house or apartment. Many of the older generations have bought their own homes, and younger generations would ideally like to follow in their footsteps. But, younger generations are dealing with higher prices and larger amounts of debt, making the whole process of buying a home much more difficult. So, should young people even bother to

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Young Money: Financial Concerns In Your Early Twenties

The big thing many young adults go through, either after moving out of their parents’ home, or graduating from college, is the freedom of the big wide world. In many ways, you are limitless in the possibilities for enjoying yourself, especially if you have a decent job which gives you a good disposable income. But we see time and time again the perils of people with this so-called disposable income,

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Absorbing Financial Shocks

Money is one of the leading causes of stress. If you have it, you want to keep it safe. If you don’t have it, you stress over not having it. Money stress comes before family, health and work worries for the most part, and even then, most of those issues have money at their roots. The way you stress about money can have a lasting and negative effect on your

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Little Ways Anyone Can Save

Pic Credit   We have all heard the phrase ‘every little helps,’ but is it factual? Does saving in little areas really add up to a lot of money saved. Money that you could, perhaps, use in other areas of your life. You might be interested to know that the answer is undoubtedly…yes. To find out why, let’s look at a quick example of a great, yet simple saving.  

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Roll Up Your Sleeves And Dig Upward: Getting Out Of Debt

Image source   It is immensely troubling, but more and more people are lugging debt around with them than ever before. This is a crippling realisation in more ways than one. You have the financial burden, stress and anxiety, not knowing where you stand in the law and general debt fatigue. Despite how bad your situation is, though, there is some good news, and that is your options are limited

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How To Apply For A Credit Card & Get Approved

Credit Although the process of applying for a credit card is a relatively simple one nowadays, getting approved for a credit card can be a very different story. The last thing you want to do is apply for lots of cards and get rejected from all of them, as this can severely damage your credit rating. Instead, follow these simple steps, and you should be just fine. Check Your Credit

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Streamlining Your Business: Make A Change

Running a business is one of the most exhilarating aspects of your professional career. You have chosen to ditch the 9 – 5 and relinquish the security of a steady wage all in an effort to follow your passion, be your own boss and obtain a little more professional freedom. You love your new role as finance bod, marketing manager, reprographics assistant and CEO all rolled into one. However, there’s

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