What monopoly can teach you about money

Free Birthday Meals – One Man’s Pilgrimage

I love free stuff. For me it is more about the challenge than even the actual saving of the money. I decided this year for my birthday to see how many free meals I could cash in on.

Getting Paid to Recycle Scrap Metal

Recycling will always be good for the environment. If you ever have extra metal, sell it or recycle it for extra cash. With 36,000 grades accepted, homeowners and businesses alike should be sure to make extra money.

Debit Card Safety

More and more people are turning to debit cards in their attempts to slow down accrued debt. Because this money comes right out the account and there is no interest attached, it can be a useful tool. The more information you know about debit cards, the better they will be useful to your budgeting attempts.

Real Inflation Can Be Tracked By Everyday People

This article explains why the CPI is not useful as a measurement. The article also explains how to really gauge inflation.

The Pro’s and Con’s of Offshore Bank Accounts

When it comes to getting a free offshore bank account consulting with a financial and legal advisor is crucial if you wish to get the maximum benefit they offer and avoid legal problems associated with such accounts. The following article offers reads pros and cons associated with having an offshore account.

Why Personal Finance Software Is Important

Personal finance software refers to a financial tool that enables you to prepare a budget, track your expenses, and check your overall finances. These days, there is no valid reason why you should be disorganized and mired in debt because there are many good personal finance programs that you can use to keep track of your money, plan your future, and completely control your finances.

Burial Insurance: A Real Need or Unnecessary Expense?

Being prepared in life means being prepared for the eventual end of it that is why some people are considering getting burial insurance. But what exactly is this? And what does it entail? Is it really needed or is it just an extra cost that you can spend on something else.

Deciphering the Jargon – Part I

What are the finance journalists and politicians really saying about the economy? Many people ask me what all the terms and labels used in the media and by finance ministers really mean. With that in mind I’ve prepared a short glossary of the most common terms and, in my next article – Part II, I’ll be discussing the use of some of these terms and what they mean to the wider population.

Stopwatch Investing – Betting Against the Wall Street Consensus

I have spent more than four decades betting against the Wall Street consensus. I wrote a book about it. As I look back over the decades, the most remarkable aspect of the Wall Street consensus is that it has been getting dumber and dumber. You have got to admit that this is a truly heroic achievement.

Find Out More About Shared Ownership First Time Buyer Mortgages

In around 2005, property prices had reached such a height that the government was forced to think of innovative first time buyer mortgages in order to help aspiring home-owners onto the property ladder. Shared ownership was one of the first schemes made available to help those in the rental trap.

How to Find Housing Grants For Single Mothers With Ease

One of the largest expenses for a single mom is housing. Whether mortgage or rent this is a necessary expense to take care of the children. There are programs to help alleviate some of this financial burden.

For American Expats: What to Do If Your Private Banker Tells You to Go Away

“I don’t open U.S. accounts, period,” said Su Shan Tan, head of private banking at Singapore-based Southeast Asia’s largest lender in a recent Bloomberg article.

How a Credit Report Works

Your credit report determines how much of a loan you can qualify for and what the interest rate will be. It can also be used by employers and insurance companies as a measure of your stability and trustworthiness. Therefore, it is very important to understand how a credit report works.

Looking for Independent Financial Advice? You Must Read This

With so much financial advise out there, how do you know which advise is the best and which is right for you. The truth is no advice can be ranked best. Financial advice should be based on personal circumstances.

What Is APR – And Why Should You Care?

It is almost inevitable that people will need to borrow money at some point in their lives. Whether student loans, buying a house, or financing a business. By understanding what is APR and why it matters, people are better equipped make better financial choices.

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