4 Best Hacks For Getting Out Of Debt Quickly

This contributed post is for informational purposes only. Please consult a business, financial and legal professional before making any decisions. Got it?

snowball method to pay off debt

Being saddled with any amount of debt is a stressful thing, and sometimes it can feel like we are unable to escape its clutches, no matter how many lifestyle changes we make, it seems that we are never able to get out of those major problems.

So it begs the question, are there any methods that do work when it comes to beating your debt? In fact, there is one that has been very successful, and that is the snowball method.

So how does it work, and how can you use it effectively?Read more

4 Tips That Will Help You Avoid Losing Money

  • December 14, 2017

This contributed post is for informational purposes only. Please consult a business, financial and legal professional before making any decisions. Got it?

bank account drains

You need to make sure that you avoid issues in life that can drain your finances. This could be anything from an individual who is looking to get money from you, to a company, to a mistake that you have made that leaves you with very little money left in your account. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid financial issues that will hurt your bank account.

But you have to be aware of the problems you could face. There are quite a few to contend with. Let’s start by thinking about energy bills.Read more

5 Things All First-Time Home Buyers Should Know

I have a great contributed post for your today -- the #1 first time home buyer property checklist. It's for informational purposes only, so please consult financial and real estate professionals before making any decisions with money or buying / renting a place. Got it?

first time home buyer property checklist

So you’re finally looking to stand on your own two feet, whether it’s alone or you have a family on the way. You know there’s a lot you’re going to need to do, and you know it’s going to take a lot of effort and a bit of stress on your part, but in the end it’ll be worth it. Well, to make sure everything you put into a sale pays off in your living costs, you’re going to need a checklist to live by.

Houses are expensive and a long term investment for anyone to rent or buy, which means everything needs to be up to scratch from the moment you’re interested in it. So, here’s the number one property checklist for you to check off a house’s good and bad points against. It’s all for the good of your health in the long run!Read more

3 Ways To Save Money On Your Next DIY Project

  • December 14, 2017

I have a great contributed post for you today on how to get those DIY jobs done -- you know the ones you keep putting off -- before Christmas. It's for informational purposes only, so please consult a professional before making any decisions with money or using proper DIY tools. Got it?

get those DIY jobs done

It's often all too easy to find yourself putting off plenty of DIY jobs that you've yet to get to. Just about everyone has that corner of their home, shed, or garage that's just filled with projects that they started but never managed to finish.

Well, the year is drawing to an end and Christmas is right on your doorstep, so why not take this opportunity to finally get some of those things done?  Of course, that's often a lot easier said than done. So why not try some of these useful ideas for how to get those annoying DIY projects out of the way before Christmas.Read more

10 Tips That Will Make You More Money

  • December 13, 2017

I have a great contributed post for you today on what to do to rid yourself of financial stress and fix your money situation. It's for informational purposes only, so please consult a financial and legal professional before making any money decisions. Got it?

rid yourself of financial stress

As much as we all wish that we could be free from financial worries of the rest of our lives, it’s not always something that we can guarantee. So, instead of trying to focus on something that’s not going to happen, or even fixate on your worries themselves, you should try to be proactive instead.

Because it’s always best to recognize that worrying about something won’t change the outcome, it will only harm your health! So, instead of letting stresses get to you, you need to work on a solid financial plan that will allow you to be stress-free and learn to handle issues that come your way.Read more

5 Ways You Can Bounce Back From Money Problems

  • December 13, 2017

I have a great contributed post for you today on what to do to bounce back from financial misfortune. It's for informational purposes only, so please consult a financial and legal professional before making any money decisions. Got it?

financial misfortune

Everyone encounters financial troubles at some point in their life. Perhaps you just recently took out a loan for a new car to ferry your family around, but you lost your job a week after due to a freak accident that caused your entire company to go bust. Maybe you ended up in an accident that wasn’t covered by your health insurance plan and you’ve been forced to pay extortionate medical bills just to cover your treatment. There are many different financial misfortunes that can fall upon you, but it’s important to not let them get to you.Read more

5 Tips That Will Help You Make Money Selling Stuff

I have a great contributed post for you today on selling your second hand items. It's for informational purposes only, so please consult a professional before making any money decisions and assessing the value of your items. Got it?

selling your second hand items

We could all use a little extra bit cash in our back pocket, and some extra room in our home (after all, plenty of presents are on their way!). You can kill two birds with one stone by selling your second-hand items.

Why not get some cash for it? Here’s how to get the most money for your second-hand goods.

Scrub It Well

If you’re considering selling an item, then it’s likely that it has been sitting in a cupboard, untouched, for many years. Before you get to the selling part, make sure it looks presentable, and that any errors with the item have been fixed. If you still have the original packaging, then you’ll be able to sell your item for more. But don’t worry if you don’t: if it looks in good condition and is well cleaned, then it should still attract a good value.Read more

6 Ways To Make Money Selling Your Old Stuff

  • December 12, 2017

I have a great contributed post for you today on clearing out unwanted stuff -- and going from trash to treasure! It's for informational purposes only, so please consult a professional before making any money decisions and assessing the value of your items. Got it?

trash to treasure

Everyone’s household gets to the stage where it needs a good clear out. You have drawers bulging with miscellaneous knick knacks and cupboards piled high with unspecified objects. You really need to have a home detox before your friends and family come round to visit.

So where do you begin when it comes to tidying up the house? I bet you didn’t realize that there are infinite amounts of treasures hidden amongst your clobber. Not only can you have a major clear up, but you can make yourself a bit of extra money in the process. There are so many of your ancient possessions that would be worth selling or trading in. Read more

4 DIY Projects That Will Fit Your Budget

  • December 12, 2017

I have a great contributed post for you today on budget-friendly renovations. It's for informational purposes only, so please consult a professional before making any decisions with money or using proper DIY tools. Got it?

budget-friendly renovations

Are you renovating an old house or are you keen to make a few improvements at home? We all know that restoration and redecoration costs can spiral out of control, and most of us are eager to try and save wherever possible. If you’re an ambitious amateur when it comes to jobs around the house, there are plenty of things you can do that could save you money. Here are some of the best examples.

Clearing the site

If you’re taking on a major restoration project, there’s every chance that you’ve inherited a property or a site that is laden with items or materials you won’t want or need. Before any work starts, you’ll need to clear the site. You could pay somebody to do this, or you could hire a skip and get some friends around and do it yourself. Read more

6 Ways You Can Protect Your Money From Hackers

  • December 12, 2017

I have a great contributed post for you today on what to do when your bank account is hacked. Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments!

The idea of finding that someone has been accessing your bank account is incredibly scary. For most people, this part of their life is something they want to keep tightly guarded, giving them protection when they need it most.

Of course, though, you can’t assume that you’re safe, especially with so many ways for people to access your funds. To help you out when you need it most, we will be exploring the process which should be taken if you ever find your finances compromised.Read more

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