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Christmas Money Saving Tips

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Spending too much money at Christmas is an epidemic in this country. People buy things they don’t need and do food shops that would feed an army for a year. It doesn’t have to be this way. The following are the best Christmas money saving tips from around the web: Food Eating and drinking too […]

Personal Finance: Best Fixed Rate ISAs 2014

Monday, January 6th, 2014

In the UK anyone over the age of 16 can save money in an ISA and pay no tax for the interest accrued. In 2014 the tax-free allowance limit is £5,760. There are two main forms of ISA: the Cash ISA lets you withdraw money at any time, while the Fixed Rate ISA is for […]

Credit Card Traps and How to Avoid Them

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Credit cards give us the freedom to purchase things whenever we desire. They often come with a range of attractive benefits and rewards that encourage us to spend, and the “buy now, pay later” incentive makes them very tempting to use – even if we have the cash to pay outright. When used properly, credit […]

Price rises spell trouble for UK’s crowded housing market

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Great news for home owners and Daily Mail headline writers. Not so promising for those who haven’t already got their foot on the housing ladder. UK house prices are expected to rise over the summer, with the highest consumer confidence in a decade and a half. Over the next year it is expected that house […]

The potential downside of peer to peer loans

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Not having to deal with banks ever again is certainly something we’d all like to achieve. So if you’re considering alternative forms of credit, peer-to-peer lending schemes certainly look appealing. But firms such as Zopa, which match people’s savings with those looking to borrow, aren’t for everyone. By far the biggest drawback although some would […]

3 Investment Traps that could drain your saving

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Here we have three tips to help you avoid the common pitfalls that affect many of today’s potential investors. Anti-Diversity When you are preparing your portfolio it is vital that you don’t over-concentrate in one industry sector. Backlashes such as the technology crash in 2000, or the banking crisis of 2008 saw many investors, whose […]

Groupon’s Recommendation Service – A good deal or a marketing trick?

Friday, October 26th, 2012

What is Groupon? It is an international website which claims to offer the greatest deals on a broad range of all kinds of products and services. What is the recommnedation service? Groupon has been long advertising a £6 Groupon credit for referrals. What does this mean? If a person recommends this deal to one of […]

IMF: Global Recovery to Take Another 6 Years

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Since the global financial crisis in 2008, which began with the failure of the Lehman Brothers, the world has slowly limped on and tried to grasp back the prosperity that people felt beforehand. While as a global economy we are doing better than 4 years ago, some countries are still struggling. The Eurozone is constantly […]

Greek Economy News September 2009

Monday, September 14th, 2009

This particular post goes out to all my good Greek friends that insist stubbornly – or you wouldn’t be Greeks 😉 – that the global credit crisis has not affected Greece. It goes without saying that this is not true and I could if I would explain in much detail but as an analyst I […]

Forex Trading Recommendations

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

The EURO showed signs of weakening against most major currencies after reaching record highs against more them over the past few months. In more detail, the trigger for this corrective movement in the currency market has been a report showing that the European manufacturing is shrinking and the recession is deepening for the 16 nations […]

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