Rental Exchange

Rental Exchange: The News Generation Rent Has Been Waiting For!

Rental Exchange has just made things very interesting! I remember having a conversation a few years ago with a friend I used to live with. I was complaining how though I had no debt, no dependants, and always paid my rent on time, I didn’t have a hope in hell in getting a mortgage as I had no credit history….

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Back To The Future: My Advice To A 16 Year Old David

Would you love to go back and give yourself some good advice about situations in your past? I have to admit I would and here’s why. ***Warning. The following article contains alcohol, terrible fancy dress, hangovers and dancing of a finger pointing nature ***  Hands up. Who spent their 20’s partying and not giving a single thought to their retirement…

10 Simple Ways To Save On The Cost Of Your Holiday [INFOGRAPHIC]

As we are tightening our belts this year in pursuit of our first home we’ll be lucky to see one holiday. In fact, had it not been my mother’s 60th birthday at the end of this year, we wouldn’t be going at all. But, I promised to take her and I’m a man of my word so I’m taking her…

Savings

Why You Will Never Score Without A Savings Goal!

It is no surprise that people who set themselves a savings goal achieve their target faster. If you are serious about that first time home, dream luxury holiday or you are saving for retirement, set your goal, work out what you are able to save every month and watch it grow. If I can do it, anybody can! Set  Savings…

Debt

Think You Know About Debt? This Will Change Everything!

If you’re considering borrowing, it’s most certainly of benefit to know the difference between good and bad debt. There are some things in life that is worth temporarily putting yourself in debt for, whilst other can leave you in financial ruin. I’m going to show you the difference. Good Debt vs Bad Debt…..   What is good debt? In Layman’s…

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How Your Credit Score Affects The Cost Of Borrowing

If you want the best possible rates when applying for credit cards and loans you need a good credit score. Furthermore, you need to keep it that way. I’m going to explain why. How lenders make their decision Banks, loan providers and credit card companies use a variety of different ways to credit check you, some being more stringent than…

Credit Rating

20 No-Fuss Ways To Build your Credit Rating: [INFOGRAPHIC]

You credit rating is vital these days. From renting properties, buying properties, opening bank accounts, applying for jobs, these days we’re credit checked for many aspects of our lives and there are a few simple, hassle free ways to improve your credit rating. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “you can’t get credit without having credit”, and to a certain degree…

Be Frugal With Your Time, Not Just Your Money!

Are you wasting your time being frugal? Frugality, for many, can conjure up the image of a mad man / woman frantically cutting out coupons from the paper to save a couple of quid on their shopping bill. This not my perception of frugality at all. My time is more precious to me than money and true frugality is not…

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What Can Steve Jobs Teach You About Motivation?

Love him or loathe him, Steve Jobs was one of the best communicators and motivators the world has ever seen. But which traits should we take from him and which should we avoid? Here I examine the pros and cons from the Steve Jobs School Of Management. The very mention of Steve Jobs can stir up different kinds of emotions…

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