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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…

steve jobs

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…

Retirement

When Should You Start Saving For Retirement?

A constant increase in the cost of living means saving for your retirement has never been so important It is a conundrum for many of us. When is the perfect time to start saving for retirement? Well that depends on your life goals I suppose! For instance, I’m planning ahead now so I can call work a day by the…

energy bills

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Energy Bills

Remember when you received that call regarding your energy bills from that chirpy telesales agent and you told them you wasn’t interested and slammed the phone down? Well, the chances are they might had been able to teach you a few things about your bill that your energy company was happy for you not to know. Despite the continual rises…

Pocket Money Management

Pocket Money Management

Money management can help to reduce the risk of your child getting into unmanageable debt later in life. We place incredible importance on education in the UK, however, financial education is something that is almost never taught to children. This can lead them to make avoidable mistakes in the future that could burden you as much as it does them….

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