5 Things to Consider Before Buying Life Insurance

5 Things to Consider Before Buying Life Insurance

Life insurance policies can seem confusing when you first consider them. But over time you may begin to realise the benefits of buying coverage, and the advantages of doing so sooner rather than later. Some people realise they need life insurance, call the first agent they find, and purchase a policy as quickly as they […]

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4 Ways to Protect Your Computer

4 Ways to Protect Your Computer

It’s a digital world we live in. These days, sharing information online has become the rule, not the exception. Computer Security Day is November 30, but protecting yourself and your computer from outside threats is important to do year-round. Here are a few tips to get you started:   1.    Use a firewall. A firewall […]

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Housing Is Hot Again – Time to Buy?

Housing Is Hot Again – Time to Buy?

According to the Halifax House Price Index, prices across the UK continue to march forward, signalling continued optimism in housing for Brits of all ages. Nobody’s calling this a housing bubble just yet, but things are certainly moving up in a rapid and consistent fashion, which raises some important questions. Is it a good time […]

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4 Important Financial Terms Worth Learning

4 Important Financial Terms Worth Learning

Every day we’re bombarded with financial jargon at work, at home, on the radio and on the Web. And when complex financial terms are used, it’s often hard to grasp the real meaning of what’s being said.   Here are four useful financial terms you’re likely to encounter:   Annuity – Annuities can take different […]

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What It's Like to Run Your Own Business

What It’s Like to Run Your Own Business

We hear a lot of stories about people who quit their day job to run a dream business and became rich. But newspapers don’t run accounts of people who fail or people who are only marginally successful. I wanted to share an account about what it’s like to make the transition from full-time employment with […]

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5 Investment Terms Everyone Should Know

Investing in the stock market is one of the great wealth creators in the world. Many people that invest their funds solely in safer, lower-return assets may never get ahead because their money is growing more slowly than inflation, especially in the current economic environment. So to help make the jump into stocks a little […]

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4 Tempting Investments You Should Avoid

Given the state of the economy in recent years, it’s no wonder that investors the world over are fed up with low interest rates and may be scared of stocks, instead seeking out “alternative investments.” There are a few specific reasons Brits may be going this route. First off, the information and advertisements for these […]

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Is the 4% Withdrawal Rate Safe For Your Retirement

Is the 4 Percent Withdrawal Rate Safe for Your Retirement?

If you haven’t heard estimates of the “safe withdrawal rate” as it pertains to your retirement, it’s good to contemplate that now so you can set your retirement plans accordingly. Essentially, there’s a set value of money one can save such that they can withdraw the same percentage each year and never run out. Here […]

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Fixed- vs. Tracker-Rate Mortgages – Pros and Cons

If you’re thinking about buying your own residence at some point, it’s important to understand the different types of loans available and which may be the best fit for you. First, we’ll start with a brief explanation of the two primary types of mortgage loans, and then some pros and cons for each: Fixed-Rate Mortgage […]

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