Money Guide (Page 32)

Buying a Used Car? Proceed with Caution

Many people feel that buying a used car is a wise investment. Although they might miss that new car smell, they find that they can often get better value for money than buying basically the same car brand-new from a dealer. Statistics show that they are basically correct. Most brand-new cars lose anywhere from 15 to 30% of their value within the first few months. Therefore, if one can get a... ❯❯❯

Expert Information for People Wanting to Become Sole Traders

If you want to start up your own business, then becoming a sole trader is the easiest way to go about it. For one, you won’t have to pay any registration fees, and it’s a lot easier to keep a tight rein on your finances. The best thing about being a sole trader is that you are your own boss, and that means working when you want, and for as long as you want – you’re the boss! Although it is... ❯❯❯

Watch out for Hidden Credit Card Charges

Credit cards may seem like a great way to spend money on the things you want, however many hide charges that could lead to you spending more than you bargained for. Find out how to avoid them and be more savvy with your plastic. Cash withdrawals. The majority of credit card providers charge a fee every time you use your card to withdraw cash. Interest will also be applied to the amount... ❯❯❯

Managing Your Finances With Debit and Credit Cards

It is hard to imagine or, for the older generation, to remember life without carrying plastic cards wherever we go. Credit cards have been available for many years. Debit cards were introduced some time later, but when most current accounts still attracted interest for staying in the black. At the time, many credit card users couldn’t think of a reason for using debit cards, since they would lose... ❯❯❯

The UAE — The Time is (Economically) Right

For US expats planning to move to the UAE, it’s a great time to do so.  The financial perks and high standard of living, combined with the recovery of an economy which is growing stronger, make the UAE a promising destination to start a new life. As mentioned, there are financial benefits available to expats. The most notable —and probably the most attractive — is that there’s no personal income... ❯❯❯

The Top 10 Financial Apps for your Smartphone

Gone are the days of spending half of your Sunday afternoon balancing your checkbook, or needing to go to the bank and wait in line to make a money transfer. Ah, good old technology certainly has come a long way, from being able to deposit checks envelope-free into ATMs to having your bank account virtually at your fingertips through its website. And with the recent surge of Smartphone... ❯❯❯

4 Money Management Tips to Apply This Year

Unless you are financially independent, you are probably looking for some money management tips to help you get through this rough economy. You can easily cut back your spending by not buying coffee and meals every day, riding the bus or walking, and not going to expensive events such as movies and major sporting events. Everyone knows that, but you can do a few other things that can really make... ❯❯❯

Why And When To Use A Financial Planner

Even though you may feel that you're doing a fine job as the director of your finances, a personal financial planner can help direct you in ways that you may not have considered. A strong financial plan now can benefit you greatly in years to come. Let's face it, in today's economy, with so many unknowns; it's essential to be at the top of your game when it comes to your finances. Are you... ❯❯❯

A Guide to Asset Management

As a general definition, asset management refers to any system or mechanism which controls and monitors things of value within a group. There are many types of asset management, ranging from a company maintaining its stock in a warehouse to a government making certain its infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.) are properly maintained. One of the most beneficial areas of this system refers to... ❯❯❯

Stay Out Of Trouble When Sending Money Abroad

If you need to transfer money abroad there are lots of different ways to do it and a whole range of things to look out for to make sure you send it safely and get the best value for your transaction.   Why Send Money Abroad? You may want to send money overseas regularly, perhaps to a member of your family who lives abroad. You may just need to send a one-off amount to help out someone in an... ❯❯❯

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