Investing can be a great way to grow your savings, complement your income and help you prepare for retirement. Still, the complexity of the markets makes it difficult for experts to predict how any individual stock will behave — amateur investors tend to be working in the dark! If your money is […]
Most of us are interested in saving more money, but it can be hard to get started. One of the best ways to begin saving is to create a budget for your family. By tallying up your expected expenses and balancing them against your income, you can get a sense of where your money is going. You might be surprised at how much you spend on certain things! Once you’re aware of where you’re losing a lot of money, you can start planning ways to save. Below, we’ve put together a printable monthly budget worksheet that will help you take the first step in controlling your finances.
For many adults, some of the best memories from school are of end-of-term excursions and that occasional residential trip abroad – often a chance to practice language skills with locals, and immerse yourself in continental culture. Parents today would no doubt be keen to make the same experiences possible for […]
For most of us, retirement sounds lovely. With no work to worry about, you’ll have all the time you want to do what you like. You can dive into hobbies, spend time with family or travel the world. The limiting factor, of course, is funds. If you won’t be earning […]
As the weather improves, gardening is a great way to spend your leisure hours. In addition to being relaxing and fun, a bit of time spent taking care of your garden can help you save money, letting you grow your own fruits and vegetables. Here are some tips for affordably […]
The appeal of travel rewards cards is simple: Just by spending money, you can save on holiday, paying less for flights and hotel lodging. If you use your card regularly and pay your balance back on time, you can quickly find yourself able to travel style for very little money. […]
Heading out of town on a holiday can help you relax and expand your horizons but it can also be expensive! Luckily, a little planning can go a long way towards keeping your costs down while travelling. Check out our tips below to figure out how you can take a […]
As tempting as it may be to visit exotic locales and resort towns, sometimes our budget necessitates a more localised approach to tourism. The financial difference between a foreign holiday and a staycation — that is, a vacation in one’s home country rather than abroad — is substantial; the average […]