Monthly Archives: March 2013

Updating, Upgrading and Increasing my Life Insurance

I knew that after I bought the new house it was time to take a step back and really reevaluate the basics of my personal finance situation.  One of the first things I did was to make sure any newly acquired consumer debt was at zero percent interest.  I, then, calculated my new monthly nutContinue Reading

Recalculating My Monthly Nut

It has been about a year since I calculated my monthly nut so it is about time I lay it on the line for both readers and myself.  I would hate to lie to myself about my family’s spending. What is a Monthly Nut? A monthly nut is your fixed costs, month to month, absent jobContinue Reading

Unravelling the Mystery of Offshore Pensions for British Expats

Post by Ayo Millions of sun-seeking Brits have escaped blighty over the last decade in order to make a new life in sunnier climes. Many have simply upped sticks and retired in tropical paradises; others have left for employment. However, far too many of those people have failed to take their pension arrangements seriously. MakingContinue Reading

Tips for growing your child’s nest egg

Saving for your child can be rewarding, and in these current economic times, extremely financially savvy. But where do you start? Take a look at our quick guide to taking those first few steps, from making a budget to choosing from the best junior ISA providers. Here’s where you should begin. Putting some aside DecidingContinue Reading

Back from Vacation

I just got back from vacation with The Wife, The boy and another couple we are really good friends with (who have “1 and a half  boys” – one is 6 months older than my son and the other is just about 6 months old).  We went to an all inclusive resort in Aruba calledContinue Reading

Why Buy a New Construction Home

When there are so many properties now on the market, why buy a new home? Maybe you are longing for attractive period features such as original crown moulding and cornicing, or traditional sash windows. But all these beautiful features can be found in, or added to, new homes, without all the problems of ones thatContinue Reading