Author Archives: Guest Poster

5 Ways You Can Be Frugal Today

Its spring and it is a great time to do a little financial spring cleaning.  There are a lot of ways that you can be frugal and save some money this year!  Here are five easy ones you can do today: Check Your Bank Accounts – If you haven’t looked at your bank accounts in a

Considerations When Making the Leap to Self-Employment

Working for yourself may be your dream; it is certainly the dream of many who imagine not having a boss looking over their shoulder, being able to set their own schedule and spending all of their working time working for themselves and their own business.  If you are a writer or artist, being able to

How Long Should You Retain Your Financial Records and Receipts?

Businesses and individuals alike should be encouraged to keep good financial records. For businesses, it is a legal requirement to produce financial information when filing tax returns. This includes keeping records of income and outgoings, cash flow and profit. If businesses cannot produce accurate records, problems can arise when declaring tax. Individuals should also keep

Unemployed? Help is at Hand

Unemployment can be a worrying and stressful time. Government figures have shown that unemployment is continuing to rise, as the challenges of the current economic downturn continue to have an impact on people’s lives. If you have been directly impacted by unemployment or redundancy, it’s important not to lose heart. Instead, look at the array

Dealing with Debt: Which Solution is Best for You?

If you are one of the many people who are currently struggling with debt, you are probably on the lookout for some sound advice. The fact is, there exists four main options for dealing with debt. These are debt consolidation, a debt management plan, individual voluntary arrangement and bankruptcy. Here we take a look at

First Time Buyer Checklist

Evan’s Note: With my home search heating up I figured this post by Katie was very timely. With the cost of homes and interest rates both at an all-time low, many people are tempted to become first-time homeowners. Before you even start looking for your first home, you must first have a clear picture of