Author Archives: Guest Poster

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

Recession Proof Investments Worth Your While

The stock markets have been volatile for a few years now, which has made many normally risky investors sky away from the stock markets. But even with the struggling economy, investing in the stock market can be well worth your investment, as it can have the highest ROI. However, just because the stock market can

Relying on Experts May be a Smart Move

If you are trying to get out of debt, you may feel that you need to cut all “unnecessary” costs and do everything yourself.  Drop your dress shirts off at the dry cleaners for washing and starching?  No more.  You will do it yourself to save money.  Hire someone to clean your house every two