Category Archives: Personal Finance

Selling Your House At Auction

Auctions have become popular in the recent past as the fastest and easiest alternative of selling a house. However, it is always advisable to increase the speed at which your house is sold at an auction due to the presence of numerous competitors. If you do not wish to watch your house spend months at

Stop Lying to Yourself About What You Spend

I don’t care if you decide to lie to me about your personal finances but I am shocked how many people lie to themselves about the very basics that make up their personal finance world.  I understand that not everyone knows their monthly nut, but I was floored the other day by someone so clueless

It’s A New Year For Your Wallet, Too

If you’re tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck and need a financial makeover, the New Year is the best time to start anew. Bad financial habits can carry from year-to-year. And unless you resolve to buckle down and make the needed improvements, you’ll never get your finances in check. Whether your problem is poor budgeting or overspending,

Why Exactly are Gas Prices Rising?

The price of gas is continuing to pose a problem for businesses and individuals in 2012 and doesn’t look set to ease in the short term. What are the drivers behind this? Back in 2008, gas prices were already rising, but the drivers were primarily down to surging demand in emerging markets, a belief that

Moving to Egypt is Often More Worrying than the Reality!

It may not immediately take top spot on the last-minute priority list of “things that must be sorted out before leaving”. Especially if the whole family is moving with you to Egypt. Initially, the move is more likely to be seen in terms of an adventure. Because few countries have quite the power to excite

I Didn’t Like Using a Buyer’s Real Estate Broker

Last week, The Wife and I went to contract on our new home (I will post pictures later this week), and there is one topic that The Wife and I went back and forth on and we still don’t agree with each other.  When we first started looking for homes we ran into a very