Category Archives: Personal Finance

Use the Internet to Save When You Shop

The Internet makes bargain shopping easy.  Whether comparison shopping or using promo codes or reading reviews, there are many ways to use the Internet to save money.  Many people who have Internet access in their homes probably save at least the equivalent of their monthly Internet bill simply by using the Internet to comparison shop. Continue Reading

When to Use Gasoline Additives

Gasoline additives can be an alluring, as they promise everything from more horsepower to better fuel efficiency. However, the truth is that most engines run optimally on untreated gasoline at the octane rating recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. Tampering with the octane rating or chemical composition of fuel by adding gasoline additives can actually causeContinue Reading

Do You Know Your Monthly Nut?

Regardless of whether you make $46,000 or $460,000 almost everything in personal finance starts with what I commonly refer to as the “monthly nut.”  I am not sure where I got the term from, but knowing myself I probably giggled at first but now use it almost every single day when discussing someone’s financial situation. Continue Reading

What to Look for When Taking out a Home Insurance Policy

Home insurance is something that all homeowners need to have. It is split into buildings insurance and contents insurance and, while you can usually buy these policies separately, it often makes better financial sense to buy them as a complete home insurance package. Buildings insurance covers the property itself, including any permanent fittings, as wellContinue Reading

5 Ways to Save Money When Booking Your Holiday and 5 More Ways to Save When You Get There

With new environmental taxes, higher fuel costs and a global recession, the days of the ultra-low budget, flexible holiday seem all but over. It is still possible however to book holidays at bargain prices and the savings don’t have to stop there as it is possible to continue to make savings once you reach yourContinue Reading