Why You Should Buy Life Insurance Regardless of Whether You Have a Spouse or Children

I believe that one should at least entertain the thought of a flexible life insurance policy regardless of whether you have a child, life partner or spouse.  I am aware that this contradicts main stream advice, but there are two main reasons, both of which were the basis of my decision to buy life insuranceContinue 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

My 3 Step Plan To Reduce Food Costs

With money tight these days and my expenses higher than they should be, I’ve recently undertaken an effort to be more economical and lower my core costs. These costs include those allocated for housing, transportation, and food. First, I worked to lower my housing costs by refinancing my mortgage, specifically by reducing the terms ofContinue Reading

How Much Interest Do I Pay? An Update

In November of 2009 where I sat down and actually calculated how much of my monthly payments were going to interest; again, I repeated this exercise on June 23, 2011.  Well it has been another eight months or so, which means it is about time to figure out how much of my money is goingContinue Reading

Researching Foreign Investments

When you don’t live in a country it can be incredibly difficult to research any potential investments. With different currencies, government structures and cultures, it can soon become a deadly minefield of lost money and stressed phone calls. This is why it is so incredibly important to research all investments thoroughly. In years gone byContinue Reading

My Experience At a Storage Auction

When a buddy told me about his love affair with Storage Wars I let him know I wasn’t a fan of the show despite loving Pawn Stars and Shark Tank but the conversation still gave me an idea.  Why couldn’t this be another income stream? The idea seemed simple enough, someone who didn’t pay theirContinue Reading