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Smart ways to save money this year

If you’re like many people, you’re probably hoping to save some money this year. Maybe you’re hoping to finally go on holiday, you’re saving for a house, or you just want to have some money available for a rainy day. Regardless of your goals, saving money is about increasing your income and decreasing your expenses. Sounds simple right? But we all know how it feels to live month-to-month and have out of control finances. Here are some smart ways to save money this year: Lease a car If your car is dying, and you’re pretty sure you’ll need a new one soon, you have two options- leasing or buying. Just like buying or renting a house, there are both advantages and disadvantages to leasing. When you lease, you’ll get a new car every couple of years, and don’t need to sell and buy cars. However, when you buy a car,…

Does your loved one have a disability? Read this post

If your loved one has a disability, you would probably like to ensure that their home life is as easy as possible. When you’re in pain or have problems getting around, simply making it through the day can be exhausting. But you can make their lives easier by making some improvements to your home. This will allow them to navigate the house much easier, improving their quality of life. Here’s how you can do it: Consider the stairs Stairs can be one of the hardest (and frightening) tasks for someone who is disabled. If you’re hoping to make it easier for your loved one to get from Point A to Point B in your house, your best bet is to install a lift. These don’t need to be expensive, in fact you can even pick them up second hand. A stair lift can also increase the value of your property,…

How to Handle the Finances with Your Beloved without Tension

Love and relationships are usually associated with something spiritual and emotional. In reality, it is not only about feelings. There are a lot of daily questions that a couple has to face. The way you handle them may influence a lot your common future. The money question is one of the most important topics to discuss. Yet, handling the finances could be more awkward than talking about sex. A lot of couples admit that the money talk often becomes the reason for arguing. Choosing to avoid it is not the best solution either. Here are some tips how to deal with finance discussions without jeopardizing your relationships. Love Costs The money questions start to arise from the very beginning of the relationships. Anyone who has ever dated knows that roses, teddy bears, and other cute presents could be quite expensive, especially on Valentine’s Day. When you recall about your first…

Why Rome should be your next family getaway

When booking a family holiday, it’s usually beaches, waterparks and woodland camping than spring to mind, but you and your family are missing out on a world of adventure with city breaks – in particular, a place like Rome. Rich in culture, steeped in history, and packed with attractions to suit every age range, how could you possibly resist this charming city at the heart of Italy? If you still need a few more reasons why Rome is perfect for families though, read on… The Italians love kids Rome is a fantastic environment for children. Vibrant, warm and welcoming to families, the Italians love children, and you’ll never find a restaurant that looks down on a baby crying or a toddler talking to the waiting staff. There’s a multitude of family-friendly hotels with a wide variety of facilities to suit all budgets, but the best part is their location. You’ll…

Not sure what to do this weekend? Read this post

Can you guys believe it’s Friday already? I swear, the weeks are just flying by at the moment! If you’ve got nothing planned for this weekend, you may be feeling a little down. So I thought I would share some of my best tips for things to do in the weekend that will help keep you entertained and make life easier for you through the week. First, did you know you can play free online pokies? I didn’t either! I always thought those kinds of sites involved opening my wallet numerous times but it turns out you can play for free. This is a great option because you can play whenever you’re feeling a little bored, and if you’re lucky you could even win some money. If you often find yourself short of time during the week, there are a few things you can do to improve that this weekend.…

Weird and wonderful ways to make some extra money

Need a little more cash? Don’t we all! I’ve been working on increasing my savings this year, so if you need to have a little more money coming in, here are some weird and wonderful ways to make it happen: Gamble online Yup, you can make some decent money doing the fun things you would probably do anyway. Check out Roxy Palace Online Roulette, which is a great place to play casino games and maybe plump up your savings account as well. Let Google track you If you don’t mind being tracked by Google, you can install an extension called Google Screenwise on your laptop. This means the search engine can see where you’re spending your time online. You can also get a similar app on your smartphone, and in exchange for allowing Google to track you, you can earn $6 to start with, and $3 a week after. Earnings…

What qualifications do you need to get into the business sector?

The 21st century business world provides more opportunities than ever for a varied career that can bring big financial returns. And modern innovations in digital technology not only create more opportunities they bring increased flexibility when it comes to working and studying remotely. This means that even if you have school age kids, a busy home life and limited financial resources, there is nothing to stop you building the business career that you always dreamed of, if you are ready to make the effort. Let’s look at how you can become a high flier in the world of business. Essential skills and qualities Whether you are looking to get into operations, marketing, finance, online analytics or some other area of business, there are certain personal attributes that will always put you in good stead. And not all of them are skills that can be learned at a business school. Personal…

How to save money for your next trip

If you’re planning to take a vacation soon you may assume that you need to save for a year or more before you leave the country. But if you play it smart, you can travel for a long time on just a little money. Here are some ways you can save money for your next trip: Earn on the go There have been many articles written about digital nomads, and you’ll find many of them living in cheap destinations like Southeast Asia where their money can go further. While you may not want to quit your job to travel full-time, there are some ways you can make your money go further. If you have a 9-5, why not pick up a little extra work before you leave? Some popular ways to earn extra money include freelance writing or design, gambling online, babysitting, or consulting. These options work well because if…

How to Host a Safe Summer Wedding

June weddings are traditionally considered lucky, and the popularity of saying “I Do” during the warmest summer months has never waned. Climates are different in various regions, and some areas enjoy milder summers than others. In many places the heat can be record-breaking, so make sure to put your safety and of your guests in mind. Make smart, informed decisions so you can wisely host a safe summer wedding. Comfort is Key Extended exposure to high temperatures quickly leads to dehydration. Hosting beverages as guests wait for the ceremony is a welcome way to make sure all guests, young and old, stay hydrated on the Big Day. A pre-ceremony refreshment station can be as simple, yet attractive, as galvanized tubs of bottled water or glass bottles of your favorite childhood soda – just don’t to include a discard station.. It is worth asking your caterer to staff the area before…

5 Life Hacks to Make Money While Earning Your Degree

As a student in university studying for your degree, you’re probably used to living on a rather tight student budget. It’s probably quite normal for you to have to pass on things simply because you don’t have the extra money. Now, what if there were ways to earn that degree and make money at the same time? Wouldn’t that be the answer to so many problems? Well, consider your problems solved thanks to these five ingenious life hacks to make money while you work on earning your degree. Start a Side Career Blogging Thanks to the popularity of social media networks, blogging is something that has really blown up over the past couple of years. Not just blogging, but also vlogging. Where it used to be something seen as a past-time and a hobby, people are now making careers out of it. Setting up your own blog and getting followers…

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