Investigating Peer to Peer Loans for Borrowers and Investors

I love the concept of peer to peer loans and lending. Anything that reduces our reliance on the big banks, is definitely worth exploring further. So today I am going to go through the ins and outs of peer to peer loans and what it means for you as either a borrower or a investor

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Investing in commercial property

I recently kicked off a new business venture with a group of guys last weekend, and afterwards I got to talking to one of them about some of the other investments opportunities that he saw in the current marketplace. Most of the things that we discussed were your standard type of investments like stocks and

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What is the best way to invest $10,000

How would you invest $10,000 if you had that much money lying around? What a great problem to be stuck with, right? However, if you have never really been into investing before, or you have never had more than a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars to invest previously, the thought of investing

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Monster Piggy Bank Turns 2!

Seriously, 2! I can’t believe that I have been doing this for 2 whole years now. In some ways I feel like I only just started, however, in other ways I feel like I have been doing this for ages. To celebrate, my wife made me this lemon and honey cheesecake tart thing, which was

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Dollar disasters – The most common financial foul-ups people make

We’re not all natural economists. To be dollar-wise takes practice, know-how and most importantly, the right advice. To help you avoid the most prevalent pitfalls, we’ve gathered a selection of the most common mistakes that people make when managing their money to help put a few more dollars in your pocket both now and in

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How To Save Money By Avoiding The “Convenience Premium”

Hi everyone, today I have a guest post from Richard from FrugalityMagazine.com. If you would like to guest post here, please drop me a line. Why do some people buy bags of pre-chopped vegetables from the supermarket when chopping them yourself at home is so easy? Why will people pay twice the normal price for

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6 Tips for reading through contracts and the fine print

Whenever you are buying something that costs a lot of money, it is always important to read the fine print. As I have just been going through a lot of paper work lately, I thought it was timely to go through a few of the things that I do whenever I have to sign a

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Where the money goes

It’s amazing how once you start tracking your expenses you start to realise just how much money you spend on things. If you would have asked me 3 months ago if I was good at saving I would have given you an emphatic yes, but I would have had no proof to back it up

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Is there such a thing as a cheap pet?

Hi everyone, today I have a guest post from Adam over at MoneyRebound.com. If you would like to guest post here, please drop me a line. At some point in the lives of most people we are faced with an inevitable decision, ‘should we get a pet’? It may be that you have a young

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Enjoying the new Carseldine Markets and Buying Local Produce

My wife and I went to the new Carseldine Markets on the weekend based on a recommendation from my boss at work. He said that it was bigger than he would have expected, and that they had a good range of different types of stalls to visit

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Pension

Pension management does not end when you start paying into your pension fund. It’s important to be as informed as possible when it comes to managing the money that will see you through the later years of your life. The basic state pension in the UK equates to below £10,000 per years, and this does

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Self-Employment: Initial Considerations

If you’re thinking about becoming self-employed, it’s essential that you’re aware of your legal responsibilities and the practical aspects of being your own boss. Self-employment allows for a great deal of creative freedom and can make your working life much more varied and challenging. If you have that all-important entrepreneurial streak and think that starting

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