5 Ways to Increase your Credit Rating

Having a good credit rating is important if you need to borrow money for things such as holidays or mortgages. The first thing that a potential lender will want to know about before deciding to grant you a loan is your credit score because this will help determine how eligible you are for a loan

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Moving – Hire a Pro, or DIY?

Even though our move has been delayed by a couple of weeks, we are still planning ahead and preparing for the eventual move. One of the things that was first on the list of things to work through, was if we were going to hire professional movers, or if we would do it ourselves

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What To Look For When Choosing A Forex Broker

Foreign currencies can provide a profitable trading opportunity for investors. Whether you are a novice or experienced trader, you will need a Forex broker that offers reasonable spreads, provides access to the currency pairs that you want to trade, and has an intuitive trading platform that you can access. You should also ensure that they

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Handover and the Final Invoice

I’ll start by offering some free advice – don’t build a house. If you’re thinking about building a house, slap yourself a few times then start looking at existing housing stock. OK, it might not be that bad, but we’ve managed to hit yet another hurdle when it comes to finally having a new house

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Monster Piggy Bank Turns 3!

When I started Monster Piggy Bank, I never expected to become one of those bloggers who had a blog for 2 years, yet alone 3! I remember visiting other sites that had obviously been around for a while, and I was so envious of what these other bloggers had built. I remember spending ages writing

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Thoughts on Borrowing Money to Invest

If you read my recent post, you will know that my wife and I have been talking about investing a lot more lately. Part of that conversation has involved the topic of borrowing money to invest in various business ideas

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Saving Money on Car Insurance: It Doesn’t Need To Be a Headache

Saving money in general is something that everybody likes and needs to do. The same can be said if you’re planning on getting car insurance for your ride. But how exactly does one go about doing that sans going through a lot of headaches

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Investing For The Future, Rather Than Saving For It

I’ve been a big proponent for doing everything you can to save money – and I still am. Every dollar you can mange to save, no matter how big or small, can make a massive difference to your overall financial position

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Party Smart and Save Money

Hosting parties can get expensive, particularly when you think about the size of things like wedding or engagement parties. So I’ve asked a friend of mine who runs a Brisbane party hire company to help me understand some of the best ways to reduce the cost of having a party

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Lending a Helping Hand

Over the last few weeks I’ve been catching up with an old school friend. I use the term school friend loosely though, as we never really spent all that much time together when we were at school, however, through some mutual friends we have now managed to connect again, and it turns out that we

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Amazon FBA Part 9 – Shipping / Freight

I hope you are enjoying following along with me on my Amazon FBA journey. If you haven’t been following along, or you just stumbled onto my site, please read my previous posts here: Part 1 – Online Business Part 2 – Looking into Amazon FBA Part 3 – Challenges Checklist Part 4 – Finding Products

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4 Reasons Why It’s Important to Keep Your Competitors in Mind

If you’re a business owner or manager, you’re no stranger to monitoring your competitors. Depending on your role and profession, it might be anything from a 10 minute industry round-up each morning to in-depth analytics and estimation of resourcing. No matter what your monitoring activities look like, it is vital to stay abreast of what

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