Expenses Archive

How To Maximize Business Profits By Reducing Costs

When it comes to running a successful business, the aim of the game is to maximize profits. Let’s face it, if you aren’t turning a profit then you aren’t going to be in business for very long. The obvious answer when it comes to hitting those profit goals is to increase revenue, however, selling more

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Getting Your Car Washed and Cleaned By A Professional

Many of the people I associate with know that I am pretty conservative when it comes to managing my money. I hate wasting it, and I try to equate every single purchase I make into a percentage of my overall after tax income each year (it helps me understand how big of an expense something

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Are You Prepared For the Unexpected

Something that is regularly promoted in the personal finance space when it comes to paying for the unexpected is having an emergency fund – and it’s a great idea. However, sometimes an emergency fund either isn’t enough, or you might find yourself in a position where you have had multiple things happen within a short

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Measuring Expenses as a Percentage of Your Income

Something I have found myself doing more and more recently, has been to measure my expenses as a percentage of my total after tax income. That might not make a whole lot of sense to everyone, so i’ll give you an example to help clarify what I mean

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Tools to Help Figure out Final Expenses

To protect your family from the expenses that would occur in your unfortunate death, it’s important to go over the potential final expenses. This will allow you to get the proper coverage you need from an insurer. Whether you’re growing old or have failing health, figuring out your final expenses should be done well ahead

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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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Carpark Dishonesty

My wife and I went to see one of my son’s favourite entertainers last week. I took the day off work just for the event as I knew he was going to have a really good time of it and I really wanted to be a part of the fun and excitement. Anyway, we got

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When is the right time to buy a new mattress

I’m all about getting a good nights sleep, although it’s something that I regularly struggle with and it has a huge impact on your day to day ability to function. When my wife and I moved into our house 7 years ago we bought a new bed and a new mattress to go with it.

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We’re under attack by Termites

I got home from work recently and my wife tells me that our next door neighbors had been over earlier in the afternoon to tell us that they had discovered termites entering their property. This isn’t great news considering how close our houses are to each other, and it leave me feeling very uneasy about

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Total May Spending Update

If you remember not so long ago I wrote about my wife and I getting back into monitoring our expenses, well now it’s time for me to detail exactly how much we spent in painstaking detail. The goal of this is to affirm to myself that we are doing the right thing, and to also

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Changing your views on money and becoming financially literate

I’m sure that everyone knows someone that is struggling financially. It isn’t fun, and for some reason money is often considered one of those taboo topics where no one really likes to admit there might be a problem, or as for help if they need it. Quite often people don’t even realise they have an

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How not to start a business

People start businesses all the time with varying degrees of success. My wife and I have even started our own online business which is slowly starting to see sales increase which is nice. One thing that you would expect people to do when starting or buying a business is to perform some form of cost

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