Money management seems straightforward, but the truth is that it can be very tricky. There are many situations where people end up with expenses that they had not anticipated, and this can be very stressful and frustrating. However, if you are aware of the situations that can lead to this, you can be more proactive in preventing them. [Read more…]
Money, it is the root of all evil and it is something you really cannot live without. Well, you can live without it, but it makes for a less than pleasant life. However, living with money doesn’t have to mean spending a bunch of it here and there.
For all the discounts and special offers students tend to enjoy, the motives of those targeting students with their products and services don’t always come from a place of showing solidarity with the students’ cause and their somewhat anaemic budgets. Quite the contrary really — for many product sellers and service providers, students are perceived to be so loaded that every opportunity to milk them a bit out of their money is duly taken. [Read more…]
So you’ve arrived at your budgetary limits, but you’re not close to the boundary of your target neighborhood. What to do? It’s all about balance — and some savvy accounting. Your top tips from a NYC real estate agent (and who could know better about living the high life lite?):
For many of us, going through the motions of something like buying a daily or weekly lottery ticket is exactly that — just going through the motions. We never really expect to win anything, let alone an insane jackpot of upwards of a £100m. This applies even to some of those lotteries which are operated off-shore, like perhaps the mega millions lotto which is accessible online and is a US-run lottery open to bettors from beyond the borders of the USA. [Read more…]
It is a well-known fact that living in modern society has become more expensive than ever before. This is perhaps why it is so very disturbing that even the cost of dying has risen substantially during the past decade. In 2011, the average cost of a funeral was a staggering £3,091 pounds. As if this was not exorbitant enough, recent figures have now highlighted that such figures have ascended to the astronomical figure of approximately £3,700 pounds. However, let us keep in mind that these are only the basic rates. They do not include such expenditures as headstones, religious ceremonies, the transportation of the deceased and catering. When all of these other factors are taken into account, the price tag rises will above £7,000 pounds. [Read more…]