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…]
If more of us took the time to crunch the numbers and quantify the actual value we get out of taking advantage of special promotions and offers, a rather troubling reality of what is really being perpetuated and promoted would show its ugly head. That is the reality of special offers and promos not being as special as they’re made out to be. In the end, the numbers suggest that amidst all the craziness surrounding the buzz and rush of various special promos, the majority of consumers actually end up spending more of their money as opposed to saving a few pennies. [Read more…]
How do you approach January? Many people start a diet, embrace ‘dry January’, embark on a fitness regime and stop going out. Some view the month positively – a time to create a healthy new you; others see it as a dark joyless month. But listen up! You don’t have to shoehorn all your good intentions into one month but rather make a few simple changes to your outgoings to ensure a brighter outlook every month. It’s much easier than you may think to save for that week in the sun or the new sofa you’ve got your eye on. [Read more…]
Some of us just aren’t cut out to work a nine to five office job. Some people just choose to walk to the beat of a different drummer in life, and that is absolutely okay. There are a wide variety of legal and profitable avenues to travel if you find that you are the type of person that wants to choose your own path in life. You don’t have to do the conventional thing, and take out a loan to survive. You can do this on your own. If you’re filled with drive, but aren’t sure how to apply it, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is a quick synopsis of a few unconventional methods to acquire money on your own time. [Read more…]
Over the last few years the idea of financial education for children has been becoming more and more of a reality. Initially just focusing on secondary age children it is now apparent that teaching children about how money works from an even younger age could be critically important in avoiding bankruptcy and debt problems in adulthood.
We all know that just because you love money, it doesn’t mean you have to keep it all for yourself. There are so many worthy causes available out in the world today. There is a niche and a nook for everyone who is hoping to share their hard-earned money with someone who deserves a little help.
There’s some good news on the horizon for UK consumers with the introduction of new call rates from 1st July 2015. These changes, brought in by Ofcom, should ensure a fairer deal for callers with lower rates and clearer pricing.