Need Money? Get What You’re Owed

Banking and Finance
Work hard and you’ll get paid accordingly. Right? That’s supposed to be how things work, after all. Unfortunately, a lot of people are getting ripped off without them even realizing it. Employers, the government, banks - there are several parties out there that may be, in one way or another, holding onto cash that is rightfully yours. Thankfully, there are pretty consistent ways of both finding out if you’re owed anything and actually getting that money in your pocket. We’re going to take a quick look at the most common causes of an individual not getting the money that is rightfully theirs, and what they can do to ensure the money goes where it belongs. Unclaimed assets You’d be surprised how many assets are out there going completely unclaimed despite…
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2017’s Tech Trends That Could Change The Face Of Your Business

Business
Technology is constantly changing and improving our lives. Now that we are halfway through 2017, we’re at a good point to step back and take a closer look at this year’s breakout tech trends and see how they are changing the face of businesses. Here are some of the top trends that are very much apparent in 2017. You never know, one of these could become crucial to your business over the next few months. The Internet Of Things The Internet of Things has been on most tech experts’ lips for the past few years now. But what is it exactly? It’s the theory that every device and item can be connected to the Internet, and then all of these online devices can be linked together. So, for example, homeowners…
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A Constructive Guide To Investing In Technology (Actually Investing!)

Banking and Finance
Okay, before we give you a quick guide to investing in tech it is pretty important to understand that this doesn’t mean we’re going to teach you what to look out for when buying your next tablet. That isn’t what this is about. Nor are we going to tell you what tech you should be buying to give your startup company the best chance of thriving and not just surviving, which is another example of how the term ‘investing in tech’  is so often confused. What we are going to give you is a guide on how to literally invest in technology, or to spell it out a little bit more, give you advice on how to invest your hard-earned cash in the technology sector. Yeah, it’s a finance blog.…
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The Five Things To Bear In Mind When Investing In A Property

Banking and Finance
There are so many benefits to buying a property for the purposes of renting it out. It is a second income, you own a chunk of valuable real estate if you build it up right, and if you pick the right property, the money can keep coming in. But before you think about quitting your job and picking a random house to renovate, you will need to bear a few things in mind… The Location The neighborhood will have its impacts on two things. The types of tenant you will attract, and how often you will have tenants vacate. If you pick a property in a neighborhood near to a college, you will have a tenant pool comprising primarily of students who will vacate during the summer months, potentially leaving…
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DIY Your Way To Huge Savings On Car Maintenance

Banking and Finance
You don’t have to be an expert in auto mechanics to look after your car yourself. The simple truth is that the more maintenance you can do on your car yourself, the better. Not only will it save you money in fuel efficiency and depreciation, but it will also cost less when it comes to having your annual service. With this in mind, here are some savvy tips on how to approach DIY car maintenance and save a lot of money over the lifetime of your vehicle. Read the manual First thing’s first, read your owner’s manual from front to back. It’s certainly not ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,’ of course, but despite the lack of fun, it is packed full of interesting, valuable information about your car. It will…
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The Key Traits Shared By Most Successful Marketing Experts

Business
Marketing is undoubtedly one of the most exciting industries for 21st-century creatives. It offers good pay, great career progression, and fresh excitement on a daily basis. Quite frankly, what more could any modern worker want?   However, as with any job, not all marketers do it well. Unfortunately, this isn’t an industry where poor performances go unnoticed. So what are the key attributes that every marketing expert should look to master?     Let’s take a closer look. An Appreciation Of Appearances: Successful marketing is about promoting things in a positive light. In truth, this process should start with personal appearances. Good grooming and dress senses instantly put employers and clients at ease and set a strong foundation for the brand in question. Great communication is equally vital, especially as…
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Why You’ll Borrow Money And How To Make The Most Of It

Banking and Finance
As much as you may hate the idea of getting into debt, you are very likely to need a loan at some point in your life. Ultimately, life is simply too expensive to avoid the need for credit. Big purchases can’t often be made without spreading the payments a little. With all the good intentions and big savings accounts, you may still need to take credit somewhere for something. Owning your own home is a big part of the dream when you become a grown-up. It’s a place to call your own that you can do whatever you want with. Decorate it any color you like, extend it, upgrade it, and raise your family in it. Nobody can take it away from you, unless, of course, you miss the mortgage…
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How You Can Earn Money On The Side From Home

Blogging, Online Income
If you’re a housewife and mother that stays at home and looks after the kids, but you’d like to still use your creativity to earn some money on the side, there are many options waiting out there for you. Similarly, if you’re a student locked in their dorm room with an hour or two to spare after you’ve done your studying and also like to earn a little extra besides becoming bar staff, many online jobs exist. You might also be someone who is disabled and in need of some work to get back your self-esteem and banish your lack of professional confidence. Product writing and reviewing If you haven’t set up your own blog already, now is the most prominent time to do so. With so many people online…
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Budget-Friendly Ways To Promote Your Website

Business
Making money from a website is not a myth, but it does take a lot of work to get to the point where you can fully support yourself from your online business. Whether you make your money from selling products on your website, through affiliate marketing, or through pay-per-click advertising, you’re not going to have a lot of success if no one knows where your website can be found. The only way to make a living out of owning a website is to constantly promote your work and engage with your target audience. Here are a few ways you can promote your website on a budget. Advertise on search engines The first thing people do when they want to find certain services or information online is to type keywords into…
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Your Team Are Your Responsibility, Not Your Property

Business
When it comes time for the business to grow, it’s likely you’re going to be bringing in some help to deal with the extra tasks the business is taking on. However, some employers tend to forget that the employer-employee relationship is about a lot more than paying money to get someone to do work for you. It’s about meeting your responsibilities to not only make sure you’re a legally compliant employer but to ensure that you’ve got a team that can really give you their best. Know their rights The most important responsibilities are, naturally, the legally binding ones. This includes a focus on their wellbeing and safety within the workplace. But tripping up in one area, in particular, is going to see you dealing with a lot of headaches.…
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