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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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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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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Investing 101: Where To Put Your Money In Stormy Times

Banking and Finance
You don’t have to think too far back to remember the impact of a global economic crash can have on investors. The crisis of 2008 wiped millions off the portfolios with many unlucky prospectors, for example. However, when times are tough, and the investment markets are looking a little stormy, certain areas seem to hold up OK. In today's guide, we’re going to highlight some of these ‘safe’ investment markets, and reveal where you should be putting your savings whenever there are threats to the global economy. Let’s take a closer look at some of your best options. First of all, it’s vital to remember that there are no guarantees. There aren't any investments that are always going to be 100 percent safe, and you will need to do your…
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Start a Diner and Make Money on a Budget

Banking and Finance, Business
Starting up their own diner is a dream that many people share. It offers freedom, the chance to do something they love and the possibility of making a good living, but is it possible to start a diner on a budget? It won’t be easy, but starting a diner with a modest amount of money can be done. Here are some tips for cutting the startup costs and making a go of things: Choose the Location Carefully A diner in the heart of the downtown area might see more footfall, but it will also cost you much more to buy or rent a suitable property there. When you’re starting out, therefore, you should concentrate on a more affordable area, perhaps on the outskirts of the downtown area, but not in…
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Buy & Sell Your Way To $5000 A Month (And In Your Spare Time Too)

Banking and Finance
Buying and selling online has become a phenomenal way to make money and the success stories out there are almost infinite. An online buying and selling enterprise just offers so many advantages over the more traditional options of retail and even service-providing businesses. But of course, there are. After all, online buying and selling wouldn’t have started to make up a huge proportion of new startup companies if there was something amazing to it. However, if you are still on the fence about whether this is the route you want to go down, here are a list of some of the advantages to help you take the leap. More Flexible Than An Olympic Diver There are few business models out there which will offer as much flexibility as buying and…
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Why (and How) You Should Research Before Investing and Trading

Banking and Finance, Business
You may have heard that the economy is really strong at the moment - but who told you? Where did you hear that? A trustworthy, economically-minded friend, or a stockbroker who wants your money? Did they also tell you that a particular industry is a sure thing when it comes to getting profit from an investment? Did they tell you a precise (and very high) figure when you asked how much you should invest? Whatever you’ve heard, whoever told it to you, you need to do your own research. If you’re going to get into investments and trading, it’s a fool’s game to go in all guns blazing. Do you want to know how successful traders and investors made their money? It wasn’t by making blind investments, that’s for sure.…
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Making Money From Investments: Everything You Need To Know

Banking and Finance
If you’re looking for a good way to make lots of money, on a consistent basis, then investing is the right path for you. It’s a proven way of taking one sum of money and turning it into a much larger pile of cash. However, the world of investments can be a very complex and tricky place to navigate. For one, there are so many things to invest in, how can you be sure you’re picking the right market? Fear not, for this question, will be answered along with many more in this guide. I’ve put together some information that tells you everything you need to know about making money from investments. By the end, you’ll be in a more comfortable place and feel more confident when making investments. Without…
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