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How To Make Money With Your Car

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Have you ever wondered what you could do to make a little extra cash? There is likely a car on your drive that can help you do just that. Cars cost a lot of money. Maintenance, tire replacements, MOT, petrol and having to hunt for the best car insurances (not to mention unexpected costs). Car insurance itself can be a nightmare too, with plenty of new options and ways to get the best deal. Googling ‘cheap black box insurance no curfew’ or ‘cheapest insurance for X car’ to make the most of your cash. Continue reading “How To Make Money With Your Car”

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The Top Five Most Expensive Home Repair Jobs and How to Be Prepared for Them

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Owning your own home not only gives you a huge sense of pride and accomplishment, it can also feel like a never-ending money pit of expenses. Even if you’ve bought a newer home, it doesn’t mean that you are free and clear of renovations and repairs, it typically just means you may not have to worry about all of them popping up at once. Just as you would expect, all those big-ticket items in your home have a lifespan, and at that point repairs will be necessary and sometimes even require a full-out replacement. Continue reading “The Top Five Most Expensive Home Repair Jobs and How to Be Prepared for Them”

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How Positive People Stop Debt From Ruining Their Mood

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If you owe someone money, it can be hard to focus on anything else. Being indebted to another person, business or organization is a drain on your emotions. Unfortunately, with wages in the doldrums, debt isn’t a choice for many people: it’s a necessity to buy the things you need.

If debt is a part of life and there’s nothing that can be done about it, then it begs the question of how is best to cope with it. Not all people living with debt feel miserable or anxious, so what can we learn from them? Continue reading “How Positive People Stop Debt From Ruining Their Mood”

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Qualities To Look For In A Family Car

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Aah, the family car. Whilst pre-kids it was pretty easy to pick out a car that you loved, you now shop for your vehicle with a different agenda in mind. Gone are the days of looking at those two-seaters, convertible cars, and in come the family-friendly alternatives. Whilst there are some things that you need to look for in a family car, it really doesn’t need to be boring or unappealing. Practicality and style can go hand in hand! Here are some of the things that you need to consider, when you’re buying your kid-friendly car. Continue reading “Qualities To Look For In A Family Car”

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How Affordable Is That Family Car?

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Your family car is just as much a member of your family as the rest of them, and because of that, you take good care of it. You keep it clean and tidy, you get it serviced whenever that’s necessary, and you’ve always got the tank filled to the top to ferry the kids back and forth from school five times a week. It’s a big expense in your life, and you’ve got to do quite a lot of budgeting to accommodate it! Continue reading “How Affordable Is That Family Car?”

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4 Essential Ways To Protect Your Family’s Financial Future

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When you start a family, you may end up getting a bit of a shock financially. We always think of the baby must-haves, the lack of sleep ahead of us and the change in lifestyle but how about the costs and providing for their future? The cost of raising children is so much higher than people realise and that can become a big worry. That’s why it’s so important that you start planning your financial future right away.

These are some of the best ways to secure your family’s financial future: Continue reading “4 Essential Ways To Protect Your Family’s Financial Future”

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Coming Into A Family Inheritance? 3 Tips To Using It Well

Family inheritances can be a sticky subject, depending on how they are acquired. Usually, it’s in the form of a passing relative deciding to include you in their will. Sometimes this inheritance can come to you thanks to an estate being willfully transferred. It’s possible for other relations to come in and muddy the smooth flow of this transference, but for this article, we’ll assume that everything has gone well, and now your only choice is figuring out what to do with the money. Should you save it? Should you splurge it? Should you lock it in a savings account and hopefully grow it with interest? Continue reading “Coming Into A Family Inheritance? 3 Tips To Using It Well”