Archive for June, 2012

To rent or to buy?

Posted in Mortgages and Property on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 13:47 by Sarah Evans.

As soon as young people are out on their own and earning an independent living, they must confront a basic financial question: should they be content to rent over the long-term, or should they do whatever it takes to be able to take that first step on the property ladder and buy their own home?

Council tax an issue for more Britons

Posted in Debt, General on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 11:27 by Sarah Evans.

According to the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, the number of UK residents needing assistance in meeting their council tax obligations has been rising in recent years.

Comparing today to yesterday

Posted in General on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 09:27 by Sarah Evans.

The recently concluded Diamond Jubilee provides Britons with an excellent opportunity to reflect back on the 60 years during which Elizabeth II has been on the throne.  One interesting thing to think about is the age-old question of “Are we better off now than we were then?” It might seem at first glance that life [...]

Benefits of a Prepaid Credit Card

Posted in Loans on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 at 13:45 by James Williams.

If: • you have a poor credit history and find it hard to get a standard credit card; • you don’t have a bank account; • you find it hard to budget without getting into debt; • you have a teenager who you want to support financially but also want to give some independence and [...]