‘General’ Category

Retirees not collecting their full due

Posted in General on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 09:14 by Martyn Shaw.

Excellent financial planning includes far more than merely setting up a debt management system that guarantees that mortgages and other bills will be paid in full and on time.  It also involves arranging for adequate revenue – including one-time payments as well as on-going forms of income – so that there is plenty of money [...]

Britons growing more cautious of debt

Posted in Debt, General on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 11:30 by Martyn Shaw.

Insurance firm Bright Grey has released their annual “Financial Safety Net” report, revealing that Britons are beginning to become more aware of the importance of effective debt management.

New plans on the horizon for private pensions

Posted in General, Money Saving on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 10:22 by Martyn Shaw.

Changes to private sector pension schemes are currently being contemplated by Steve Webbs, who currently serves as the nation’s Pensions Minister.

Vouchers lose validity when a business goes under

Posted in General on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 12:46 by Martyn Shaw.

During difficult economic times, bad news for one group of people can often cascade through the economy to affect many others. Such is the situation when a company goes into administration. The most obvious group affected are the employees who will lose their jobs; their reduced spending power will in turn lower overall demand in the economy, which can set off a chain reaction as additional stores reduce employee hours to compensate for lost sales.

New inflation figures don’t add up

Posted in General on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 14:25 by Martyn Shaw.

The latest release of inflation figures has many Brits scratching their heads. According to the Office of National Statistics, inflation is actually falling and is down to slightly more than 3.5% as measured on the Consumer Prices Index. The Retail Prices Index is currently reflecting a slightly more realistic figure of 3.9% but, according to [...]

Sainsbury’s Offers Price Match Vouchers

Posted in General, Money Saving on Thursday, October 13th, 2011 at 10:27 by Martyn Shaw.

Now that Tesco and Asda are offering lower prices on name-brand groceries, the Sainsbury’s chain has followed suit, offering vouchers that food customers can use to obtain, in effect, an eventual ‘price match’ that will apply to all name-brand groceries in their basket.

Preparing for More Utility Price Increases

Posted in General, Money Saving, Utilities on Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 14:15 by Jessica Haynes.

Many households have already absorbed increased costs in utilities, but can look forward to even more by the end of the year. If you are unsure just how much more your budget can stand in terms of higher costs for gas and electricity, now is the time to make some changes and find ways to keep those costs as low as possible.

Comparing Car Insurance Terms and Premiums

Posted in General, Insurance, Money Saving on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at 11:27 by Martyn Shaw.

Buying a car is a heady experience that also comes with the practical task of securing adequate car insurance.  In a time when money can be very tight, there is the need to do some comparison shopping between different insurance providers and find the car cover that offers the best possible protection while also keeping [...]

Making the Most of Food Shopping

Posted in General, Money Saving on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 09:50 by Jessica Haynes.

With reports indicating that inflation is eroding the ability of households to get as much value for their money even in comparison to a year ago, the need to pay close attention to food purchases is greater than ever.

Do you Have Enough Life Insurance?

Posted in General, Insurance, Money Saving on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 at 10:41 by Martyn Shaw.

A recent survey indicates that the majority of households in the UK do not have sufficient life insurance cover to aid in retiring end of life expenses.