Archive for January, 2011

Cost of Living Is On The Rise

Posted in General, Money Saving on Friday, January 28th, 2011 at 10:53 by Martyn Shaw.

According to Asda’s Income Tracker, the economy was not kind to households during the final month of 2010. With inflation anticipated to increase throughout 2011, the chances of any relief for consumers are extremely low. This means that in order to cope with the continually increasing stress on the household budget, consumers will have to be more creative with the way they spend their money.

Preparing for a Rise in Inflation

Posted in General, Money Saving on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 at 10:42 by Jessica Haynes.

According to a report released by the Monetary Policy Committee, there are reasons to anticipate that inflation with rise over the course of the year, possibly as much as five percent. While there are also indicators that the rate of inflation is likely to decrease someone in the coming year, that still leaves consumers with the task of dealing with higher prices in the interim.

Protecting Yourself from Mail Scams

Posted in General, Money Saving on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 at 10:51 by Jessica Haynes.

News that authorities have seized thousands of mailings that are suspected of being part of a mail scam has reminded people that even though many scammers use online methods in an attempt to steal, use of the postal service is still a viable means of defrauding people. In order to protect yourself from the possibility of mail fraud, make sure you use take the following precautions.

Making Those New Years Resolutions Last Beyond January

Posted in General, Money Saving on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 12:25 by Martyn Shaw.

Many households use the New Year as the time to make a number of resolutions regarding their finances. All too often, those resolutions fall by the wayside by the end of the first thirty days of the year. If your financial resolutions are in danger of not seeing February dawn, try these strategies.

Buying a New Car

Posted in General, Money Saving on Friday, January 21st, 2011 at 10:35 by Jessica Haynes.

Word that the auto industry in the United Kingdom is recovering nicely is good for several reasons. It means more people are back at work and that more consumers are considering the purchase of a new vehicle. If you have been dreaming of a new car, here are some things to keep in mind.

Are Your Prepared Financially?

Posted in General, Money Saving on Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 11:31 by Martyn Shaw.

A recent report released by Aviva indicates that a number of households around the UK have little to no savings and carry a significant amount of unsecured debt. According to the report, many of these households recognise the fact that they have inadequate financial protection but feel unable to improve their circumstances. While this may be true on some fronts, there are ways to begin creating nest eggs that help to provide you and your loved ones with a little more in the way of financial security.

Beating Inflation

Posted in General, Money Saving on Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 11:11 by Jessica Haynes.

The cost of living is on the increase, and many households are feeling the crunch. In particular, people who are fifty and older are finding it increasingly difficult to maintain their standard of living as prices for essentials continue to increase. For many, there is no hope of earning more money in order to offset inflation, leaving them to look for ways to trim expenses when and however they can.

It’s the Little Things That Balance the Household Budget

Posted in General, Money Saving, Utilities on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 11:33 by Jessica Haynes.

Purse with Money

All too often, people think that making some grand sacrifice is necessary to keeping within a household budget. In fact, it is often possible to pay attention to little details and maintain a firm hand on expenses. Here are some examples of how this is true.

Higher Petrol Costs Call For Changes in the Household Budget

Posted in General, Money Saving on Friday, January 14th, 2011 at 10:24 by Martyn Shaw.

Petrol pump

With new taxes adding to the costs of petrol at the pumps, many households are having to make changes in how they use the family car. While combining trips to run errands and car pooling are to ways to trim petrol usage, there is another change that may be a good option for some households: online shopping.

Managing The Rent

Posted in General, Money Saving on Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 10:31 by Martyn Shaw.

Mortgage and rent file

While some households struggle to make the monthly mortgage payment, people who rent or lease homes sometimes find that having the rent money in hand at the first of the month is somewhat difficult. As with any type of ongoing expense, planning in advance will help to make the process easier and prevent the assessment of any late fees or increasing the chances of being evicted. Here are some tips to help you make sure the rent is in hand when the time comes.