Archive for June, 2011

More Increases in Utility Costs for Households

Posted in General, Money Saving, Utilities on Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 14:38 by Jessica Haynes.

With word that British Gas will increase prices shortly, consumers face the task of dealing with yet another increase in household utility costs.

Falling Real Estate Prices Indicate Time to buy is Now

Posted in General, Money Saving on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 at 13:33 by Jessica Haynes.

According to figures released by the Land Registry, housing prices fell during the month of May 2011 in every area of the country other than London. This means that potential homebuyers may find that a property that was just out of their price range a few months ago may, in fact, be affordable now.

Finding the Right Financial Advisor

Posted in General, Money Saving on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 at 12:46 by Martyn Shaw.

Just about everyone needs financial counsel and advice now and again. Today, consumers are likely to turn to loved ones they trust, or possibly conduct searches online to get some ideas on how to create budgets, choose credit card deals, and other issues that have to do with household finances. In those times when you need a professional, it is important to choose the right one. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Is a Fixed Energy Tariff Right for You?

Posted in General, Money Saving, Utilities on Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 15:23 by Martyn Shaw.

With both gas and electricity costs projected to rise significantly by the time cold weather arrives, many consumers are taking a second look at the costs of their household utilities

Will Rising Petrol Prices Curtail Your Summer Plans?

Posted in General, Money Saving on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 at 11:37 by Jessica Haynes.

The rising cost of petrol is having an impact on the amount of disposable income that many households have for weekend activities.  Along with making it a little harder to enjoy a little entertainment now and then, the higher petrol prices may also affect consumers who planned on enjoying a holiday this summer.  By making [...]

Staying Within Budget During an Inflationary Period

Posted in General, Money Saving on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 at 12:02 by Martyn Shaw.

Many households are faced with the task of dealing with higher prices on essential goods without the benefit of any increases to the household income.

Improving Your Credit Scores

Posted in Credit Cards, General, Money Saving on Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 16:35 by Martyn Shaw.

Many consumers saw their credit scores spiral downward during the recession, especially after job losses and other factors that made it difficult to keep up with their obligations. For many, the task now is to begin repairing their damaged credit ratings and hopefully be able to get back to where they were before the recession began.

Comparing Costs of Prescription Eye Wear

Posted in General, Money Saving on Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at 15:52 by Jessica Haynes.

Like most other types of healthcare, the cost of keeping your eyes healthy is on the increase. One of the major expenses, after the actual examination, is the cost of prescription glasses or contact lenses.

Evaluating Application Fees When Shopping for a Mortgage

Posted in General, Money Saving, Mortgages & Property on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at 13:57 by Jessica Haynes.

According to statistics released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders, application fees on mortgages have increased by 13% over a two-year period.