Archive for July, 2011

Car Insurance Getting More Affordable?

Posted in General, Insurance, Money Saving on Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 13:45 by Jessica Haynes.

According to information released by AA Insurance, the cost of auto insurance may actually be lower for one sector of consumers. Information found in the British Insurance Premium Index indicates that costs for younger drivers actually decreased for the first time in two years

Monitoring Your Holiday Expenses

Posted in Credit Cards, General, Money Saving on Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 15:58 by Martyn Shaw.

As many people prepare to go on holiday, the need to manage expenses is more important than ever, especially for those who are going abroad.  Thanks to complications in exchanging currency, obtaining funds from foreign automatic teller machines and other issues, travellers should do some advance planning in order to make sure their holiday spending [...]

Reducing Your Petrol Usage

Posted in General, Money Saving on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 10:41 by Martyn Shaw.

Many households are dealing with the fact that petrol prices are continuing to increase.

More Households Cutting Back in Face of Higher Prices

Posted in General, Money Saving on Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at 09:57 by Martyn Shaw.

According to the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, an estimated 70% of consumers are taking steps to curb their spending as prices for essentials such as food and utilities continue to increase.

Are you Ready for More Inflation?

Posted in General, Money Saving on Thursday, July 21st, 2011 at 09:13 by Jessica Haynes.

According to information released by the Bank of England, households can look forward to higher levels of inflation than previously projected.

Taking Advantage of the Credit Card Wars

Posted in Credit Cards, General, Money Saving on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 09:52 by Martyn Shaw.

There is a conflict afoot among different credit card providers and there is a good chance you can benefit from the skirmish.

House Prices Continue to Slide

Posted in General, Money Saving, property on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at 08:38 by Martyn Shaw.

In many areas of the country, house prices are continuing to decline. According to information released by the real estate site Rightmove, additional reductions in house prices are highly likely in the months ahead.

Are you Living in Fuel Poverty?

Posted in General, Money Saving, Utilities on Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 11:21 by Jessica Haynes.

With utility prices continuing to increase, many households are having to devote a larger share of their monthly income to covering heating and cooling costs.

Beating the Increased Cost of Renting

Posted in General, Money Saving, Mortgages & Property on Thursday, July 14th, 2011 at 16:03 by Jessica Haynes.

It is no secret that as fewer homes are offered for sale, the demand for residential rental properties has increased. Along with the demand, monthly rental rates have also increased. There are a couple of ways to keep the rent on a home or flat within reason, and still manage to secure living space that is in a decent part of town.

Is it Time to Refinance Your Mortgage?

Posted in General, Money Saving, Mortgages & Property on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 at 12:29 by Martyn Shaw.

While first time homebuyers are looking for ways to lock in the best possible mortgage rates, homeowners are also considering the potential of refinancing an existing mortgage.