Archive for August, 2011

Time to Rethink Your Mobile Phone Service

Posted in General, Money Saving, Utilities on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 10:27 by Martyn Shaw.

As with many services, if you are a mobile phone user, it pays to compare mobile phone services from time to time.

Being a Bargain Shopper

Posted in General, Money Saving on Friday, August 26th, 2011 at 09:49 by Martyn Shaw.

Since the recession, many households have learned the value of seeking bargains when shopping for just about anything.

Lull in Mortgage Lending may Mean Time to Improve Your Circumstances

Posted in General, Mortgages & Property on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 at 10:31 by Jessica Haynes.

According to information released by the British Banker’s Association, mortgage lending was somewhat flat for the month of July 2011.

Why you Should Monitor Household Utility Bills Closely

Posted in General, Money Saving on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 14:05 by Martyn Shaw.

As households struggle to live within their means, many overlook the total costs of their monthly gas and electricity bills.

Crunch on Household Budgets Increasing

Posted in General, Money Saving on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 at 09:10 by Jessica Haynes.

What this translates into for the average household is that even with some goods such as petrol beginning to decrease in cost, other essentials are continuing to increase in price.

Mortgage Rate Wars may be to Your Benefit

Posted in General, Money Saving, Mortgages & Property on Friday, August 19th, 2011 at 09:39 by Jessica Haynes.

Along with the prices of homes decreasing in some areas, a number of lenders are also making some changes in the interest rates connected with fixed-rate mortgages.

Strategies to Fend off Rising Inflation

Posted in General, Money Saving on Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 09:44 by Jessica Haynes.

Word is that inflation was up to 4.40% for June of 2011, meaning that many households are having to do more with income that doesn’t buy what it once did. While this is a challenge, there are ways to fend off the effects of inflation and still manage to live an equitable quality of life. All it takes is a few changes in the way you spend money.

Petrol Wars Heating Up to the Delight of Consumers

Posted in General, Money Saving on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 11:09 by Martyn Shaw.

The recent decrease in the cost of oil has led to a great deal of competition amongst various providers of petrol.

Time to Sell Your Gold?

Posted in General, Money Saving, Mortgages & Property on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 10:12 by Martyn Shaw.

Word that the price of gold is on the upswing has some people wondering if the time has come to look deep into the recesses of their jewellery boxes and part with some of their gold pieces that never see the light of day anymore.

Return of the 100% Mortgage Bodes Well for Some

Posted in General, Money Saving, Mortgages & Property on Friday, August 12th, 2011 at 11:44 by Martyn Shaw.

Once upon a time, potential homebuyers enjoyed the option of obtaining a mortgage that did not require some sort of deposit at the front end.