Archive for March, 2019

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Illness can strike anyone, so it helps to be prepared for it

Illness can strike anyone at any time and, depending on how you earn your living and what kind of lifestyle you lead, it doesn’t even have to be particularly serious to be a drag on your finances.  As always, being…

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Are you your Family’s Superhero?

At time of writing, the U.S. federal government was still locked in the longest (partial) shutdown in the country’s history, and most federal employees would not get paid until it is resolved (members of the House of Congress are an exception), nor…

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Understanding Interest Rates

Interest rates can genuinely be very interesting and it can certainly pay to understand what they are and how they work.  With that in mind, here is a brief guide to what interest rates mean in practice. Interest rates are…

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Saving For Junior

Sending a child to school for the first time is a significant milestone in many ways and, if truth be told, one of those ways is financial.  Even though childcare costs may still be an issue, especially in the school…

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The golden rules of home improvement

The most fundamental rule of home improvement is that it should add value to your home in some way, be that by increasing your enjoyment of it or by increasing its financial value (or both).  While everyone will have their…

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