Are These The Most Important Financial Decisions Of Your Life?

Most Important Financial Decisions Of Your Life

When it comes to money, you’re always going to be faced with some big financial decisions. While not every choice you’re faced with will be a big one, like what to have for dinner for example, but many will be. After all, you spend so much time working hard for the money that you have, that you’re going to want to make sure that you’re making the right decisions when it comes to spending it.

And some of the choices you’ll have to make with regards to your money can be big, important, and quite intimidating. But you don’t have to let them. Instead, you just need to face up to then, know the facts, and make the right decision for you. So let’s take a look at what some of them could be.

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How To Stop Getting Ripped Off Starting Right Now

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The very foundation of business is to make as much money as you possibly can while putting in the least amount of time as you can. That is kind of the dream for any business owner, right. It is to get rich and retire happy. As such, getting ripped off is kind of a natural byproduct of business.

But getting ripped off doesn’t have to be as direct as that. Nor does it have to sound so fraudulent because, most of the time, rip-offs aren’t strange or illegal, they are just us allowing ourselves to have the wool pulled over our eyes.

We pay for things like graduation gown and cap hire just so that we can get an overpriced photo of ourselves holding some plastic tubing with a ribbon nailed into it. We pay more for travel-sized products because we can only take a certain amount onto a plane.

We get ripped off by landlords who have forced the previous tenants out by raising the rent knowing that someone else will pay that over-the-odds figure. And we opt for the cheapest product-slash-service we can get our hands on, only for it to be total rubbish, and then we wonder why.

Well, this needs to stop, and it needs to stop now.

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Budgeting Advice For The Most Difficult Times In Life

Budgeting Advice For The Most Difficult Times In Life

No one wants to discuss the financial side of things when they are trapped in the middle of a personal and emotional crisis situation. However, as with everything in life, money is usually involved in some form or another, and neglecting to deal with it can leave you seriously out of pocket later on, and even compromise the chances of dealing with the situation in the best way.

That means it’s vital that you find out how to deal with this in the best way. Keep reading for the lowdown.

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3 Crazy Ways That Poor Tech Use Can Actually Ruin You With Money

poor tech use can ruin you

There’s a common misconception among young adults that modern technology is the best way to organize your assets. Indeed, as the tools of facial recognition and password transcription are becoming more and more sophisticated, a lot of people assume that the levels of protection have increased greatly too.

In reality, modern technology provides greater access to your data in a click – or even without a click, depending on the tool you use. For digital-savvy Millennials, life couldn’t be easier. All it takes to make a phone call is to ask your phone to call one of your contacts.

Do you need to vacuum the house? Ask Alexa to start the vacuum cleaner, providing you use a compliant brand. You can even set your living room to the right temperature remotely as you’re on your way back from work. But, don’t be fooled by the false impression of safety that the digital world provides. In fact, digital risks could ruin you for good if you’re not careful.

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Are You Using Your Assets Wisely? Probably Not!

using your assets wisely

We all have assets that we could use for financial gain. This could be your home, your car, small items that you own or even collectibles in your attic. But how many of us actually use our assets to their full potential? Just a few and worse still we actually waste some assets completely.

We don’t use them at all. We squander them, and a brilliant example of this would be limited edition disc sets or movies that are in the collectible packaging. Now, if you are using the discs, the package is open, and the collectible item is on display then to an extent you’re using it. You’re not using it to the biggest financial gain, but you’re using it.

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The Pros & Cons Of Downsizing In Retirement

pros and cons of downsizing in retirement

Planning for your retirement is an essential step in your life. There are loads of financial things you need to get in order. The main struggle is figuring out how you will fend for yourself now that you no longer have a regular paying job. For many, this leads to them thinking about downsizing their home to save on monthly costs.

But, is this the right idea for you? Check out the pros and cons of this choice to figure it out for yourself.

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You Have To Start Preparing For Tax Day On April 17th Right Now

start preparing for tax day now

If you are not already aware, April 17th 2018 is a day that every American should have inscribed on their mind. Why? That’s Tax Day this year!

Okay, so the excited exclamation point might be pushing it a little; no one actively looks forward to the deadline of filing your taxes for the year. Most of us dread it, in fact.

However, there’s no doubt that April 17th is an important date, although somehow the date manages to sneak up on people every year. Thousands, if not millions, of people find themselves panicking three days before deadline, confused and overwhelmed as to what they need to do. To avoid being one of these people, you have to start preparing for it now.

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Should I Move Out Or Stay At Home?

move out or stay at home

There comes a time in everyone’s life that they need to make the decision to move out and stand on their own two feet. But how do you know when the time is right for you?

Moving out can be a difficult choice to make, and no one wants to move out only to realize that they can’t cope on their own and be forced to move back in with their parents. Whether you choose to rent or buy, below are three factors to consider when deciding whether it’s time for you to fly the nest.

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4 Simple Tricks For Reducing Your Small Business Tax Bill

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Taxes are one of the biggest outgoings for most small businesses which can be a problem when you’re trying to get started on a relatively limited budget. Cash flow is going to be your biggest challenge and while you can cut costs across the business there are still outgoings that can’t be avoided, tax being one of them.

But even though you can’t avoid it completely, there are ways that you can reduce your tax bill by quite a significant amount.

Know The Law

Before we get into the specifics of lowering your tax bill, it’s important to emphasize just how important it is that you know tax laws inside out. They’re prone to changing a lot and if you aren’t up to date with new regulations you could end up paying more than you need to. It can also lead to mistakes on your tax returns which you might get charged a fine for.

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6 Ways To Stop Wasting So Much Money Today

stop wasting so much money

The majority of people out there are losing more money than they’d like to admit to. You probably are too. Before you start coming up with excuses as to why this isn’t true, take a look at some of the pointers and ideas here. If you’re not currently doing them, then you are probably losing money in some way, shape, or form.

Read on below to learn more about what you can do to stop wasting so much money!

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