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Consider the Facts About House Prices Before Panicking

Find in General June 26th, 2008 - 5,193 views

I’ve just read an article on popular UK personal finance site www.thisismoney.co.uk with the headline ‘The House That Lost 40% in Four Months‘. Sounds ominous doesn’t it. The headline suggests that a house has decreased by 40% in value in just four months. But it hasn’t! Firstly, house prices you see in estate agents are not […]

Free Budget Planner – I’m Spending How Much?!

Find in Household Bills & Expenses June 24th, 2008 - 10,401 views

PIN money’s great isn’t it? That surplus bit of money you have each month you know you could quite happily fritter away on needless expenses, just because you can. As long as the bills are paid the rest is the hard earned cash that makes it all worth while and we use it to enjoy ourselves. […]

Save the World – Eat Less Meat & Cycle More

Find in General June 23rd, 2008 - 5,778 views

I’m what is known as a ‘pescatarian’. I don’t eat meat apart from fish. I’m not a vegetarian or a vegan but I do try to only eat fish from sustainable resources or farms (if you shop at Waitrose, that’s all they sell…). I don’t make a fuss when I go to friends BBQ’s and I […]

Up, Up and Away

Find in Mortgages June 20th, 2008 - 4,892 views

More movement in the mortgage market sees more rates rise and some disappear (for the time being). Newcastle Building Society has increased all fixed rate products by 0.3% For each £100,000 borrowed that equates to an extra £25 per month in interest charged. Lloyds TSB has increased all Buy-to-Let fixed rate mortgages by 0.3% increasing […]

The Eye of the Mortgage Storm or the Aftermath?

Find in Mortgages June 4th, 2008 - 5,415 views

Imagine deciding to pursue a career in the mortgage industry…. A few months of studying, revision and exams followed by several weeks of ‘feet-finding’ and ‘on the job’ learning. Only to end up in an industry bearing the brunt of the now infamous ‘credit crunch’. Why do these thing always happen to me! OK, I […]

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