Personal Finance

Saving or investing is a classic dilemma for European savers. P2P lending offers a new opportunity to invest in alternative assets.

Save or invest: how many times have we asked ourselves this question? According to a recent survey on the savings carried out by BVA, for the first time since the crisis of 2007 the middle class seems to be strengthening again, even if the historical risk aversion of European investors has remained unchanged.

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Buried in debt? Struggling to pay the bills? Tired of a long commute? Check out these awesome ways to make money from home! If you want to become financially stable, a good start is to make extra money.

You can do these things after work, in the weekends or when you’re kids are asleep or at school.

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Top 10 Ways to Become Financially Independent

Being financially independent is no longer an option. Nowadays it is practically an obligation, because nobody can assure you that next month you still have work or that when it is time to retire, there is money to pay the pensions. Achieving financial independence in the shortest possible time is one of the greatest challenges for the future.

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Starting out with nothing makes it hard to imagine becoming wealthy. Even if you are putting aside a little extra cash from time to time, it is still difficult to see how those small amounts could add up to enough to count for anything significant.

The reality is, anyone who has built a significant amount of wealth starting with nothing had to start somewhere. They also understood that there is no hidden secret or magic button for getting rich overnight.

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Too many people do not put away enough money for their retirement or unexpected expenditures. Planning will give you peace of mind and ultimately lead to a better quality of life.

There are two common traps people fall into when it comes to saving and investing. The first is that we say we can't afford to save money - "I hardly get by on what I earn". The second is that people think there's always plenty of time before they need to start planning their financial future.

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Posted by kentemad on in Personal Finance

Frugal living is about being conscious of and smart with the money you spend on necessities, utilities, or other living costs. It is about saving money and creating a nest egg for yourself, without taking on a mountain of debt. Whether you are just starting on your own or are looking for new ways to save money, here are some tips for adopting a frugal lifestyle.

1. De-Draft Your Home

Home heating and cooling costs are expensive and you are likely to spend a lot more money per year when your home is full of drafty spots. These are the areas around door jambs and windows where hot air can seep in during the summer, and cold air can leak in during the winter. Install new windows and doors for long-term savings or purchase weather strips that adhere to the seams to keep heat and cool air from entering your home.

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Owning a home is something that many of us dream of one day doing, but sometimes it can feel like a hopelessly distant goal. There is no doubt that getting on the property ladder is harder today than it ever has been in the past.

Even with the various assistance programmes that are available, the average person will need to make some serious saving commitments, and reign in their spending in general, if they are to stand any chance of saving enough money to buy a property.

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Posted by kentemad on in Personal Finance

A report from Credit Suisse in 2013 showed that 13.2 million millionaires existed in the US alone that year. That’s huge number.

So, what are the wealth secrets the 13.2 million millionaires (the number may have increased several folds since 2013) won’t tell you?

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Posted by kentemad on in Personal Finance

What do you Gain from Studying Abroad

Do you have a very simple goal of finding a career you love that will also pay well and allow you to live a comfortable lifestyle? If so, it’s a goal that many people share with you, and are constantly striving to find a way to be successful in their pursuit of it. For many, the answer to the asked questions comes down to getting a good education so that they have the foundations and skills necessary to land those high-paying jobs.

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Dodge these Early Retirement Pitfalls

In order to retire early, our intention is to find a high-paying job where we can work hard. Working hard for hours on end can be constraining. Most working individuals feel that they do not own their time because they need to report on the job 8 hours every single day, sometimes even longer.

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P2P Lending vs Stocks and Bonds

Peer-to-peer lending, or most-commonly known as P2P lending, is a financing method that matches individuals and businesses who need to borrow money with others who want to invest their money without the need for any financial institution as an intermediary at an agreed fixed interest rate.

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Changing the World through Peer-to- Peer Lending

As an investor, if you have cash that you wish to invest you have a number of options, including savings accounts, bonds or riskier investments like stock markets or complicated derivatives.

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