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Analysis Topic: Personal Finance

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Personal_Finance

Thursday, December 28, 2017

How to Nurse That Debt Hangover After the Christmas Spending Binge / Personal_Finance / Debt & Loans

By: MoneyFacts

Consumers that overspent this Christmas might be facing a financial headache right now. Whilst using an overdraft is a convenient way to tide borrowers over until pay day, the cost to do so can be much more expensive than other forms of borrowing.

According to the latest research by moneyfacts.co.uk, the cost of the convenience of using an overdraft or a credit card can bite in a period of just three months, and with January sales looming, some consumers may be waiting until late February before they get back in the black.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas Chocolate Cake Kids Baking Holiday Fun Activity / Personal_Finance / How to Guides

By: Anika_Walayat

Anika aged 9 demonstrates how to have fun during the Christmas holidays as its literally child's play to bake an amazing, delicious chocolate cake. It's easy so come on kids get your parents involved and lets all get baking fresh chocolate cakes during the x-mas holiday!

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Personal_Finance

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Online Sales 2017, Boxing Day High Street Sales Full List / Personal_Finance / Shopping

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Britain's Christmas high street sales frenzy is about to reach maximum intensity on Boxing day whilst most major retailers such as NEXT and PC World / Curry's will start their sales online on Christmas Eve so as to maximise profits from the the army of point and click armchair shoppers. Here is a comprehensive list of sales starting today, Christmas Eve and continuing into the high streets on Boxing day as well as those already well underway. As distressed retailers who have had an horrid year as illustratated by ToysRUs which this week came within hours of going bust as illustrated by recent video.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Could Toys R Us Crisis Collapse Give Shoppers Closing Down Sales Discount Bargains? / Personal_Finance / Retail Sector

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The British arm of Toys R Us has been teetering on the brink of collapse for several months now following it's american parent company filing for bankruptcy protection in September 2017 that triggered a downsizing programme through rapid store closures that are likely to see at least 200 of it's 866 US stores close in an attempt at reducing its $5 billion debt mountain which dates back to its leveraged buy out of 2005 that costs Toys R Us $400 billion a year in interest payments and thus acts as a huge noose around Toys R Us's corporate neck.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Recoverable VAT: how it compares to part-recoverable and non-recoverable Value Added Tax / Personal_Finance / Taxes

By: Boris_Dzhingarov

Taxes are an integral part of the governments where we reside. They are compulsory contributions under certain conditions and classifications such as income, consumption or sales, among others. There are many tax laws that are unique only to certain countries, while there are also some countries with similar tax structures.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, December 18, 2017

Balance Transfer Fees Fall to Lowest Level in Over a Decade / Personal_Finance / Credit Cards & Scoring

By: MoneyFacts

The quarterly Moneyfacts UK Credit Card Trends Treasury Report (recently published), which studies the UK personal finance market, highlights that the average balance transfer fee has fallen to reach the lowest level seen in over a decade.

At a time when the length of interest-free balance transfers faces scrutiny, it appears that providers are finding alternative ways to entice borrowers. As a result, the average balance transfer fee has hit 2.03%, down from 2.11% in September and 2.29% a year ago. The current average is the lowest seen since it hit 1.82% in October 2006.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, December 18, 2017

UK Used Car Christmas From Dealers Buying Discount Sales Bargains / Personal_Finance / Money Saving

By: Nadeem_Walayat

A google search soon reveals that the consensus view of the best times of year to buy a used car in the UK tend to coalesce around the two plate changes of the year, i.e. 1st of March and 1st September as being the most commonly propagated online advice to buy just before and after the plate changes. Next often repeated are the dealers end of quarter sales targets for bonuses and other perks, namely by the end of March, June, Sept and December. And also often mentioned are expectations that the best used car deals tend to be in the winter months due to less consumer demand.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Best Time / Month of Year to BUY a USED Car is DECEMBER, UK Analysis / Personal_Finance / Motoring

By: Nadeem_Walayat

A google search soon reveals that the consensus view of the best times of year to buy a used car in the UK tend to coalesce around the two plate changes of the year, i.e. 1st of March and 1st September as being the most commonly propagated online advice to buy just before and after the plate changes. Next often repeated are the dealers end of quarter sales targets for bonuses and other perks, namely by the end of March, June, Sept and December. And also often mentioned are expectations that the best used car deals tend to be in the winter months due to less consumer demand.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2017 Was a Roller Coaster Year For UK Savers / Personal_Finance / Savings Accounts

By: MoneyFacts

As we come close to the end of 2017, the latest research from moneyfacts.co.uk shows it has been a roller coaster year for savers. Savings rates fell to record lows for various fixed bonds in January and for variable rates in February, but thankfully as the end of the year draws near, rates in both areas have improvement immensely.

Fixed rates have risen considerably this year, with the average five-year bond hitting 2.03%, its highest level since July 2016 when it was 2.05%. The short-term bonds have also recovered to the extent that today, the average one-year bond stands at 1.17%, its highest point since July 2016 when it was 1.20%.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Approved Used Land Rover Main Dealer Real Customer Buying Guide - Hunters, Chester / Personal_Finance / Land Rover

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Thinking of buying an 'approved used' Land Rover Discovery Sport (HSE Black) or any of the range rover models? Then here is what a 'real' customer can expect when buying from a main dealer. This video illustrates the process a typical buyer can expect from a Land Rover dealer (Hunters) from as soon as one drives onto the dealerships forecourt, test driving, documentation, part exchanging, paperwork, insuring, taxing and payment, all the way to when one drives off with their car a few hours later. The 'REAL' experience of what to expect over the 'approved used' sales pitch list of x,y,z, which does not quite pan out in reality.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, December 11, 2017

Customer Wins Morrisons More Card Points Christmas Jackpot! / Personal_Finance / Freebies and Comps

By: HGR

More card holders could be in a for a checkout till surprise Jackpot win! Find out what happened in this video and what you need to do to ensure you have a 100% chance of also winning a Morrisons Christmas Jackpot! Hint, this is your LAST week to achieve 5 out of 6!

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Personal_Finance

Sunday, December 10, 2017

SMIGGLE Christmas 2017 Fun Shopping Trip Haul Surprise! / Personal_Finance / Shopping

By: Anika_Walayat

It's Christmas at the Meadowhall Shopping Centre! So off we went to our favourite shop SMIGGLE for a fun shop christmas lights trip, looking for surprise gifts other than pencil cases. See what we bought as we journey beyond stationary. Read full article... Read full article...

 


Personal_Finance

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Buying an Approved Used Land Rover Discovery Sport - Travelling the DIstance / Personal_Finance / Money Saving

By: HGR

Thinking of buying an approved used Landrover Discovery Sport or another land rover model? Then here is what you can expect when buying from a main dealer. In this video we literally travel the distance to a main landrover dealer (Hunters - Chester) for the purpose of part exchanging and then driving away with an approx 1 year old Land Rover Discovery Sport.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

How to Top Up Your Vauxhall Zafira's Brake / Clutch Fluid Reservoir / Personal_Finance / Money Saving

By: HGR

If when driving your Zafira the brake symbol starts coming on and off randomly on the dashboard, then that's a warning that your brake / clutch fluid may need topping up, as the brake symbol light should only come on when the hand brake is on. When driving there should be no warning symbol appearing. So even if your car appears to be driving perfectly well, you should never ignore the brake / clutch light symbol i.e. if ignored your brakes may fail!

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Big Banks Finally Raise Savings Interest Rates, But was it worth the wait? / Personal_Finance / Savings Accounts

By: MoneyFacts

As we enter the festive month of December, savers will finally see some positive change in the variable savings market as many of the biggest brands have decided to increase their savings rates, but has the wait been worth it?

While many may assume it’s worth celebrating, the latest research from moneyfacts.co.uk can reveal that not all savers will be delighted, as some of the more popular deals have not had the full 0.25% Bank of England rate rise passed on. In fact, the average easy access rate has risen by a pitiful 0.07% in the last month, from 0.39% to 0.46%, and even those banks that do offer the full 0.25% rise can still be easily beaten by alternative brands, as challenger banks continue to dominate the Best Buys.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Advantages of Car Insurance to Protect a Vehicle / Personal_Finance / Insurance

By: Aaron_Abel

Car insurance is important by law because it is illegal to drive your vehicle around in numerous countries. If your country doesn't need a car insurance, you still should have this to protect your vehicle. cheap car insurance companies allow you to protect you from financial damages related to car accidents. Vehicle insurance will help you to get a loan from a bank. A complete insurance offers protection against vehicle damage caused by accident on the road or any incident unrelated to the road. Insurance will cover you from different incidents, such as third-party cover, legal liability, theft and injuries of the third party. There are a few benefits of cheap car insurance: 

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Personal_Finance

Sunday, December 03, 2017

How to Turn off / Reset Vauxhall Zafira Service Inspection Reminder Light / Personal_Finance / How to Guides

By: HGR

Here's how to easily rest your Vauxhall Zafira's Inspection reminder warning light that appears annually reminding owners to get their cars serviced which is fine, but a problem if owners want to save money and self service themselves or if they hardly drive their Zafira's.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Wall Street Veteran: Paying Off Your Debt Is the Best Investment Today / Personal_Finance / Debt & Loans

By: John_Mauldin

BY JARED DILLIAN : I try to keep my investment ideas a secret—if you want them, you have to subscribe! But I’m going to give away this month’s idea. Are you ready? Here it is:

Pay down your mortgage.

Yes, that’s a bit unorthodox to hear from a person writing financial newsletters. But people think too much about the next get-rich-quick idea and not enough about their overall financial well-being.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Christmas Cashback Credit Cards Analysis / Personal_Finance / Credit Cards & Scoring

By: MoneyFacts

The cost of Christmas is officially on the rise, as inflation sits at a five-year high of 3%, and food and energy prices are rising, which means running the boiler and buying those all-important Christmas groceries will cost more. With around five weeks left to go until the big day, consumers are likely to be concerned about how much the festive season will dent their bank balance.

Unfortunately, shoppers will find that interest-free deals on credit cards have been shrinking over the past six months, giving consumers fewer months to spread the cost of Christmas. At the same time, the cost of withdrawing cash using a credit card is on the rise and cashback cards are becoming far less rewarding. The latest research from moneyfacts.co.uk compares some of the best deals around, which could help shoppers make the most of rewarding credit cards and current accounts throughout the festive season.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Morrisons Cheap £5 Christmas 100 LED Fairy Lights Review / Personal_Finance / Money Saving

By: Anika_Walayat

I doubt anyone is going to find 100 LED Christmas fairy lights any cheaper than £5, as which are being sold by Morrisons. These are battery operated so can be put up anywhere without regard to a power source. But before you buy on your next shopping trip watch our video review to see if they are a great set of cheap lights or just unfit for purpose junk.

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