Author: Kayla Sloan

What Is the FTSE 100 Index (Footsie)?

Today we have a guest post for some of our UK readers. Enjoy!

Since 1984, the FTSE 100 (Financial Times Stock Exchange), also known as FTSE or ‘Footsie’, has been the principal index of the London Stock Exchange (LSE). It is an important indicator for investors around the world, providing insights into the overall health of the UK economy, one of the most important in Europe.

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How to Save Money on Your Water Bill

One of the ways you can find more money to get out of debt and/or build wealth is by going through your budget line by line and cutting costs down where possible.

Doing everything you can to reduce your monthly water bill payment accomplishes two things: it enables you to allocate more finances for your other needs and helps prevent the depletion of the world’s supply of water. However, the above can only happen if you do the following things highlighted below.

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Tips for Transitioning from the City to the Country

Country living offers many things: fresher air to breathe, being able to see the stars at night, escape from the sirens and hustle and bustle of a large city, and so much more. While many people decide that buying a farm or even just moving to the country is the best thing for them and their families, transitioning from the city life to the country can be a huge adjustment for everyone involved.

If you are used to city life, then the wide-open spaces of the country as opposed to close quarters can get to you, as well as the quiet of the country when you are used to constant noise. With that in mind, read on below for a few tips to help you and your family transition from city life to life in the country.

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How to Handle Multiple Debt Balances at Once

Today we have some advice about how to handle debt for our UK readers. Enjoy!

Managing your money isn’t an easy task. Every month you need to ensure that the money you have coming in can cover all of the essential outgoings in your household, paying for everything from bills to the grocery shopping.

For many people credit cards, loans and store cards add to the monthly mix of payments we need to make. Each of these can, of course, be a sensible way of paying off a big ticket purchase such as a car or home improvement, but things can start to get tricky when you’ve got several debt payments to juggle at once. One in four families owes money on a personal loan, while there are about 60 million credit cards in use across the UK. A lot of people, therefore, are likely to have both of these forms of borrowing to pay back.

So, what do you do when you have multiple debts to handle? Here are some top tips to help you to stay on control.

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Finding Healthcare Coverage When Money is Tight

When there’s an unexpected change in your income like being fired, laid-off, demoted, the loss of a loved one who was the breadwinner, or getting a divorce you start to think about all of the things you won’t be able to afford. While the most prominent things on your mind are likely your house payment, groceries, and utilities, the need to have adequate health insurance is also something to think about.

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Building on a Budget: Living Your Log Cabin Life at the Lowest Cost Possible

Scarlett Sinclair runs a small construction company. She also enjoys sharing her experiences by posting on various DIY and homeowner websites.

If you’ve ever wanted to build your own home far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but weren’t sure if you could afford it, a log cabin may just be your answer. Log cabins are durable, can provide all of the modern conveniences that you’ve grown accustomed to and, if done right, can be very affordable. Read more

Three Actionable Steps to Stop Worrying About Money

Only 3 out of 10 Americans think that they are financially secure not to be worried about money. Hence, 7 out of 10 Americans have reasons to be worried about money at a time when wages are not growing to meet the rising cost of living. If you are reading this piece, chances are that you have slight fears about your financial security – in fact, it is quite possible that you are battling with sleepless nights because of money worries. Read more

Selecting The Right Investment Manager For You

There are four factors to consider when you are selecting an investment manager, namely: Philosophy, process, people and performance. Investors often focus on performance to differentiate between prospective investment managers. An investment manager’s past performance, while an important factor to consider during your selection process, does not always guarantee success in the future. Read more