How accurate is your family's monthly budget? Do you have false budget assumptions in your family's monthly budget? Do you guess at certain things that you put in it? You're not alone. A lot of people do not have the right math in their family's monthly budget. You need a budget, but you also need an accurate budget. Budgets are built on both facts and assumptions. You know exactly how much money your home mortgage will cost you. You know how much your car payment or credit card minimum balance payments are at the end of each month. But, … [Read more...] about Are Your Budget Assumptions Throwing Off Your Family Finances?
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Are you getting the best rate of return on investment? Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine annually discusses ways to boost your investment yield in its latest issue. I have to say that I am always pretty disappointed with their recommendations. I love the magazine, but I didn't really care for a list of mutual funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). But, I wanted concrete ideas on how to earn a 10% annual rate of return on my investments. US Treasuries are earning less than 1% and money market funds are not fairing much better. Certificates … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Earning a 10% Rate of Return on Your Investments
Whether you're a domestic or commercial customer, keeping an eye on your energy gas tariffs is imperative if you want to pay the least you can for your energy use. Comparing suppliers is often much easier than you may expect, whether you're comparing for home or business gas. In fact, while many people may think that switching business gas would be an arduous task that requires a lot of hoops to be jumped through, it's actually much easier than that. If you have been doing your research and you have found that the supplier you currently … [Read more...] about Switching Business Gas Tariffs: It’s Easier than It Looks