Category: News

Traditional Company Retirement Plans Are Still Strong

As more and more, older people start worrying about their retirement plans, the year 2013 had something very surprising to show. It has been found that the traditional retirement plans still continue to be very much in demand.

After the crisis of 2008, the performance of traditional retirement plans has been phenomenal and that’s the reason that they are still not done away with. However, while this is good news, the big corporate houses may take a cue from them and stop offering them altogether.

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What to do with your tax refund?

Are you waiting for your refund? On an average, an Australian would get 3000 dollars as tax refund. What are you planning to do with the tax refund? It is always better to use it to pay off any debts or put aside for any emergency uses.

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How to save more money by avoiding bank fees

All the banks around you are announcing a lot of offers and customer retention programs to keep you in their business. This shows how profitable the banks find your account. This is mainly due to the bank fees incurred by the customers, every year.

Most of the people with or without knowledge are spending a lot of money as bank fee. The Bank introduces fees for a lot of different reasons from maintenance to the transaction process. Though the fee looks small in the beginning, they add up to a big figure. Small or big, it is once again your money that you can save. Here are a few fees that can be avoided.

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Are you prepared for your retirement?

The first fear of retiring is the financial insecurity. Your incomes would drastically decrease and your spending might be higher than usual. According to a survey, about 50% of the people have not planned enough money for their retirement and about 20% of them have not started their retirement planning. Here are a few tips to help you plan your retirement perfectly.

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How easy will it feel to work from home

There are many people who create a ‘work area’ in their home so, when they are in their home, they can concentrate on their work. It furthermore helps to set a visual perception in the space, concentrating on the working goals, they are heading towards.

You get the best part of both the worlds: domestic and corporate. You get to work at your own home, yet you earn money like you would, if you worked at an office. It’s like owning my cake and getting the opportunity to eat it too. Who doesn’t wish to own the cake? Work from home has its advantages. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds. There are several things, I have learned from the last fourteen years regarding how it is in actuality, to work from home.

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How to Plan a Holiday on a Budget?

Though each one of us would like to spend holidays with our family members, the biggest problem is not having the right kind of money. On many occasions, though we might have the resources, finding timing is a big challenge. However, in this article we will be having a look at the various ways by which a good holiday can be planned within a budget.

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A few new tips to save more money

There is always a new blog or article about various ways to save money. A method to save a few dollars is very useful and essential. If you take a closer look at the way you spend money, you will be able to find a few ways to save.

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Various Tax Benefits for Students

The government has designed various tax benefit schemes for students falling in different categories in the current financial year. Whether you are a dependent or an independent earning student or if you are earning nothing or earning very less, you ought to know that the government has planned exemptions, deductions and grants for all. All you need to know is the category in which you belong.

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How Does Amortization Schedule Work?

Before we get to understand more about the way amortization schedule works, it would be a better idea if we had some basic information as what exactly amortization schedule is. In simple words, an amortization schedule is a table each and every payment that you make, against a loan that you have taken. The table shows the interest component that gets added to your principal and also gives you the latest picture of principle outstanding after factoring the repayments that you have made over a period of time. Though it might look a bit complicated in the beginning, if you understand the way it works, you will find out how simple it is.

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Basic Finance That Young People Should Know

One has to understand the impact of compound interest to get a better idea about the need to comprehend how important savings are. If you look at lives of our fathers and grandparents, it is quite likely that the company for which they worked took care of their retirement income. However, the onus now is gradually shifting to the employees now. Today’s employers look at employees only as short term assets and ensuring their retirement future is not exactly, their domain. Hence, the onus squarely rests on employees to understand the importance of saving early in their lives.

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