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Analysis Topic: Personal Finance

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Personal_Finance

Monday, August 21, 2017

The changing demographic of online gamblers / Personal_Finance / Gambling

By: Submissions

Thomas writes: The face of gambling has changed massively over the last couple of decades, developing into an online-driven industry that has altered not only the way people play, but who is actually gambling. Leaving the traditional image of a casino or bookmaker in the dust, online gambling is now an exciting experience that keeps players from all walks of life coming back for more. It is now estimated that 44% of women now regularly gamble, and an increasing number of 18-24 year olds are now opening online gambling accounts, as well as playing more often.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

UK Savings Market Recovery Weakened by Bank of England Lending Schemes / Personal_Finance / Saving Bonds

By: MoneyFacts

The latest data from moneyfacts.co.uk reveals that the savings market has now had seven consecutive months wherein rate rises have outweighed cuts, with July seeing 151 rises versus 45 cuts.

Fixed rate bonds are continuing to play a huge part in the recovery of the market, with 60% of the recorded rate rises last month being for fixed rate bonds. In fact, the average two-year fixed bond has grown from 1.04% to 1.32% since the start of the year, and a similar picture can be seen for longer-term bonds. The average three-year fixed bond has grown from 1.21% to 1.56%, while the average five-year fixed bond is up to 1.92% from 1.67% in January 2017.

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Personal_Finance

Saturday, August 12, 2017

How to Alton Towers Half Price Discount Entry 2017 and 2018, Any Time, No Pre-Booking! / Personal_Finance / Theme Parks

By: Anika_Walayat

We are now well into the 2017 summer holidays, and whenever we have a rain free day many UK families will be off on day trips to the UK's various theme parks, with Alton Towers definitely at the top of the list especially for 12's and over's. But Don't pay the GATE price! In fact don't pay the lower online price either! that requires pre-booking, which means your gambling on the weather.

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Personal_Finance

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Why Switching to a Roth IRA May Be the Best Investment Decision You’ll Ever Make / Personal_Finance / Pensions & Retirement

By: John_Mauldin

By Terry Coxon : Should you convert your traditional IRA or 401k to a Roth? Or are you better off sticking with what you already have?

Either way, you stay plugged into the same powerful, wealth-building advantage that makes an IRA such a good thing to have—continuous compounding of investment returns unhindered by the drag of taxes.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Alton Towers Discount Voucher Half Price Entry ANY TIME, No Pre-Booking! / Personal_Finance / Holidays

By: Anika_Walayat

It's the summer holidays once more and so once it stops raining many UK families will be off on day trips to the UK's various theme parks, with Alton Towers definitely at the top of the list especially for the 12's and over's.

Whilst there are the usual promotions on the breakfast cereals running, such as Adults go free with a paying child. The only problem with these offers are that according to Alton Towers to be a child you have to be under 12!

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Students, It’s Time to Prepare Your Finances for the Years Ahead / Personal_Finance / Student Finances

By: MoneyFacts

As we approach a brand new academic year, prospective students and those ready to graduate might be considering the most cost-effective bank account that will cover their day-to-day needs. Choosing a good student bank account and finding out how to manage finances will be an essential part of life, especially for those who will be living away from home for the first time.

The latest analysis by moneyfacts.co.uk highlights some of the most essential elements when it comes to choosing the right student account and how students can prepare themselves for the years ahead.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fixed Interest Rate Bond Rises Fuel Recovery in UK Savings Market / Personal_Finance / Savings Accounts

By: MoneyFacts

The latest data from moneyfacts.co.uk reveals that the savings market has now had six consecutive months wherein rate rises have outweighed cuts, with June seeing 125 rises versus 21 cuts.

Fixed rate bonds have been playing a huge part in the recovery of the market since the start of 2017, with last month showing that 78% of the recorded rate rises were for fixed rate bonds.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, July 17, 2017

Relocation: Everything You Need to do for a Smooth Transition Abroad / Personal_Finance / Immigration

By: Submissions

Justin Weinger writes: Dreaming of moving abroad? It’s not full steam ahead until you’ve sorted out some vital things including your finances, your housing and where on earth you’re going to store all of your belongings in the meantime. Here’s a relocation guide that will benefit you no matter where you’re going.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

One-year Fixed Savings Interest Rates Hit Highest Level Since Base Rate Cut / Personal_Finance / Savings Accounts

By: MoneyFacts

It’s now been 11 months since the Bank of England cut the base rate to 0.25%, and many savers will have felt the impact. Thankfully, there have been some signs of life recently, with challenger banks increasing rates considerably on their one-year fixed rate bonds.

According to the latest research by moneyfacts.co.uk, the average one-year fixed bond rate has now hit 1.11%, which is the highest recorded rate since 4 August 2016.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, July 10, 2017

What Sports Are in Store for the Rest of 2017? / Personal_Finance / Gambling

By: Submissions

Steve Marks submits: It has been a great year for sports so far, and with six months of 2017 left, there are still plenty of great events scheduled. Whether you like to take part yourself, watch with friends, or have a flutter on your favourite team, there are lots of opportunities in store for you. If you are someone that likes to take a punt then it’s worth checking out what the professionals have to say about the favourites at the home of betting predictions, SBat.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

UK Bank Rewards Current Accounts / Personal_Finance / Current Accounts

By: MoneyFacts

Consumers looking to earn a little back when they switch and spend may have noticed that some current account providers are shrinking the rewards they have on offer. The reason behind this appears to be down to low interest rates, but other factors could also be dampening activity in this area of the market.

The banks are expected to retain more capital, which could result in them spending less on perks for customers - meaning decreasing and disappearing rewards, as we’ve seen since the start of 2017.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Important Money Management Tips For Teenagers / Personal_Finance / Student Finances

By: Boris_Dzhingarov

Financial literacy among teenagers is much lower than it should be. This is, in part, because money management education is not properly taught in schools. Most of the teens have no idea what personal finance is and why it is important. Parents are the ones that need to teach teens about money management. Obviously, this is much more difficult than it seems. The good news is that raising financially literate teenagers can be done. Follow these tips to do exactly that.
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Personal_Finance

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Best Cash ISA for Soaring Inflation, Kent Reliance Illustrates the Great ISA Rip Off / Personal_Finance / ISA's

By: Nadeem_Walayat

According to the mainstream press there are emerging signs of life in the UK savings markets as the new tax year has kicked into gear, finally offering some hope to Britain's savers after a near 5 years of a catastrophic downward death spiral in UK interest rates, one of being ripped off by the tax payer bailed out banking crime syndicate that for the duration has continued to bank bonuses on the basis of artificial profits engineered by the Bank of England in an attempt at recapitalisng the bankrupt banks all whilst the savers continue to suffer and pay the price in terms of loss of purchasing power of savings by means of sub inflation interest rates.

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Personal_Finance

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Walkers Pay Packet Promo Win After 540 Crisp Packets? / Personal_Finance / Freebies and Comps

By: Anika_Walayat

Were into the final month of Walkers pay packet promotion, and has anyone won anything? Lets see if we finally win something, even a fiver after another walkers crisps buying trip to this time TESCO! Will buying from Tesco make any difference to our lack of winnings so fare? Lets find out what the chances are after 90 multi-packs and 540 packets of crisp packets later....

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Personal_Finance

Thursday, June 15, 2017

How to Find the Best Auto Loan / Personal_Finance / Debt & Loans

By: Boris_Dzhingarov

Some people are lucky enough to live in an area that doesn't require them owning a car. Well, kudos to them, but statistics show that almost 85% of us own a vehicle to get us from the comfort of our homes to the workplace, and 91% of households own at least one car. In fact, a recent census showed that car and car part dealers reached sales of $1.0 trillion dollars in 2015 alone!
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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

UK High Street Loan Interest Rates More than 2% Higher Compared to Challengers / Personal_Finance / Debt & Loans

By: MoneyFacts

The quarterly Moneyfacts UK Credit Card Trends Treasury Report, which studies the UK personal finance market (Unsecured Personal Loans, Credit Cards and Overdrafts), shows that the gap between unsecured personal loan rates from high street brands and the rest of the market has widened, with high street rates now 2.3% higher on average compared to other providers*.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

UK Savers’ Apathy Can Cause them to Miss the Best Deals / Personal_Finance / Savings Accounts

By: MoneyFacts

Data from moneyfacts.co.uk can reveal that the savings market has shown some signs of improvement since the start of 2017, with the number of savings rate rises outweighing cuts for the fifth month running. In fact, rises outnumbered cuts by a third, as Moneyfacts recorded 95 rate rises in May versus 60 rate reductions.

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Personal_Finance

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Disturbing Trend That Will End in a Full-Fledged Pension Crisis / Personal_Finance / Pensions & Retirement

By: HAA

Shannara Johnson writes : Some experts think it will be the trigger for the next financial collapse. Others call it a “national crisis” of unprecedented proportions.

But what all of them agree on is that there’s no way US pension funds can keep their promises to the next wave of retirees.

Right now, millions of Americans are hard at work believing their pensions will be their saving grace for retirement. But the predicament pension funds across the United States find themselves in does not just spell trouble for the distant future.

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Personal_Finance

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Climbing The Ladder To Financial Independence / Personal_Finance / Debt & Loans

By: Boris_Dzhingarov

Get Out From Under Debt’s Thumb
You know what makes you really easy to control? Debt. Taxes are hard enough, but if you’ve got debt on top of taxes holding you down, you’ll be stuck in some low-end job for the rest of your life. And, believe it or not, that may just be the idea. If you’re stuck in a downward financial spiral, you can never escape the debt net.
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Personal_Finance

Thursday, June 08, 2017

People Will Live Past Age 100, Yet Most Of Them Won’t Afford It / Personal_Finance / Longevity

By: John_Mauldin

I have good news and bad news.

The good news is that you and your children will probably have much longer lives than you imagine. The bad news is that you’ll have to pay the bill for it.

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