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Five Steps to Take Control of Your Finances for Good

Are you looking to reign in your finances or have you had a recent spate of bad investment returns? If so, you are likely eager to break this cycle. Let’s look at five steps which will help you regain your trading edge. 1. Living Within (or Below) Your Means Before we continue, it should be noted that the only way you will be able to become involved with the markets is if you have the money to invest. This is the first step associated with taking control of your finances. Live at or below your means and never spend funds…

How to look after your finances

While we tend to make excuses when it comes to the way that we take care of our financial matters, the fact remains that we are all capable of looking after your money better. All it takes is simply being able to do the research and apply the knowledge you acquire in a way that is best suited to your lifestyle. While there is always the possibility of applying for additional cash from a short term loan lender or using your credit card to fall back on in times of need, it is best for us all to learn how…

How do affluent residents of prime central London support the local economy?

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The wealthy neighbourhood of Mayfair is the number one residential spot in prime central London, having reclaimed the crown from Knightsbridge in 2016. It is often mistaken that the affluent residents of the area do not put any money back into the local economy. However, a new report from premier Mayfair estate agents Wetherell, has revealed that this misconception is entirely untrue and these residents contribute to the leisure, employment, and shopping divisions considerably. A respectable 2,000 millionaires call Mayfair home, made up of 20 billionaires and 200 nine-figure salary earners. The ultra-wealthy residents are found to provide an ample…

Boosting Your Self-Confidence in 2017

Self-acceptance is something many of us have a long, hard battle with. It is all revolved around the subconscious mind, and has a lot to do with envy and jealousy but this doesn’t apply in all cases. Self-confidence begins when self-criticism ends, but this process can be somewhat extensive and challenging. When your mind is free from all major worry and stress you will start to experience a level of contentment, which is accompanied by a motivational drive to maintain happiness. Find yourself. Compared to some, you may be lost as to what your style is. This is very common…

Are Digital Payments Threatening to Make Cash Obsolete?

“APPLE WATCH – APPLE PAY” (CC BY-ND 2.0) by shinya The increasing popularity of digital payments means that we are edging closer and closer towards a cashless society. In 2015, Denmark made the move towards getting rid of the legal obligation for shops to accept cash payments in an attempt to cut down on costs for processing cash. The move made sense as an estimated third of the country’s citizens already used an official state mobile app called MobilePay to make payments. With the rise of alternative forms of payment such as contactless cards, mobile apps, and Bitcoin, it’s looking ever more likely…