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Running a home and raising a family is expensive. However, it doesn’t have to cost as much as you may think. Shopping around for the best prices for services and everyday items is an important step towards getting more for less. Bundling Services If you are like many people, you have cable, cell phone, and Wi-Fi services. Unfortunately, if you have these three services with separate companies you are paying more than you need to. Instead, shop around and bundle the services with one or two companies. For instance, you may think...

Instead of letting your cash stay in a saving bank account, why not put it where it can fetch high returns? A liquid fund is such an option which not only helps you grow your money, but is also asa useful investment avenue to reap the benefits of market returns in a short period. The risk is less, though not negligible. Let’s discuss what is liquid fund and what it entails. What is Liquid Fund? A liquid fund is a type of debt oriented mutual fund which primarily invests in investments like treasury bills, commercial papers, term deposits...

Many of us will have an idea of what sort of new year resolutions we are looking to set in 2018. Some will include losing the holiday weight gained over Christmas due to too many mince pies. Some might include saving more money, travelling, giving up a vice or simply trying to be more positive. A lot of people will have at least one New Year’s resolution directed at money, and more often than not, getting out of debt and improving their financial situation. But could you be doing things right now to better prepare you for a better financial...

If you have gotten into debt, you’re not alone. Many people all over the country get into debt, whether it’s due to a mistake they have made, careless spending, or something that was completely out of their control. Getting into debt is not the end of the world, so long as you get out of it! If you have been trying to get debt free, but you haven’t reached your goal, these could be the reasons why… You haven’t got a plan – This is one of the biggest reasons why most people struggle to become debt free. A lot of people simply...

As the financial comes to a close, there is a dash towards filling the tax returns for your businesses. It is very essential to know about the financial condition of your business. At least, one should know about the cash flows and the taxes that will need paying when the time comes. It is very important to not show any lethargy when it comes to filling taxes! Any signs of late payment or negligence will only cause increase in the back pay and at worse could even lead to freezing of assets by tax enforcement agencies! Now that we know...

Are money worries getting you down? Finding it difficult to keep control of your finances? Don’t worry; there are simple steps you can take right now, getting you back on track with your monetary problems. Here’s how. Register for online banking You can check your bank balance wherever you are, be that through a mobile device or your computer. Simply download the app, or bookmark your bank’s website, sign up to online banking, and you are away. Control your outgoing and incoming payments with ease, keep track of your bank balance...

The banking industry has become a highly competitive industry with a lot of private players entering the space. From being places to deposit and withdraw money and the seek loans, banks have now become the hubs for fuelling new projects and providing the necessary push to economies around the globe. From old age friendly to startup friendly, banks have come a long way and even sport their new avatars in their offices with their corporate logo and stylish formal attires. Yet, the online banking scenario is still caught in the early 2000’s...

Once you have taken the loan, it is not guaranteed that the plan of repayment will go in your favor. There may be some loopholes or the time may continue to be tough for you, making it impossible to repay the loan on time. In such scenario, you go either for the loan for repaying loan or you may choose debt settlement route. Both have their pros and cons, and it all depends on your attitude towards handing the situation. To help you make better decision, here are some of the points that show you how debt negotiation route impact your...

Have you ever sat down to do your taxes and had the feeling that you’re missing something? The reality is, you’re probably right. Particularly when it comes to business expenses, you may be leaving money on the table in the form of tax write-offs. A tax deduction (or write-off) reduces the amount of your income that will be taxed, therefore reducing your tax liability or increasing your tax return. Here are three important deductions that every professional should know about. Vehicle Deductions If you drive at all for business, you...

Keeping your finances in order as a young single person can be difficult. You are young, wild and free! It is important to build strong habits early. This doesn’t mean you have to subsist on ramen for the rest of your life, but you do need a budget. Starting to think about your future now means you can rest easy as you get older. Here are some tips to gain financial security. Create a Budget Start by tracking your spending for a month. Write out a budget. Account for every dollar you make. You can do this by allocating certain percentages...