There is no doubt that participating in a national lottery can be a great deal of fun. In fact, a few lucky individuals may walk away winners and enjoy sizeable jackpots. Thanks to the power of the Internet, it has never been easier to increase these odds as well as to access a host of truly amazing games. Still, a problem often comes to light. What happens if you live abroad and are unable to access a specific competition such as the Irish Lottery? Let’s take at one innovative solution which has recently come to light.Continue reading

The way the economy has been in recent years, it’s no surprise that many people who are employed still have difficulty making ends meet. Just last year a poll from Shelter and YouGov found that three million working families wouldn’t be able to pay their rent or mortgage for even a month if they lost their income.

Living paycheck to paycheck has become increasingly more common. Financial analysts point to the ever-rising housing costs as the main culprit. It’s left many families unable to save money for an emergency expense.Continue reading

Many people who are on the verge of retirement do not estimate the expenditure that they should be planning for various things such as health care, living costs, residential support and other essential things when they retire. As a result, they do not save for the most important years of their life. Most people find it an overwhelming and daunting task to calculate the expenses they will be needing during their retirement. As a result, they procrastinate over it. Consequently, the majority of retirees suffer emotionally and physically as they cannot manage to pay for their basic needs when they stop working.

In this post, let’s look at some of the reasons why people postpone financial planning for their retirement years:Continue reading

Despite the huge increase in switching numbers which saw a record 4.8 million switches in 2016, many people are still sceptical about switching their energy supplier, claiming that it would be too much hassle for such a small difference in price. In theory this is very understandable giving the extremely poor customer service skills that we’ve seen from sectors such as telecommunications and travel, but the reality is very different here. Switching your energy tariff has never been easier and sees minimal effort on the consumer’s part. Switching with an energy comparison service like Selectra  also means that you don’t have to contact your previous provider, it is all taken care of for you. If you’re not sold already, here’s three key reasons why you should be thinking about switching your energy tariff.Continue reading

Today’s housing market is sending more and more people into the rental sector. This is great news for both landlords and tenants. With so many people looking for rental homes, very few properties are left unrented for long periods of time. Whilst those looking for a property will often find a wide variety of options and can narrow down their search to their specific needs and wants.Continue reading

When you’re weighed with debt, it often appears like a herculean task getting out of it.

So, you keep wondering what could be the debt-savings or moneymaking magic wand to that could fix the problem in an instant.

Sometimes, the solution is not as difficult as we imagine. You might simply just simply need to STOP. Yes, stop doing what’s sinking you into debt.

Consolidating your existing debt is the most straightforward way to get your debt under control. Using online tools like a loan repayment calculator can also help you draw up a budgeting plan. Take advantage of the tools you have at your disposal.Continue reading

The importance of a good credit score in the modern world cannot be overemphasized. It is almost impossible for anyone to lend you money if you have a poor credit score. A good credit score is an indication to potential lenders that you can manage your money well and will be able to pay back what you owe them. It is important to note that having no credit is not the same as good credit. Just like a poor credit profile, a little credit history will work against you because it makes predictions about credit behaviors less certain. It is not very difficult for you to improve your credit score if you have no credit or poor credit. You can actually use your credit card to improve your credit score.Continue reading

With the world’s economy in tatters and people struggling to make ends meet, more and more are relying on payday loans to get them to their next pay cheque. But, these loans are often very hard to get rid of. There is another way, though. If you haven’t fallen victim to the struggle of payday loans, you may be able to avoid it. To help you out, this post is going to tell you all about bridging loans; a great way to avoid something much worse.Continue reading

Having a list of debt payments to deal with every month can add a lot of stress to your life. It takes a chunk out of your bank balance and gives you one extra thing to worry about. From credit card debts to car payments, they can all add up.

Sometimes it can feel like your debts will drag on forever- especially with interest rates adding to the trouble. You might need to try something new to tackle your debt and improve your financial future. Paying the minimum payments each month can take you so far. But other approaches can make handling debt cheaper and quicker. Here are some strategies to try out.Continue reading