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Four Ways to Save Money This Christmas

It’s no secret that, around Christmas, everyone’s budget gets a little tighter. There are just too many people to give gifts to. If you’re trying to find some ingenious ways to save a little bit of cash this holiday season, then here are a few Christmas money savers that will help you do just that: Pre-Christmas Clean-up Before the holidays, do a pre-Christmas clean-up and get rid of the things you’re not really using anymore. Somewhere at the back of your closet, there are clothes, bags, and shoes that are still in good condition, but you’ve just grown tired of…

Christmas Film Favourites – Which Are Your Number Ones?

Source December is here and with it comes the barrage of Christmas themed cheer – from songs being played in your local shops, your favourite coffee shop breaking out those festive holiday themed lattes and your local TV channels starting to play the usual holiday favourites ranging from ‘Elf’ to ‘Home Alone’, ‘the Santa Clause’ and more. Check out the cool infographic made by Chill Money below too and have a look at the costs behind living the lives of some of our favourite Christmas families and characters. What is your favourite holiday film? Maybe yours is a bit of…

Georgia’s Hottest Housing Markets

If you live in one of Georgia’s hottest housing markets and are thinking about relocating, you could be in for a nice surprise when you list your home for sale. Homes in these areas are in high demand, and the value has risen accordingly. But to get the best bang for your buck, make sure you work with a qualified and experienced realtor. One with a Georgia real estate license is a must-have to ensure that the process goes smoothly, for both buying and selling. Waiting for a hot market is another important tip, and if you own a home or…

Easiest Ways To Save Money While Traveling

Would you like to travel often but don’t believe you can afford it? It’s no secret that traveling is expensive, and it’s often the single biggest factor that discourages people from doing so. But what if you knew of ways that could help to dramatically save on money while traveling so you can embark on your dream vacation? That’s what we’re going to talk about here. Here are the easiest ways to save money while traveling: Eat Cheaper The number one easiest way to save money while traveling is simply to eat cheaper. Seek out hotels that offer free meals…

Trim The Tree & Your Budget This Christmas

Your kids approach their advent calendars with shameless excitement. A rare chocolate sweet with breakfast is only partly the reason why they arrive at the table practically buzzing. The fact that with every date they open means they’re one step closer to the big day helps! Your advent calendar doesn’t give you as much reason to cheer. You greet each day with another new bill as you curate a holiday that meets your kids’ expectations. Between the gingerbread house kits, the house-wide decorations, and the presents “from Santa”, the season’s festivities add up. If you aren’t prepared, the added strain…

Real Estate Nova Scotia: The Halifax Advantage

While Toronto and Vancouver are typically seen as the darlings of the Canadian real-estate scene, the past six months have shown a cooling in these oversaturate markets. Meanwhile, on Canada’s sleepy east coast, home sales are seeing an uptick despite a mild downturn in the national average. One of the reasons that this is happening is that mortgage rates will be going up towards the end of 2017; thus, young families are looking to lock in the current, lower mortgage rate. If people were hesitant to buy, the looming new rate is definitely providing a motivation to adopt a buyer’s mentality.…

Spend Smart To Earn Cash Back

Cash back is a form of incentive offered to buyers of certain products. The buyers will be given a cash refund after they have made a purchase of a certain item. It is a perk offered by many credit card companies and it is a form of earning back a small percentage of the money spent using your credit card. Some credit companies are coming up with more opportunities to get their card holders to spend more by giving more cash back opportunities through their promotions and online sales offers. Smart spenders are opting for cash back credit card for…

The Future Of Reselling Technologies

With local markets drying up and becoming oversaturated, technology resellers are searching for greener pastures. With prospective clients like cloud-based service providers putting roots down in other countries and in need of IT infrastructure, exporting equipment internationally is beginning to look like an attractive route. However, the main concern is how tedious cross-border transactions can become without having the logistical expertise, which often makes resellers hesitant to take the leap. The future of value-added reselling lies in the international market, but unfortunately these potential business relationships are often stopped in their tracks. This is because customs personnel at virtually every…

Skills Required by CRE Agents

The field of commercial real estate (CRE) is a highly complex one within the overall property market. Those who are successful in this field, like Dean Kirkland WA, tend to focus on one area of work. The main areas are: Property types, such as industrial, retail, or office. Property services, such as management, leasing, or sales. Property development, which is what Dean Kirkland is involved in. The reason why specialization is so important, is because CRE is so wide and complex. So what is expected for a good CRE agent, be that in Vancouver or in Washington, or anywhere else…

How and Where Can You Use Bitcoins and Other Forms of Cryptocurrency?

If you see something that you want to buy you can, in theory, pay for it through cryptocurrencies. However, these currencies are highly volatile, and this means lots of businesses don’t accept them yet. That said, companies like Prescott Regency, who are working hard at raising the profile of cryptocurrencies, are changing this. They want to demonstrate that Bitcoins and other forms of cryptocurrency are actually perfect for online trading. Hence, they have developed a list of reasons why. Transactions Are Fast With cryptocurrencies, you can complete a transaction in no more than 15 minutes. Bank transfers, and particularly international…