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Finding the motivation to get your financial habits on track is easy if you find the write tools to motivate and inspire your financial goals. Alex Brooks wrote this for financial payments website Acreis. Budgets, savings plans and financial goals are something we should do -...

Debt is the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde of wealth creation – it can tear apart your dreams of financial security or actually create it. Most of us realise that credit cards or personal loans aren’t the most sensible way to pay for things, but going...

Renovating a residential home or investment property is never a risk-free proposition. Renovating is like opening a can of worms -- you can tear down a ricketty old ceiling to discover disasters like termites or plumbing leaks that eat into your budget and home equity. Splashing...

Finding the right mortgage is as challenging as finding a home you fall in love with. There is no one-size-fits-all mortgage solution, with the range of loans and features on offer so vast that individuals must decide which features, interest rates and products best fit their...

In an age of credit cards, ATMs and redraw mortgages, the idea of creating a simple household budget has gone the way of the dinosaur – it seems as antiquated as an apron-wearing housewife stashing housekeeping money in the teapot for a rainy day. “A lot...

First the biscuits disappear from the tearoom, then the stationery cupboard goes on security watch and, finally, the jobs go. It feels like the end is near, but there are ways to beat the office gloom. "I refuse to participate in the global financial crisis, and...