Help! My mobile phone bill is too high

THE stereotypical line reads that ‘Girls love to talk’ but Spain sure does have one way to ensure there’s almost no chat at all. And what is this secret weapon against conversation? Spanish mobile phone companies of course. Not only do they guarantee you can’t talk to friends and family, if you do...

Have you had the wool pulled over your eyes?

WHILE cleansing off the day’s dust, dirt and makeup from our faces, the cotton wool is literally pulled over our eyes, but are you experiencing this in the financial sense too? I’m talking about your cosmetics drawer. The average woman owns 20 to 30 different lotions and potions to cleanse, clean,...

Be your own Prince Charming and marry for love not money

AFTER catching a glimpse of Rupert Murdoch’s other half on television recently, not only was I surprised by her defensive ninja moves to deflect a shaving cream pie from hitting her hubby, but also startled by much younger she was than the media mongrel. Wendi Deng is 38 years younger than her 80-year-old...

It’s a tough life being filthy rich, hey Potter!

HOW important is money to enjoying a high quality of life? Do we really need lots of it to be happy? These are eternal questions that keep popping up – mainly because there doesn’t appear to be a simple answer. Having to skimp and save and even stick you hand down the back of the sofa just to attempt...

Female worrywarts are detrimental to health and savings

IF sitting at the kitchen table with a cigarette in one hand and a sharp drink in the other – sweating over bills due – sounds like your monthly accounts scenario, then you may very well be one of the many women who are severely stressed out by their finances. According to a new report women are...

Wise old words about minding your money

In terms of finance, not every elderly person is going to be a financial genius like Warren Buffet, but the chances are they have been through the good and the bad, and are therefore in a position to give advice. A study from America recently touched on this very subject when it asked women over the age of...

The real reasons why you’re not a millionaire – yet!

IT’S easy enough to dream up ideas that might transform us into millionaires. Creating an addictive social networking site or developing a simple product that everybody wants to buy, are just two ways to get started on the path to riches. But have you ever stopped to think that perhaps the reason why you...

I want it all – and I want it now!

REFURBISHING an old house is currently taking up all my time – and money! I have been spending the last few months flicking through interior design magazines, cutting out styles and pictures that catch my eye and then pasting them in my ideas scrapbook. The potential interior design of my new home...

Don’t let the sun set on bagging a bargain this summer holiday

RECESSION or no recession, savings or no savings – it’s getting to that time of year when many start thinking about getting away for a summer holiday. It can be guaranteed that even those who are hanging onto their job by a string are more than likely flicking through glossy beach brochures, because a...

You’ll get by with a little help from your friends!

HAVE you ever considered how paying off debt is a bit like dieting? It all starts off with the best of intentions, but once nobody is looking you’ve got your face stuck in the fridge taking large and cheeky bites out of a chocolate tart. Weight loss experts are always harping on about how support groups...

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