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Your five minute guide to… Credit cards

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The number of people using credit cards have been decreasing dramatically. The Central Bank thinks it’s connected to the MBNA departure and the cancellation of inactive accounts. Also, many people might have chosen debit cards instead of credit ones, especially after worldwide Visa and MasterCard systems were introduced. This

As rates fall, credit card charges rise

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Because of banks’ hidden fees, borrowing becomes more and more difficult. Banks are continuing to rise their fees and fooling customers by implementing sneaky charges from seemingly advantageous 0% transfer deals and other operations. When last month the base rate has caused the lowest evert rates for mortgage and

Drive a hard bargain over car insurance

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According to Mark Channing, if you’re armed with some money-saving tips, you will be able to avoid terrible premiums for your car insurance. About 14,000 motorists have suffered after the Enterprise Insurance company collapse – they needed to take some pains to gain their replacement car insurance. Irish clients

The great travel insurance farce

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Be careful to cancel a holiday travel if one of your relatives is ill, as you may be charged dramatically. Insurers make it almost impossible to prove anything to them, so don’t hurry to cancel your trip if a loved one of yours is ill or have passed away.

An easy way to shop for the stock market funds that offer value

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The holy secret of the City – investment trusts – are about to become open for all. Such trusts were hidden from wide public at all costs, but now the companies investing into the other companies’ shares will become open for private investors. Till nowadays such dealing games were

Are investment trusts the underdog we could all love?

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Which is the best option: using an investment trust or an Oeic (open-ended investment company)? They seem almost the same – funds taking money from thousands of citizens paying charges to specialists who make investments on their behalf. According to the publication by the Association of Investment Companies, investment

America has forgotten that small is beautiful

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Last week we have heard two speeches from two presidential elections candidates – Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. They were talking about the economic policies they found suitable for the country. Both speeches were performed in Michigan, and both didn’t inspire people at all. Mr Trump’s hard-to-understand speech was

Apple is learning the hard way that tax avoidance is bad for business

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All the talks about taxes come to one conclusion – the word “complicated” doesn’t describe even a part of the disaster. It’s way too difficult to handle and doesn’t meet modern requirements at all. We could use it only as an alternative for a digital world, but it’s also

Tax the fat cats and leave us geese alone

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Jean-Baptiste Colbert who was the finance minister for Louis XIV once said that the process of taxation can be shown at geese feather plucking. You need to get the largest amount of feathers possible with the minimum amount of hissing. His description is even more suitable to our world

The rich and the march of the robots

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A new online wealth manager will help people reach their financial goals with the help of algorithms, not the actual management. People who have lots of money but no time are usually searching the places to invest finances with the help of wealth managers. They meet and discuss the