People are living longer than ever before, and a growing elderly population combined with their increased wealth means that there is the danger that vulnerable adults are being taken advantage of when it comes to the disposal of their assets. Suffering a bereavement is always difficult and it can be a particularly stressful time if you or another family member has been cut out of the will. There are many grounds on which you can challenge a will, and you should be aware of them all before you consider Read more [...]
As a new landlord there are many things to think about including looking after your property portfolio, managing cashflow, collecting rent, upkeep and maintenance and promoting vacant properties. Of course one of the most important things that you need to consider is the safety of your tenants and the things that could potentially threaten that such as mould, loose masonry, gas leaks or malfunctioning electrical equipment.
To lower the risk of these threats it is essential that you keep on top Read more [...]
No one likes to think about a time when they won't be around anymore, however, it is a sad fact of life that only death is certain. It is important therefore to be prepared for yourself and for those that you leave behind to make the painful process as easy as possible from a practical point of view. After all it is bound to be easier to talk about and plan these things now when you are fit and well, rather than when you are old, frail or ill and could be swayed by your own emotions or external pressures.
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There are many situations that occur that mean you have to move properties quickly. Perhaps you are in a chain and you need to sell to get your next mortgage? Maybe you are looking at freeing up cash in a property to use for a business opportunity? Whatever the need for speed, it can often seem like an insurmountable mountain to get things moving at the pace you want.
If you are in the position where you are desperate for a quick move, read on to hear some top tips for getting it done fast!
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Safety knives are incredibly useful within a wide variety of industries. The need for a portable cutting implement which poses very little threat to the safety of employees has obvious advantages and a huge number of applications.
Just as with any piece of equipment to be used within the workplace, there are a thousand things to consider when looking at buying disposable safety knives. From the safety of your employees to the cost of buying in bulk, this is one transaction which needs plenty Read more [...]
Cloud computing has become something of a phenomenon amongst small to medium businesses looking for easy access on the go and unlimited storage – but could cloud computing leave your company’s sensitive data at risk? Business security blogger Brittany Thorley explores whether the cloud can be secure and how businesses of all sizes can protect their assets and ensure their data and devices are fully protected whilst using cloud computing.
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You’re probably tired of hearing people say that it’s tough out there at the moment – but it’s true. Our beleaguered economic times are very tricky for great swathes of the population; from first time house buyers to those hoping to retire in the next 300 years, everyone’s feeling the pinch of a post-boom bust. For aspiring entrepreneurs dreaming of starting their own business, this is not the ideal economy to launch into.
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Everyone invests for different reasons – you might want a few extra pounds every month, or you might be saving for a house or a new car. Of course you could use a savings account, but you’ll earn next-to-nothing with it! Your money will be safe, but stagnant.
If you’re looking to grow your money for a long term – two years or more – goal, then you need to put it where it’ll work.
Investing money is a fast way of growing money, but it’s riskier than the humble savings account.
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The mobile phone industry in the UK is currently worth close to £100 billion and is continuing to grow. With the ever growing choice of handsets, features and tariffs, it’s sometimes difficult to know which is the most cost-effective way to pay for a phone and the accompanying minutes, texts and internet access.
When buying a phone, the best place to start is with some research. If you know which handset you want and have a set budget of how much you want to pay for a handset and can afford Read more [...]
As the eurozone economy continues to improve after years of financial downturn, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating across the UK have reported a rise in business confidence that is encouraging firms to consider a brighter future.
Not only are companies feeling more positive about their current operations, hiring more staff and becoming generally more relaxed after the difficult period, there has also been a marked rise in firms looking to expand their business on an international Read more [...]