The cost of raising kids [Infographic]

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 15:53

A child can be a huge responsibility. It can be equal parts draining, rewarding and exciting - but it can also be expensive. Preparation for a potential change in circumstances due to the arrival of a child could help with reducing financial strain in both the long term and the short.

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If applying for a business loan – have you considered these factors?

Monday, 28 November 2016 11:42

Is it time for you to apply for a business loan? There may be a few things to check off the list beforehand. You may need to come prepared for the meeting with your lender, and that can require some research and understanding of your own finances. If you come prepared and confident, it may make all the difference.

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How to avoid the post-Christmas credit crunch

Thursday, 24 November 2016 09:12

Feeling a little deflated now the Christmas tree has been stored and the tinsel packed away? Have you been hit with the reality of the new year, including a not-so-nice credit card bill?

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What are the hidden costs of buying a new car?

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 09:17

What are the costs of buying a new car?

When it comes time to buy a new car, you probably spend a great deal of time scouring the market for the best possible deal you can find. You're searching local merchants, auctions, perhaps even going online to see if there are discounts or deals you're not aware of. All the while, you're looking to find the lowest possible price.

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Should you repair your old car or buy a new one?

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 10:39

Cost of repairing an old car

When you run into car trouble and there's a chance that your vehicle can't be salvaged, it can present a critical decision for you to make. Do you press forward with the car you have today, spending the money to repair it so it's still drivable? Or do you move on, purchasing a new car instead?

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Gross profit and your business: What does it mean?

Monday, 10 October 2016 13:33

If you run your own small business, you will have come across a number of different ways of evaluating your profitability. One such method is gross profit, and gross profit margins. While they may not be the only figures you are using to check the health of your enterprise, they may still be important.

Here's what you may need to know to interpret them properly.

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A quick guide to fixed costs for small businesses

Monday, 10 October 2016 11:03

A quick guide to fixed costs for small businesses

If you’re running a small business, fixed costs are likely to form part of your budgeting commitments and can play an important part in your overall business plan. However, you may find that your business has different fixed costs to others, but also finances them in different ways. Let's take a closer look at what fixed costs are and how you might be able to deal with them efficiently.

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