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More baby boomers pledge assets for cash

Posted on November 27, 2013 by Daniel at 2:39 am

boomerThe discovery of a Constable worth £250,000 in the family attic has highlighted the extent of the assets that the ‘baby boomer’ generation has built up.

Now, as the baby boomers start to feel the chill winds of austerity, they are seeking to generate extra cash by selling some of those assets.

That’s the view of borro, one of the UK’s leading lenders against the security of assets such as jewellery, cars and watches. It reports a 56 per cent increase in the number of 50 to 60-year-olds using its services in the past four years and nearly a quarter of all its loans are now to customers in this age group.

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Avoid an Expensive Boiler Breakdown

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Daniel at 6:58 pm

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If you’ve suffered a boiler breakdown before, you’ll know how frustrating and how costly it can be to resolve the issue. It’s manageable in the warmer months, because heating the house isn’t a necessity, but a broken boiler in the winter can cause serious problems. If you’re worried about this happening to you – perhaps you have an old or somewhat temperamental boiler – then there are precautions you can take to prevent your house turning into an igloo.

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What Should You Do After Getting That Good Job?

Posted on November 20, 2013 by Daniel at 4:52 pm

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It’s finally happened. You aced the interviews, waited with bated breath for the phone call, and now you have it: that good-paying job with benefits that puts you firmly on a career path. Maybe this is your first “real job” out of college; maybe this is a job you’ve finally managed to snag after months — or years — of unemployment or underemployment.

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6 Ways to Save Money on Furniture

Posted on November 13, 2013 by Daniel at 12:51 pm

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When you move into a new apartment, the first few weeks are particularly rough. You’ll need a lot of things, including furniture, which isn’t cheap. Here are a few ways you can save money on furniture.

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Moving in together? It pays to take care

Posted on November 13, 2013 by Daniel at 2:33 am

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Millions of couples celebrated Valentine’s Day this week, splashing out on greetings cards, champagne and red roses. But as their attention switches from the romance of candlelit dinners to the possibility of moving in together, they should not ignore the more prosaic questions, such as what happens if they split up or one partner dies.

A recent Court of Appeal decision offered a grim reminder to all nonmarried couples that they have no automatic entitlement to any part of their partner’s property or possessions if they split up, even if they have lived together for many years.

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Tips On Exporting To Developing Countries

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Daniel at 9:48 am

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Over the past few centuries the world has come together more than ever before. This has increased significantly since the birth and development of the internet and the world is now more globalised than ever. This has opened up a wealth of business and commercial opportunities that have been exploited by many already. Technologies such as the internet and airplanes have made exporting to foreign and developing countries very easy. However, there are a few things that must be taken into consideration before one can go down this route. Here are a few tips on exporting to developing countries.

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