Payday lenders: the port in a UK austerity storm?

The economic crisis that struck in 2008 hit many of us hard, continuing to make life extremely challenging for the next four or five years. Cuts were announced, spending shrank and austerity hit normal households up and down the UK. While many industries were drying up, there was one sector which seemed to flourish, with…Continue Reading

The Golden Rules of Property Flipping

At first glance, property flipping may seem like an incredibly easy way to make some decent money: buy an ugly or dilapidated old property, fix it up in a few weeks and then sell it on for a tidy profit. Of course, in reality the process isn’t that simple. If it was, a lot more…Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Hire a Private Letting Agent

While it is widely recognized that the UK property marked has experienced a considerable boom in the previous eighteen months, it should come as no surprise that this trend is starting to reverse. After peaking during the months of April and May, property prices began to cool in June amid concerns that the housing market…Continue Reading

So You Want to Start A Restaurant?

For many people who love food and cooking, the idea of owning a restaurant seems enticing. Yet, while the dream of creating sumptuous culinary delights from one’s own fully stocked commercial kitchen to serve to grateful customers may sound appealing, the reality includes a lot of challenges, known and unknown, and a big bunch of…Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of Student Loans

The appeal of student loans is easy to see: they offer a means to pay for an education that promises a good career with decent pay for the student who earns a degree. The loans tend to be easily available to young people entering university, community college, or technical school, and the interest rates are…Continue Reading