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Cashflow Forecasting – planning income and expenditure

Historically, cashflow forecasting was a method used by business owners, managers and accountants to analyse income and expenditure over a set period ot ime. By analysing inflows and outflaows of cash for each period, e.g. each month, they were able to see what strains they would have on cash at any one time – e.g. was there any particular month or months where they needed to draw on other sources of cash. Download your own cashflow forecast template here

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Prepaid Credit Cards

Prepaid credit cards are far from a new idea – the principle has been around for many years with such items as prepaid electric meter cards etc all working on the same principle.

In essence what a prepaid credit card offers is the facility to make purchases and payments through the Visa or Mastercard system, in the same way as someone using a “normal” credit card would – this is the same for purchases both in stores, shops, restaurants etc. as well as with online shopping on the internet………

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Debt-snowball – repay your debts quicker

It is common for people to have more than one debt – for example you may have a mortgage, a personal loan, a few credit cards, hire-purchase etc. Nobody likes debt, unless it is being used as leverage for an investment, and for the majority of people the quicker it is paid off the better!

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Critical Illness Cover v Income Protection

In this article we will compare income protection insurance to critical illness cover and consider how they can be used together to protect your financial position.

Many people ask whether it is more appropriate when considering insuring against ill health to take out income protection insurance or critical illness cover.

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Income Protection Insurance (PHI) – an introduction

Many people have heard of income protection – yet many remain unsure exactly what it is and how it can be used to protect their family and themselves.

As the name suggests, Income Protection Insurance, previously known as Permanent Health Insurance (PHI), is a type of insurance which is designed to replace lost income in the event of long term illness or accident.

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Needs and Wants – the Basics of Budgeting

In order to make decisions about what steps to take with the various aspects of your personal financial planning it is important to take a “snapshot” of where you are at at this moment in time.

A plan is just that – a plan – you decide on where it is you want to “arrive”, consider your current “position” , weigh up the various methods of getting there and choose the path which seems most appropriate to your current family situation, income profile, future employment prospects.

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