5 Things That You Need to Know About Leasing Commercial Real Estate

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Owning a business with any number of employees or inventory is going to require having a large enough building to accommodate it.Leasing commercial real estate is one of the least expensive ways to get set up quickly.  It is less expensive (short-term) than buying and gives you the option to move out quickly if things progress over the next few months or years.With things in the U.S. economy forecast for a positive turn, this can translate into both good and bad opportunities for those with a need for rented space.  For example you may be able to find buildings that haven’t been rented in months and are able to lock into a great price for a reasonable term.  However you could also find yourself stuck with space that is not up to … [Read more...]

Why Is It Important to Save Money Instead of Enjoying It All Now?

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The life of a child is so simple relative to that of an adult.I realize this over and over again whenever I go out to the store with my; especially my 8-year-old son.  He has a severe problem where the second he gets a dollar, he has to spend it!  It doesn’t really matter on what.  He just has to spend it.“Do you really need it?” I’ll ask him.  “I thought you were saving your money for the bigger one?”He might try to argue.  He may even try to justify making this purchase.  But as his parents we still challenge him because we know that it will be a very important lesson to understand why it’s important to save money for the things we really want later in life.  … [Read more...]

Managing Financial Difficulties after a Job Loss


It doesn't matter who you are or what you do, financial hardship can hit anyone. And given the present economic condition in the world, losing your job is always a possibility.As someone who's lived through a layoff; I understand first-hand the fear and frustration of being out of the workforce. You give everything you have to an employer, and they give you the boot.There are several ways to handle this. You can get upset and live your days in misery, or you can wipe the dust off your feet and move on to bigger and better opportunities.However, as you look for something better, reality might set in. A regular job means a regular paycheck, thus a way to cover all your monthly expenditures. If you lose a job, there’s a chance that … [Read more...]

Green Living: Open a Savings Account for Eco-Friendly Products

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If you're interested in green living and leaving a reduced carbon footprint, you may be considering upgrading to eco-friendly products and appliances.Eco-friendly products are designed to use less energy during operation, which is not only good for the environment, but also for your wallet when your energy bill arrives. However, many eco-friendly ideas have a higher price tag for implementation. Learn about some of the more affordable ways to go green as well as those updates you'll need to save up for. Then open a savings account to set aside the funds you need to meet your goal of green living.  Affordable eco-friendly ideas for green living: While you may be interested in saving the environment, it's also important to … [Read more...]

How to Go About Finding Financial Jobs in Great Britain


The following contribution is from a reader of My Money Design.  If you’d like to write for us, please feel free to contact me.The economic situation in Great Britain has had an impact on each part of UK. Some industries have been affected in some ways. With the unprecedented numbers of graduates who are unemployed and big number of redundancies, and every government department and company making big cuts, finding jobs is not very easy task.The economic recession in UK affect every city in the country. Finding a work in Britain has not been such a difficult task for a long time. However, it’s harder to find jobs that do not mean it will not happen. A lot of people are still finding their jobs.So how can you ensure that you are a … [Read more...]

Will Digital Currencies Like Bitcoin Force a Secondary Currency Exchange?


Content provided by Dave Hellowell, on behalf of 4x Currency, specialists in foreign exchange and international money transfers.Although Bitcoin has suffered a major blow with the apparent closure of the Mt. Gox exchange, it seems that the alternative currency has not died any kind of final death just yet.Under plans now announced by Robocoin, a company based in the U.S., investors will actually be able to buy and sell bitcoins from a cash machine based in London.This means that transferring funds to or from a virtual wallet, with the use of a smartphone which is scanned by the machine, means that people will be able buy or sell money by transferring cash through the machine.If physical technology is being deployed to serve … [Read more...]

Getting Fit on a Budget and Becoming Healthy for Less

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The following contribution is from a reader of My Money Design.  If you’d like to write for us, please feel free to contact me.Staying fit and healthy is important for our long-term health as well as for out short-term happiness and looks.But getting in shape is something that can sometimes seem like an expensive business!  Gym memberships, exercise classes, personal trainers… there is a reason health and fitness is a booming industry and there is certainly a lot of profit to be made from unfit people looking to get fitter.If however you want to become a fitter, healthier version of you without spending a small fortune every month to do so, there are plenty of options that you can choose for getting fit on a budget which don’t … [Read more...]