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 Ready for Backpacking Europe with Financing and Insurance


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.Backpacking has for a long time been the reserve of gap year students and young twenty-somethings seeking adventure far away from home before settling down to life-long commitments.However, in recent years this concept has been changing as the news shows more young people are living with their parents for longer.  A sizeable portion of the population are still living with their parents into their early 30's!The average age of people leaving the nest and starting a family has been steadily pushed back over the years thanks to a number of factors, not least of which is the incredibly expensive property … [Read more...]

The Top Things You Should Consider Before International Relocation

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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.It can be both an exciting time as well as a scary one.You’ve been offered the chance to relocate internationally.  Whether it’s because of a job opportunity or a lifestyle change such as retiring overseas, you’ve got a lot to consider when you decide you’re going to live some place you’ve never lived before.Fortunately a lot of people have made international relocation possible.  Technology has made it easy for the average person to carefully research their options, get to know the environment, and made a conscious choice about whether or not this would be the right move for them.  Why … [Read more...]

Medical Tourism in 2014 – What You Should Know


The following post is a guest contribution.  If you would like to write for My Money Design, please feel free to contact me.  Healthcare news has dominated headlines over the past few years. Legislative gridlock, coverage nuances and access to services have been hotly debated. As a result, medical tourism is becoming a common solution to different healthcare needs. In general terms, the trend involves patients seeking specialized or affordable medical care overseas. Medical travel is a booming industry and countries are gearing services to court foreign patients.Indian hospitals tout English speaking doctors and cardiology expertise to patients needing heart surgery on a budget. Elliott Broidy is a venture capitalist who has invested … [Read more...]

How You Can Get In on the Popularity of Online Bookstores

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The website Mashable recently published an article that made it apparent how big online shopping has become with virtual retail producing $231 billion in 2012.Online shopping has become a huge avenue for making money for many businesses, especially around the holidays. Traditional brick-and-mortar bookstores realize that in order for them to survive, they also need to have a strong online presence where consumers can buy books, whether traditional or eBooks, from the comfort of their own home.This is no more apparent than with the obvious success of websites such as Amazon. Amazon makes billions every year through selling books through their online store, and companies like Indigo have been slow to catch up.  … [Read more...]

Great Recent Scary Movies to Watch This Halloween – 2013 Edition

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It’s that time of year again to have some good, cheap fun and rent a whole bunch of great scary movies!  In case you didn’t already know, I absolutely LOVE scary movies.  I don’t know what it is about them, but I like watching ones that are well written or intriguing.  So throughout the year I’ve collected the titles of a few of my favorite recent scary movies and thought I’d share them with you in time for Halloween.(Before you read on, make sure you check out Part 1 which was published last year.  In that review, my scary movie picks were Trick ‘r Treat, Piranha, Drag Me to Hell, Silent Hill, The Ring, Saw I, House of a Thousand Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, The Ninth Gate, and Donnie Darko.)  … [Read more...]