Joseph Kenny Profile and Articles
1). 4 Things To Remember When Renewing Your Home Contents And Home Buildings Insurance
Nobody likes to consider the ramifications of a worst case scenario, least of all the financial consequence. However, did you know that if a major storm (of the likes we experienced in the UK in the late 1980s) struck the UK today.
2). A Basic Guide To Home Contents Insurance
Basically, home contents insurance is insurance protection against the replacement cost that you would otherwise have to pay to replace the contents of your home in the event of then being lost, damaged or stolen. As is the case with home buildings insurance, the main factors contributing to grounds under which you can make a claim against your hom...
3). A Good Credit Report – The Key To Cheap Finance
Is your credit report important? There are a lot of people who would not consider their credit rating as something too important to them in their life. There are others who, while recognising its importance, would not be overly concerned about the issue or understand the reasons for its importance. Well, to those people, they should at least be awa...
4). Adjustable Rate Mortgages vs. Fixed Rate Mortgages
Buying a home can be an exciting and stressful time for anyone. While you may be excited at the prospect of owning your own home, especially if it is your first home purchase, the idea of choosing between all of the many different types of mortgages may leave you feeling confused and apprehensive.
5). Advantages of Switching Credit Cards
Switching credit cards is an everyday part of life now whether it is taking advantage of the introductory offers or simply deciding that your existing credit card account is old and you are looking for a newer better credit card deal than you have already. If you choose your new credit card wisely the advantages could prove beneficial to you....
6). American Express – A Unique Type Of Credit Card
American Express, or AMEX, is one of the most recognisable names in the financial world.
7). Apply for a Loan or Buy a Used Car?
It is a fact of life that many people need adequate forms of transportation to commute to and from their jobs. If you are like most people, your car is one of the largest expenses you will have next to your house. In all the research I've done on personal finance, how you go about purchasing an automobile can have a large impact on your credit and ...
8). Applying For Credit Cards Online
More and more people are applying for credit cards online. With the plethora of different means for which you can apply for your desired card, companies really try to make it easy for you to apply for their credit card. Along with online auctions, and shopping, signing up for credit cards, loans and insurance has been one of the fastest growing com...
9). Auto Coverage Analyzer
Buying a car means taking a well thought out decision. However, sometimes taking a well-thought, wise decision gets difficult. This is even more so, when it involves a big investment decision like buying car and insuring it. One wrong decision and you might end up in a financial soup. Once you have already bought a car or you have owned a car for s...
10). Auto Insurance 101
Auto insurance can be confusing for most consumers; there are so many different types of insurance and it can be difficult to determine the type of coverage you’re required to carry versus the types of coverage that you really should carry in order to protect yourself but that are not required.
11). Auto Insurance – Which Type Is Right For You?
Auto insurance is a form of insurance available to consumers who own cars, trucks and other vehicles. It covers the insured party against the risks involved in owning or driving a vehicle. This may be a car accident, damage caused to other cars or property, loss to passengers in your car, and damage to your car itself.
12). Auto Loans : Top 5 Tips For The Best Rate
You've got your eye on that shiny new Lexus - okay, maybe it's a Kia, but it's perfect and you want it to be yours, all yours - as soon as possible. At the same time, you certainly don't want to be saddled with paying nearly double the car's value by the time you finish paying off the car loan. Here are five tips to help you get the best possible i...
13). Avoid Being the Victim of Credit Card Fraud
Are you aware of how many ways there are for thieves to take access of your credit card accounts and make unauthorised charges against your account? Simply by rummaging through old receipts that you have thrown out or left somewhere public, or by a shop assistant quickly scribbling down your card details while they are out of your sight, or by an u...
14). Avoiding Credit Card Fraud
Imagine the following situations:
Someone rummages through your rubbish to find discarded receipts and then uses your account numbers illegally.
A shop keeper keeps a copy of your credit or debit card and then uses it to pay for other transactions.
A mailing asks you to call a long distance number to ...
15). Avoiding Loan Penalties
Have you ever been late on a loan repayment? It seems that just at the time that you need it least, banks and other lenders slap hefty charges on your account. This is the last thing you need, especially when you’re finding it difficult to keep up with your repayments. It’s like a spiral, you’re late on a payment, so you get a late fee, then...
16). Bad Credit - Some Solutions To Your History
It sounds like a terrible diagnosis – you’ve got a poor, bad or adverse credit score – as far as a mortgage goes, surely now nobody would touch you with a bargepole?
17). Bad Credit Loans – Calculating Your Interest Rate
There are a number of factors used by lenders that go into pricing the interest rates on a loan. These factors can broadly be broken down into two categories:
• The product you are seeking
• Your credit rating
In many cases, it is the nature of the credit you are seeking that will determining to a large extent the co...
18). Bad Credit Rating - Getting Out The Mess
It sounds like a terrible diagnosis – you’ve got a poor, bad or adverse credit score – as far as a mortgage goes, surely now nobody would touch you with a bargepole?
19). Balance Transfer Tips – Maximizing The Benefits of Transfers
While transferring your balance from a high interest credit card to one with a low interest rate is easy, there are certain things that should be taken into consideration. The first thing you want to do is look at your current credit standing. If you have a good credit history, you should have no problem getting a card that has a 0% interest rate. ...
20). Balloon Mortgages Explained
A balloon mortgage is a loan that is provided for a short period of time for a set amount of money. Balloon mortgages will often involve periodic payments that are made at a fixed interest rate. During this period, the loan may not be amortized. The balance of the loan has to be paid in full at a specific time.
Another feature of ball...
21). Bankruptcy Information
Bankruptcy is a situation in which someone who owes money will seek relief from their debts by going to court. Though bankruptcy can be good in some situations, it may not always be necessary. Just because you are in a financial strain does not mean you should immediately file for bankruptcy. There are some things you will want to take into conside...
22). Bankruptcy – The Effects Of Bad Credit
There was a time when bankruptcy was probably the biggest stigma that could be attached to anyone in business. Thankfully those days are long gone. Today, bankruptcies are fast, efficient and frequent court procedures designed not as a punishment for the creditor, but as a means of drawing a line under un-payable debts and allowing everyone to move...
23). Basic Mortgage Terms
If it is your first time applying for a mortgage, there are a number of terms you should know. Educating yourself on the various mortgage terms you will run into will help you make better decisions when deciding which home you want to purchase. When you sign a mortgage contract, your home is used for collateral and it is your responsibility to make...
24). Booking your Holiday
There are many ways to go about planning and booking your holiday. You can go into a travel agent and get a package deal, which included flights, car rental, hotel accommodation, and maybe even some of the activities that you would like to do when you get there.
A slightly more adventurous way and ti...
25). Borrowing online
Online borrowing is growing rapidly. The technology has developed to allow secure and private transactions to take place over the internet. This has led to huge increase in customer trust of the internet as a place to manage their finances. It is also an extremely good place to conduct loan research as you can get information from many lenders quic...
26). Breakdown Insurance
Who knows, you are going out for a long drive, and your car breaks down midway. Experts say that there is more than 10% chance of breaking down each year if your car is more than 3 years old. It is worse in the winter. You can avoid breakdowns by taking precautionary measures like re-servicing your vehicle each month. However, getting your breakdow...
27). Bridging Loans
A couple of years ago my wife and I were in the process of selling our house. We were pretty sure we had found a buyer and had agreed on a price acceptable to both them, and us but they wouldn’t be able to buy our house for about three months. My wife and I were totally ok with this since we weren’t in any particular hurry to move, we just wanted t...
28). Budgeting over Christmas
Christmas is one of everybody’s favourite times of year, but it can also be one of the most expensive. Most people want it to be a special and happy time, and are willing to pay for the little luxuries that make Christmas what it is, but they usually don’t want to spend the rest of the year paying for it. While a normal family Christmas will invari...
29). Business Banking - An Overview
Making a success of your business depends on planning and judgement. ‘The bottom line’ is all about managing your finances wisely, whether that means sourcing the funding you need to start up or keeping on top of your accounts.
30). Business Banking – Getting The Right Account For Your Business
While many people turn to their usual bank when opening a business account, it’s advisable to shop around. There can be some advantages to using the same bank for personal and business accounts
31). Business Insurance
There is no denying the fact that success of a business depends on the hard work of the team but one disaster can wipe out your efforts and bring down the profits to dust. So, to avoid such an instance, you need to insure your business, whether it is a small enterprise or a large corporation.
There are insurance companies, which have ...
32). Buy To Let Property Insurance
Buy-to-let property insurance, some times also known as residential property owners insurance, is needed if you own houses and/or flats to tenants – either on a short-term or long-term basis.
33). Buying A Car – What Is The Best Finance?
Your car is one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make. Probably the only thing you will buy that costs more than your car is your house. You wouldn’t just accept the first mortgage you came across, and likewise you shouldn’t just accept the first vehicle financing option that comes your way. You will have a lot of options in how to fin...
34). Buying a New Car
Buying a new car is one of the largest purchases most people make in their lives. Therefore, it is worth taking care and making sure the deal you get is the best possible.
If you need to obtain credit to fund the purchase of the car, you should be aware that the financing offered by the dealer is often not...
35). Buying a New Car At Anytime
There are many things that you must consider when buying a new car. Most will have to do with the car itself such as what model to buy, the options you want to add, and the price of the car. However, there is one thing that it always pays to check out first, and that is, who are you buying the car from.
36). Buying a Used Car
Before getting your own car, it pays to do some homework. Think about what you need, what the car will be used for, and your budget. Look in books and online and think about repair costs, safety tests, mileage etc.
All this research can save you some serious money and help you avoid being ripped off.
Once you’ve cho...
37). Buying Flights Online
One of the greatest things to happen to the world of travel in recent years is the advent of low cost airlines. Not only do they offer flight travel that is cheaper than any previous airlines by far, but they also offer some other great innovations in booking and paying for flights. Part of the growth in popularity of these airlines is that they ar...
38). Car Financing: Which is Better: Buying or Leasing?
Purchasing a new car is always an exciting time in life; however, it can also be confusing and time confusing, especially with so many different types of financing options available. Should you purchase your next vehicle outright or would it be better to lease it?
39). Car Insurance FAQs
Can I insure a modified or classic car; who will offer insurance cover?
Yes, you can insure a modified car but because your car is a specialist car, not all auto insurance companies might be willing to provide coverage for it since it requires high price replacement parts and also skilled labor if the car is involved in an acci...
40). Car insurance for lady drivers
Car insurance companies prefer lady drivers to their gentlemen counterparts because they are considered as much less risky drivers. It is not that the accident rates of ladies are low. They face as many accidents as males do. However, the damage caused by them is not as much in most of the cases. So, their claims after the accident are also less. T...
41). Car Insurance on Rentals
When it comes to car insurance, there are a couple of traps you can fall into. The contracts are complicated and extremely difficult to understand, and that’s if you even have the time to read them. The fact is that most people don’t read insurance contracts and there is a significant information shortage when it comes to consumers and the contents...
42). Car Insurance Pricing Plans
The law requires liability insurance for all drivers and vehicles. This means that if you are involved in a serious accident, and it turns out that it was your fault, your insurance company will pay out any claims that are made against you. Extra coverage on your own vehicle, called comprehensive insurance, is optional.
43). Car Insurance – How Did They Calculate That?
Insurance premiums are calculated according to several risk factors. These are the factors identified by the insurance company as most likely to have an impact on the insured against risk occurring. Insurance is a significant cost associated with the item insured and should not be rushed into. It is always a good idea to shop around for the best pr...
44). Cash Back vs. Rewards Credit Cards
Ah, the sweet rewards of using credit!
Not only do you get immediate gratification with the buy now-pay later plastic, but now, many credit cards offer rewards and incentives for using their card to make purchases. You can get cash back, or gift cards, or ‘reward points’ that you can spend on merchandise or services from various merchants. T...
45). Cash Loans: Are They Worth the Cost?
It is a fact that sometimes, money is tight. Everyone will be in this situation at some stage in their life. They are in urgent need of funds to avoid bouncing checks or missing important payments. If you have a steady source of income, and you need money for only a short period of time, a cash loan, or paycheck advance may seem like an attractive ...
46). Cheap Medical Insurance
If you want to get a good deal on your medical insurance, there are a couple of things you should consider doing. Some of them are optional and some of them are absolutely vital and cannot be passed by.
The first is to shop around. You really cannot get a good deal on medical insurance unless you are prepared to shop around and search ...
47). Choose A Better Balance Transfer Card
If you are currently experiencing problems making repayment of your credit card debt, then the time has come to consider switching your credit card account to a 0% account.
However, if you make the wrong choice, you could end up in the situation where you actually pay more to the credit card company than would otherwise have been the ...
48). Choosing Credit Cards – The Basics
There really are an amazing variety of credit cards available to today’s consumers; the number of options is simply staggering. Virtually every company around these days has some form of affiliated credit card option available to its customers. While most of these cards are affiliated to one of the major credit card brands, such as Visa, Mastercard...
49). Choosing Life Insurance
Take your time in taking decisions, chalk out which one is best suited for you and your family from the policies made available by different insurance companies. Look into your age, condition of health, income, health habits, marital status, number of children and lifestyle.
You must always keep in mind that if you don’t need it, avoid...
50). Closing Credit Card Accounts
Most experts advise consumers to avoid having too many credit card accounts. When you decide to open a new card because it has better rates, it is important to make sure you properly close your existing credit card. There are a number of reasons why you should close existing accounts when opening a new credit card.
Closing some of your...
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