Money & Finances

Do you know what the biggest factors are for the success of small businesses? Planning and training are just a couple of the elements which are necessary for success: Planning There is no more important step for your business than planning. Before you set out telling everyone left, right and centre that you have a great, innovative idea; you need to decide upon a plan. You should sit down and consider carefully in which direction you wish to take your idea. Don’t think of this step as a waste of time, it is essential as a way of predicting…

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For singles, keeping tabs on budgeting is relatively easy. Most single people can control their spending, knowing exactly how much they earn and spend. Family budgeting is a whole different ball game though. Most families have more than one income, and more than one person spending that income, which is where things can get confusing. This is one of the main reasons why families don’t usually have a formal budget. Coming up with a family budget can be tough, but it is possible. Find out how: Make a list of all the family’s incomes. If one of the incomes…

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Good news for Brazilians living in London: a new part of the Brazilian Consulate-General’s website provides a step-by-step guide for those who would like to withdraw their FGTS (Guarantee Fund for Length of Service, a severance indemnity fund). Those entitled to make withdrawals are people who have had formal employment in Brazil and fall into one of the following categories: not been formally employed in Brazil in the last three years; not had any money paid into their FGTS in the last three years; lost their job in Brazil without just cause; worked a full period of a temporary…

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Start 2017 on the right foot and discover how to get your finances in order Your credit card may have been helpful when you were doing the Christmas shopping, but now, in the months that follow, you need to be careful that it does not end up playing the villain. Every credit card comes with clauses that stipulate the holder’s responsibility to make payments on time; otherwise they will be subject to the dreaded interest rates – which are usually high. The card provider usually issues due dates by which payments need to be made. This allows cardholders to plan their…

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Unlike the United Kingdom, Brazil has had a vast number of different coinage over the course of its history. Pound Sterling has been the UK’s official currency since AD928. Athelstan, the first King of England, brought the production of money under the sole control of the Crown. At first, the pound was known as ‘Sterlings’, and silver coins were used as negotiating chips in the Feudal system used by the Anglo-Saxons and the rest of Europe. The first paper money was printed in 1694, thanks to the founding of the Bank of England, and the decimal system was finally introduced…

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Job opportunities in the United Kingdom for those who speak Portuguese Anyone looking for work abroad, especially in countries such as England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales could find what they are looking for with this Job Site. There are currently 657 positions available in areas such as: supermarket manager, client support coordinator, client services specialist, accounts manager, translators, customer service agent and many more. Companies looking for new employees range from large to small in size, such as Deezer, Careerjet, Infomedia Group, LATAM Airlines, Amazon and TripAdvisor. To apply for a position, head to LinkedIn (if you want access…

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