Personal Financing Loan Tips – Useful Manuscripts About Personal Loans

Sometimes, it is very difficult to become familiar with all the vocabularies in relation to personal loans. A Personal loan is something which must very well be understood ahead of making any decision about it. There are so many explanations why you may opt for personal loans. If you look up for the right information about personal loans, you may be able to get what is right and perfect for you. Your aim should be safeguarding your money and nothing ought to be done that will plunge your finances into jeopardy.

A lot of resources exist in books that teach about personal loans. If you get a copy of such books, you should know that you are making a choice which is synonymous to a very great investment. Always keep in mind that to be forewarned is to be forearmed. This should be the best approach when you seek financial decisions and especially when it involves making a decision about loans.

One good book to read is Gary W. Eldred’s “Beginners Guide to Real Estate Investing”. This deals with realties in general, but there are adequate materials in it on the subject of personal loans. What you should know is that this text contains almost the best information that will help you make the best decision if you think of personal loans for real estates.

Another text, “The Book of Inside Information”, puts into plain words the basics of getting and dealing with a personal loan. This text goes beyond a mere explanation of personal loans to offering advices and tips of dealing with family finances. Another very recent publication is “The 21st Century Family Legal Guide: The Law You Must Know to Protect Yourself and Your Family”. Although a very practical text, there is still abundant and brilliant material in it which deals with personal loans.

You should be happy because every good text that gives you the basics about personal loans will also provide you with useful information on how to redeem every personal loan. For example, “Live Debt Free” (3rd Edition) has reliable tips for paying off loans. Remember that this text will never teach you of any means to become prosperous. Rather, it teaches you on means to better manage your money and better management of your money is one of the keys to becoming prosperous.

There are also some excellent periodicals such as Money Today and Reader’s Digest which offers write-ups that give an idea about which loan should be best for you. Most of such valuable information can also be reached through the internet. Also remember to go through the analysis always provided by the National Consumer Council on matters relating to personal loans.

Getting any of these texts is not enough. The key to every successful financial decision or decision on personal loan remains in your ability to go through and understand what is in the text. You must be able to understand and appreciate the ins and outs of personal loans. Remember to go in for books which have a balanced approach to personal loans. Keep in mind that you must appraise the excellent as well as poor resources on personal loan before you make a good decision.

Also think about texts that will offer you with tips of repaying your personal loan. Remember that you must also know how to manage your debts as well as your spending pattern in order to move out of debts. Always make an endeavor to read these texts. It may be time consuming. But the rewards are far greater than not reading these books. Some of these materials will be obtained either from the internet or from a library.

Entitlement – How it Affects Our Finances, Our Relationships and Our Lives

In this article we are going to look at how entitlement works globally and see the reasons behind our bank failures, our pension failures, our financial institutions and then we’ll bring it into a very personal level of how our attitudes of entitlement are bringing failures into our own lives. We’ll look at ways to reverse this. We’ll look at the issue of why our attitudes of entitlement are a luxury that we can no longer afford.

In the old days, on a global level, our standard of living was much lower. Our cars were basic, our entertainment was much less costly and in most economies around the world, families were able to make it on one income.

Over the years, as our standard of living rose higher and higher, it now takes two incomes just to survive. Instead of using one car for the family, now we see two cars or more for the family. Instead of just going to a movie and some place inexpensive for dinner for a special night out – now we have very expensive forms of entertainment.

In the old days, when we had a much lower standard of living people actually sat around in the evening and talked to one another. They even read books. They listened to the radio and used their imagination to recreate the scenes in their heads. If you had a telephone, it was a luxury. People made appointments to see one another, they didn’t sit on the phone for hours on end. Nowadays, there’s very little personal interaction. People sit on cellphones, they do text messaging, they sit on their computers, they do instant messaging, emails or messageboards – and social interaction has become a thing of the past.

We are now leading very insular lives and the end result is that we have more cases of depression, especially among teenagers and young adults. We see more people today on anti-depressants than any other time in the history of mankind. This is more than just being dissatisfied with your lot in life. It has more to do with feeling a lack of purpose in your life. Having family and friends around you to share the good times and the bad times. This is about being able to live your life without having a single person in your life. Anything and everything that you can possibly want or need can be purchased online. You don’t ever have to leave your house. In so many different ways we can see the breakdown of the family and of the community coinciding with the breakdown of the economy.

The higher standard of living that we’ve grown accustomed to isn’t really about buying toilet paper in different colours, but it’s actually separating ourselves from the family unit. Instead of listening to the radio and using our creative imagination, or reading a book and letting it take us to different locales, now we have to be entertained. Now we don’t entertain ourselves. Now we need TV, video games, the internet…but the worst part is that we have isolated ourselves from each other.

Instead of conversation, we plant ourselves in front of TV’s. Instead of board games that can be played with the family, we’re now playing games on the computers – we’re having online relationships that are usually disappointing and we aren’t reading books like we used to. People used to have to develop social skills. Now with modern technology and a lack of social interaction, social skills seem to be at the bottom of the list of priorities.

Unfortunately the ills of society cannot be reversed by waving a magic wand over them. As a rule people don’t change unless they are forced to change. So how do we get past this attitude of entitlement? That the world owes us a living? That if you don’t have what you want that it’s OK to steal?

How do we go back to the basics of child-rearing?
Where the parents made the rules and the children obeyed them. How do we get parents to see that their permissive attitude is damaging their children? That it’s not OK to whine and cry until you get your own way. That we’re raising a generation of children who are growing up to be irresponsible adults who are not held accountable for their actions.
These same children will grow up to be dissatisfied with life, blaming others for their failures and not able to hold down a job.

So before we can fix the economy, we have to fix ourselves. We have to learn how to put back into the community what we have taken from it. We have to hold our bankers and our financial institutions accountable for everything. Our greed on a personal level corresponds with the greed on a corporate level. We have only to look at the increase in shoplifting to the CEO’s of major corporations who have stolen from their company’s pension funds. Now that we’re facing very very hard times, we need to see how our attitude is causing our own destruction.

When the economy started to go down, a taxi driver in New York City was asked what he was going to do if people didn’t have enough money to take taxis and he couldn’t pay his bills. Without batting an eyelid and having to think twice about it, he said “I’d steal.”

I heard of a woman in her 40′s who walked through the produce department of a supermarket and started to eat the grapes and cherries that were on display. She didn’t pay for them, nor did she feel guilty for having taken them. It was as if she had the right to sample whatever goods were out there. Although security would not have been called for pilfering grapes, especially since the goods would not be found on her, it’s easy to see why a storeowner’s losses would have to be passed onto its customers.

When doctors and patients submit fraudulent insurance claims – those costs aren’t just washed away – they get passed onto the other people who are insured.

I recently heard of a man who went into the hospital and was there for close to a month. A neighbour of his was one of his golfing buddies, and he was also a doctor. And every day he came to the hospital, he said hello to his friend. They talked about gold, about politics, their hobbies… and not once did he discuss this man’s medical problems.. and this man thought it was very nice of his neighbour to drop by. When he got his bill from the hospital, he was absolutely outraged to see that that neighbour charged his insurance company for every single visit for the month that he was there.

While most people would shrug their shoulders and not do anything about it because they didn’t have to pay for it out of their own pocket, this man called his insurance company and reported the fraud. He then called this doctor friend of his and told him that if he didn’t call the insurance company and rectify his mistake, he was going to contact the media and start an investigation. They lived in a small town and the doctor realised that he would be forced out of business if he didn’t drop the charges, which is probably the only reason he eventually notified the insurance company that he was dropping those charges.

The entitlement issues we face today can be traced back to the low standards we set for our children. The bar needs to be set higher, much higher. We are raising children who reach adulthood as grasping individuals taking whatever they can from whomever they wish without stopping to question their actions.

I recently heard of a widow in her late 50′s who sold the farm that she and her husband had owned for all of their marriage. She moved to a smaller place and planned on using the profits from the sale as her retirement income. Her children were so angry that they even refused to speak to her. They felt that the money from the sale was their inheritance and it should go to them. What kind of distorted thinking is that? She and her husband had worked the farm, had put in their life’s energy in that farm and she had every right to sell it and do whatever she wished with the money she received from it. Her adult children were living their own lives, earning their own money, and not supporting her. They weren’t entitled to one cent, yet they are trying to make her feel guilty for taking what she so rightfully earned.

In the US, they have been conducting surveys among middle management to upper-management employees who were laid off when their company’s downsized. There seems to be a growing trend among these people to try for a few months to find other employment, but then shortly afterwards, they give up and stop looking because they cannot find a job that pays the same kind of money. What we see happening to these people – they empty out their retirement funds, their pensions, their savings accounts, their family’s savings accounts, and mortgage their houses to the hilt. They have decided not to look for a job. If they cannot get the kind of money that they had been making, they are choosing to go on unemployment for however long it lasts and to live off everyone else. Some of them are sending their spouses to work at menial jobs, others are collecting food stamps and welfare and this number is growing rapidly. These are people who are able-bodied and capable of working but who choose not to – and society is supporting them.

You don’t have to look further than this to see how a country’s economic crisis is irrevocably tied to the entitlement issues of its populace.

A couple of years ago, I heard of a teenager who asked her father for a car after she got her license. Her parents were divorced and her father was trying to compensate for not being in the house as a full-time dad. He didn’t have much money so he got her a new Volkswagen. She was so angry that he didn’t get her a luxury car, that she deliberately rammed her car into a stone wall and practically demolished it. Her father couldn’t even claim on the insurance because it was deliberate. He ended up buying her a used car so that she would have transportation. This father, as well-meaning as he probably thought he was, only contributed to his daughter’s sense of entitlement. Had I been that child’s parent, I would never have bought her a replacement car and I would have had her go out and get a job and pay back, each week from her salary, every penny of the amount of the new car that she had been given.

This disregard for property, for other people’s financial problems, and for other people’s feelings represents the kind of attitude that is running rampant among many cultures. When parents accept this kind of behaviour from their children, they are setting their children up for failure as adults and of course this plays right into the failure of the economy of countries around the world.

How can we expect our politicians, our bankers, our financial institutions, our corporations, to exhibit more accountability than we expect from our own children?

Many children, single and married, move back home into their parents’ home because they cannot afford to make it on their own. At what point does a parent know that a child must learn how to survive on their own and stop taking money from their parents? At what point do parents know when they are causing more harm than good by continuing to treat their offspring as children? When they continue to make life easy for their children, these children will not know how to survive on their own when their parents die. It is far better to teach children moral and financial responsibility when they are young than have to learn it the hard way when they are older.

I had to learn this the hard way myself. My father kept on giving me money, even when I was in my 30′s and I never really learned how to be independent financially. It took me telling him that I didn’t need his help (even when I really did at the time), and then I learned how to stand on my own two feet and how to earn and manage money effectively.

I could go on and on giving you examples of entitlement in every strata of society, but the ones that I have cited are ample demonstrations of how we’re contributing to the downfall of our economy. We’re doing this on the local level, the national level and the international level. We’re taking the path of least resistance and while we’re holding everyone else accountable for their actions, we’re taking no responsibility for our own.

It’s time to reverse the status quo: Let’s try an experiment: for one week, between this show and next week’s show, try denying yourself something 3 times a day. Learn how to say no to yourself. Learn how to question your actions, how to observe them and question the validity of them.

My Son’s Bank Account Is Zero

My son has just turned the age whereby he is able to have his own bank account without my trustee signature. It is an exciting time for him and, as he is getting increasing amount of money from various sources [including me] he has become more aware of the power and use of money.

However, his new style of entrepreneurship in claiming a bank account for himself has not exactly turned out how we had planned. As I write this article, his bank account remains at the level of zero. I asked him why he has not put his money into his bank account. He has various answers and reasons; but the underlying, and most powerful one, is that if he puts his money into his bank account then he cannot look at it or feel it and it therefore doesn’t feel quite as real.

Strangely enough, I have begun to understand this concept; and I believe it is one that we, as adults, also use in a modified form. I’m sure most of us have used a credit card at some stage or other including for large purchases. Paying several hundred dollars via credit card doesn’t seem like we are spending or using money. But paying the same amount over the counter using hard cash feels very different.

And then of course there are complications of interest payments on deposits and also the safety and security of money in the bank rather than in a cupboard in some bedroom. As yet his check account remains at zero; but I’m working on methods by which we can help him save his money more productively.

Wall Street Investment Banks Resist Money Mystics

It seems Wall Street is falling behind Canary Wharf and the City of London. Even though money mystics and shamans are firmly established in British banks, investment banks on Wall Street have been very slow to follow this new trend. Mark Howard from the Alternative Wall Street News explains, ‘American banks don’t trust these mystics – not yet. Yes, I know that a handful of American banks based in London have hired money mystics, but it’s not happening on Wall Street. British banks such as Dodger Coombes are leading the way.’

I believe Wall Street investment banks will have to hire money mystics very soon. Otherwise Wall Street will suffer as a major financial centre. I recently reported that a statue of Big Herb has been erected on Wall Street. That is an encouraging sign, but the banks have to be bold now and take the next step.

Tatum Jones from Dodger Coombes says, ‘I can understand why the American banks are nervous about this. If it all goes wrong they could lose hundreds of millions of dollars. We started off by only hiring one mystic, and built it up from there. That’s what I suggest the American banks do. Just take it slowly.’

Brilliant advice from Tatum Jones. I urge all American bankers to consider what she says, act on it, and move on into the future. Sure, these money mystics may seem alien to American culture, but a year or two from now everyone will wonder what all the fuss was about. Mystical capitalism is the way forward.

Trust – What Consumers Really Want From Their Banks

Amidst re-branding moves and January sales, new consumer research is showing that banks should really be focusing on how they can rebuild trust between themselves and the UK public before keeping up appearances and offering cash-back to new savers.

Consumer watchdog Which? surveyed over 2,000 individuals in an attempt to gauge what the UK public want from banks in the coming year. More than half of those asked admitted that their New Year’s resolutions were related to saving money, with younger savers (16 – 24 year olds) being the most money-conscious.

However, statistics regarding the customers opinions of their banks were a little more telling, with 77 percent asked stating that those within the industry should have customer trust as their New Year’s resolution. Additionally, 85 percent stated that it is very important that banks listen to their customers, while 83 percent called from the government to listen to both the public and the banks as they work to reform the industry.

The recent Which? findings are part of a wider scheme called the Future of Banking Commission which aims to bring together the opinions of the public, government, banks and others in an effort to better the financial sector.

The outright call from the public for banks to put trust at the forefront of their New Year’s plans is a positive finding and good first step for the unique commission which aims to give a voice back to those who have been hit hardest by the banking crisis – especially after a succession of reports have been published without any public opinion.

The data comes ahead of four events throughout the year in which customers, bankers, MPs and businesses will all be able to express their opinions on the future of the sector before a report is published later in the year. Hopefully then, the ultimate goal of the report and the commission for renewed consumer confidence in the banking system as the UK moves out of recessionary times will be realized.

What Do Bank Sales Really Offer the Average Saver?

It has become something of a Christmas tradition in the UK, we wake up early on the 26th December and head to town with our spending money and vouchers on a mission to find bargains in the January Sales. However, this year saw not only clothes and supermarkets getting in on the sales action, but many high street banks had sales boards in their windows too. So what do bank sales really offer the average saver?

With continuing low interest rates (base rate has now been at 0.5 percent for nine months) and rising inflation, many banks are seeing the New Year as a great opportunity to entice new customers to their products and to reward existing savers eager to stay with them. Consequently, incentives themselves are varied – from cash back to bonus services, as well as being available on a diversity of products – from the highest interest fixed accounts to the humble savings account.

However, such sales have been criticized by some as they can lure customers who won’t really benefit – and can also be overly complicated with little saving in the long term. For example, some banks are offering insurance services available at a cut price for a number of months – but will increase in monthly cost for the remainder of the year, whether the individual needs the cover or not.

Andrew Haggar at has been quite outspoken about his opinion of bank sales, stating: “Bank sales are little more than a marketing gimmick, most customers would prefer a consistently good deal from their provider, rather than just for a few weeks each year.”

However, £100 cash back for re-aligning your savings habits a little is surely something most of us can enjoy, and it seems that shopping around is the first step to ensure that you are in the most sensible savings shape for the new year. If you already have an account with a certain bank, check what they have available to existing customers – then see what their competitors offer regardless of whether they are on the ‘Sales Boat’ or not. Based on the current industry, savers who are most likely to benefit are those who choose to put their money into fixed accounts or bonds in the new year.

Racing Awards, Medals and Customized Gear for Runners

Running, whether it be a 5k with the family, a 10k for an extra challenge, or a marathon for the elite runners, can be a very exciting and memorable experience. Running is a very personal sport to lots of people, as it can be great exercise and can make you look and feel very refreshed. Tons of awards are given out to winners at races each year. For people organizing these racing events, finding customized and personal running gear can be difficult, as well as finding unique prizes for running champions. When orchestrating a race, you want to have a memorable competition. Medals and unique prizes can help to make the race more exciting. Participants can keep prizes as souvenirs, and remember the experience better because of a keepsake.
The most important souvenir a competitor can take home is a winning medal. Those are worn with pride, and showed to family members and friends. They are often hung on walls, or shown off where they can be seen. Of course, medals need to be personalized, unique, and specific. You cannot award a running champion with a medal that doesn’t recognize what it’s for. It is often a perfect idea to find a company that will provide you with customized prizes for winners. Often, you can ask for customized medals that include the date, the name of the race, and the name of the company sponsoring and orchestrating the event. That way, when people proudly show their winning medal to others, the people who made the event happen will receive the credit and publicity they deserve.

In addition to medals, running apparel and gear can be a great way to make the race more memorable. Unlike medals, gear is commonly worn and would be used often. Passing out swag, such as customized shirts, jackets, hats, and bags can be a great way to add to the excitement of the race. Races with their own gear are viewed as more unique, as they have customized logos and attractive designs. Shirts can be given out to families, and jackets can be sold at the finish line. Hats can be passed out before the race to keep the sun out of the athlete’s eyes. And, of course, bags can be kept forever and used for multiple occasions. Having the name and date of your race on these items can help to increase publicity and help the runners remember what a successful and memorable race it was. Customizing these mementos can help to define a great race, and will definitely help a race to be more exciting and enjoyable.

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Coloring Pages Growing Horizons Of Kids

Children are amazing. They know whatever they are taught. If You wish to enhance the horizon of one’s children, and it’s time to get them participated together with coloring pages. Yes, even they all are on line pages that offer many different ways to bring the hidden talent in your kids. These coloring pages comprises of exceptional lessons that are conveyed at a manner that is fundamental to enable kids to grasp.

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Types of Wood Siding Available for Homeowners

When building your home, even the smallest decision could make a world of difference in what it ultimately looks like. This is also true when undertaking an exterior redesign project. Siding, among other key characteristics, is one of those big decisions that could entirely alter your home’s exterior appeal based on your decision.
Although plastic siding has become a popular option in recent years due to pricing, traditional wood siding remains the preference for many homeowners. This is because wood siding offers customers numerous benefits over their plastic counterparts. Benefits include:

• Wood siding is eco-friendlier than plastic

• Wood is more aesthetically appealing

• Many types of wood are naturally resistant to mold, mildew, and rot, which allows the home owner less maintenance

• Wood lasts longer

• …And much more

One of the main benefits is that wood naturally takes to paint, stains, and other decorative options incredibly well. Plastic, on the other hand, often must be crafted in the customer’s color choice – meaning that options are limited. Once decided upon a type of wood siding, however, you can then choose any type of finish. Whether you want to paint your home the colors of the rainbow, or opt for a natural dark wood stain, anything is possible. Below we look at four of the most commonly used types of siding available: board and batten siding, bevel, tongue and groove, and lap siding. Each has their own aesthetic appeal so that there is something for every person’s unique tastes.

Board and Batten Siding

Board and batten siding is a vertical design created by using two different sized boards. The wider boards are set beneath, while the narrower boards are placed atop the joins. These narrower boards are called ‘battens.’ There are no set widths, so homeowners can choose their preference. The most commonly used measurements, however, are 1 inch by 3 inch battens placed over 1 inch by 10 inch boards.

Bevel Siding

Bevel siding is the most commonly used siding. Installed horizontally, boards are cut at an angle so that one side is thicker than the others. This creates a shingle effect, or the appearance that the boards are overlapping one another. Tongue and Groove Siding Tongue and groove siding is incredibly versatile. Available in both rough and smooth board finishes, it is fitted together tightly to give a sleek appearance. It can be installed in any direction, which does not only include horizontal and vertical, but also diagonal.

Lap Siding

Lap Siding is also known as Channel siding. This siding is very versatile, with installation capabilities for any direction (like the above tongue and groove siding). This unique siding features boards which partially overlap one another, and the ultimate results are a rustic appearance like those of a hunting cabin. If you’re interested in learning even more about wood siding -including less commonly used types available – you can contact your local siding specialist or construction expert. They will be able to give you more detailed information, including a price estimate for your area.