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Buyers Beware: Beds in a Van Scam On the Rise

Most people probably know that if someone is trying to sell them something out of the back of a van, the seller is probably not running a legitimate business. These items are often stolen, cheap forgeries of high-end products or used items being passed off as new. There has been a recent rise in the latter around the UK and as I got approached myself in Worthing, West Sussex. I thought I would let my followers,...

Property Crowdfunding Q and A

Confused by property crowdfunding? Is being able to invest in property for small amounts too good to be true or worth the effort? You Could Save caught up with Frazer Fearnhead who created the world’s first property crowdfunding platform, The House Crowd, to find out how it works, and what are the risks and returns of joining the property ‘crowd’. What is The House Crowd? The House Crowd is a property...

What is a credit score?

If you’ve been unlucky enough to be turned down for a mortgage, loan or a credit card limit increase, don’t panic – you’re not alone. For many people, this is the first time they learn that they even have a credit score, let alone be told that their credit rating isn’t high enough to grant them the product they’d applied for. So what exactly is a credit score, and why is it...

In the spotlight: 3 of the best new investment companies

If you’re looking to invest your hard-earned cash and potentially yield high returns you are likely to head straight to one of the well-established financial management companies or banking groups such as Barclays, Fidelity or HSBC. But do you really know what you’re paying for the services they offer, and what value you’re getting in return? Over the last few years we’ve seen the emergence of dozens...

Things you must do when you’re self employed

Going self-employed can be an exciting prospect; you can look forward to being your own boss and working to achieve personal success. There are some practicalities that you will need to think about, however, to ensure that nothing stands in the way of your making your employment dreams come true. It’s relatively easy to start up a new business, especially if you get the help and advice that you need. There...