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Buying property may be a national obsession but bestselling author Alvin Hall's essential guide to making property work for you lays out the pros and cons behind the hype. Starting with the basic questions such as when is it the right time to buy, Alvin covers all the practicalities of property: shopping around for your mortgage; home improvements - which ones will add value?; re-mortgaging and equity release schemes; buying to let, buying to develop, buying a second home and buying overseas. Alvin's no-nonsense approach helps you plan a future in which your property really is an asset!
The most popular question Alvin Hall is asked is 'where does my money go?'. In this quick and straightforward mini-guide, Alvin helps everyone get their finances in order by exploring the fundamentals of buying and investing. Alvin offers a practical understanding of how to make the right decisions about your property. Whether you are a first time buyer or already own a home, this mini-edition will identify the key choices in the process and guide you through them step by step. This is an easy-to-follow advice for a brighter, sounder financial future.
The most popular question Alvin Hall is asked is 'where does my money go?'. In this quick and straightforward mini-guide, Alvin helps everyone plan for a comfortable and happy old age. Identifying the need to start saving sooner, Alvin identifies the key choices you need to make in planning your retirement and provides a practical understanding of how to make the most of your personal finances. This is an easy-to-follow advice for a brighter, sounder financial future.
Why save? Life is short and there's always something tempting to buy now. In this essential guide to the why-tos and how-tos of saving and investing, Alvin Hall shows how saving can be liberating, not a chore. In his typically no-nonsense style, Alvin covers: setting personal targets and catching the saving habit; where to save - banks, building societies, ISAs and money market funds; can you afford to invest?, and understanding the risk factor and spreading your risk. If you know you need to save but haven't quite got started, or are wondering whether to take the plunge and invest, "Save and Invest" can help you make the right decisions to get your finances on track.
The most popular question Alvin Hall is asked is 'where does my money go?'. In this quick and straightforward mini-guide, Alvin helps everyone get their finances in order by exploring the fundamentals of savings and investments. Helping you to reverse that 'spend first, save later' impulse, Alvin beats a clear pathway through the financial maze of saving and investing, and provides a practical understanding of how to make the most of your personal finances. This is an easy-to-follow advice for a brighter, sounder financial future.
Television's favourite money man is back, with the definitive guide to taking control of all aspects of your financial life. Money may make the world go round, but sometimes personal finance puts everyone's head in a spin. Now, Alvin Hall shows us that while getting a grip on our purse strings is a challenge, it doesn't have to be a struggle. Alvin's easy-to-follow advice will empower you to tackle money matters head on and take the first steps to financial security - today. Accessible and
The most popular question Alvin Hall is asked is 'Where does my money go?'. In this updated edition of his bestselling financial guide, Alvin helps everyone get their finances in order. Helping you to understand your money psychology, Alvin beats a clear pathway through the financial maze of mortgages, insurance and pensions, provides a practical understanding of credit card debt and interest rates, and advises how to set up balance sheets for budgeting personal finances. Here is the easy-to-follow advice for a brighter, sounder financial future.
Each of us needs to understand the basics of how money and investments work. Our quality of life and the well-being of our family and loved ones depend on it. Cycles of economic upswings and downturns are normal, and our ability to navigate the fluctuations is critical if we are to thrive and even survive. InYour Money or Your Life,Alvin Hall shows us how to master those basic financial principlesthat are essential for sound financial planning. In practical, no-nonsense, straightforwardlanguage, Hall helps us identify our financial strengths and weaknesses and shows us how todevelop strategies that will prudently build our financial security for good times and bad. Hall's sacred financial principles include: Foolproof methods to get control of spending and greatly reduce credit card debt -- how to avoid spending future income before it is earned. Strategies to make good financial choices for short-term happiness and long-term financial security -- the importance of developing savings strategies that will last a lifetime. How to identify the benefits of buying a home and determine the right time to take the plunge. The importance of preparing for the "what if's" that will undoubtedly challenge the best-laid plans. Self-monitoring techniques to help you maintain your right financial balance. Your Money or Your Lifeis a guide to overcoming bad money management and mastering the basics of personal finances today. A frequent guest on NPR and an internationally known financial educator, Alvin Hall answers many of the questions often asked on his radio and television segments -- and more.
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