Monthly Archives: May 2017
How do you make financial decisions in a relationship?
There are a number of reasons why people struggle making financial decisions. The key one is the difficulty in trying to understand the balance between the financial (or technical) elements and the emotional ones. Most people have a pretty good … Continue reading
“I have been with my partner for more than 5 years – should I have a joint bank account with him?”
Having a joint bank account if your finances are closely linked can be very useful, especially if you live together and share expenses. It is very convenient to be able to pay bills, or write cheques from one account. Many … Continue reading
Setting Up a Family Budget for Better Savings
If you have just been married and getting settled in to your new life, then it will help you immensely to get started right. So many couples have found out the hard way that starting off on the wrong foot … Continue reading
How to Save Money When Traveling for the Holidays
For many people this coming holiday season, the name of the game is still to try and save money where possible. Money is still not flowing as freely as it once was, and this means that corners still need to … Continue reading
#EarthDay: 6 Great Ways to Save Some Green While Going Green!
In recognition of Earth Day, PocketSmith would like to recommend a few great ways to save money while also saving the environment. Many people still think that the green alternative is also the expensive alternative, but the fantastic thing about … Continue reading
What Does Success Mean to You?
If you asked 10 people what success means to them I would expect you would get 10 different answers. Many would think success is very closely correlated to financial success. I look at success more broadly and for me its … Continue reading
Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Car Expenses
Unless you live in an area that is well-served by a public transportation network, a vehicle is an expense that most people would deem necessary. Owning a car gives you the freedom to move from one place to the next without too … Continue reading
Life Hacks by Alex: Paralysis by Analysis
Tis the season to be bombarded with lots of advice. This can lead us to a situation of “Paralysis by Analysis”. I love this phrase because it so accurately describes my natural state. I spend far too much time reading, … Continue reading
How Much Does it Cost to Be a Stay-at-Home Mum?
Mothers everywhere have at one time or another toyed with the idea of staying at home to raise the kids. Some jump right in deciding that no amount of money can make up for the experience of being able to … Continue reading
6 Tips to Save Money on Your Next Travel Trip!
Traveling these days can be rather expensive. When money is tight, as you know, it is essential to be able to find ways to still travel – but how to do it for less money. There are many ways to … Continue reading