The Reality Of Payday Loans

January 23, 2014 by  
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The Reality Of Payday Loans
Pay day loans or pay day advances were a thing of the past. Most people who worked in the formal sector had not even used this service let alone heard it. It was the hard work that they put in that counted and so they counted on promotions.
Fast forward to the second decade of the 21st century and they are now a trend. They have become a service that is widely used by at least 25% of persons in the formal sector. Why you ask? This is because the cost of living has risen and profits among companies have fallen.

Since the economic crunch of 2008, we have seen a rise in the costs of food, mortgage, telephone bills, fuel, health services and in the education sector. Pay day advances from lenders such as http://www.mypaydaylender.co.uk are widely applied for by households especially the breadwinners who have to complete paying the bills; be it electricity or the mortgage. But is there really a motivating factor as to why people are obliged to request a pay day advance?
Well I could ask, why can’t someone endure those few couple of days doing side hustles to boost their incomes? Because a pay day loan is only a benefit in the short run but when you look at the long run, it is actually a loss.

Short term gain
First you have to deal with the interest that you have to pay. So that means you actually pay more for that advance cash. This mostly happens during the festive season. People mostly look to get the advances early so that they can enjoy and revel during this season which calls for celebrating. But then January comes along and then its back to square one and reality hits you. Its mid-January and you are practically broke.

So what am I trying to say here?
Taking a pay loan advance is not a necessity. You can start by planning on how to evade this by budgeting your monthly income right from the word go. I must say this will take some lean spending at some point in the month, cutting on electricity usage and all that. In the long run, you will have escaped some very dire consequences.
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‘m not saying that it’s wrong to do that or a taboo for that matter but we must be wise in our spending. But this is just my opinion and that according to me is the reality behind payday loans. I think that this would be the first step to actually evading the temptation of taking a pay day advance.

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Discover 8 useful tips to attract more potential investors to your business

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1.    You Should Concentrate On Your Industry

Almost investors were small successful entrepreneurs in the past, and they will invest in some people who know their prior industry experience. All investors will invest in companies of people who have a lot of experience in this field of business

2.   Target Investors Interested In Your Business:

Some investors only like to invest in the seed or start-up companies, and other investors find the later stage ventures for investment. Therefore you should find the right investors who are interested in your business.

3.    Clear Plan

You need to have a good plan and good preparation for your business. You cannot find any investor if you cannot show them a clear plan with the advantages and disadvantages. Clear plan can be the first and important factor which affects your success along with all answers about how you can build your business, how you can get profits from your business, and how many risks can happen, and how can you deal with all risks.

  1. 4.    Make Connections

You have a good plan, and how you can show to some potential investors? And how you can find the right investors who will interest in you plan? Those are always the headache questions for you. You can connect to some investors via a business associate, lawyer or accountant who can help you get more investors’ attention. You also can find other way to meet people with heavy pockets at the very least attend a venture capital conference or some meeting of investors. Or you can use network to discover your opportunities.

  1. 5.    Be Persistent And Patient

All the entrepreneurs should be committed, thick-skinned, and passionate. Finding investors to raise your capital is a time-consuming process. It can take 50%-70% of total time for a startup entrepreneur to raise capital from potential investors. This process can be longer.

  1. 6.    Build A Team

One of the most important things you must know is that all investors need to see not only your commitment, therefore you can cooperate some talented friends or other people to the venture. By this way, you can get the trust of all investors.

  1. 7.    More Than An Idea

If you have only one plan, you can get some ricks, and that cannot attract any investor. You need more than one idea in your plan. You should prepare for anything before it comes.

  1. 8.    Articulate A Clear Vision

You should spell out how you plan to get from point A to B to C because investor wants to cooperate with the good entrepreneurs who are bright, committed and flexible. All investors have experience of the first plan; and they always think that the first plan isn’t usually successful with some real factors such as wrong product or market and even wrong channel or approach.

If you have a good plan, but you cannot deal with tight budget or you cannot find potential investors, your plan cannot gain the full success. There are 8 tips for you to attract more investors.

If you like my blog, you can share it with other people. And if you are interested in this topic, you can leave you comment at the end of my blog. I appreciate your contribution.

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Perception of financial planners slowly improving

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Perception of financial planners slowly improving

by DONNA SADDLER

Financial planners are being better perceived by clients but there is still history to overcome.

Financial planners aren’t bad: they’re just misunderstood. Financial planners are, like lawyers, one of the professions consumers disdain.

Long pilloried as being the used car salesmen of the financial world, there is widespread confusion in the minds of the public about the role financial planners play.

Consumers often think financial planners are untrustworthy, lacking in qualifications and only in it for the commissions attached to the products they sell.

In reality, what financial planners do is help each client meet their financial goals, taking into account individual circumstances and aspirations and the options that are available to them. They do not have a nanny role to help the client abstain from acquiring conspicuous goods, but they offer advice regarding bigger expenses.

Part of the reason the industry attracts such flack is that although many financial planners are honest and reliable, the whole industry has been tarnished by the behavior of a few bad apples.

Recently consumers are becoming more satisfied with the work of financial planners. Recent research shows that one third of respondents had noticed an improvement in the overall quality of advice given by their financial planner.

Although these results show a positive improvement in consumer satisfaction levels concerning advisers, financial planners cannot rest on their laurels.

There are still issues with the level of complexity of information contained in financial documents and that financial planners are still facing a trust issue.

The industry has a long way to go to cut the wheat from the chaff; lots of guys have got fat and happy based on the growth of the industry, without providing the advice that clients need.

There are also problems with financial planners not taking enough of an interest in their clients.

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