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Surprising Benefits That Accountants Can Offer

Hiring an accountant? As we explain here, they can do much more than your tax return. Image Credit 1. Accountability Accountants can issue reminders about your goals, your to-do list and your deadlines, saving you stress and fuss. 2. End Procrastination Often we lack confidence and so put things off. An accountant will know which receipts and networking events could be taken off your tax bill. 3. Grow Your Business

Bricks and mortar: what is the buying alternative?

The latest construction headlines hitting the UK say it all: there is a brick shortage coming. This may mean that if you plan to buy a new build house you may have to put that plan on hold. There is a very traditional process for buying a property built on bricks. It is a legal process that involves a conveyancer and a survey carried out. The conveyancer changes the owners

Top 3 Family Neighbourhoods in Ottawa

It’s a great time to buy real estate in Ottawa. While the demand is high, the prices are remaining relatively steady. Of course, that could change in the future, but if you act quickly, you can buy one of the Ottawa houses for sale at a good price. Before you take the plunge, though, you need to know the best neighbourhoods for families. Then, you can move your entire family

Is equity release right for you?

Home equity is the value of the interest you have in your home. The longer you’ve owned your home and the more of the mortgage you’ve paid down, the greater your level of equity will be. For many people it’s their most valuable asset, especially for those who are retired and own their home outright. Image Credit What is equity release? Equity release lets those over 55 access money they

Building a dream team. It’s a fantasy pursuit.

Look online or in any print media outlet and you will see the same thing; play our Fantasy Football league! Using a point’s based system on how a player performs the team gets a weekly overall score.  The team is usually made up of players from a league with the Premier League being the most used at present. The format was devised in 1971 and remains incredibly popular heightening the

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Technology plays a massive part in all our lives now. From catching up with friends on smartphones to conducting video conferences at work or checking social media for news, it is central to how we live. One sector that technology has made an especially large impact on is stock market trading. Before technology made its presence felt, this was largely a physical activity that was mainly open only to professional

How to Find the Perfect Office Chair

The average worker who has to sit at a desk throughout the day will spend around 1900 hours in their office chair over a year. This is a clear indication of how important it is to choose the right office chair. Image Credit Asking office fit out companies to supply supportive, quality office chairs can also maximise worker efficiency and boost productivity. In contrast, a poor choice can often result

Why are councils borrowing to play the property market?

Councils across England are borrowing large sums of money to purchase properties to supplement their income from government funding cuts. With a gap of £7.8bn, councils are having to seek extra sources of income to continue their services. Image Credit Tying their income to property investment leaves the council and its services on very shaky ground. If a council makes a loss on an investment, it is the people on

Top 4 best practices for outsourcing HR

Today, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are up against changing dynamics in the workforce, technological problems, and compliance issues. To help combat these problems, Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) enables SMBs to move important areas such as administration, payroll, recruitment and training to a professional HR company. HRO can help keep your operational costs low as well as streamlining processes. Image Credit Here are four HRO innovations that can help SMBs