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Don’t get financially caught out in an emergency situation

YOUR car has broken down, but you need it for work, so it’s essential to get it fixed. But the repairs cost a fortune and you can barely make it to the end of the month as it is. So what can you do since money doesn’t actually grow on…

Getting old and grey but still with some mortgage to pay

GROWING up there appeared to be a progression of events to follow in the world. Leave school, go to university, travel the world, get a job and then settle down and buy a house. Today our ambitions haven’t changed that drastically, most 30-somethings want to own their own home, but…

Girls are doing it for themselves

THE entrepreneurial world has long been dictated by men, but according to a study by the University of Cambridge it appears women are gaining ground. Females are also more likely than men to be thinking about expanding their business in the next three years. Women playing a bigger role in…

Your Domicile Status And Liability To UK Inheritance Tax

Blevins Franks One of the most financially damaging taxes facing wealthier British families is UK inheritance tax. Living in Spain does not automatically protect you from inheritance tax since liability does not rest on residence or even nationality, but on domicile.Domicile is a complex UK common law concept. If claiming…

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Non-Domiciled property owners in Spain are sitting on a ticking…
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Keep cool without using air con

LET’S face it - it’s hot outside and it’s just going to get worse over the next few months! You might think to turn on the air conditioning, but this is an expensive solution to staying cool. So why not try and employ some cost-effective measures to help beat the…

Sun care is a lifelong investment

We are all well aware of the dangers of the sun, but for some reason we often choose to ignore expert advice.Sunbathing on the beach, lying by the pool or walking along the promenade are all things we can enjoy in plenty here in Spain, but we must remember that…

How you can boost your business with networking

DEREK BARBER, a passionate, full-time networker and founder of the J-Biz Lounge, Networking with a twist, shares his tips on making the most of making contacts. How can you boost your business? Get back to the roots with networking!It’s as simple as that; you know, the truth is we really…

Can you live on less to save more?

FORGET ‘Operation Bikini’, how about going on a spending diet this summer? Aren’t you just envious of those people that manage to save money every month? They tuck some money away and sit back and watch it build up into a nice little nest egg. What a nice and secure…

Invest in summer with a good BBQ

THE sun is set to keep on shining on Andalucia for the next few months and as we pack away the winter jumpers and cosy socks, it’s now time to set up the terrace or garden and take cooking outside.Whether it’s you personally, your other half, a son or a…

What would you spend money on?

CULTURAL stereotyping originates from somewhere, it’s definitely not just plucked from thin air! For example, even though not everyone might agree with it, the Spanish are well-known for bullfighting and also for Flamenco music and dancing. And for good reason too, as these cultural traditions have survived decades and continue…

One small step for Spain, one giant leap for Eurozone

IN a landmark turning point, official figures show Spain’s economy is growing at its fastest pace since before the global economic crisis in 2007. The Spanish GDP figures have boosted hopes that the Eurozone is bouncing back, despite the ongoing tumult in Greece. Spain, which received a €100billion bailout for…

Banking on moral investments

THE simple mention of banks, bankers or ex-bankers these days sends a chill up the spines of many. Corruption and dodgy practices, along with the aiding and exercise of tax evasion are just some of the nasty things that some banks and people like former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato have…

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