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Investing: Make your money work hard for you

Investing: Make your money work hard for you

While regularly siphoning some of your hard earned cash into a savings account is a wise first step on the path to robust personal finances, there’s also a downside worth keeping in mind. Unfortunately, low interest rates offered by banks …

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Take control of your finances now

Take control of your finances now

  From controlling out of control spending to where to turn to if you’re struggling – expert advice to help you avoid the expat debt trap The UAE’s tax-free lifestyle has become a magnet for professionals looking for better career …

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Find out how to sort your property problems

Find out how to sort your property problems

From impending taxes to maintenance woes, District Real Estate’s head of sales and leasing Alan Kaye answers your property queries Q. I have heard that next year the UAE will be introducing value added tax (VAT). Is this correct and do …

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OFF ON A TRIP? Find out how to avoid a travel disaster

OFF ON A TRIP? Find out how to avoid a travel disaster

It’s the trip of your dreams: marooned in some far away exotic location uninterrupted for days under the tropical sun. But lost baggage, medical emergencies and flight cancellation can instantly turn a dream getaway into a nightmare. This is where …

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HOW TO: Kick-start your gap year and take time to plan your future

HOW TO: Kick-start your gap year and take time to plan your future

If you’re about to head off to university but don’t know what to do, perhaps a gap year is worth considering? You’re 18, fresh out of high school, and confused. After spending an estimated 4,380 days in school, you’re now …

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How to: Make your money stretch

How to: Make your money stretch

Do your outgoings outpace your income? Are you Cash strapped? Take action and regain control of your finances If you’ve ever stood at the ATM in a panic, been too scared to check your bank balance when shopping or have waited …

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How to: Solve your storage problems

How to: Solve your storage problems

Moving or simply overwhelmed by clutter? Find the space you need with the help of storage service providers Remember the first time you arrived in the UAE? You might have been armed with just the basics or maybe you brought everything …

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HOW TO: bring your idea to life and set up a business in the capital

HOW TO: bring your idea to life and set up a business in the capital

Whether you have an idea in your head, or already have a business plan, our guide to the first steps can get you started on the path to being your own boss Small to medium businesses are vital to the UAE …

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