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How to handle financial surprises without letting them destroy your budget

Thomas is Regional Director at Acuma-Independent Financial Advice. Opinion expressed are his own and do ... Moving further through the Acuma financial fitness plan, this month will focus on emergency funds ... & Finance, Featured Articles, Middle East) Moving further through the Acuma financial fitness ...

29/12/2013 - 05:01 - comment 0

Dubai couples advised to keep money secrets

all of the symptoms you are suffering from,” said James Thomas, regional director at Acuma Independent Financial Advice. Steve Gregory, managing partner at Holborn Assets, said it is mostly men who don’t ... of married residents in the country have a habit of hiding financial information, ranging from debts, ...

Editor's Choice - 29/12/2013 - 05:01 - comment 0

Bad money habits? Blame your parents!

with growing their wealth,” he says. Natalie Storey, financial consultant at Acuma says an effective trick ... by the Money Advice Service in the UK last week suggests how parents’ past and present financial behaviour can ... and save money are likely to develop poor financial habits when they grow up. ...

03/11/2013 - 09:52 - comment 0

Keeping it modern: Dubai's couples hide salary, savings, and even their ferraris, from each other

director at Acuma Independent Financial Advice. Steve Gregory, managing partner at Holborn Assets, said ... News that a significant number of married residents in the country have a habit of hiding financial ... the practice does not only endanger a couples’ relationship, it makes it difficult for financial planning. ...

29/12/2013 - 12:13 - comment 0

From shopping sprees to vacations: why loan offers are a source of concern

to secure your business,” notes John Bailey, financial consultant at Acuma Independent Financial Advice ... struggling to repay loans and credit card debt, but with the economy now showing signs of recovery, financial ... showing signs of recovery , financial institutions seem to loosen up on lending terms. ...

16/09/2013 - 14:00 - comment 0

With the bid won, what does Expo 2020 really mean for Dubai?

can be achieved in such a short space of time.   * John Bailey is the financial planner at Acuma Independent Financial Advice, a leading provider of financial planning solutions in the Gulf region. ... on the region as top jobs and associated salaries hit the construction, hospitality and financial sectors.   ...

28/11/2013 - 08:44 - comment 0

Who are better with money, men or women?

as an executive consultant at Acuma Independent Financial Advice in Dubai, often finds herself paying the utility ... they should organise their finances. A good strategy may be to assign a “chief financial officer” ... financially competent, more women are now wearing the pantsuit in a relationship, as they take the lead ...

29/10/2012 - 12:15 - comment 0

Rising living costs squeezing consumers’ budgets in the UAE

said James Thomas, regional director at Acuma Independent Financial Advice. “There is also ... in the survey between February 2010 and May 2013. Financial experts warned that a huge proportion of expatriates in the UAE will face the same problem when they reach 55, given that many residents lack financial ...

03/06/2013 - 07:30 - comment 0

Is gold still a good investment?

at Acuma Independent Financial Advice, told Gulf News. “As is often the case, many investors have ... Financial experts said the significant decline prompted investors to speculate that the commodity’s glory ...

26/05/2013 - 05:01 - comment 0

As the world commemorates other events, UAE expats remember their recession days

for Acuma Independent Financial Advice. “Companies would disappear overnight meaning many people ... the painful financial crisis. Of all the trials that Raghu Kapoor have faced since ... was on a slippery slope to financial ruin. “Before the bust, I was sort of carefree. I used to enjoy shopping ...

11/09/2013 - 11:38 - comment 0