An introduction to micro finance

Microfinance has developed into a global industry, impacting up to 200 million clients. From simply funding loans, initiatives now include insurance, savings, education and healthcare. Microfinance is now about much more than just microcredit. Image Credit Who benefits from microfinance? Being excluded from the world’s financial systems is a marker of poverty. Two years ago, 1.7 billion adults in the world’s emerging markets lacked a bank account. Most of these were women. When people have access to financial products and capital markets, escaping poverty becomes a real possibility. Microfinance, a…

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How to get your finances in order before moving

How to get your finances in order before moving Moving home is a huge undertaking that affects so many aspects of life in a single motion. On top of that, managing money is tough in itself. Staying on top of payments can become even more tricky with a house move on the horizon. Moving can be expensive. It is important that your financial house is in order so that you know how much you can really afford for things like driving, truck rental or self-storage. Here are some tips for…

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