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Day: May 21, 2019

Trying to buy your first home? how to save for the deposit
Featured, Life Style

Trying to buy your first home? how to save for the deposit

    It can be really hard for first-time buyers to pull together the deposit they need to purchase a home. Low incomes, expensive rents, and high property prices make it tough to set aside enough cash. Typically, first-time buyers will need a deposit of somewhere between 5% and 20% of a property’s value. That means you’ll need thousands of pounds possibly even tens of thousands of pounds just to step onto the first rung of the property ladder. But plenty of people do manage it. And not everyone relies on inheritance or the Bank of Mum and Dad, either. It’s hard, and perhaps unfairly so compared to past generations, but it can be done through saving alone. Here are some tips to help you reach your savings goal. Set a clear target and a deadline Know exactly what am...
What are Trump’s tax returns hiding? The hints are troubling
Featured, United Kingdom

What are Trump’s tax returns hiding? The hints are troubling

    When you look at the short span of President Trump’s political career, one question jumps out: How much of his craziest, most paranoid and norm-violating behavior is motivated by a desire to keep his financial arrangements secret? It began with Trump’s bizarre refusal to release his tax returns, in defiance of both a nearly half-century practice and Trump’s own promise that he’d do so. Then there was his refusal to divest from his sprawling multinational empire, or even put it into a blind trust either of which would have forced at least some information disclosure to a third party. There were also the interviews and tweetstorms calling journalists who report on his finances enemies of the people, and suggestions that federal officials who audit him are anti-Christ...
Austria’s government collapses over scandalous Ibiza video
Europe, Featured

Austria’s government collapses over scandalous Ibiza video

    Fake Russian collusion in Austria led to the demise of the nation’s government last weekend, and could result in criminal charges for a top far-right leader. The scandal has rocked Austria to its core, providing a blow to the growing clout of nationalist, anti-immigrant parties in Europe. While viewed as a local affair by some, it’s a political crisis that could potentially span the continent. On May 17, German media released a video showing Hanz-Christian Strache, the head of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party, talking about a deal with a woman who claimed to be the niece of a Russian oligarch. The video, filmed in 2017 inside a glamorous Ibiza vacation house, shows Strache and a party colleague speaking with the woman for six hours about how she could use her mone...