The first mince pies are on the shelves already, and Christmas lists are being furtively built in the minds of your little ones. With the countdown to Christmas well and truly on, Principal Homebuyers thought we’d have a look back at all of the must-have toys from the 1980s to the present day… Read more
Not switching the light off in the room you’ve just left.
Rushing out of the door and leaving your computer to put itself to sleep.
Leaving the air con on all night so it’s warm in the office the following morning.
We’re all guilty of forgetting to switch our various pieces of office equipment off at the end of the day. We’re also familiar with the sinking feeling that comes when the energy bill lands on your desk. Read more
Relocating, whether it’s to just around the corner or to halfway across the planet, can often be a difficult and frustrating process. Leaving to one side the labyrinthine business of exchanging your property for another, there’s the arguably even more stressful process of packing up all your things and cramming them into the rear of a removal van.
Fortunately, there’s a sizeable body of wisdom concerning how best to approach the task. In this article, let’s look at some of the ways in which your packing process can be made as efficient as possible. Read more
Investing in property comes with a little bit of a learning curve. It’s not quite rocket science; success relies on instinct and experience just as much as it does technical knowledge. But at the same time, there are quite a few concepts that successful investors will need to wrap their heads around – and this means mastering a treasure-trove of arcane words and phrases. To avoid becoming ensnared in a bog of incomprehensible jargon, a little bit of preparation is warranted.
Fortunately, we’re here to lend a hand. Let’s run through some of the more common words and phrases you might encounter during your adventures in investment. You might refer to this glossary when you encounter some new and unusual term, or you might make an effort to commit them to memory. Read more
The first World Happiness Report was published in April 2012 and has been published once a year since this date. During it’s (so far) five-year run, Denmark has placed in the top three happiest countries in the world, and has held the top-spot a grand total of three times. In fact, the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, and Finland consistently dominate the top five in the report. In comparison, the UK ranks a lowly 19th…
So it begs the question; what are the Scandinavian countries doing?
Hygge. Read more