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Expense

The price of freedom

Does it ever feel like all your money disappears on bills? That you are not really working for yourself at all, but rather for your landlord, a host of utility companies and the local food store?

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013, 4:42am

Smart Money

Some useful expense management resources:

Mint.com

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Lawmaker's ads challenged in court

Lawmaker Samson Tam Wai-ho's seat in the Legislative Council has been challenged in court by his election rival Charles Mok.

Mr Mok filed an election petition in the High Court on Tuesday, seeking a determination from the court on whether Mr Tam was properly elected on the basis of alleged 'material irregularities'.

13 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Manage your affairs for marital bliss

Money is often cited as a one of the major causes of marital conflict, so to avoid arguments and misunderstandings, it is important to sit down with your partner in order to discuss the details of income, expenditure and longer-term financial goals.

8 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

How to do a budget

A budget is like a map to help you navigate your way safely and avoid getting lost.

1 List all your expenses. You need to include everything.

2 For a week or a month, note down all that you spend, by category (food, clothes ...).

3 By looking at how much you spent, anticipate how much you plan to earn and spend for the coming months.

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Ways to control your expenses

There are different types of expenses that you need to consider when planning ahead.

Fixed expenses: the amount and frequency are always the same (example: rent).

Variable expenses: you know the frequency but the amount changes (example: phone bill). Make sure you keep money for them!

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

MPF fees may halve payout: watchdog

Warning on pension fund costs

People could end up paying more than half of their total retirement benefits to banks, insurance companies and other fund management firms in fees to look after their pension investments, a Consumer Council study has found.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

HR services officer needed at leading bank

An international bank is seeking to recruit a human resources services officer.

ABN Amro is committed to continually improving its customer experience and achieving its goals through the continuous development of its people, technology, products and communications.

4 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

SOME DEPARTMENTS ARE PRIME CANDIDATES FOR STOCK MARKET FLOTATION

In addition to implementing Stephen Brown's lucid proposals for balancing the budget (South China Morning Post, November 27) the government should also think about first corporatising then privatising some of its services. This can be done in a variety of ways.

5 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Survey reveals SAR firms turning to economy-class cost-cutting methods but operating expenses could be further reduced

CUTTING BACK ON travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses has been an ongoing mission for Hong Kong companies this year, even before the devastating events of September 11 cast a pall over business on the move.

18 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

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