How to avoid falling into the free Wi-fi trap

While waiting for a train or our appointment, many of us may occasionally take a quick look at our emails or our Facebook account – in which case, we might use one of the free Wi-fi networks available almost everywhere. You would do well, however, to be careful, for surfing on a free Wi-fi network is not always risk-free. Cybercriminals can easily intercept your data on this type of network. 

Save to feel safe?

The sixth annual ING International Survey on savings asks more than 14,000 people in 15 countries how comfortable they are with their level of savings for 2017. We also delve into the effect of the low interest rates on savings seen in many countries. Let’s find out where Luxembourg resident stands compare to its neighbours.

Survival guide for safe winter driving

Freezing temperatures can transform a simple landscape into a winter wonderland. But for drivers, winter is not always particularly pleasant. Wet roads are hazardous enough, never mind those covered with snow or black ice…

Since not everyone can leave their car in the garage, here are some pieces of advice for getting through the winter months without a hitch.

Luxembourg residents: indebted but confident!

Without enough savings, people can end up needing rather than wanting to borrow money. In 2017, 20% of people in Europe have personal loans. Let’s find out what are the results for Luxembourg as well as its neighbours …

Big Data at the service of society

According to IBM, 90% of the world’s data has been created in the past two years. Extracting value from this raw material hinges on the use of emergent practices and technologies commonly known as “Big Data”. In use in all areas, Big Data has gained a prominent place within society. But how does it work? Although often seen as overly intrusive, statistical analyses can also be very useful in everyday life. Here is a quick overview of the different possibilities.

How do our spending habits reflect our social origins?

The way we spend our money tells a lot about our social origins and education. And sometimes independently from our income. Even if our revenues can increase or decrease, our expense habits don’t change or a little.

Might a New Year resolution give finances a fresh start?

New Year traditionally symbolizes a new beginning, a chance to turn over a new leaf and wipe the slate clean.

It can be an opportunity to draw a line under previous years when it comes to finances too.
Deciding to make a fresh start on a special date or occasion can help us make changes by boosting motivation, for example.

6 end of the year thoughts from Warren Buffett

New year is approaching, and looking back to the savings interest rates evolution this year, I believe we might pick some learnings from Warren Buffet that our Ezonomics colleagues compiled that I found helpful to improve own financial performance.

5 websites to personalise your gifts

Are you looking for a truly original, personal gift to give for Christmas or another occasion?
Then you are in luck. There are more and more websites that enable you to personalise clothing, accessories, furniture, and gadgets in just a few clicks. Add a little something special to cups, pens, t-shirts, and even your children’s toys. Here are a few sites offering the most interesting customisation options. ☺