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10 tips to succeed in your first job

So you’ve just got your first job – congratulations! But are you ready for the challenges of your new full-time working life? Here are 10 tips for standing out in your first job.

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9 tips to save money on your flights

Anticipate and compare flights and prices, including using applications: how to reserve a holiday flight for the lowest cost possible.

Whatever your destination, airline tickets are one of the most costly items. Here are some tips for buying low-cost flights.
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Borrowing to invest? 8 cases where it makes sense

Many of us think of taking out a loan as taking on another burden. It’s an extra cost we have to assume every month, an additional strain on our personal finances. And it’s true: borrowing costs money!

There are, however, several circumstances where taking out a loan is beneficial for your overall personal and family financial situation. Here’s a list of 8 such cases.

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Can banks face turbulent times?

After the last financial crisis, many of us want to know how resilient the banking sector really is. Last week, the results of the latest European stress tests were announced. Every few years, the European Banking Authority (EBA) performs stress tests to “assess the resilience of financial institutions to adverse market developments.” The idea is to be able to compare and assess to what extent not just banks but the banking system as a whole could face future “shocks.” Let’s see how it’s done.

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What is the best way to save money when planning a holiday?

Deciding how to spend a well-deserved summer holiday can be exciting. Should you go back to a favourite location, or try something new? But there can be tricky trade-offs, such as whether to decide early and book ahead or wait as long as possible in the hope of finding a better deal.

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Luxembourg mobile banking hidden insights

The fourth annual ING International Survey on Mobile Banking finds that people in Europe, the USA and Australia are increasingly banking, shopping and paying on the go. And we find that the unrivalled speed and convenience offered by mobile transactions really does help people manage their money, despite lingering security concerns. Discover Luxembourg mobile banking hidden insights …
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What €100 can get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities

Now that we’ve explored Northern, Southern and Western Europe, it’s time to pack our bags for Eastern Europe – our last stop on this budgetary journey. ☺

Anyone who has travelled to foreign countries knows that prices can change a lot from one city to the next, even within the same country. With €100, you won’t have the same level of purchasing power in Madrid as you would in, say, London or Athens.

The purchasing power of the currency in a given country depends on a number of factors, one of which is the level of wages. That’s why prices can be noticeably different from country to country. There are various indicators that come into play when comparing the price of a product in every country to gauge the purchasing power of its inhabitants. To keep it simple, we focused on just one question: What can €100 get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities?
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What €100 can get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities (3)

Now that we’ve seen an overview of Northern and Southern Europe, it’s time to take a look at a few countries in Western Europe.

The purchasing power of the currency in a given country depends on a number of factors, one of which is the level of wages. That’s why prices can be noticeably different from one country to another. There are various indicators that come into play when comparing the price of a product in every country to gauge the purchasing power of its inhabitants. But we kept it simple and focused on just one question: What can €100 get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities?

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How mobile devices shape our habits in Luxembourg

Smartphones have become part of our everyday lives, boasting more and more functions. But what about mobile banking? The latest ING International Survey sheds some light on the recent trends in mobile banking, with a particular focus on Luxembourg.

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What €100 can get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities (2)

This week, we’re looking at prices in Northern Europe. Anyone who has traveled knows that prices can change a lot from one city to the next, even within the same country. With €100 you won’t have the same level of purchasing power in Madrid as you would in, say, London or Athens. We’re going to keep it simple, though, and focus on just one question: What can €100 get you in 15 of Europe’s major capital cities?

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