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Informa Research Services, Inc.

April 29, 2011 15:16 ET

What Money Tips Can You Take Away From the Royal Wedding? Asks Informa Research Services

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 29, 2011) - Today, Prince William wed Kate Middleton in a beautiful ceremony that was watched all over the world by billions of people. It was an elegant, flawless affair that appeared to have spared no expense. However, according to many reports, William and Kate made conscious efforts to make their nuptials a little less costly. Informa Research Services, a subsidiary of Informa plc (LSE: INF), suggests consumers take a few ideas from the royal newlyweds and use them to make their finances fit for a prince or princess (http://www.erate.com/mortgage_rates_search.htm).

Don't be afraid to be frugal
The famed sapphire and diamond engagement ring that Prince William gave to Middleton was his mother's ring. While frugality was probably not the Prince's top priority, his choice can be seen as a budget-friendly way for grooms everywhere to save a pretty penny. What vintage pieces, especially those handed down through family, lack in monetary cost, they absolutely make up in sentimental value.

Take control, do it yourself
There's absolutely nothing wrong with taking control and doing things yourself. Despite having the access to the best make-up artists in Britain, the new Duchess of Cambridge herself opted to do her own make-up for her wedding. Not only did she spare a few cents this way, but she guaranteed she got what she wanted and she looked absolutely stunning for the occasion.

In step with Middleton's decision, taking control of your personal finances is one way to guarantee you get the results you want. In fact, using free online rate tables such as those featured on ERATE.com, you can quickly research the latest rates on mortgages, credit cards, and even savings accounts for yourself to guarantee your finances are getting the royal treatment.

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