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5 sustainability tricks to save you money

January is the time for trying new things and changing aspects of your life. Many people are looking to live more sustainably, while others want to save more money. But why should you have to choose between the two? Here are 5 sustainability tricks to save you money.

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5 Lessons to learn from 2020

It’s been a difficult year for everyone, but some have felt the impact more than others. We’re all facing the same storm, but we’re not all in the same boat. While many are struggling and understandably want to forget all about 2020, to write it off completely would be a waste. Here are 5 lessons to learn from 2020 that I’ll be taking forward with me.

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If Santa Baby were written by money bloggers

I’m well and truly getting into the festive spirit now, if you couldn’t already tell from my personal finance advent calendar. As the holiday season is fast approaching, I decided to take a break from my more serious content to offer some light relief, by reimagining your favourite Christmas songs.

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Where I stand on Black Friday

Black Friday. The day, or should I say period now, where consumerism is encouraged by flashy adverts and obscene sales. But, is it all bad? It’s a complicated topic, so I’m going to attempt to convey where I stand on Black Friday in this post.

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How privilege affects your finances

This afternoon I was training my puppy in a local dog park and I started thinking. A lot of dog trainers speak about the importance of discipline and dedication when it comes to training puppies – similar to how a lot of people talk about managing money. But I want to suggest another key factor: privilege. In this post, I will discuss how privilege effects your finances.

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Foodbank Advent – How you can support those in need this Christmas

We all know about, and probably have, Advent calendars. But less of us have probably considered a reverse advent calendar. This year, I’m changing that and will be taking part in Foodbank Advent for the first time.

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How chronic fatigue affects my finances

This post is going to be a bit more personal than my normal ones, but I think it is important to share. Everyone has their own perspective which shapes their attitudes and this is certainly something that shapes mine. Suffering from long-term fatigue affects my finances – both how I view them and how I manage them.

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Financial tips for your younger self | Money Bloggers takeover #4

A key feature of many of my blog posts is financial education. A lot of people’s interest in personal finance starts from making mistakes. Many want to stop others making the same mistakes they did and pass on the knowledge they have learnt to others. I’m sure lots of you have financial tips for your younger self you wish you’d benefitted from.

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Why shaming the beauty industry isn’t the answer to your financial problems

Sitting in the hairdressers last week I started thinking about the beauty industry and why women, and an increasing number of men, are made to feel bad about spending money on their appearance.

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6 personal finance podcasts you must listen to

It’s International Podcast Day, so I thought I’d share some of the podcasts I swear by. I’ve complied a list of 6 personal finance podcasts you must listen to as they offer great insights, which can help you manage your finances better.