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How to make the most of a fresh start

Getting a fresh start from your finances might seem impossible. Your debt won’t magically disappear, your investments won’t suddenly change, and your income doesn’t just double overnight – unless you get an amazing promotion of course! But, sometimes it’s good to create your own fresh start. The new financial year is the perfect opportunity to […]

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New Financial Year – How my last year went

This week marks the start of a new financial year. Given this year hasn’t offered many reasons to celebrate so far, I think a new financial year merits a celebration. My next post is going to focus on my top tips to start the new financial year as well as possible – let me know […]

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Everything you need to know about paying tax on your UK side hustle

I’m not saying this to boast about the income, just to explain the thought process behind this article. Having gone through the process of registering as self-employed and paying tax, I know it can seem daunting and stressful.

As so many people have started side hustles recently, I thought this post could help others who may be finding themselves in a similar situation.

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5 sustainability tips to save you money

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.