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Banking Savings and Investments

Why you must take control of your finances

I’m going back to basics today. I’m going to look at why you should take control of your finances, rather than offering tips on how to achieve this.

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Banking Savings and Investments

Top financial tip | Money bloggers takeover #2

One thing that’s amazed me since starting this blog was the breadth of knowledge of the money blogging community, so, rather than keep all these new insights to myself,  I thought I’d ask them to share their top financial tip with you. A key feature of many posts is about financial education and what people […]

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Money tips Savings and Investments

Should I care about the gender investment gap?

Investing is one of the best ways to improve your long-term financial situation, but it is not as accessible to everyone as it should be. The gender investment gap means that women are far less likely to invest than men. I believe it is important to encourage everyone to take control of their finances and […]

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Savings and Investments

Should you worry about your student loans?

The majority (50.2 percent) of young people in the UK go to university as of 2017/18, according to the Department of Education. The vast majority of these take out a student loan to pay for this, making these loans a big issue for a lot of people. Tuition fees have long been controversial, having caused […]

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Savings and Investments

Home Ownership 101 – A guide for a first time home buyer

One of the most common topics I get asked about on this blog is home ownership and tips for buying a house. For a first time home buyer the process can be very daunting but this rarely deters people. Therefore, I’ve decided to run a series of posts on buying your first home and the […]

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5 key money lessons from Netflix

I’ve long held the controversial opinion that you learn more about the world and society from fiction than non-fiction. The same is true for TV and film. This means you can learn key money lessons from Netflix. While watching Netflix, I started thinking about what I could learn from some of the series I’ve watched. […]

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Banking Savings and Investments

What I wish I knew earlier | Money bloggers takeover

One thing that’s amazed me since starting this blog was the breadth of knowledge of the money blogging community, so, rather than keep all these new insights to myself,  I thought I’d share some money bloggers’ insights with you all. A key feature of many posts is about financial education and what people wish they […]

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Covid-19 income Savings and Investments

How much does a pint cost you?

For those who like to venture out to pubs and restaurants, the temptation to consume and spend in excess can be strong, particularly after months of restraint. If left unchecked, this could see your saving goals go out the window. But how much does a pint cost? And can you ever have ‘just one’? There […]

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Savings and Investments

Five tips for investing during a recession

About a month ago I took the leap and made my first investment. Investing during a recession is difficult at the best of times. It’s even harder now because the recession has been caused by a global pandemic, which is unprecedented, and no one knows how it is going to play out in the long […]

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Savings and Investments

What Tiger King can teach you about personal finance

I’m sure most of us by now have binge watched Tiger King on Netflix or at least seen a Tiger King summary. Judging by all the memes I’ve seen, I’m not alone in enjoying becoming an armchair detective. But what does debating whether Carole Baskin killed her husband or not have to do with personal […]