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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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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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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 […]

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How to save more money this summer

The advent of summer is usually met with sunny holidays, long evenings in beer gardens and a whole new wardrobe to make sure the inevitable Instagram pictures are all on point. This post will give you four top tips on how to save more money this summer. It’s unlikely we’ll be jetting off abroad anytime […]

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Investing for beginners – 5 key tips

I know, it’s pretty shocking that as a personal finance blogger and financial journalist I haven’t invested before this week. But truth be told, a lot of the common misconceptions weighed pretty heavily on my mind. The stock market seemed like a scary place. However, I wanted to try investing, so set about learning how […]

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Debunking the most common investment myths

Before I delve deeper into the best ways to start investing, I thought I should tackle some of the myths about investing and debunk the most common investment myths. Hopefully, this post will also help convince you it’s a great idea to try it out. It’s important to note that this does not constitute personal […]

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How to take control of your pension

So, we have now established the importance of pensions and why we should be concerned about them now. But, what should we do now and how can we take control of our own pensions? It’s important to note that this does not constitute personal advice and if you’re not sure whether an investment or savings […]

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Five reasons you why pensions matter

When you ask young people what they’re saving for holidays, property and cars usually top the list. These are all worthwhile things to be putting your hard-earned cash aside for, but pensions matter too and they’re the one notable omission. You may well be thinking “why do pensions matter to me? I’m young, not thinking […]

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Introduction to ISAs

This is the first in a series of articles all about ISAs and how to make the most of them. It’s important to note that this does not constitute personal advice and if you’re not sure whether an investment or savings account is right for you please seek professional financial advice. ISAs (individual savings accounts) […]