I turned 25 last week. Nothing major changes legally at 25, but entering your mid-twenties feels like a big step. A lot has changed in the past year, both globally and personally. It’s also been the year I developed my interest in personal finance. So, I decided to come up with 25 financial lessons to learn at 25.
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 […]
The government has doubled down on its ‘rule of 6’ approach to social distancing. As this phrase looks set to dominate this Autumn, I decided to apply it to your finances too. This post will detail my ‘rule of 6’ – 6 easy to follow rules to help you save more money this Autumn.
The state of the world bears pretty heavily on my mind. I don’t feel comfortable gaining from something that has a negative impact on other people or the planet. This put me off investing for a long time, as the public image surrounding the stock market presents a negative image of those profiteering from others’ misfortunes. But, this doesn’t have to be the case.
For this post, detailing why the time to invest is now, I have handed over the reigns to Brian from Tent to Penthouse. For The Twenty Percent’s first guest post, he will be explaining some of the basics of investing and why it’s best to get started as soon as possible. As many of you […]
“There’s a perfect storm brewing,” Jeff Mitchell, chief executive of Clean Slate, warned. In May, 4 million people in the UK had already fallen behind by at least one bill payment and the situation is primed to worsen in the coming months. This is why now, more than ever, a money health check is so […]
The UK is officially in a recession for the first time in 11 years. Not only are we now in a recession, we are in the “largest recession on record” according to the ONS. But is it possible to thrive in a recession? This post aims to give you the tools to not just survive […]
Money is such a taboo topic for most people, but it shouldn’t be. In order to practice what I preach and be more transparent myself, I have kept a spending diary for the past week. Here I have detailed every purchase I have made, along with some explanations and (hopefully) useful commentary. I’m going to […]
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 […]
When asked what people value most and want to spend their money on travel nearly always tops the list. But it doesn’t have to break the bank and it is possible to travel on a budget, even during a global pandemic. Searches for holidays have increased significantly while travel has been restricted, making this a […]