Categories
Money tips

Your most controversial financial opinions

One of the most common criticisms of blogs is they all churn out the same information – some of it helpful, some of it less so. I personally don’t agree with this and try to make sure The Twenty Percent is as unique as possible. But, just in case you are thinking this, I’ve decided to share some of your most controversial financial opinions.

Categories
Money tips

Money bloggers takeover special: Lockdown lessons

England has gone back into lockdown and this time it seems harder than before. The weather is colder and the evenings darker, meaning motivation can be harder to find. This is why I’ve decided change the format of my monthly money bloggers takeover to offer some lockdown lessons and productivity tips and tricks.

Categories
Money tips

Talk Money Week – Why we all need to talk more about money

Money dictates so much of our lives: how we live, how we spend our free time, even what we eat and drink. But, despite its obvious dominance, we simply don’t talk about it. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t, however. We all need to talk about money more with our friends, family and colleagues.

Categories
Money tips

25 financial lessons to learn at 25

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.

Categories
Money tips

My top financial tip | Money bloggers takeover #3

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 […]

Categories
Money tips

‘Rule of 6’ – 6 steps to save more money this Autumn

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.

Categories
Money tips Savings and Investments

Is it possible to invest ethically?

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.

Categories
Money tips

Three reasons why the time to invest is now

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 […]

Categories
Money tips

Why society’s most vulnerable need a money health check

“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 […]

Categories
Money tips

How to survive and thrive in a recession

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 […]