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5 easy ways to save for your first home

One of the most common money goals for people in their 20s is to get on the property ladder. But getting a deposit together is proving harder and harder. If you’re finding yourself in this position, then try these 5 easy ways to save for your first home. Sadly, without a lottery win or a […]

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How improving your sleep can make you more money

Today (January 3rd) is the Festival of Sleep Day. I’ve always been a big fan of sleep, so I thought the day should be marked. I also believe improving your sleep can make you more money. Having suffered with chronic fatigue, I understand the importance of getting enough rest and how lacking energy can impact […]

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5 easy ways to improve your finances in 2022

It’s a new year, but not in the way we’re used to. Another lockdown seems inevitable now and many people are struggling physically, mentally and financially. That’s why I won’t offer time consuming, complex and unrealistic financial goals. Instead, here are 5 easy ways to improve your finances in 2021.

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The Twenty Percent 2021 review

And just like that, 2021 has come and gone. It was the first full year of The Twenty Percent too. Like many of us, I’m not too sorry to see the back of it. While 2020 was bad, 2021 brought more anxiety, uncertainty, and confusion than I felt able to deal with. Fortunately, I surprised […]

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It’s not about the money – Get your free book!

Do you ever feel conflicted and powerless about money? It’s ok to admit you do. We all do at times. I’ve been lucky enough to receive an early copy of book that helped me – and I hope will help you too. It’s Not About The Money by Catherine Morgan helped me completely change my […]

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Stop the next gen making the same financial mistakes as us

We’ve all made financial mistakes in this past. Many of these would have been prevented if we had learnt more about personal finance at school or college. Last week I was lucky enough to speak with the London Institute of Banking and Finance – specifically their arm which focuses on financial education. The conversation was […]

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Give your finances the James Bond treatment

Everyone is talking about the new James Bond film – No Time to Die. I’m seeing it this week and I can’t wait! This may seem irrelevant to a personal finance blog but bear with me. Can James Bond teach you anything about personal finance? I think everyone’s favourite secret agent can. Giving your finances […]

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We’re all panic buyers: Here’s how to break the habit

I drove past a petrol session yesterday, with fuel and minimal queues – a very rare sight right now! Although I had about half a tank left and no need to drive for a week once I got home, I still found myself tempted to fill up, just in case… When panic buying comes up, […]

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Should you worry about the new contactless limit?

The introduction of contactless payments has slowly eradicated the need for cash in many situations. Originally the contactless limit was £30. But, it has been rising ever since. Should you be worried about the new contactless limit? Opinions vary depending on who you speak to. I will explain the pros and cons, as well as […]

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Competition Time: Win a Virgin Experience Days voucher

To thank you all for your support, I’ve teamed up with a number of other money bloggers to offer you the chance to win a really exciting prize – a £100 Virgin Experience Days voucher! These vouchers make a great present for the person in your life that is near impossible to buy for. Equally, […]