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Banking

How an accountant can help you

Personal finance is personal. But, that doesn’t mean you should do everything on your own. Paying for quality services and advice from qualified professionals can help you save and even make more money in the long run. The value of advice is far greater than most people realise.

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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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Savings and Investments

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

To credit or not? – Should you get a credit card?

A lot of personal finance bloggers, particularly those pursuing financial independence, are strongly against credit cards or having any form of debt at all. While there are good arguments for this, personally I don’t think it’s quite as simple as that. The question of should you get a credit card is personal but this post […]

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Covid-19 income

5 reasons why we shouldn’t rush to ‘get back to normal’

Is getting back to the ‘normal’ financial systems we’ve been part of for so long really a good thing for our own personal finances and for society as a whole? Should we accept a financial crisis and income inequality? This is a slightly different post to usual. But, given the unprecedented events this past season […]

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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 […]

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Savings and Investments

How to start investing – 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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Savings and Investments

Debunking the most common investing misconceptions

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 investing misconceptions. 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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Savings and Investments

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 […]