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Savings and Investments

5 times Netflix taught us about managing money

I’ve long held the controversial opinion that you learn more about the world and society from fiction than non-fiction and the same is true for TV and film, not just books. Having watched more Netflix than usual over the past few months – in my defence it was essentially a national service as we were […]

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Covid-19 income

It’s a taxing life: Everything you need to know about the future of tax

For the past three or four months, everyone’s focus has been rightly on getting by day-to-day and managing the health crisis. As we begin to move past the peak of the pandemic, attention is now shifting to the economy, which means tax increases are back on the table. Right now, we don’t know much but […]

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Banking

To credit or not to credit

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. There are a lot of benefits to credit and having a credit card as […]

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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? This is a slightly different post to usual but given the unprecedented events this past season has bought, I wanted to address some issues I’ve […]

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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 – something about becoming an armchair detective, particularly when there’s not much else going on in lockdown, really appeals. Judging by all the memes and online discussions I’ve seen, I’m not alone in thinking this. But what does debating whether Carole […]

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Savings and Investments

Five things I learnt in my first week as an investor

I know, it’s pretty shocking that as a personal finance blogger and financial journalist I haven’t actually invested before this week. But truth be told, a lot of the misconceptions I outlined in my previous post weighed pretty heavily on my mind and the world stock market seemed like a scary place. However, following the […]

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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 most common misconceptions about investing and hopefully try and convince you it’s a great idea to try it out. It’s important to note that this does not constitute personal advice and if you’re not sure whether […]