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Financial tips for your younger self | Money Bloggers takeover #4

A key feature of many of my blog posts is financial education. A lot of people’s interest in personal finance starts from making mistakes. Many want to stop others making the same mistakes they did and pass on the knowledge they have learnt to others. I’m sure lots of you have financial tips for your younger self you wish you’d benefitted from.

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Money tips Savings and Investments

Should I care about the gender investment gap?

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 […]

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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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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? – 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 […]