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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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Savings and Investments

How to take advantage of Free Wills Month

When you think of October you may well think of the advent of Autumn or Halloween. You probably won’t think about Free Wills Month. But, perhaps you should. For many people it’s a great opportunity to get a legal Will drafted for free. Here’s how you can take advantage of Free Wills Month.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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

Should you worry about your student loans?

The majority (50.2 percent) of young people in the UK go to university as of 2017/18, according to the Department of Education. The vast majority of these take out a student loan to pay for this, making these loans a big issue for a lot of people. Tuition fees have long been controversial, having caused […]

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What I wish I knew earlier | Money bloggers takeover

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 share some money bloggers’ insights with you all. A key feature of many posts is about financial education and what people wish they […]

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Covid-19 income Savings and Investments

How much does a pint cost you?

For those who like to venture out to pubs and restaurants, the temptation to consume and spend in excess can be strong, particularly after months of restraint. If left unchecked, this could see your saving goals go out the window. But how much does a pint cost? And can you ever have ‘just one’? There […]

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Savings and Investments

Five tips for investing during a recession

About a month ago I took the leap and made my first investment. Investing during a recession is difficult at the best of times. It’s even harder now because the recession has been caused by a global pandemic, which is unprecedented, and no one knows how it is going to play out in the long […]