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5 ways to make your finances more sustainable

There’s no denying that the world is currently in the middle of a climate crisis. In fact, one leading energy expert recently said we only have six months to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts to stave off climate catastrophe. Fatih […]

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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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Covid-19 income Savings and Investments

How to save more money this summer

The advent of summer is usually met with sunny holidays, long evenings in beer gardens and a whole new wardrobe to make sure the inevitable Instagram pictures are all on point. This post will give you four top tips on how to save more money this summer. It’s unlikely we’ll be jetting off abroad anytime […]

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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

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 […]

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Savings and Investments

Five reasons you should care about pensions

When you ask young people what they’re saving for holidays, property and cars usually top the list. These are all worthwhile things to be putting your hard-earned cash aside for, but there is nearly always one notable omission – pensions. You may well be thinking “but why should I care about my pension? I’m young, […]

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Savings and Investments

Introduction to ISAs

This is the first in a series of articles all about ISAs and how to make the most of them. It’s important to note that this does not constitute personal advice and if you’re not sure whether an investment or savings account is right for you please seek professional financial advice. ISAs (individual savings accounts) […]

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Banking

The best online savings account interest rates

All interest rates are low at the moment, but it could be worth shopping around to see if there are better deals out there. To help, I’ve taken a look at the rates being advertised for online savings accounts by five of the UK’s biggest banks.

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Covid-19 income

Five ways to top up your Covid-19 furlough income

A lot of people will be facing a significant (20 percent) reduction in income in the coming months.
Here are five top tips to top up any missing income and maximise your bank balance.