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Giving rather than giving up this Lent

‘What are you giving up for lent?’ This is one of the questions no one wants to hear this year. Instead, to turn it into a positive, I’m choosing giving rather than giving up this year. My favourite quote this year is: ‘We’re all facing the same storm, but we’re not all in the same […]

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An Update – Lockdown Spending and Work

I can’t believe we’re over halfway through February. This year is simultaneously going incredibly fast and incredibly slowly. It’s been a while since I gave a more personal update, so here is one on my lockdown spending and work. Given the Covid-19 situation, I’m aware I’m very lucky with my current situation. But, I also […]

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Cheap lockdown activities to cheer you up

This lockdown is getting to all of us and life just seems a bit dreary. While you may not feel like doing much, cheap lockdown activities might be just the thing you need.

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5 easy ways to improve your finances in 2021

It’s a new year, but not in the way we’re used to. Another lockdown seems inevitable now and many people are struggling physically, mentally and financially. That’s why I won’t offer time consuming, complex and unrealistic financial goals. Instead, here are 5 easy ways to improve your finances in 2021.

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Your top Christmas money saving tips

Christmas can be expensive. Often we end up spending more than we intend on things we don’t usually need. As it’s December, I thought I’d offer some top Christmas money saving tips, to help you plan for the festive season.

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Your Personal Finance Advent Calendar

It’s December! I’m not really sure how we’ve got to December if I’m honest, in my mind we’re still somewhere in March. The arrival of December may be muted this year, with Covid-19 putting pay to most celebrations. But, not all festive traditions have to be cancelled. Advent calendars don’t. This is why I’ve created a personal finance advent calendar for you.

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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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Why shaming the beauty industry isn’t the answer to your financial problems

Sitting in the hairdressers last week I started thinking about the beauty industry and why women, and an increasing number of men, are made to feel bad about spending money on their appearance.

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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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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 […]