Tag: personal finance
Is the 2023 Budget good news for your personal finances?
UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has now unveiled his 2023 Budget, but is it good news for your personal finances? This post will explain all… It’s no secret, the economy is in a poor state and many are struggling with their finances at the moment. Without a magic wand, it would be near impossible to fix…
The cost of being single in 2023
Did you know it’s actually more expensive to be single than to be in a relationship? It seems crazy but there is still a cost to being single in 2023. ‘Being single’ in this post refers to those who do not live with a partner. But what is the cost of being single in 2023?…
What’s in and what’s out in personal finance in 2023?
New Year, new finances? While the basics never change, it doesn’t hurt to give yourself a financial makeover every now and then. The New Year gives us the perfect opportunity to do just that. But what’s in and what’s out in personal finance in 2023? And how will this influence your financial makeover? I’ve seen…
What the 2022 Autumn Statement means for you
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has outlined his plans for the UK’s taxation and spending in the 2022 Autumn Statement. In short, it’s not good news for your personal finances. However, it’s important to be aware of the key changes announced and make sure you are as prepared as possible. We may all end up paying more…
Talk Money Week – Why we need to talk more about money
Money dictates so much of our lives: how we live, how we spend our free time, even what we eat and drink. But, despite its obvious dominance, we simply don’t talk about it. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t, however. We all need to talk about money more with our friends, family and colleagues.
Foodbank Advent 2022 – Help those in need this Christmas
We all know about, and probably have, Advent calendars. But less of us have probably considered a reverse advent calendar. This year, I’m changing that and will be taking part in Foodbank Advent for the first time. But this is not a new concept. 2022 will be the sixth year the UK money blogging community…
What the mini budget u-turn means for your personal finances
Since I first published this post – just three weeks ago – the government has u-turned on pretty much every proposal detailed below in the mini budget. The new UK government has unveiled its economic plans to help the country recover financially. The mini budget u-turn will likely impact most of us. But, what does…
How to spend guilt free
Life is very expensive right now and sadly costs might just keep rising. We’re all looking to cut costs and as a result can feel bad about spending. Here’s some tips on how you can spend guilt free. Guilt often comes when you bury your head in the sand and don’t address your spending and…
Student money worries surge – how to cope
Students have recently received their A Level results and are now planning to make the move to university in the next month. While existing students are coming to the end of their summer break and will be returning to university soon. What is meant to be an exciting time is being usurped by fears. Student…
The Twenty Percent – August update
It’s been a while since I’ve posted an official update on The Twenty Percent. That’s not because not much has been happening. Actually, it’s the opposite. Life has been so busy that it has been hard to have time to post as much as I would like. I’m trying to be more disciplined in my…