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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

Summer Statement: What does it mean for you?

It’s no secret that coronavirus has been damaging to the economy and many have suffered and will continue to suffer as a result. Pressure has been mounting on the government to increase their economic response. They delivered in a Summer Statement or mini budget on 8th July. As we move into phase two of the […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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.