5 Ways That Honesty Can Help You to Take Control of Your Finances
When it comes to personal finance we can all agree that it’s an extremely personal issue. Some people shy away from talking about their finances outright. Some reserve the intimacy of their financial situation to their other half. Whilst others completely bury their head in the sand and tend to avoid contemplating it entirely. The…View Post
Effective Ways To Boost Your Emergency Fund
One in five of the British people have no savings to fall back on in the event of an emergency, according to The Independent. Even those who do have savings don’t have very much. 14% have less than £100 squirreled away, and 39% don’t have more than £1,000. But, as an emergency fund is crucial when you’re short…View Post
My Health, America, and Why Borrowing Money Sometimes Just Makes Sense!
As you read this I’m finally coming out of the fog. In the last week, I have had a miserable cold and I’ve also had my first surgery. Having either of them is bad enough but dealing with both simultaneously is really venturing into “worst case scenario” territory. I’ve alluded to my recent health issues…View Post
The Advantages of Buying Second Hand
The rate at which consumers are buying second hand goods is steadily increasing. And for good reason. There are plenty of benefits to buying second hand, from saving money to helping combat the increase of waste. So by purchasing used items, we can help both our wallets and our planet. Save Money One of the many…View Post
Thinking of Setting Up Your Own Limited Company? Here’s Why You Should!
A few years ago, my other half James decided to take the plunge into the world of self-employment. He’d worked in a secure, stable council job for 10 years. It had its benefits, of course, but he decided he needed a new challenge. And the significantly higher hourly rate and flexibility were well worth…View Post
How Your Hobby Could be Your Ticket To a Higher Income
Normally, hobbies are those activities where time is spent outside of your regular job. Hooray for some personal downtime, right? These personal interests constitute a gratifying distraction from the usual daily routine; they probably represent something for which you already have a natural predisposition: photography, dance, embroidering, cooking, hiking or writing. Whatever your hobby, whether it be…View Post
How to Become a Financially Savvy Citizen in Today’s World
As a consumer in modern society, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of your finances. With so many competing pressures on household budgets and a seemingly never-ending list of firms looking for your cash, you need every piece of help that you can get to stay financially savvy. Here are some top…View Post
5 of the Best Side Hustles For Busy Women
If you’re a busy woman, there are a whole host of things on your list. You may be thinking about all of the things that you could do – and that you really want to do – but don’t quite have the cash to follow through. But that’s cool: it’s the era of the side…View Post
5 Steps Towards Financial and Mental Freedom
According to a recent survey, as many as 41% of EU households have to repay liabilities, most often in the form of bank loans, loans, and installments for purchases. BIG InfoMonitor has calculated that at the end of 2016 nearly 2.5 million Europeans were not able to pay their bills on time. Why do we…View Post
Is Buying The Newest iPhone Worth It Anymore?
The annual September release of Apple’s latest versions of the iPhone has become a tradition – given the same reverence and fanfare as the Super Bowl and Black Friday sales. However, as the prices for new iPhone versions have increased (The iPhone XS and XS Max retail for $999 and $1,099, respectively), it’s natural to…View Post
4 Quick Comping Tips For Beginners
With the run-up to Christmas, I have been thinking a lot about the perfect presents for my friends and family. Look, we all know that Christmas can be expensive! With the food, travel, gifts, and so on it is the time of year when a lot of us go from sensible adults to eagerly spending…View Post
How to Turn Your Hobby into Your Dream Job
You love making jewellery for yourself and for your friends and family. You spend all of your free time creating new pieces and showing them off to others. You might love creating jewellery so much that you start to resent the time you have to spend at work instead. You start thinking about whether you could make money selling your jewellery instead of going into the office. Maybe you like making farmhouse tables in your woodshed but you’ve…View Post
Boom25.com – The Cashback Site Where You Can Win Your Purchase Back!
We all like to save money and with the holidays right around the corner, we are probably shopping online more than usual. I know I am! Whenever I do my online shopping I like to make sure that I get the best deal possible. One of the ways I do that is by checking out…View Post
My Top Tips on Taking Your Blog From Hobby to Business
The blogging world has changed so much over the years and it seems to be evolving on a daily basis. I started my first blog in 2010 as a form of self-expression and I would have never guessed that I would be working as a blogger and making a living from this fantastic business. Some may…View Post