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How to Get Work as a Mechanic

Reading Time: 4 mins Choosing to learn a trade or a specific skill set is always recommended as no matter what state the economy is in, certain industries will always need workers, and mechanics and auto repairs is one of them. Your chances of always finding work are high but also once you are fully qualified you have skills … read more

The Best Reward Credit Cards in 2020

Reading Time: 5 mins We love products and services that make your money work for you. In particular, reward credit cards are great for this as whether you’re using your card for your day-to-day spending or to make a big purchase, all the points add up to a reward. The points you earn with these credit cards can be … read more

What Is a Taxable Grant?

Reading Time: 6 mins Have you been paid a taxable grant? Maybe you’re eligible for one and don’t know it yet. How do you know any grants are taxable? The outset of the coronavirus pandemic has seen a massive increase in the number of taxable grants available to self-employed individuals and businesses. Providing much needed support during this time … read more

Useful Resources for Freelancers of All Experience Levels

Reading Time: 8 mins More people than ever are turning their hand to freelancing and self-employment. However, running a freelance business takes a lot of effort! We’ve compiled these resources for freelancers to help. Most of them are free – or very cheap – and all will help you run a smooth business. It doesn’t matter if you’re a … read more

15 Frugal Living Tips to Save £5000 a Year

Reading Time: 9 mins Frugal living tips sound like a lot of sacrifice needs to be made. It’s not true! But it could be very necessary. As a nation we overspend massively and often beyond our budgets. More than a third of all Brits spent more than they received in income in April 2019. Continuing spending habits like this … read more

Pensions for the Self-Employed Explained

Reading Time: 7 mins When you’re on a fluctuating income – and already have to save 30% for taxes – a pension is the last thing on the list. However, pensions for the self-employed are vital for future financial security. Here’s how to set up a pension for the self-employed, and how to make sure you’re contributing regularly! When … read more

Surviving on a fluctuating income

Reading Time: 5 mins Are you trying to manage your expenses and get by, whilst not having a steady or reliable income stream? You’re not alone. With the rise of the gig economy in recent years and more people in unstable work, thousands are finding themselves with fluctuating incomes in a way that would have been unthinkable a generation … read more

How to Make Money with a Food Truck Business

Reading Time: 10 mins A food truck business could be the solution to setting up a career in catering even in the days of social distancing. Street food has seen a surge in popularity in the UK recently, and it’s easy to see why: restaurant quality meals at fast food prices. What more could you possibly want? The food … read more

IR35 for contractors explained

Reading Time: 7 mins IR35 is a potential change to tax law that affects contractors from April 2021. This guest article by Matt Fryer, Head of Legal Services at Brookson Group, explains everything you need to know about it. One of the reasons many people choose to contract is because it gives them greater control – over their time, … read more

Get ahead on your Christmas savings now!

Reading Time: 7 mins As much as we wish it could be Christmas every day, unfortunately it can’t. However, we can plan ahead with our Christmas savings to make sure it’s a financially stress-free time of year! We’ve all sat down to think about the ideal presents for our family and friends, only to reconsider our choices after checking … read more

Are consolidation loans worth it?

Reading Time: 5 mins Struggling with debt can cause a huge amount of stress. This is especially the case if you’ve got debts owed to a few different places. How do you know which debt to pay off first, and how to keep the interest down so you don’t end up paying far more than you need to? This … read more

Business Ideas You Can Start from Home With (Almost) No Money

Reading Time: 8 mins Everyone at some point in their life has thought about working for themselves. Being your own boss and not having to answer to anyone else, the ultimate sign of independence. So why don’t more of us make our business ideas reality? The simple answer for many is lack of funds and the uncertainty of job … read more

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