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5 ways to make money with your pet

Reading Time: 5 mins Have you ever looked at your pet and just wished they could contribute to the household income in one way or another? Let’s be honest, our dogs and cats have it made. We fuss them, feed them, and clean up after them. But having pets is expensive, all that pet food, vet visits, toys, accessories … read more

Stakeholder pensions – simple, cheap and worth having

Reading Time: 5 mins Stakeholder pensions are cheap, easy, and upfront about what they invest in. Anyone can have one, and you can make regular contributions or just put in what you can afford each month. For anyone who has ever worried that pensions are too complicated – they were designed to be your solution.   What is a … read more

Alternatives to owning a car

Reading Time: 7 mins Running and owning a car is quickly becoming un-affordable for lots of people. If you add up the costs of breakdown cover, insurance, servicing and maintaining a car, you’ll see how much of a dent in your wallet it makes. And with the rising cost of living taking its toll we need to make savings … read more

How kids can make money

Reading Time: 12 mins Want to keep your kids entertained this summer without spending a penny? Help them get a summer job! Kids can make money in all sorts of ways. You’ll need to use your own judgement in assessing how mature your child is and how ready they are to take on the responsibility. Young children shouldn’t be … read more

Financial help, freebies and benefits for mothers

Reading Time: 9 mins   It’s hard to know how any parent manages their budget. The benefits environment hasn’t been kind in recent years – and parents haven’t escaped the cuts – but there is still some help available, and some benefits for mothers and fathers, if you know where to look. Financial support and benefits for mothers Governmental … read more

Disability benefits: get what’s rightfully yours

Reading Time: 8 mins In the past few years there have been substantial changes to disability benefits and support available. Below is a helpful bank of information, where you can find out what you may be entitled to claim, the amounts you can receive and how to apply for each. Working age – 18+ Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) … read more

Help! I’m 50 with no savings. What do I do?

Reading Time: 9 mins If you reach 50 with no savings, it’s natural to feel anxious about the future. But don’t worry, you still have time to make money, save, and invest well before retirement. It might be tempting to think you can’t do enough before you retire. You may feel like now the only option is to wait … read more

What type of mortgage should you get?

Reading Time: 8 mins Aaargh! Choosing a mortgage – it’s a minefield of confusion. What type of mortgage is the right one for you? There are so many different types of mortgages on the market, and so many lenders, that it’s hard to know where to start. Once you get down to it, though, you realise that there are … read more

How to make money when you’re unemployed

Reading Time: 7 mins Unemployment sucks. It takes forever to find a job these days! Being unemployed affects our mental health, self-worth – and financial situation. Bills occur every month even when you have no income! The good news is that there are ways to make money whilst unemployed! This buys you a bit more time to search and … read more

Easy, cheap ways to increase your property value today

Reading Time: 7 mins Did you know you could increase property value with just a few cheap changes? Increasing the value of your home is easily done – without costing the earth. (And, let’s face it, you don’t want to spend lots to add to your property’s value – it defeats the point!). When the housing market is slow, … read more

10 ways to get a free home (and get paid for it!)

Reading Time: 13 mins How to get a home for free. There are lots of ways you can get a home for free with a job or by being someone who looks after properties. Here are just a few of them.

Can I afford a home? How to buy a cheap house

Reading Time: 9 mins Does such a thing as a cheap house even exist anymore? House prices continue to rise and mortgage lenders seem to have more demands on first-time buyers than ever. So, do cheap houses really exist – and if so, how can you afford one? Here are some alternative ways you can afford a home – … read more

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