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How to Find a Job After Parental Leave

Reading Time: 4 mins Finding a job after taking parental leave seems very daunting, regardless of how much experience you have under your belt. Coming back to work and a new way of managing the work/life balance is challenging at best, so it’s important you take the right steps to ease into this new stage of your career as … read more

Make Money From Your Old Books

Reading Time: 5 mins Working from home and living in lockdown has opened up plenty of opportunities to organise our homes and spring-clean our unwanted tech, clothes, old books… and all of the clutter we once thought we needed. But with books, it’s easy to become attached to your favourites and harder to let go of the ones you … read more

How to Get Work as a Beauty or Massage Therapist

Reading Time: 5 mins If you’re interested in the health and beauty sector, then working as a beauty or massage therapist could be a good option for you. There is a large variety in roles as well as the option to work for a salon or spa or set up your own business. Its flexibility means it’s a great … 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

Camping hacks for a budget staycation

Reading Time: 5 mins Camping is one of the most cost-effective holidays you can have, especially as a family with kids. The coastlines and counties of the UK offer hundreds of prime camping spots, with everything from rugged beaches to soaring mountains within reach of the pitch sites. As we all look at ways to staycation in the UK … 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

Unfair contracts (and how to avoid them)

Reading Time: 5 mins Got a new contract to sign and feeling more than a bit befuddled by all the technical terms? Feel like your landlord or new gym might be trying to take you for a ride? You might be right. But there’s no reason for anyone to have to put up with unfair contracts in this day … read more

9 things you can swap to save cash

Reading Time: 4 mins If you’re looking to save cash, there are lots of ways you can do so in your daily life without a huge amount of effort. Just think about all the things that you could potentially swap, to save cash for the things that really matter. From holiday homes to your “new” sofa, there’s a whole … 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

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