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How to Negotiate a Pay Rise

Reading Time: 4 mins As a nation, we’re notoriously bad at talking about money. In fact, we’d almost always rather talk about anything else – sex, politics, and religion included! In particular, one of the topics that makes us the most uncomfortable is asking for a pay rise. For some reason we shy away from it. But with almost … read more

Financial Help for Carers

Reading Time: 7 mins One in ten people in the UK is a carer (that’s around 7 million people). Yet, many don’t know that there’s financial and emotional support available for them – not just the people they look after. Carers may look after people with disabilities, older people, or those with mental difficulties. They range in age from … read more

Things to Cheer You Up in 2020

Reading Time: 5 mins It’s probably safe to say that for most of us 2020 isn’t exactly going as expected. No one could have foreseen spending 3 months at home and putting on hold all of our plans! The good news is there’s plenty to cheer you up, from free stuff to having more time on your hands. Keep … read more

Strangest Grants Available – Could You Qualify for Free Cash?

Reading Time: 5 mins Lots of charities offer non-repayable grants to help individuals on a low income, or in difficult financial circumstances. We’ve looked into some of the most specific and strangest grants around. You can find anything from benefits specifically for vegetarians, to support for workers in particular industries. There’s actually a surprising number of grants available, so … read more

What’s an Allowable Expense on a Self Assessment?

Reading Time: 11 mins Freelancers have to complete a Self Assessment tax return by January 31st every year. This includes listing all your income for the tax year – and your allowable expenses. But what can you include as a legitimate expense -and what will HMRC refuse? Let’s look at what you can – and can’t – include as … read more

How to make money if you’re under 18

Reading Time: 18 mins While making a few quid here and there can be easy for those under 18, it’s a whole different story if you’re after a more sustainable source of income. Earning proper money can be difficult without the advantages of work experience or other factors, such as a driving licence. To help out those under 18 … read more

Dog Walking – Make £60 an hour while getting fit

Reading Time: 9 mins Dog walking is a great way to make money on the side and get fit at the same time. Particularly in cities, there’s a lot of demand for dog walking services, and it’s well paid too. More people than ever got a puppy in the first lockdown – but now have to go back to … read more

When to Save and When to Splurge

Reading Time: 8 mins We’ve all heard of ‘false economies’ – but where can you really afford to save on products and when should you spend a little extra? Knowing when to splurge and when to use frugal strategies can save you a LOT of money in the long term. From household bills to groceries, here’s our take on … read more

How to Make Money on Social Media

Reading Time: 8 mins Social media is the most powerful marketing tool around now, and it can be pretty lucrative. It’s had a great deal of influence in changing the way we shop, and continues to play a massive part in how people make money online. The Influencer Marketing Hub is a very useful tool for anyone who monetises … read more

Drive for money: the four-wheel courier

Reading Time: 11 mins Do you love sitting behind the wheel? Would you like to drive for money? Being a courier could be just the thing for you! Delivering items to anywhere from John o’ Groats to Land’s End, courier jobs allow you to choose which jobs you would like to take. It’s a job that can fit in … read more

Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Buy to Let?

Reading Time: 6 mins With Stamp Duty holidays and low interest rates, now could be a great time to invest in buy to let property. However, with so much uncertainty in the economy, is it really a good idea? Here’s how to decide if you should invest in buy to let property in 2020. Do You Qualify for a … read more

How to Make Money as an Actor

Reading Time: 5 mins Like almost every other creative industry, making money as an actor can be tough – especially now as productions have screeched to a halt in the pandemic. Regular, paid acting jobs are not guaranteed, leading most actors to find other ways to supplement their income. There are plenty of ways to do this outside of … read more

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