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Cheap food for students

Reading Time: 5 mins Eating cheaply on a student budget is important. Particularly when your loan looks like it’s evaporating at a frightening pace. Food is essential, but it needn’t swallow up your budget. By shopping around and finding deals, you can save your cash and still eat well. Follow these tips to shop smart and slash your food … read more

Should I Go To Work? How to Know If You’re a Key Worker

Reading Time: 4 mins The latest Government instruction is to stay at home – unless you’re a key worker heading to or from work. But what is a key worker – and how do you know if you are one? We’ve heard reports of many businesses insisting their company offers vital assistance to the current coronavirus crisis (Sports Direct, … read more

Coronavirus, Work, Benefits, and Finances: The Ultimate COVID-19 Guide

Reading Time: 36 mins Make sense of the impact of coronavirus with this COVID-19 guide. It’s finally happened: public gatherings are advised against, the hospitality industry looks set to take a hit, and we’re all being told to work from home. Schools have just been closed, too – putting sudden and huge pressure on families across the UK. This … read more

How to Find a Job During the Coronavirus Crisis: Who’s Recruiting?

Reading Time: 10 mins Need to find a job during the coronavirus crisis? Coronavirus is a major health epidemic that’s affected job security around the globe. Many people (particularly in the leisure, hospitality, and travel industries) have been laid off. In fact, the Financial Times says 200,000 people have been laid off since February because of coronavirus (access a … read more

Growing your own fruit and vegetables

Reading Time: 11 mins Growing your own fruit and vegetables is not only a great outdoor activity for you and your family. It also helps you avoid the genetic modification and chemical pesticides often used industrially. You’ll also reduce your carbon footprint. Many of the fruits and vegetables available for purchase in supermarkets are imported and then shipped around … read more

Healthy, wealthy and stealthy: Why your next month needs to be meat-free

Reading Time: 4 mins Have you ever thought you could go meat-free if only for a while? The number of vegans and vegetarians is on the increase as more people are becoming aware of the massive benefits this lifestyle change can bring. Unsure if you’ve got the staying power to go meat-free? See if you can join celebrities like … read more

Make Money Buying and Selling Second-Hand Watches

Reading Time: 10 mins Like a bargain? Excited by the idea of buying and selling collectable antiques? Already enjoy browsing specialist forums and scouring eBay? Then buying and selling second-hand watches could be for you. We’re going to give you a shortlist of the most important things you need to know about buying and selling second-hand watches. Then we’re … read more

Coronavirus: How to make money when self-isolating

Reading Time: 8 mins Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a big concern for everyone right now. Not only are there obvious health risks, but the social and financial burden of self-isolating and forced time off work (or even job loss) is a worry. Essential workers such as doctors and nurses, police officers, and supermarket staff are obviously unable to work … read more

Make money being nosey

Reading Time: 10 mins Wouldn’t it be amazing to make money being nosey? Well – you can. So it’s time to put your natural curiosity to use. To get you started, here’re five funky ways of topping up the piggy bank. Write to magazines Be a journalist Be a private eye Become a competitive-intelligence researcher Ask others how they … read more

What is the Inheritance Tax Threshold?

Reading Time: 4 mins If you’re planning on passing money or assets to your loved ones when you’re gone, your heirs could face inheritance tax bill bigger than ever before. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility, families will pay an extra £900 million in inheritance tax over the next five years. But what does inheritance tax actually mean? … read more

Pay off your mortgage early

Reading Time: 7 mins These days, you pay more for debt than you earn in savings. Getting out of the red should be the first target of any savings and investment plan. So, why not apply that thinking by planning to pay off your mortgage early? Mortgages can be such huge, long-term debts that it can be hard to … read more

How to overcome long-term unemployment

Reading Time: 5 mins Being a victim of long term unemployment can make you lose confidence in yourself. The longer your unemployment continues the harder it seems to be to break out of. As the gap on your CV between jobs widens, it can make us even more desperate to find work. If you’re stuck in a job-seeking rut, … read more

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