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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

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

Money Saving Hacks for Freelancers

Reading Time: 12 mins Freelancers often operate on a shoestring budget – especially when they’re first starting out. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just started your new freelance career, or you’re already years into it: there are always new ways for you to save money. From remembering what you can write off on your taxes to using free trials … read more

Revamp your furniture on a budget

Reading Time: 5 mins Want to revamp your furniture on a budget? Feel like it’s time to jazz up your living space without spending a fortune? We get it – we’ve got the lockdown DIY bug too.  Don’t worry if you haven’t got hundreds of pounds lying around to spend on swanky new interiors, though. There are lots of … read more

People are Desperate to Hire These Trades

Reading Time: 5 mins Seemingly vast numbers of people have used part of their extra time in self-isolation to catch up on house maintenance, renovation projects and home decorating. DIY projects are great to start but there always comes a point where your minimal skills no longer suffice and you need some skilled workers from various trades to jump … read more

What should I do with my foreign currency?

Reading Time: 5 mins If you had a holiday booked just before the coronavirus lockdown started, you might have more to think about than airline refunds and trying to claw back the cash you’d spent on hotels. You might have foreign currency burning a hole in your pocket now, too – especially if you were about to head off … read more

Make money with a private dining business

Reading Time: 8 mins Private home events and small weddings could soon be back on the agenda – and that means you could make money with a private dining business! Food is a huge part of our celebrations, large and small, and private dining is set to soar as the ‘new normal’ kicks in. Rather than heading out to … read more

Benefits for over 60s

Reading Time: 20 mins Turning 60 needn’t be a milestone to dread: there are plenty of things to look forward to, including a host of exciting perks and freebies, and a number of incredibly valuable benefits for over 60s. This article came about when we were asked a question: With this in mind, we have tracked down the best … read more

8 Ways to Teach Your Children About Money

Reading Time: 5 mins Trying to teach your children about the world of money can seem like a daunting task but it is a crucial one. A study from Cambridge University said that most adult money habits are formed by the age of 7! It shows the power parents have to shape money habits of their children, which will … read more

Green habits to save cash AND the environment!

Reading Time: 7 mins Going green! We have all heard about it, but what exactly does it mean? The aim is to protect the environment and sustain natural resources for current and future generations by developing green habits. Or to put it more simply, finding ways to preserve the planet by choosing to use renewable energy over fossil fuels, … read more

How to make money as an event planner

Reading Time: 5 mins Ever considered making money as an event planner? Are you organised, high-energy, imaginative and calm under pressure? Enjoy seeing a vision come together, and knowing that you were integral in making it happen? If the answer to all of the above is yes, it sounds like you’ve got skills that could be well-suited to a … read more

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