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How to invest in VCTs

Reading Time: 5 mins Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) offer the appeal of big tax breaks and great returns. However, the larger the reward – the bigger the risk. That’s why VCT investing isn’t for everyone. If you want to find out if it’s something you’d like to add to your investment strategy, keep reading! What are VCTs? So why … read more

Property investment – should you be buying to let?

Reading Time: 11 mins Property investment has had a bad rep over recent years. Landlord is a dirty word for some – but if you stick to some ethical principles, you can make great returns on your investment AND be a great landlord. 2019 has seen some radical changes to the buy-to-let market, from changes in tenant fees to … read more

Make money investing in diamonds

Reading Time: 6 mins Investing in diamonds can be a great way to make money and wear your investment at the same time! As with investing in gold jewellery, investing in diamonds is a win-win, so long as you’re careful to protect your investments when you’re wearing and storing them. Diamonds can be a great alternative investment. In fact, … read more

How to buy shares

Reading Time: 9 mins Investing in shares isn’t for the elite or mega-rich, nor is it restricted to Those In The Know. Anyone can buy shares and make money. That means you! You don’t have to be on the floor of the London Stock Exchange, either. Thanks to the advent of online brokers over the last few decades, you … read more

Investing for income when you’re 50+

Reading Time: 7 mins As you start to consider your retirement finances, you’re looking for income but you’re also looking for safety. How do you make the most of the money you have in these turbulent economic times? We look at your investing options and explain how they work and what they could do for you. Annuities Gilts Savings … read more

Get paid for eating ice-cream

Reading Time: 2 mins Erm, okay. This is real. We promise. Okay, calm down. Actually, get very excited. Yes you can get paid for eating ice cream. Unleash your inner child (or adult). The Job Tech-driven recruiter RedWigWam is seeing a surge in demand from people looking to become mystery shoppers. The online platform is regularly looking for students, … read more

Make money from designer fashion

Reading Time: 9 mins Collecting designer fashion is a quiet market, but racks up thousands of pounds at auctions. Investment in a designer or a certain fashion decade is like collecting art and goes hand in hand with the trend for vintage. Aesthetics aside, there is big money to be made in collecting couture. What to collect? How much could … read more

Make money from police auctions in 4 easy steps

Reading Time: 5 mins There are plenty of great bargains awaiting you at police auctions. Anyone can attend a police or government-run auction where you can snatch up great deals on things like bikes, laptops and trainers (often paying less than half their market price). Police are auctioning off property all the time that has been seized or handed … read more

Make money when it snows

Reading Time: 8 mins Snow trapped you at home? It may just be the money-making opportunity you need. If the weather has you bored out of your trousers indoors, don’t let this down-time go to waste. Make the most of it. In fact, make it earn you money. Find out here how you can earn cash from the snow, … read more

Make money answering the phone

Reading Time: 7 mins If you’re looking for a new way to make money, perhaps as a way to combat unemployment or as a change of scenery from your current job, one option is to set up a call-handling service and make money from answering the phone. This would suit just about anyone with space for a desk and … read more

Make Money Beekeeping

Reading Time: 8 mins Want to make money doing something completely unique? We’ve got a suggestion: beekeeping. Not only can you make money beekeeping, but there are other benefits too: helping to create honey is great for the environment, for example. Honey bees are dying all around the world, and new beekeepers are needed everywhere to increase the stock. … read more

10 ways to save money by buying in bulk

Reading Time: 6 mins There’s strength in numbers, they say, but did you know there’s also money-saving to be had if you’re buying in bulk? Everything from food to energy, holidays to nappies could be bought cheaper if you buy a lot in one go. Here are ten cool ways to save when you buy in bulk. Groceries: buy … read more

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