Where and how to advertise your online business

Reading Time: 5 mins With traditional high street shops closed (at least for now) and everyone doing their non-essential shopping online, there’s never been a better time to set up an online business. Even when shops reopen, many people will stick to online buying for a long time to come. If you want to make the most of this … read more

Old-School Cleaning Tips That’ll Save You Hundreds Each Year

Reading Time: 5 mins Catching up on long forgotten cleaning and household chores has become a popular activity for people finding themselves with more time on their hands during lockdown. However, stocking up on new cleaning supplies can end up costing you a small fortune and no one wants to have to spend lots of their hard-earned cash on … read more

What is negative interest?

Reading Time: 5 mins You’ve heard of interest rates – it’s the amount you pay the bank to borrow money from them. Or, as a saver, it’s how much the bank pays you to ‘borrow’ your money. But what about negative interest rates? Many of us won’t have heard of negative interest – and for good reason. It’s a … read more

Should You Go Into Debt to Start a Business?

Reading Time: 5 mins As the saying goes you must spend money to make money. This is definitely true when you start a business. Things like registering your business name, website hosting, and creating a space to work from all cost money. Although there are ways to minimise these costs. So, the short answer is yes, expect to go … read more

Are consolidation loans worth it?

Reading Time: 5 mins Struggling with debt can cause a huge amount of stress. This is especially the case if you’ve got debts owed to a few different places. How do you know which debt to pay off first, and how to keep the interest down so you don’t end up paying far more than you need to? This … read more

Business Ideas You Can Start from Home With (Almost) No Money

Reading Time: 8 mins Everyone at some point in their life has thought about working for themselves. Being your own boss and not having to answer to anyone else, the ultimate sign of independence. So why don’t more of us make our business ideas reality? The simple answer for many is lack of funds and the uncertainty of job … read more

Cheap Family Entertainment Tips

Reading Time: 5 mins With prices endlessly increasing it’s becoming more and more difficult to entertain kids on a budget. In fact, according to the Parents’ Summer Spending report (2018), summer holiday expenses have soared by 25% in the last five years, while a massive 61% of parents worry about covering the cost of their children’s entertainment. No one … read more

Acts of Kindness That Don’t Cost the Earth

Reading Time: 5 mins The theme this year for Mental Health Awareness Week (18th – 24th May) is kindness. During such an uneasy time people have already been showing such immeasurable acts of kindness towards others. Just take a look at the frontline workers, those volunteering for the NHS, and helping the vulnerable in their communities. The Mental Health … read more

13 Simple Money-Saving Tips for Renters

Reading Time: 9 mins Renters don’t have to pay for things like broken boilers – but the costs of renting still add up really fast. From turning your thermostat down a degree to negotiating rent raises, there are tons of ways you can knock the cost of living in rented accommodation down to a more manageable level. Follow these … read more

Benefits and Funding for the Newly Self-Employed

Reading Time: 9 mins Did you know there’s support for the newly self-employed? Even at this crazy coronavirus time, there are still many resources of financial and business support you can access. With so many redundancies lately – and probably more to come – going self-employed is a good option for some. If you’ve found yourself with a sudden … read more

Relationship Tips for Households with Strained Finances

Reading Time: 6 mins With the country in lockdown and the majority of industries hit hard by COVID-19, strained finances have hit many households. More than nine million people are expected to be furloughed, while others are suffering redundancies, have reduced hours, or no sign of work at all on zero-hours contracts. Compulsory isolating and the lack of social … read more

6 professions desperate for workers

Reading Time: 4 mins A huge number of people face unemployment thanks to coronavirus. But don’t panic: some industries are desperate for workers! If you’ve recently lost your job, or think your current job is at risk, consider taking a career shift and trying something new. Here are 7 professions you should consider if you’re looking for a change: … read more

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