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Top 10 ways to grow your money

Reading Time: 9 mins Don’t let your financial fears ruin your retirement – you can invest and grow your money for your old age. You can find safe investments and good money-making ideas if you know where to look, and that’s where we come in. There are some simple principles you can follow year-on-year that will help you make … read more

14 ways to cut the cost of your gym membership

Reading Time: 8 mins Gym membership is a big expense and in this day and age, we all need to be cutting back where we can. If you’re finding that you don’t work out as often as you intend to and you’re paying over the odds for your membership, now’s the time to do something about it. Here are … read more

Should I Transfer My Final Salary Pension?

Reading Time: 4 mins Changes to the rules around pensions in 2015 mean that people now have a much greater choice over what they do with their money than they did a few years ago. With a greater number of options emerging, the question of whether people should consider transferring their final salary pension is once again on the … read more

Can’t get a loan? 10 ways to get some money fast

Reading Time: 11 mins So you can’t get a loan? But you REALLY need some money now. Cheap loans can be tough to find if your credit’s not great – which is ironic given how low the Bank of England base rate is at the moment. So what do you do if you’re refused a loan? Don’t despair – … read more

Buying a House With Friends

Reading Time: 6 mins Have you ever thought about buying a house with friends? Whilst many of us may be thinking about owning a home with a partner one day, buying with a friend or two could be the way to property ownership. It’s harder than ever to get a foot on the property ladder with increasing house prices … 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

Smokers: stop smoking and save £3,000 a year!

Reading Time: 6 mins If you’re looking to tighten the purse strings, then why don’t you pack in the cigarettes.. One study found that 60% of smokers find it hard to last a whole day without smoking. Here at Money Magpie, we know how hard it is to quit. But with our handy article, we plan on giving you … read more

How will you pay for long-term care?

Reading Time: 7 mins According to the non-profit company Paying For Care, long-term care cost a mammoth £33,852 every year. A figure that rises even further when nursing and specialist care is throw into the mix. As an ageing population, more and more people will be in need of care later in their lives for longer. Therefore, it’s crucial … read more

Reduce your outgoings: save over £1,000 a year

Reading Time: 7 mins “How can I reduce my outgoings?” It’s a familiar cry, from the millions of people who have had their finances squeezed in recent years. It’s not an easy task: you need to work out what can go, and what is essential to keep in your budget. You also need to establish the luxuries you can … read more

10 questions you must face about your finances

Reading Time: 8 mins Are you really on top of your finances? You might be getting to the end of each month without facing a budgeting disaster or creating money nightmare, but this is not quite the same thing as mastering your money. To make the most of your finances, you need to go further, and ask yourself 10 … read more

Give me money! How to get a cheaper loan

Reading Time: 7 mins When the financial markets are volatile – and when your own finances are particularly under pressure – the prospect of getting a cheaper loan can seem daunting. It’s an important decision to make, and it’s worth taking your time to shop around to be sure you don’t get caught in a downward spending spiral battling … read more

Living together: what you need to know about cohabiting and finances

Reading Time: 10 mins It may not seem romantic, but cohabiting and finances go hand in hand. Moving in together has become so common in Britain that it’s now become the norm for a lot of people. Unfortunately though, things can go wrong. Cohabiting couples are Britain’s fastest-growing family type. So, while you might not need a piece of … read more

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