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What to Do When You’re Executor of a Will

8th Apr 2021

It’s a tragic time when someone dies – but it also comes with a lot of paperwork. If you’ve been assigned executor of a will, there’s a lot of things to do. It can be overwhelming and knowing where to start is often confusing. Use this checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered, in…

Top 10 ways to grow your money

1st Feb 2021

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…

14 ways to cut the cost of your gym membership

2nd Aug 2020

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…

Should I Transfer My Final Salary Pension?

19th Jul 2020

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…

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

17th Jul 2020

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 –…

Buying a House With Friends

18th Jun 2020

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…

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

28th Mar 2020

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…

How will you pay for long-term care?

21st Mar 2020

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…

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

20th Mar 2020

“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…

Critical illness cover: Is it critical?

14th Mar 2020

We don’t like to think about becoming seriously ill, but it’s important to consider financial protection against the worst happening. Critical illness cover is one option, designed to ease the financial burden with a tax-free lump sum which you can spend however you like. However, with sneaky exclusions and an array of policies to choose…

10 questions you must face about your finances

20th Feb 2020

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…

Give me money! How to get a cheaper loan

20th Feb 2020

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…