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Nine quick ways to organise your finances

1st Aug 2023

Welcome to the Frugal Column, where I aim to inspire you to live your best life without breaking the bank. You can follow my award-winning blog Shoestring Cottage and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. I am also the author of Extreme Frugality: Save Money Like Your Grandma. Do you ever feel that…

The Truth About Renting

17th Jul 2023

The truth about renting isn’t often as it seems. We take a deeper look about whether it is a good or bad time to rent… ‘Generation rent has forgotten how lucky it is,’ a leading broadsheet newspaper claimed this week.  Tell that to my friend’s 25-year-old son who, like most of his generation, has had…

Top Ten Summer Jobs 2023 Edition

4th Jul 2023

The sun is blazing and the summer holidays are just around the corner. For many people the summer brings with it the need to pick up summer jobs. Whether it’s to gather some much-needed holiday money, to fill a gap between other work, or just to do something different during this most sunny of seasons….

Retirement planning: Why are UK adults shunning annuities despite rising rates?

28th Jun 2023

Despite rising annuity rates, new research has revealed less than a third of UK adults have an annuity, or would consider buying one. In this article, we’re going to explore what annuities are and whether they’re a good option for retirement. Keep on reading for all the details or click on a link below to…

Annuity rates rise 20% in a year. Is now a good time to buy one?

21st Jun 2023

Amid speculation that interest rates will continue rising, annuity prices have risen 20% in the space of 12 months. So if you’re nearing retirement age, is now the time to buy a guaranteed income for life? Let’s take a look. Keep on reading for all the details or click on a link to head straight…

Make cash renting out your driveway

14th Jun 2023

Do you live in a particularly prime transport location? Do you have a garage or driveway sitting unoccupied and begging to be used? Why not turn it into a money-spinner by renting it out? Thousands of people in the UK rent out parking spaces and if you live in a big city or near an…

State pension deadline extension means thousands are set to earn more

13th Jun 2023

The government has extended the deadline for filling gaps in National Insurance (NI) records to April 5, 2025. Earlier this year, it announced a delay to July 31, 2023, when a surge in calls put too much pressure on HMRC administration. This delay pushes the deadline beyond the general election, so by paying additional NI…

Are you saving enough into a pension? Here’s how to max your retirement prospects

9th Jun 2023

Study the pension saving habits of the average Briton and you may feel a tad horrified about the retirement prospects facing millions of workers. Back in April, the Institute for Fiscal Studies suggested almost 9 in 10 Brits are facing a ‘risky’ retirement simply because they aren’t putting enough into a private pension. Meanwhile, fresh…

Going abroad? Prepare and secure your home and vehicles

30th May 2023

Going abroad? Secure your home and vehicles It’s holiday season! Perhaps you’re one of the lucky Brits escaping the UK for a getaway abroad this summer. There is always plenty to think about – getting your passport ready, making sure the weight of your luggage is below the allowance, packing the essentials. But one thing…

The petty fines that can cost you big 

30th May 2023

A staggering 14% of people seeking help from the charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) have found themselves suffering financial hardship as a result of court fines or some kind.  It’s not surprising. Authorities are increasingly using fines – or the threat of them – to shore up revenue, punish minor infractions and roll-out unpopular initiatives,…

Top ten ways to make summer cash quick – 2023

12th May 2023

Fancy making extra cash this summer? From babysitting to dogsitting and from fruit-picking to gardening, here are a host of great ideas for seasonal work that you can fit around your current lifestyle. Make money from your green fingers Gardening for cash is an ideal way to make some extra money. Lots of people start…

51 ways to save money in your home

8th May 2023

We could all do with cutting our household expenditure, so we’ve come up with 51 easy ways you can save money in your home. By making these tiny changes in your everyday life, you will notice a big difference. Start by having a go at just half of them and you’re bound to save a…