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National Pension Tracing Day: Are you entitled to free retirement cash?

26th Oct 2023

It’s National Pension Tracing Day on Sunday 29 October and as many as 1 in 20 people may have a lost or forgotten pension. It’s a startling statistic – especially when you consider that the average ‘lost’ pension amounts to a whopping £9,500. So, what else do we know about lost pensions in the UK?…

The Truth About Renting as Rental Crisis Deepens

5th Oct 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…

Investing in wine: The pros and cons

5th Sep 2023

Wine investing is becoming increasingly popular among investors wishing to explore non-traditional assets. But is wine a good investment? And if so, how can you invest in wine besides buying a bottle of expensive Bordeaux? In this article we’re going to take a look at the pros and cons of investing in wine, and explore…

Make money from your appearance

3rd Sep 2023

Whether you like it or not, our looks take up a lot of our time and energy. Rather than see this as a drain on your finances, why not make money from your appearance instead? Don’t worry, you don’t have to have ‘model looks’ to be able to make money from your appearance. Although, modelling…

Everything you need to know to make money baking

15th Aug 2023

Do you have all the skills to bake delicious and tasty cakes? Then you could make money baking. Take a look at our guide for starting up a baking business below: Make money from cakes Where to sell your cakes Devising a business plan Equipment you need Getting inspiration  Creating hampers How much should you…

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…

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…