Breakdown of Financial Support This Winter

Reading Time: 4 mins Financial Support this winter. The government have pledged to help households with their cost of living and energy bills, as the latter are expected to soar to £3,420 in October with a predicted rise to £3,850 in January. Utilities consultant BFY have released the figures revealing a 74 per cent increase to the energy price … read more

How Gen-Zs can invest: A beginners guide

Reading Time: 5 mins Beginning a savings plan can be a daunting prospect especially considering the plethora of investment options available nowadays. This guide, written by a Gen-Zer (just graduated this year), aims to help young investors get started. One thing to bear in mind as a young investor is that you don’t need to put in large sums … read more

Work from home roles for everyone

Reading Time: 17 mins Working from home has become the norm for many people post pandemic. For many, it looks set to be the future of their working lives too. There are many benefits to working from home. Not only does it save businesses money on rent, bills and other costs, but studies have shown worker productivity has generally … read more

How to manage your own pension

Reading Time: 8 mins Pensions! We all have one and know it’s important, but how many of us can truly say we understand how they work? If that’s you then you’re definitely not alone. Recent research by personal finance website Nerd Wallet found that fewer than one in five of us would feel confident they know what contributions they … read more

How to make money online

Reading Time: 15 mins Making money online is now the norm for many. Some ways are quick and easy, and some take longer and a lot more effort. Here are some of the quick and easy ways to make money online. Make money online from Youtube Make money online from competitions Get your friends to make you money Make … read more

Make and save £500 a month for your ISA!

Reading Time: 7 mins Want to make and save £500 a month for your ISA? The tax-free allowance for the 2022 financial year is £20,000. So, rather than have your savings languish in an ordinary account, make the most of the tax benefits ISAs bring. In today’s low-interest environment, taking full advantage of your tax-free allowance is more important … read more

What to do if you can’t afford your pet any more

Reading Time: 4 mins What happens when you can’t afford your pet? Shelters have reportedly been receiving more and more unwanted animals as the cost of living crisis affects millions across the UK.  As fuel and bill prices rise along with grocery costs, many people just can’t justify spending money on an animal as well.  Jo Evans, who manages … read more

Top Ways To Make Money Sitting on Your Butt

Reading Time: 8 mins Can you really make money sitting on your butt? The cost of living crisis is really hitting us hard. So many of us are working full time and still struggling to make ends meet. We therefore know that the reality of needing extra cash, whilst having zero energy to do any more work, is pressing. … read more

Save money now: Stop buying these items!

Reading Time: 5 mins Welcome to the Frugal Column, where I aim to inspire you to live your best life without breaking the bank. You can follow my blog Shoestring Cottage and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel. This month I am looking at ways to save money now. Many of our expenses are fixed. We have … read more

Top Ten Summer Jobs 2022 Edition

Reading Time: 13 mins 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 pennies, to fill a gap between other work or just to do something different during this most sunny of seasons. … read more

Smart spending: how not to make false economies on holiday

Reading Time: 6 mins Holidays are a prolific area for false economies, from travel insurance (lack of) to currency exchange to mobile phone costs…we all do it and then kick ourselves afterwards! It is important you take care with smart spending on holiday, to ensure you aren’t overpaying or being ripped-off! So take a deep breath, step back and … read more

Top 12 Holiday Scams and rip-offs

Reading Time: 8 mins A holiday should be about relaxing and forgetting about the stresses of everyday life. But, there are people out there who want to rip you off and take your hard earned money. That’s why it is so important to be aware of potential holiday scams. Nothing spoils that chilled-out mood more than when you’re ripped … read more

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