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News: Women found to worry more about money than men

Reading Time: 3 mins A survey conducted by Focaldata for award-winning investment service Hargreaves Lansdown has found that on average, women tend to worry more about money than their male counterparts. Results of the survey 5 to Thrive Comments Results of the survey The survey questioned 10,000 participants and was conducted in June 2021. It found that 29% of women … read more

Don’t be scammed by a pension scam!

Can you spot a pension scam? Many people can but, like so many frauds and scams nowadays, the perpetrators are coming up with new angles all the time, so many of us are getting taken in. Find out how to spot a pensions scam and what to do to make sure you keep your retirement … read more

Will Savings Affect My Benefits?

Reading Time: 6 mins Claiming Universal Credit and other benefits is tricky enough for most people – but as you start to save, you might find your entitlement drops. Or, you could have too much in your savings already to apply for benefits. Here, I’ll take you through the main ways savings could (and don’t) affect benefits. Universal Credit … read more

What to Do When You’re Executor of a Will

Reading Time: 11 mins 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 … read more

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

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