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What Do Big Life Events REALLY Cost?

11th May 2021

We all know big life events can wipe out our savings – but if you know what they’ll actually cost, it’s much easier to create a plan to save up for them instead. Rather than being taken aback at each life stage, here’s how to be prepared! University First Rented Home First Home (Owner) Owning…

Give Yourself a Quick Mid-Life MOT

11th May 2021

Are you 45-60 years-old? Do you work, or would you like to be working? Are you sitting on a nice pile of savings that will see you through your golden years and give you happy holidays two or three times a year? Or are you worried that you might not have enough to retire at…

What is ethical investing?

26th Apr 2021

In the last couple of years, the buzz around the opportunities created by ‘ethical investing’ has only increased. As more consumers become more socially aware of the impact that companies have on our society, planet and our wider infrastructure, ethical investing has become a path to invest in companies creating products and services that are…

How to Plan a Budget Wedding (And Tips to Save for It)

19th Apr 2021

Weddings are notoriously costly occasions, but they really don’t have to be. According to Hitched, the average wedding in 2019 cost a whopping £31,974, more than the average annual salary of that year. The fact that people take out loans and other lines of credit just to pay for their dream wedding means many couples…

Will Savings Affect My Benefits?

14th Apr 2021

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…

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…

Look Good for Less: (Fake) Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

19th Mar 2021

Lockdown is slowing starting to ease and we’re might have reason to dress up and go out again soon. Don’t worry though – you don’t have to break the bank to look good. Fake diamonds can really be your – and your bank balance’s – best friend. Here’s why cheap jewellery is a good idea….

Financial Advice For Every Decade of Your Life

14th Mar 2021

You might feel like financial advice is something that’s a long way off. It’s something that’s reserved for middle-aged people with complex finances, right? It’s not something that you necessarily need to think about until you have investments, shares in your name, property, a will… Wrong. In fact, financial advice can be incredibly useful at…

Get 10% per year on your savings with Blend Network

3rd Mar 2021

Get 10% on your savings with a site called Blend Network. Is that really possible? Surprisingly, it is. When companies offer two-digit returns on investments I am always suspicious. At 10% I would expect a lot of risk and possibly even a company trying to pull the wool over my eyes! However, when I learnt…

10 top pieces of investment advice from the third-richest man in the world

16th Feb 2021

I’m a big fan of Warren Buffett and not just because, as the fourth richest man in the world, he’s worth $64.5 billion…yes billion! And he’s done it all through investing. He’s a brilliant thinker and a very witty nonagenarian who is still investing and avidly followed by the rest of the world. For example,…

Want to make 4.8% on your savings? Here’s how

3rd Feb 2021

Who wouldn’t want to make.a cool, guaranteed 4.8% on their savings? I don’t usually use the word ‘guaranteed’ when it comes to savings, particularly when it’s such a high rate, but I happen to know that this return is pretty rock solid as I’ve downloaded this app myself. I’m talking about HyperJar, the clever, free…

Invest in Yourself for a Better Financial Future

1st Feb 2021

It may seem counter intuitive, but sometimes you really do have to spend money to make money. It’s important to invest in yourself to boost your future financial success. Whether you want to start investing your cash into ISAs, squirrel away some funds into a pension packet, or try a new skill, then we’ve got…