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Prepare Your Business for Brexit (As Much As You Can)

3rd Sep 2020

Brexit: remember that? The B-word might not have been at the forefront of our minds this year (albeit for a brief period in January, as the country geared up to begin 2020’s transition period). But it is still happening at the end of this year, coronavirus or no coronavirus. If you’re a business owner it’s…

How to Negotiate a Pay Rise

3rd Sep 2020

As a nation, we’re notoriously bad at talking about money. In fact, we’d almost always rather talk about anything else – sex, politics, and religion included! In particular, one of the topics that makes us the most uncomfortable is asking for a pay rise. For some reason we shy away from it. But with almost…

Things to Cheer You Up in 2020

20th Aug 2020

It’s probably safe to say that for most of us 2020 isn’t exactly going as expected. No one could have foreseen spending 3 months at home and putting on hold all of our plans! The good news is there’s plenty to cheer you up, from free stuff to having more time on your hands. Keep…

Strangest Grants Available – Could You Qualify for Free Cash?

18th Aug 2020

Lots of charities offer non-repayable grants to help individuals on a low income, or in difficult financial circumstances. We’ve looked into some of the most specific and strangest grants around. You can find anything from benefits specifically for vegetarians, to support for workers in particular industries. There’s actually a surprising number of grants available, so…

What’s an Allowable Expense on a Self Assessment?

17th Aug 2020

Freelancers have to complete a Self Assessment tax return by January 31st every year. This includes listing all your income for the tax year – and your allowable expenses. But what can you include as a legitimate expense -and what will HMRC refuse? Let’s look at what you can – and can’t – include as…

How to make money if you’re under 18

16th Aug 2020

While making a few quid here and there can be easy for those under 18, it’s a whole different story if you’re after a more sustainable source of income. Earning proper money can be difficult without the advantages of work experience or other factors, such as a driving licence. To help out those under 18…

Dog Walking – Make £60 an hour while getting fit

13th Aug 2020

Dog walking is a great way to make money on the side and get fit at the same time. Particularly in cities, there’s a lot of demand for dog walking services, and it’s well paid too. More people than ever got a puppy in the first lockdown – but now have to go back to…

When to Save and When to Splurge

11th Aug 2020

We’ve all heard of ‘false economies’ – but where can you really afford to save on products and when should you spend a little extra? Knowing when to splurge and when to use frugal strategies can save you a LOT of money in the long term. From household bills to groceries, here’s our take on…

Drive for money: the four-wheel courier

7th Aug 2020

Do you love sitting behind the wheel? Would you like to drive for money? Being a courier could be just the thing for you! Delivering items to anywhere from John o’ Groats to Land’s End, courier jobs allow you to choose which jobs you would like to take. It’s a job that can fit in…

Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Buy to Let?

5th Aug 2020

With Stamp Duty holidays and low interest rates, now could be a great time to invest in buy to let property. However, with so much uncertainty in the economy, is it really a good idea? Here’s how to decide if you should invest in buy to let property in 2020. Do You Qualify for a…

How to Make Money as an Actor

3rd Aug 2020

Like almost every other creative industry, making money as an actor can be tough – especially now as productions have screeched to a halt in the pandemic. Regular, paid acting jobs are not guaranteed, leading most actors to find other ways to supplement their income. There are plenty of ways to do this outside of…

Make money selling breast milk

2nd Aug 2020

Yes, seriously, there are women who are making money right now selling their breast milk! It’s a surprising trade – and a controversial one – but it has been on the rise in America and the UK over the last few years, largely thanks to the internet. Lactating women are producing extra milk, storing it…