Generation rent left out in the cold when it comes to household bills

Wonderbill Smartphone

New research from WonderBill reveals Brits bill habits, with renters feeling the angst… For the nation of renters, bill time is always bad timing. With consumers hiding from the monthly bills letters – or binging on Netflix to forget about them – new research shows that it is more than a numbers game.  Private renters feel the most negative when it comes to household bills, the recent survey revealed. One third (33%) of Brits who privately rent feel anxious when managing their gas, electricity, water, broadband and TV bills. 29%…

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6 Ways To Save Money on Beauty Products and Services

6 Ways To Save Money on Beauty Products and Services

Today’s post comes from Humaira of Money Savvy Muslim. Covering topics such as making money, saving money and enjoying life from a Muslim perspective.  Beauty is one of her passions, and as a former trained Makeup Artist, she’s sharing her tips on how to save money on beauty and even get paid while you get your beauty fix!   We all love a bargain, and saving money on beauty products and services is usually the last thing we want to do because let’s face it, who can resist the latest…

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4 Ways Technology Has Changed The Way We Work

Technology changed how we earn

We live in a progressively technological world, so it should be no surprise to you that technology is drastically changing the way we do a lot of things in our life. It’s changed the way we eat, the way we shop, and, of course, the way we work. All it takes is one swift glance around your workplace for you to see just how much technology is out and about. Even in a home office, there are computers, printers, smartphones, tablets, and so much more, and all of these things…

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App Paye – A third party payroll provider of PAYE services for the Self Employed

Fintech Desk

Anyone that knows my history will know that I started out in the world of computing as a contractor. Contracting offers you a lot flexibility in terms of what you go to work since you tend to change your job role every few months however that in itself also brings its own troubles when it comes to getting paid. App Paye is a first of its kind smartphone app that is designed to make life easier for both the freelance contractor AND the payroll company. It doesn’t matter if you are…

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The importance of not wasting your retirement

Don't waste your retirement

Today we have a guest post from Li. She’s an amazing money blogger who’s got some hard facts to drop on you all about now wasting your retirement! For all who don’t know me- Hi I’m Li. I write a lot about finances, saving money and my blog, DifferentLi is my journey to Early Retirement/a glorified photo album for my cat. For those of you that have been reading my blog you’ll know that my motivation for saving is as a gift for my future self. The gift of financial…

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8 Simple Life Hacks to Keep Your Finances in Check 

Life hacks for finances

Today we have a fantastic guest post from the always elegant Ellen from over at E L Feelgood’s Vintage all about some simple life hacks you can do to keep your finances in check! Knowing how to keep track of your finances can be difficult so these 8 simple life hacks will hopefully keep your finances in check for you.  While you won’t achieve financial freedom with these, you are going in the right direction. So, check them out and let me know if you do any of them or are…

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Grab some fantastic daily deals with GoGroopie

We all love to save money. Whenever there’s an opportunity to save money most people will go for the deal rather than paying out the full amount. Unfortunately, it feels as though great deals are harder and harder to come by these days.  Luckily for you there is a place you can go to in order to find great deals on everything you can think of. GoGroopie is a leading online marketplace which sells vouchers for discounted goods, services and travel packages. There really isn’t a lot that GoGroopie doesn’t…

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Turning your Combi Boiler into an energy saving smart one with Tado

Tado Smart Thermostat install

Boilers are generally the last thing you want to be replacing in your house. They can cost an absolute fortune as they are generally one of the most expensive parts of your home to replace. We had our boilers for 9 years and before this winter it had generally run OK. It was only in the last 12 months that we have had to ring Homeserve a fair number of times as the boiler would literally stop functioning. On top of that, we also had an ongoing issue where the…

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Are You Sitting on a Goldmine With Your Home?

Are You Sitting on a Goldmine With Your Home?

We can all struggle with money at times. When your bank balance isn’t looking too healthy, it’s easy to assume there’s not much we can do about it until payday rolls back around. But actually, the answer to your problems could be right under your feet, and you could be sitting on a goldmine with your home. Here are some ideas for how to make money with it. Rent out a spare room If you have a spare room at home, have you ever considered renting it out? Working professionals…

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12 Ways To Save That Nest Egg You’ve Always Wanted

12 Ways To Save That Nest Egg You’ve Always Wanted

If you’re not in the financial position that you’ve always wanted to be in right now, don’t panic. Because when it comes to being good with money and having lots of it, it’s not something that can happen on accident. In fact, if you want to be in a good financial position and have money behind you, it can take a lot of work. It’s definitely not something that you should be afraid of or ever feel is impossible, but it will be something that you need to put your…

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How Co-working Office Space can be Beneficial

making office space in your workplace

More and more companies and people are using co-working office spaces now. There are many reasons for people to use these spaces and more companies are seeing the benefit of using these spaces.  Once seen as a place for freelance workers, co-working spaces are now incredibly popular with everyone – big companies and small – for the benefits that come with using them. Some of these benefits are –  Networking.  Because co-working office spaces include a lot of different people from different companies, you may think that these people have…

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Adapting your Bathroom for your Disability

Adapting your Bathroom for your Disability

If you’re finding it harder to use your standard bathroom because of a disability then you may want to consider adapting it. More and more people are choosing bathroom adaptations in order to stay safe, comfortable and to make sure that they’re able to use the bathroom to its full potential. There are many reasons to adapt your bathroom, but one of the most common ones is disability. When contractors build houses, they usually build them to a standard design which unfortunately doesn’t always include adaptations to make it easier…

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How to earn money online – just by sharing your knowledge with HowNow

HowNow share knowledge

Have you ever put a video up on YouTube or posted a blog that took you hours of work and you get loads of engagement but unfortunately there’s little to no monetary value? I write a lot about how to make money and one way to do that is to sell your knowledge and expertise by teaching people online. But where to start?   The best site I’ve found for this is HowNow. It’s similar to YouTube in that it’s easy to use and you can monetise your content, however…

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The Importance of Having Insurance

The Importance of Having Insurance

If you work in the legal sector then you’ve probably come across hundreds of different types of insurance. However you may not have thought about having your own insurance. Because you work in the legal world and have many years’ experience of the law you probably think that you can get away with not having it. But it’s especially important for lawyers and those in the legal world to make sure they are covered. Lawyers handle so much sensitive information every day of their working lives. Their legal clients rely…

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How to Save Money on Days Out and Holidays

How to Save Money on Days Out and Holidays

Families often struggle with budgeting for their summer holidays and days out during school breaks. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune if you learn the small tricks only a handful of parents know about. Whether you are planning to go to the beach or visit a popular seaside town for the day, there are plenty of ways you can make your money go further. Below you’ll find a few tips on how to enjoy time with your family more for less. Book Midweek When…

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Choosing a Place to Live That Suits Your Budget

choosing a place to live

Choosing a place to live is one of the most challenging decisions that you can make in your life. And when you are buying a property, it instantly becomes that little bit more challenging. As well as finding an area which feels like home, you also have to think about how your budget is going to stretch to accommodate the move ahead of you. To give you a bit of a hand with this decision, we are going to talk through a few of the points which you need to…

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Making The Most From The Sale Of Your Property And How You Can Do It

real estate sale

Buying and selling a home is actually one of the most stressful things anyone can do. There is so much to think about and consider. Legal paperwork and deeds, the exchanging of large amounts of money, having the financial backing in terms of mortgage agreements and actually the physical act of moving from one place to another. It is exhausting from start to finish let me tell you. But selling your home is where you can make the most impact in terms of the money side of things. Your home…

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The Downsides of Delegating Tasks to Contractors or Employees

employee or contractor

Conventional wisdom in the Information Age dictates that web entrepreneurs or like-minded business folk hire contractors or other lesser-paid workers to perform tasks for the company owner. Indeed, there are benefits to delegating work, as reported by People HR. Whereas assigning others tasks that don’t need to be done by a person who runs a self-employed business, for example, can save time for the person at the helm, such a move isn’t always as beneficial as touted. As a person who runs a successful publishing company, I’ve experienced the downfalls…

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Good Time Management in the Work Place

Good Time Management

We’ve all heard the term ‘time management’ and have probably thought that it’s some kind of management speak that doesn’t really mean an awful lot. Well what if we told you that you couldn’t be more wrong. Time management is a key part of being a productive worker and employee and can make the difference between getting by and excelling at your job. Time management is the process which involves deciding how to organise your time at work. This means deciding which tasks are a priority and should be done…

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The Legalities of Buying a House 

Just what are the legalities of buying a house

Buying a house is an exciting time, but if you are a first time buyer it can get fairly confusing. Being a first time buyer, you may not be aware of the legal side of buying and this can leave you feeling lost and ready to give up.  However, there is a lot of information out there designed to help out people just like you. Not only is there advice available online but there are many solicitors out there who specialise in property law and are happy to help people…

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