10 Valuable Lessons for First-Time Home Buyers

10 Valuable Lessons for First-Time Home Buyers

    Buying your first house is exciting, daunting and also full of valuable lessons. The more you can prepare yourself for the common pitfalls that may affect new buyers, the more likely you’ll be to avoid them. Savings Saving up is your first port of call. Saving for a house deposit takes time, energy and a planned approach. Create a budget to work out how much you can afford to put away, look at Help to Save schemes and the new buyer’s ISA products, and research banks for those…

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Uber – Get a free £10 ride TODAY!

Uber - Get a free £10 ride TODAY!

Uber – Get a free £10 ride TODAY! Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you need a taxi but don’t know exactly where you are, or you’ve not got any cash on you and don’t know where the nearest cash machine is? In those situations, having a taxi company who accepts card payments and can collect you from your exact location using an app on your phone sounds like a dream come true; well, with Uber that is possible. Uber are a worldwide company, who are currently…

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An Accountant’s Guide to Cheap Travel Money

An Accountant's Guide to Cheap Travel Money

Oh, Brexit. No one could have predicted the outcome, no one could have predicted its economic impact, but everyone could predict it would mess with international exchange rates. Travel money is a fickle thing. The rates, the interest, the terms — they are always changing. Because of this, it’s pretty hard to figure out exactly how to get the best deal. Many people often find themselves needlessly losing money to currency exchange. As a chartered accountant, I dislike the idea of needless financial loss. It’s our hard-earned money, so why…

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How to Survive on a Student Budget

How to Survive on a Student Budget

We are just a few weeks away now from the start of the new University year and many students will already be starting to think about how they can budget their money throughout the year. It can be quite hard when you start budgeting for University or College to know where to focus your money throughout the year but luckily the guys at B&M Stores have created this fancy Info-Graphic to help students get the most from their money!        

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Earning money from home when you are housebound

Earning money from home when you are housebound

When you are housebound, whether through physical or mental disability it can feel debilitating. At times you may feel like you are never going to be able to have the life that you want. There are lots of ways that you can earn money while housebound. In fact, some of the best online jobs can be completed solely from the comfort of your own home. Whatever the reason you are housebound there are lots of opportunities to increase your income and earn extra money for the finer things in life.…

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STOP ASKING BLOGGERS TO WORK FOR FREE!!

3 Ways To Make Money Rather Than Saving 1

PR’S STOP ASKING BLOGGERS TO WORK FOR FREE!! BLOGGERS – STOP GIVING AWAY YOUR HARD WORK AND TIME FOR FREE!!! I’ve been spending quite a bit of time delving in and out of various Facebook blogger groups recently and the amount of times I see PRs offering ‘amazing opportunities’ which pay zero beyond a pointless linkback is shocking! Even more shocking though is the sheer amount of bloggers who will do the work for them for FREE! If you price yourself cheaply they will keep coming back to you or try…

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Northumbria University – What to do if you don’t get your grades

Northumbria University – What to do if you don’t get your grades

Is there anything more scarier than A-Level results day when you are 18? It can feel like you entire life hinges on just a few letters!. Luckily the guys up at Northumbria University have written this fantastic guide on what to do if you sadly don’t get the grades you need! It’s A-Level results day. And all being well, you’ll have the grades you need for your course, and will be ready to take your next step in your academic career. But what if you don’t get the grades you’re…

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3 Ways To Make Money Rather Than Saving

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3 Ways To Make Money Rather Than Saving We’ve all had advice telling us to put a little money away each month, but is it really the only way to pad out your savings account? We don’t think so, and we’re prepared to put our money where our mouth is with these three methods. Matched Betting Unless you’re a professional footballer, making real money out of sport isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible. If you’ve never heard of matched betting, it’s a completely legal, risk and tax-free way of making…

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Choosing the right Disney Holiday for your budget

Choosing the right Disney Holiday for your budget

As soon as you mention that you are going on a Disney holiday people will usually wince at the very cost of going to one of their resorts. It doesn’t matter if it is in Paris, Florida or even further afield as unless you are literally made of money then you will need to do some thinking about where you can cut costs at some point. I’ve just come back from my 2nd holiday in a year to Florida and neither trip has really pushed the boat out in terms…

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3 Businesses Parents Can Run from Home

3 Businesses Parents Can Run from Home

Going back to work after the birth of a child is one of the biggest decisions parents have to make and one some of us can beat ourselves up about. There are various arguments for and against but when there are bills to pay there’s often no option – money must be found somehow and work of some kind to supply it. While the majority of parents who stay at home are still mums, more dads are taking breaks from work to accommodate childcare and many parents manage to put…

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Cruise Budgeting

Cruise Budgeting

Cruise Budgeting Cruising can be an expensive business, but there are ways of getting around the expense to make your cruise a lot more wallet friendly. Here are a few ways you can cut the costs. Compare Pricing & Book Early Shop around for the best cruise deals by identifying what you’ll get for your money. Identify your priorities for what you want on board. For example, do you need a crèche or a kids’ club, fancy a top notch spa or gourmet dining? Booking early, more often than not,…

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Earn money doing jobs and dares with Pickle

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Do any job from anywhere in the UK with Pickle If you’re a regular on The Money Shed’s forum, you might be familiar with Pickle. We launched our beta version in May 2014, and have been growing and getting to know what our users want and need from our app. But even if you knew Pickle before, you might be in for a surprise. A good one, we promise! A few weeks ago we launched Pickle 2.0: a completely revamped app with a new look & feel. We also have…

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90% of England & Wales home invasions go undetected

How Selling Your House Through an Online Estate Agent Saves Money

90% of England & Wales home invasions go undetected According to results from a recent survey, only 16% of Brits think to secure their front door first to prevent burglary attempts.  This is despite 90% of burglary attempts in England and Wales going undetected, according to data from England & Wales police forces. Truedor.co.uk surveyed 2,000 people in the United Kingdom to ask, ‘What do you think is the best deterrent to stop burglaries on your property?’ The results came back with 23% answering with Burglar Alan and a further…

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3 Websites That Assist You In Saving Money

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3 Websites That Assist You In Saving Money Let’s face it saving money is a painful process. There will be times you just want to hit the shops or do something fun with your friends but the dreaded bank balance is holding you back. Below is a list of some very useful websites that will help you save money and even earn some extra cash in the process. Groupon Unless you have been living under a rock for the last 8 years, you have probably heard about Groupon. This website…

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How to earn money alongside playing Pokemon Go

How to earn money alongside playing Pokemon Go

  So, Pokemon Go – if you haven’t at least heard about the new mobile sensation then you obviously live on a desert island where there’s no communications and have a football called Wilson as your only friend. Pokemon Go is the latest sensation getting kids and adults alike, up off the sofa, away from their games consoles and in to the great outdoors – where they continue to play a game. But they’re getting fresh air so it’s all good. As well as being great for health (increase in…

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