The Tricky world of pension transfers

The Tricky world of pension transfers

  Pensions. For most of us who have grown up in the internet age that word triggers images of the old lady in front of us at the Post Office waiting to collect her living allowance for the week. We don’t think about it and just assume that, in many years, we’ll be that elderly person in the Post Office. Chances are that we won’t, the likelihood that any of us will be collecting a state pension when we retire are decreasing, so looking into a private pension is now…

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URGENT – Earn £100 Amazon voucher for 70mins work FROM HOME!!

How the latest Amazon T&C affect those that do Amazon Reviews

Earn £100 Amazon card Not often I put up a blog post on a Wednesday night but I’ve had a company contact me with a FANTASTIC opportunity for you guys and it’s obviously come at a fantastic time of the year what with Black Friday week just around the corner…   Short and sweet, here are the details but in a nutshell it’s a lot of voucher for not a lot of work, well you just have to answer a handful of questions about your use of printer cartridges at…

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How to make money Self Publishing your e-book

How to make money Self Publishing your e-book

They say everyone has at least one good novel inside them and for some people they can turn that novel into cold hard cash! Below is the story of one such person who turned their love of writing into an income online by publishing their e-book themselves!   Hi everyone, I make money every month from loyalties payments from Amazon. This is how I started off … I am one half of an author partnership with my brother, we both read a lot and after an argument over me not…

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The Financial Considerations Before You Buy a Used Car

How Preapproved Car Loans Make Life Easier

  There will come a time where you will need to get yourself a new vehicle; it might be that you simply fancy an upgrade or that you want something bigger for transporting more people. Whatever the scenario the smart move is to buy used, as you can find a huge choice of cars for a great value price; with this though come several financial considerations to make first to ensure you’re getting the best deal. To make this a little clearer for you, here are a few examples of…

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Spreading the costs of home improvements

Spreading the costs of home improvements

Spreading the costs of home improvements When you move into a new home, or you’ve lived somewhere for a while you might begin to spot things you want to change. From a quick lick of paint to more drastic redecorating jobs, changing the look of where you live can be a rewarding, but often expensive, undertaking. Logbook Loans provider Auto Advance share their tips for spreading the cost when it comes to your home improvements. Scaling your home improvements One way to help manage how much you spend on your…

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Budgeting for Christmas

Budgeting for Christmas

Budgeting for Christmas The days are getting colder and soon shops across the land will be filled with people doing their Christmas shopping. For many this isn’t just a time for fun and family but also a time were it is really easy to overspend and run the risk of starting the New Year with shaky finances. Pounds till Payday Loans have provided their budgeting tips for the Christmas period to make sure you can fully enjoy the festivities without worrying about your finances. Setting a budget The key to…

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How to keep your utility bills down

How to keep your utility bills down

We don’t like paying them but bills are one of life’s necessities, they are what keep a roof over your head, keep your TV running and allow you to have fresh, clean water to drink. They are also one of the biggest things that people in the UK struggle to keep up with, according to recent research carried out by iCount over 300,000 people in the UK have been in arrears for their utility bills for more than 12 months. If you are one of these people who are in…

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The Money Shed is 3 years old TODAY!

The Money Shed is 3 years old TODAY!

  3 Years ago on 17th October 2013 The Money Shed was born! The very first post was made by myself on the forum and now, 3 years later we have thousands of users and over 83,000 posts! On top of that we obviously have the Blog which continues to provide fresh content for those interested in money save or money making each week! Did I think it would grow as it has done, in all honestly YES!. I knew there was an appetite for clear and open information when it…

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How to Create the Illusion of Space in Your Home

How to Create the Illusion of Space in Your Home

  A light, spacious room is often what we picture when we think about our dream home, and there is no doubt that there are endless benefits to having more space to move around in. As well as the practical benefits of allowing us to do more at home, a spacious home environment also helps us to feel less stressed and more positive. By simply changing a few things in the different rooms in your home, you can enjoy the freedom of an airy, open living space, without knocking any…

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Promoting a Healthy Work Environment

Promoting a Healthy Work Environment

  How important is work environment when it comes to hiring and keeping healthy staff? It’s probably more important than you think. Recent research published by commercial property consultants Knight Frank highlights that environment is a key factor in helping to recruit and retain the best staff. Is it time you made some updates to our office? This post takes a look at the different aspects you may need to tweak and why… Layout The layout of the majority of offices is dictated by budget and if you have genuine…

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A week of Unexpected costs

How to Survive on a Student Budget

  Unexpected costs have a habit of sneaking up on you, hitting you when you least expect it. Well they did recently for one of the members on The Money Shed forum – see how her week started bad then just got worse. Monday mornings, they are bad at the best of times. School run to navigate, husband to see off to work and after a weekend of having everyone home to deal with, a good Monday morning is what you plead for. Unfortunately, life has a tendency to not…

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How the latest Amazon T&C affect those that do Amazon Reviews

How the latest Amazon T&C affect those that do Amazon Reviews

Currently this change has only happened on the USA side however I think it is more a question of ‘when’ than ‘if’ it comes over to the UK.   Have you ever been trawling through Amazon looking for something you need, checked the reviews and at the end of some of them it says “I was offered this product for discounted or free for an honest review”? If you haven’t then you can’t have spent a lot of time on Amazon. These reviews are scattered around Amazon and make it difficult…

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Trying To Obtain Credit For A New Car? 5 Ways To Help You Along The Way

How Preapproved Car Loans Make Life Easier

  If your credit rating is strong and you’re in the market for a car, especially new or nearly new, then the world is pretty much your oyster in regards to funding options. From traditional hire purchase or cash from savings, to newer methods such as personal leasing and personal contract plans (PCPs), there are several choices available. If, however, your credit history is not so good or you’ve not had a chance to build one up, perhaps because you’re young, then you may need to take certain steps to…

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October Cash Competition – Fancy winning £50?

October Cash Competition - Fancy winning £50? 2

  Do you like cash? Of course you do – you are on The Money Shed! We are the largest community site in the UK for people who want to earn money online working from home in the UK. Our readers make £1000s of pounds every month from a variety of different online ventures. Here at The Money Shed we have a whole host of posts to help you make money online from ‘how anyone can make £700 a month’ to our ‘online toolkit’ and our ‘guide to making money…

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Free stuff for New Mums

Free stuff for New Mums

Becoming a new parent can be expensive, even becoming parent for a second or third time isn’t without its added costs. Cots, prams, bottles, clothes, toys and nappies are just a few things that you will need to buy before your new bundle of joy arrives. Luckily there are many companies out there who are happy to dish up plenty of freebies including samples, vouchers (From companies like Borncute (Hover here for more info))  and even full sized products. Check out this guide to which companies will give new mums…

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The importance of remembering self care when you’re a busy mum

The importance of remembering self care when you're a busy mum

Being a busy working mum can often lead you to neglecting yourself in certain ways especially when it comes to personal grooming. Some women will go a whole year in between haircuts either because it’s a way to save money or because they just don’t get the time to visit a hairdresser. Looking your best is extremely important for a busy mum because it will boost low self-esteem; you sometimes forget how great you feel after a simple haircut. There are a few simple ways to keep you looking tip-tip…

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