The Hidden Costs of Buying Your First Home

A simple guide to budgeting for the house extension you’ve always wanted

Buying your first home is an exciting time, but buyers are often stretched to their limits when it comes to money. It’s nice to see a price tag on a property and then think, ‘there’ll be enough left over to furnish every room’. Unfortunately, that’s very rarely how it goes because first time buyers aren’t always aware of the many other costs involved in purchasing a first-time home. If you’re ready to buy your first home, here are the costs you need to squeeze into your budget before you do.…

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Beating Down The Debts

Beating Down The Debts

    We’re living in an age where money is very easily accessible to us – even if we don’t think it is. More and more of us are accruing debts without realising the impact behind it. It can affect our credit rating, how easily we are able to apply for future loans and mortgages and, from a totally different angle, can begin to affect our mental health too. But once we have involved ourselves in debt, how are we able to climb our way out of the pit?  …

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The Money Shed Amazon Giveaway

The Money Shed Amazon Giveaway

Hello you amazing readers! It’s been pretty sunny recently so I was doing what all families seem to do when we have one day of sun which is look on Amazon to buy at paddling pool for the back garden!! I’m hoping by the time it arrives the sun is still going to be out and glowing! Not wanting to be one to stop any of your from enjoying inflatable garden fun I thought I’d offer up a £20 Amazon Gift Voucher for you to win and spend on whatever…

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Stop listening to the voices in your head saying you can’t do something!

Stop listening to the voices in your head saying you can't do something!

As anyone making that leap from the security of full time work to being self employed can testify the constant battle in terms of having self believe in your abilities to earn money from home can be a real struggle. The fabulous Meg from How Enchanting has written a guest post all about the mental journey you need to make when taking the leap from full time work to going self employed!   I’ve had a passion for making extra cash since I was quite young.  The ability to use my wage…

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How to make your business stand out above competitors

How to make your business stand out above competitors

How to make your business stand out above competitors   The foundation of any successful business is to communicate a way in which your business is different. You need to be set apart from any other business that claims to do what you do. There may be hundreds of other companies out there that offer the same product or services, but you need to show why you are unique. In a world of choice and competition, you need to have an edge over your competitors. Sometimes, it is the small…

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How to prepare your blog for when you are on holiday

How to prepare your blog for when you are on holiday

Being self employed is great. You are in charge of things like the hours that you work and even the place you decide to work in each day! One of the major downsides however can be if you are unwell and unable to work then there goes your income. On top of that another big income drain can be if you decide to go away on holiday. There are various things you can do though in order to keep the money ticking over while you are sunning it on your holidays…

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Matched betting without free bets

Matched betting without free bets 1

The easiest way to explain matched betting to someone who’s never heard of it is this: It’s a risk free way to turn bookmakers’ promotions of free bet offers into real money. Bookies use free bets to promote their services and attract new customers. But, you can only sign up once and there’s a finite number of bookies. So what do you do once you run out of free bets? This is probably the question we see most. In this post, we’ll show you three ways you can continue to…

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New Matched Betting Site – MatchedBets.com

New Matched Betting Site – MatchedBets.com

  MatchedBets are one of the more recent matched betting services to hit the scene but do they hold up against their established competitors? The team behind MatchedBets boast an impressive and long running history in the betting industry and so are no strangers to what it’s all about. Prior to launching  MatchedBets.com, their owner ran a large, successful chain of bookmakers before venturing online where himself and his team ran the extremely popular betting offers website, FreeBets.com.  The team certainly have the experience to make MatchedBets work so how…

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How to save money on your car insurance

How to save money on your car insurance

How to save money on your car insurance If you are currently considering a car insurance policy, whether that is because you are looking for car insurance for the first time or about to renew a policy you already have, you could balk at the price. However, there could be good, if easy-to-overlook, reasons why it is so high. If you know many of the factors that influence premiums, you can help yourself to surprisingly effectively cut the price. Here are several clever ways in which you can do that.…

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Cleo, Your Personal Finance Advisor

Cleo, Your Personal Finance Advisor

Some days it really feels like we’re living in a sci-fi movie. You can walk into your house and tell it to play music, to turn the heating on and even order you a takeaway. You get in your car and it greets you by name, it tells you which route to drive and updates you on traffic news. You can even walk into McDonalds and order your meal on a screen, then get it delivered to your seat. So it’s no surprise that we now have a service to…

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Five Essential Elements to Make the Most of Matched Betting

Five Essential Elements to Make the Most of Matched Betting

  Over the last couple of years, matched betting has become the number one go-to method of earning money from home.  Whether you’re looking to earn a little bit of extra cash to use on a rainy day, or want to turn it into a full time, work from home career, matched betting can pave the way to financial freedom. Having said that, it’s also true that a lot of people simply aren’t seeing the returns that they should be from this amazing money making venture.  With that in mind…

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Why LOVESPACE are the only storage solution you will ever need to use

Why LOVESPACE are the only storage solution you will ever need to use 1

A lot of people just think of storage companies as places that hold your items and that’s it. You go in, you pay for a certain amount of sq. foot of storage and you leave your items with them. If there’s one thing that companies like Uber / Deliveroo have taught us it’s that people want FAR more flexibility from their services. Millennials in particular want to be able to choose what they want from companies and how they get them. LOVESPACE are a company who offer storage more as…

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GearBest – The online shopping store with something for everyone

GearBest - The online shopping store with something for everyone

GearBest have a vision. They’re hoping to be the premier online electronics retailer, selling the very best gadgets straight to your door. Specialising in electronics, men’s fashion and a huge range of gadgets they aim to offer an unbeatable shipping experience. If you’re in the market for what they sell, at great prices then continue reading this post all about them. What Do GearBest Sell? GearBest do a huge range of almost everything ranging from electronics and gadgets to baby teethers and women’s fashion. All items are offered at super…

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The hotel booking loophole that GUARANTEES you always get the cheapest price

The hotel booking loophole that GUARANTEES you always get the cheapest price 9

Ever booked a hotel and then seen the price cheaper elsewhere or seen the price drop on the same website you booked with a few weeks later. Usually there is nothing you can do about it however there is one holiday website you can book with where I GUARANTEE you will end up paying less than anywhere else offering that hotel and will always get the lowest price available. ebookers is a holiday website that offers a quick and easy price match service UP TO 48 HOURS BEFORE YOU CHECK-IN at…

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