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?   Save Like…

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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

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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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