How to save money on back to school shopping

How to save money on back to school shopping With the end of summer comes the arrival of the new school year, meaning some inevitable expenses are on their way! While stocking up on back to school essentials for your child is unavoidable, it doesn’t always mean your bank balance has to suffer. Take a look at these easy tips and tricks to keep in mind to help you save as much as possible on back to school shopping. Shop end of summer sales A great way to save money…

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5 Ways To Bring Down The Cost Of Your Bills

Are your bills taking a hard knock on your finances? We all have to pay bills, but many of us could be paying far less. Here are just a few ways to make your bills more manageable, so that you have more income to spend on yourself. Always shop around Many of us will stick with the same providers out of convenience whether they be insurance companies or energy suppliers. Loyalty schemes and no claim bonuses can also keep us with one provider – however these incentives are rarely ever…

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Understanding The Financial Implications Of Moving Abroad

Moving to a different country comes with a lot of pros and cons. The biggest screamer in the pro corner is that you get a fresh start and can explore a brand new place. In the opposite corner, you’ve got a glum person murmuring about the financial implications. Moving abroad can cost an awful lot of money, and there are plenty of financial issues that need to be thought about. Consequently, this guide will take you through everything that needs to be discussed, so you can move with more knowledge…

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Are theme parks in Florida REALLY worth all that money?

Disclaimer – We were gifted our Universal Orlando tickets along with Unlimited Express Passes for the purpose of this post by Universal themselves.  Going to Florida to do the theme parks is an expensive holiday! There’s no way around that FACT! There are ways to get the cost down a little bit by using cashback sites such as TopCashBack and combining that with buying your tickets through Floridatix but for a family of 4 you are still looking at spending money going into the thousands for your theme park tickets.…

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How To Make Sure You’re Really Making Money When You Invest

  When it comes to investing, it’s only natural to feel a little weary about what you’re doing. Whether you’re looking into stocks, or working with a business that you know well, it’s not always that easy to know if you’re making the right decision. However, it is important to make sure that you are really making money overall when it comes to investing. But how can you be sure that you’re on to something good? If you want to learn just how to make a great call when it…

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Ways To Top Up Your Finances Instantly

Wouldn’t we all love to have more money, like, now? We don’t want to wait for a promotion or to win the lottery, so how can we top up our finances right away? Here are a few tips that could help you: Have A Clear Out Clear out your home and sell things you no longer use. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so chances are, somebody out there is willing to buy your used stuff. You can sell used gadgets, clothing, and more. There are many online sites…

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Helping Children Appreciate The Value Of Money

There is never a bad time to start teaching your children about money. Younger kids may see something they want, and the concept that you can’t afford it may be totally alien to them. Older children and teenagers are more likely to sponge off the bank of mum and dad and will become resentful if you don’t hand the cash over on demand. Therefore, an early financial education is necessary to alleviate your stress as a parent, as well as providing a framework for money management for their future as…

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How to make a SEXY blog post title!

As a blogger one of the most down-heartening things can be when you write an amazing post full of unique content but it just doesn’t get the clicks or views you thought it would be. You know the content is good but people just aren’t feeling driven to click through and read it! It’s enough to drive you mad at times! You’ve spent ages creating your blog from scratch and you just want to see some traction with your awesome content! NOTHING on a blog post is as important as the…

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What to prioritise when landscaping your garden

I’m going to be honest with you. Our back garden is in a bit of a state! Ever since #matchedbettingconservatory was built late last year we’ve sort of neglected the back garden a bit but it’s something I’ve been wanting to get sorted this Summer. When we first moved into this house about 10+ years ago the front garden was in an awful state. The house had been sold to Bovis homes as the previous occupants did a part exchange on a new build and so the house said vacant…

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Why Londoners are Moving Onto Houseboats

For many Londoners, buying a house is an unrealistic dream. The property market, while apparently slowing, is still one of the most expensive in the world with prices on starter homes in London going up by £160,000 over the last four years and standing at more than double the average price across the rest of the UK. With renters stalling in their attempts to get onto the property ladder, many are looking around for more creative solutions that will give them a place of their own, and free them from…

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Financing Your Future For An Easier Life

Financial stability is something that we all long to have in our lives. Some people are happy living paycheck to paycheck, but others want to ensure that they have plenty of things in place to ensure that they can live comfortably if things start to go sour financially. In this article, I’m going to give you some ways on how to achieve financial stability and take that weight off your mind. Investing Investing in stocks or foreign exchange can be a brilliant way of earning yourself some money back to…

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Making sure you get the best deal for your money earning mobile phone

Anyone who uses The Money Shed regularly will know that there is a HUGE amount of money to be made each month from apps such as Roamler / Task360 / StreetSpotr etc. At the time of writing (August 2017) there are tasks paying £20 each for simply going into a bookie shop and just placing a £1 bet and the answering a few questions on your phone about the experience! We’ve actually got a blog post on here written by one of our forum members who makes over £1000 a…

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Can You Make Life Work When Living In Two Countries?

Plenty of long distance relationships fall apart. And plenty more go the distance. True love will get you through the trials of separated lives. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, and it doesn’t mean it’s cheap either. The cost of flying to visit each other can be incredibly high. It’s not just the flight you’re paying for. Time off work, loss of earnings, and even extra childcare can be enormously expensive. Making it work when you still have ties to your home country is challenging, but not impossible. For a start,…

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Homing In On Real Estate Profits: Key Questions That All Investors Must Ask

There’s no escaping the fact that money makes the world turn. Unfortunately, many people fail to earn the level of income they desire through their primary jobs. Consequently, making smart investments is more important than ever. Given the growing population and demand for housing, real estate stands out as one of the most attractive opportunities of all.  However, it’s not as simple as putting your savings into property and waiting for the profits to roll in. If it were that easy, everyone would be doing it. Many factors need to…

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8 Things I Wish Somebody Told Me Before I Went Self-Employed

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Today we have a guest post from Jen over at The Blog Lancer who is one of the most money savvy gals I’ve seen on Twitter however as she found, making that leap to being Self Employed came with quite a few challenges.  Although it’s often dubbed the dream lifestyle, going self-employed is not without its drawbacks. My experience before I went self-employed could be pretty much summed up in me reading lots of books which told me I was going to be an amazing, inspirational, boss lady but gave me…

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5 events you can create to reward and incentivise your staff when on a budget 

  In business, it’s important to incentivise and reward your staff as best you can to keep them motivated, happy and enjoying their work, and doing the best possible job for you. But rewarding and incentivising doesn’t have to mean organising expensive events for employees, like costly coach trips or classy nights out. There are plenty of ways you can incentivise and reward your team when your company’s money is tight. Incentives company, CR Events, offers five events you can create to reward and incentivise your staff when on a…

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Unsure About Offshore: Managing Overseas Investments

Investment has never been a simple game. To make the most money possible, a lot of people work very hard to find the best ways to store their cash. Finding an investment which not only provides a good amount of income along with the security you want can be very difficult, indeed. For a lot of people, this leads their investment journey to options which are overseas, as they often offer greater value for money. This sort of investment isn’t an easy one to manage, though. So, to help you…

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Why Are Property Experts Investing Overseas?

We all know that the property game is a huge place and one of the best places for making money. If you speak to anyone about investments, they’ll point you in the direction of real estate. Properties represent great value investments that can earn money over a long period or in a short space of time.   Lately, the trend in the UK is for property experts to look at overseas homes. This begs the question; why are they doing this? The fact is, there are many benefits to making…

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