Beyond The Mortgage – Concealed Costs To Consider When Buying Your First Home

Beyond The Mortgage - Concealed Costs To Consider When Buying Your First Home

Buying a new home can be far more expensive than you expect. There are a plethora of hidden costs that can add more than 10% to the total bill, which you need to be aware of and budget for. If you have only rented a property previously, the added costs of running and maintaining your property can come as quite a shock. These can be far more expensive than one would expect if you don’t adequately prepare for it. Without adequate planning, the first few years of owning your own…

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Earn £5 for 50 posts and £10 for 100 on our forum! – OPEN FOR 2018!

TMS £5 contest

Christmas is fast approaching so it’s time for The Money Shed Blog and as the festive season steamrolls towards us I wanted to end the year on some good news as we enter the VERY BUSY season for our site as people look to start off the new year in a better financial situation the previous one I am bringing back the £5 for 50 posts, £10 for 100 posts contest for the month of January! Get your post count above 50 on The Money Shed forum and drop me a PM…

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UK Christmas Costs Survey & Infographic

UK Christmas Costs Survey & Infographic 1

Winter and Christmas: the wonderful time of year that brings with it presents, extra heating bills, and for many of us mountains of debt. Christmas for many of us is an expensive time of year, and it seems to get more so every year. The team at 247Moneybox decided to conduct a survey into the costs of Christmas in the UK, and helpfully created an infographic to go with the results. This might shock you a little: the average family spent a massive £1554 over the Xmas. The survey also found…

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Foreseen Circumstances: Starting Your Own Psychic Business

Foreseen Circumstances: Starting Your Own Psychic Business 2

“psychic” (CC BY 2.0) by Claire Winter The idea of people having psychic or other mind-based abilities may seem outlandish to some, but the industry related to this fascinating and mysterious area is in rude health. According to a study by US industry research firm IBISWorld, consumer acceptance of services such as palmistry, mediumship and aura readings has grown in recent times and revenues for the psychic industry were expected to reach an incredible $2.1 billion over the five years to 2016. However, it is not just a phenomenon which is linked to the…

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How will you be buying your next car?

How will you be buying your next car?

We’ve had our car for a number of years now and I’ve been recently thinking about how I will go about replacing it. I’m a bit of a stickler for buying a car and then sort of running it into the ground so it’s not uncommon for me to end up trading my existing car in with 70,000+ miles on it and only getting around £1500 for the thing! I suppose the options I have are either Trade in my existing car for another second hand one from a local…

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Choosing the Right Kind of Housing for Your Wants and Needs

Choosing the Right Kind of Housing for Your Wants and Needs

When it comes to house hunting, chances are that you could begin to feel a little overwhelmed by the multitude of options that are presented to you by estate agents. Here’s a quick run through of a few different property types to help you choose the right kind of housing for all of your wants and needs. The Self-Build The self-build is a large proportion of homeowners’ dream. If you opt for a self-build, you are essentially commissioning the construction of a home that you have designed from scratch. Essentially,…

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Simple ways to cut the costs of moving house

Simple ways to cut the costs of moving house

Buying a house is an incredibly stressful experience and the aftermath can be equally difficult. From the sorting through, clearing, and then saying-goodbye to the old home and the memories, to the heavy lifting and immediate mess of a new abode. And on top of all that, there’s the cost. With our help, you should be able to keep these minimal. Give your house a clear out Many of us are hoarders – guilty of storing enormous amounts of junk that have been collecting dust for the last ten years.…

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5 Ways To Financially Survive As a Single Mum

5 Ways To Financially Survive As a Single Mum

Today we have an amazing guest post by the fantastic Francesca over at FromPenniestoPounds and what the girl doesn’t know about being savvy with money just isn’t worth knowing so ALL THE SINGLE LADIES listen up! As a newly single mum, I know how it can feel in regards to your finances when you suddenly find yourself in this situation. Regardless of whether you were the instigator of the relationship breakup or not, it can still be quite worrying when you realise that you now solely responsible for the entire…

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Save yourself time and worry this year by using My Parcel Delivery

Save yourself time and worry this year by using My Parcel Delivery

Christmas, no matter how joyful it is intended to be, can hit a lot of families hard financially. Buying gifts for loved ones is expensive, let alone having to pay delivery charges for your Christmas presents to reach people that live at the other end of the country, or even overseas. Using a courier to deliver your parcels can be the cheapest and fastest option but it’s always best to weigh up what each courier can offer and at what price. Here are some things to bear in mind when…

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The Biggest Challenges A Landlord Faces

The Biggest Challenges A Landlord Faces

Ask anybody where you should invest your money and they’ll say property. It’s fast becoming one of the most popular investment opportunities and for good reason. Rents are at an all time high and the value of the property itself is only going to go up. It’s a very sensible investment but the advice about it online can sometimes be a bit misleading. Everybody is quick to tell you about how amazing it is and how much money you can make, but it isn’t all swings and roundabouts. Like any…

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Saving money on medication

Saving money on medication

There are some medical conditions that are commonly and easily treated with over the counter medicine. Products which you can buy without necessarily going to see your doctor or requiring a prescription. Cold and flu remedies and hayfever treatments are items which you can pick up pretty much anywhere but depending on the season and how susceptible to different illnesses you might be this could become expensive. So, how can you save money on your medication? Quantity One way to save money is to look at the amount of medication…

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Make your next blog logo with Logojoy

Make your next blog logo with Logojoy 1

If you one of the regular thousand of users who use our forum you will have seen we recently had a change in logo after what could be classed as quite a long time! After asking around on Twitter quite a lot of people recommended giving Logojoy a go and after having created a logo with them it’s not hard to see why that is! Logojoy uses what it claims is Artificial Intelligence to take information that you give it about your website and what sort of design choices you…

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