Alternative Ways To Invest In Stocks (That Don’t Require You To Be A Stock Market Expert)

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There are lots of alternative ways to invest in the stock market. Some are certainly more complex than others and may require a financial degree to get your head around, however others are relatively simple. Not only that – you don’t need much money to try out these investments. Here are just a few unique ways to make money out of stocks. Use a robo-advisor Many people hire a stockbroker to identify the best places to invest, however stockbrokers won’t always guarantee you the best deal – many will choose…

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A Guide to UK Property Bonds

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There are loads of investment opportunities available, offering varying levels of risk and rates of return. Property investing remains one of the most popular, however, particularly given the returns available in the UK market. Property bonds are one of the options you have if you want to invest in UK property. What are UK property bonds, however, and how do they work? We’ve got the answers to your questions. What Are Property Bonds? With a property bond, you invest in part of a property development. Your investment is typically secured…

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Looking To Earn Some Money On The Side?

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People tend to get a bit greedy with money, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Money does literally make the world go wrong, so why would you not consider making some money on the side? There’s so many different side hustles that you can do to bring in that little bit of extra income that you need. For the most of them, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your own home. So, if you’re looking to earn some extra money on the side, here’s some of…

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Saving Money On 4 Huge Household Expenses

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Most people suggest starting small when you want to save some cash and to go out less and skip your morning coffee. Of course, this works, and it certainly adds up over time, but it’s never going to add up to the kind of savings that most people are after. If you want to start putting tens or hundreds of pounds into your savings account, rather than pennies and the odd fiver, then you need to stop sweating the small stuff and focus on your biggest expenses; Housing, energy, transport,…

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An ISA that truly is Safe as Houses

Safe as Houses ISA

Investing money is a tricky choice. You can never be sure whether you’re investing wisely, and what kind of return you can expect by putting your money into ISAs. If you’re looking for a good savings account, that will help you not only save money, but develop interest on it too, then you need to check out Safe as Houses ISA. Safe as Houses ISA Limited is a representative of Gallium Fund Solution Ltd – authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Safe as Houses Ltd has just launched…

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£50 Amazon Voucher Giveaway

£50 Amazon Giveaway

We’ve got a fantastic competition going on at the moment until the end of April where you can win a £50 Amazon Voucher just by getting involved in a bit of ‘social sharing’ all about The Money Shed. There are 3 different ways to enter the contest with 1 entry being possible every day! So what better way to celebrate the NEW TAX YEAR than having a bit of a splurge over on Amazon thanks to The Money Shed   a Rafflecopter giveaway Good Luck! The Competition closes on 30th…

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Guest Post : Why Women Need To Become Investors

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I saw a statistic on a group I’m in the other day – Maria, Author of the brilliant blog, The Money Principle said, “did you know that there are over 1500 personal finance blogs on the rockstarfinance.com directory. There are twice as many frugality blogs created by women that [sic] ones created by men. Also, there are 102 investing blogs by men, and only 11 by women. Interesting?” For me, this reflects how women have generally been shying away from investing, and how we’re being let down by a financial…

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How to Pick the Right Checking Account

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Checking accounts are among the simplest financial products that banks offer. Running such an account is important if you want to track your monthly expenses. You can also use a checking account as an investment tool, but the earnings are minimal. Banks offer lower interest rates on checking accounts than on other products such as savings accounts. Most people open all of their accounts with the same bank. Such an approach may be costly because the fees charged vary across financial products. Here is a guide on how to choose…

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Amazon – The Perfect Online Marketplace

Amazon - The Perfect Online Marketplace

There are several things Amazon considers before hiring the next employee. As it should be, |because working for the online giant will provide you with great coworkers, new and exciting projects and many more. A job at Amazon can also offer you a whole range of opportunities required for personal growth. But you also have to be aware that people working for Amazon do have a life outside their workplace. This is exactly why it provides a large number of benefits both for you and your family members that include…

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3 Ways to make sure your business is secure

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No matter the size of your business there’s no doubt that you will have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into it. It’s your baby and you can feel more attached to it than a member of your own family at times and you certainly end up spending more time dedicated to them it can seem! As your business grows it becomes not just the physical items they need protecting but also the human ones and as owners the responsibility sits with you to make sure everything is…

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How to earn money doing freelance writing

How to earn money doing freelance writing

Today we have got a guest post written by the quite frankly amazing Ar from over at Actual Ar who is a seasoned professional when it comes to freelance writing and wants to share her top tips with you! In this post, I’m going to share a few tips for how you can potentially earn some cash through freelance writing. I say potentially because there are a few caveats to this statement that you’ll need to take into account. First and foremost, if you’re planning on becoming a freelance writer for…

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Top Five Tips for Buying a House Abroad 

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If you’ve ever spent a long amount of time abroad then you may have thought about purchasing a property there. For some people, it is a long far off dream and for others, they set their minds to it no matter how long the process may take when moving to another country. There’s no doubt it can seem a whole mountain to climb. You have to find new employment, look into Visas and green cards and of course decide where you are going to live in another country which can…

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Is Property The Right Investment For You?

Is Property The Right Investment For You?

Most people tend to assume that, out of all of the investment options out there, the best for those who are just starting out is property. One of the main reasons for this is that it’s one of the most risk-averse investment methods out there due to the fact that, while it can change quite a lot over time, the property market isn’t prone to the same kind of manic fluctuations that you see in other forms of investment. However, it’s a mistake to assume that property investing is somehow…

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Crack selling your home at Easter

Crack selling your home at Easter

Easter is the busiest time of the year for estate agents as winter recedes and there is bright sunshine and warmth. It almost seems that the fresh air itself spreads positive energy and many tend to buy property during this period. Property experts say that during this time of the year, the properties look their best as there is greenery all around and abundant sunshine inside the house making it look brighter and more spacious. The spring selling season really begins with Easter. People typically see the Easter weekend as…

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Close Shop! Clear Signs Your Business Is No Longer Viable

Close Shop! Clear Signs Your Business Is No Longer Viable

Starting your own business is an emotional rollercoaster, especially if you start it from “scratch”. Your business becomes all consuming in the way it affects every aspect of your life. Not to mention the hours of research and considerable financial investment you put into the business. In the initial planning stages you have a strong belief in your businesses success and this is what drives you. You develop a business plan plan that shows year upon year of rising profits and you imagine your brand as a “big player” in…

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The Main Causes Of Debt And How To Solve Them

The Main Causes Of Debt And How To Solve Them

Talking about debt seems to be such a taboo subject, people avoid it like the plague. Nobody likes to be open and honest about their situation with money, and whether they are in any form of debt or not. But there’s absolutely no reason to, because or world is filled with more people in debt than there are people not in debt. The majority of the people you pass in the street are going to be in just as much trouble as you, if not worse. But this lack of…

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The Importance of having Life Insurance as a parent

The Importance of having Life Insurance as a parent

We’ve got a guest post this week from the Amazing Alice Clift today who runs a fantastic family and lifestyle blog that covers a multitude of topics and has some important words to share with you about the importance of having life insurance as a parent. I recently saw a thread on one of the infamous Facebook mum groups about life insurance and I was shocked to see just how many people didn’t have any insurance at all or that those who did – its only purpose was to pay off…

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Making Serious Money From Your Rental Properties

Making Serious Money From Your Rental Properties

As a landlord, you are probably already aware of many of the ways in which you can expect to increase your profit from your properties. However, you might not have considered everything you could do on this front, and it is a good idea to take a look at some examples of the kinds of things you can do if you want your portfolio to bring you as much wealth as you like. The truth is that there are no ends to the things you can do to improve the…

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Cheltenham Festival 2018 Matched Betting with Profit Accumulator

Cheltenham Festival 2018 Matched Betting with Profit Accumulator

It’s that time of year again. Cheltenham Festival 2018 is upon us. Arguably the most profitable time of the year to be a matched bettor (…although fingers crossed for the offers at the World Cup). The main reason it’s so profitable? The sheer number of offers which are given out by the bookmakers. There are seven races per day, spread over four full days. The amount of money that is bet on the full four-day event is estimated to be around £150 million. As a result of such a large…

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Stealth-Employed! Increasing Your Freelance Income

Stealth-Employed! Increasing Your Freelance Income

Rubbing two halfpennies together as a freelancer is a considerable task that we all struggle with from time to time. Even those that are in full-time employment find themselves having difficulties making ends meet. But, when you’re a freelancer, finding ways to make a proper living can be a momentous task. And for those that have fully established themselves into a freelance career, it’s not always plain sailing. So, if this is you, what can you do to financially free yourself from time to time? Solid Investments The irony is…

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