Turning your Combi Boiler into an energy saving smart one with Tado

Tado Smart Thermostat install

Boilers are generally the last thing you want to be replacing in your house. They can cost an absolute fortune as they are generally one of the most expensive parts of your home to replace. We had our boilers for 9 years and before this winter it had generally run OK. It was only in the last 12 months that we have had to ring Homeserve a fair number of times as the boiler would literally stop functioning. On top of that, we also had an ongoing issue where the…

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Are You Sitting on a Goldmine With Your Home?

Are You Sitting on a Goldmine With Your Home?

We can all struggle with money at times. When your bank balance isn’t looking too healthy, it’s easy to assume there’s not much we can do about it until payday rolls back around. But actually, the answer to your problems could be right under your feet, and you could be sitting on a goldmine with your home. Here are some ideas for how to make money with it. Rent out a spare room If you have a spare room at home, have you ever considered renting it out? Working professionals…

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12 Ways To Save That Nest Egg You’ve Always Wanted

12 Ways To Save That Nest Egg You’ve Always Wanted

If you’re not in the financial position that you’ve always wanted to be in right now, don’t panic. Because when it comes to being good with money and having lots of it, it’s not something that can happen on accident. In fact, if you want to be in a good financial position and have money behind you, it can take a lot of work. It’s definitely not something that you should be afraid of or ever feel is impossible, but it will be something that you need to put your…

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How Co-working Office Space can be Beneficial

making office space in your workplace

More and more companies and people are using co-working office spaces now. There are many reasons for people to use these spaces and more companies are seeing the benefit of using these spaces.  Once seen as a place for freelance workers, co-working spaces are now incredibly popular with everyone – big companies and small – for the benefits that come with using them. Some of these benefits are –  Networking.  Because co-working office spaces include a lot of different people from different companies, you may think that these people have…

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Adapting your Bathroom for your Disability

Adapting your Bathroom for your Disability

If you’re finding it harder to use your standard bathroom because of a disability then you may want to consider adapting it. More and more people are choosing bathroom adaptations in order to stay safe, comfortable and to make sure that they’re able to use the bathroom to its full potential. There are many reasons to adapt your bathroom, but one of the most common ones is disability. When contractors build houses, they usually build them to a standard design which unfortunately doesn’t always include adaptations to make it easier…

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How to earn money online – just by sharing your knowledge with HowNow

HowNow share knowledge

Have you ever put a video up on YouTube or posted a blog that took you hours of work and you get loads of engagement but unfortunately there’s little to no monetary value? I write a lot about how to make money and one way to do that is to sell your knowledge and expertise by teaching people online. But where to start?   The best site I’ve found for this is HowNow. It’s similar to YouTube in that it’s easy to use and you can monetise your content, however…

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The Importance of Having Insurance

The Importance of Having Insurance

If you work in the legal sector then you’ve probably come across hundreds of different types of insurance. However you may not have thought about having your own insurance. Because you work in the legal world and have many years’ experience of the law you probably think that you can get away with not having it. But it’s especially important for lawyers and those in the legal world to make sure they are covered. Lawyers handle so much sensitive information every day of their working lives. Their legal clients rely…

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How to Save Money on Days Out and Holidays

How to Save Money on Days Out and Holidays

Families often struggle with budgeting for their summer holidays and days out during school breaks. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a fortune if you learn the small tricks only a handful of parents know about. Whether you are planning to go to the beach or visit a popular seaside town for the day, there are plenty of ways you can make your money go further. Below you’ll find a few tips on how to enjoy time with your family more for less. Book Midweek When…

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Choosing a Place to Live That Suits Your Budget

choosing a place to live

Choosing a place to live is one of the most challenging decisions that you can make in your life. And when you are buying a property, it instantly becomes that little bit more challenging. As well as finding an area which feels like home, you also have to think about how your budget is going to stretch to accommodate the move ahead of you. To give you a bit of a hand with this decision, we are going to talk through a few of the points which you need to…

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Making The Most From The Sale Of Your Property And How You Can Do It

real estate sale

Buying and selling a home is actually one of the most stressful things anyone can do. There is so much to think about and consider. Legal paperwork and deeds, the exchanging of large amounts of money, having the financial backing in terms of mortgage agreements and actually the physical act of moving from one place to another. It is exhausting from start to finish let me tell you. But selling your home is where you can make the most impact in terms of the money side of things. Your home…

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The Downsides of Delegating Tasks to Contractors or Employees

employee or contractor

Conventional wisdom in the Information Age dictates that web entrepreneurs or like-minded business folk hire contractors or other lesser-paid workers to perform tasks for the company owner. Indeed, there are benefits to delegating work, as reported by People HR. Whereas assigning others tasks that don’t need to be done by a person who runs a self-employed business, for example, can save time for the person at the helm, such a move isn’t always as beneficial as touted. As a person who runs a successful publishing company, I’ve experienced the downfalls…

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Good Time Management in the Work Place

Good Time Management

We’ve all heard the term ‘time management’ and have probably thought that it’s some kind of management speak that doesn’t really mean an awful lot. Well what if we told you that you couldn’t be more wrong. Time management is a key part of being a productive worker and employee and can make the difference between getting by and excelling at your job. Time management is the process which involves deciding how to organise your time at work. This means deciding which tasks are a priority and should be done…

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The Legalities of Buying a House 

Just what are the legalities of buying a house

Buying a house is an exciting time, but if you are a first time buyer it can get fairly confusing. Being a first time buyer, you may not be aware of the legal side of buying and this can leave you feeling lost and ready to give up.  However, there is a lot of information out there designed to help out people just like you. Not only is there advice available online but there are many solicitors out there who specialise in property law and are happy to help people…

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Why SEO can help your business

Why SEO can help your business!

When posed with the question of ‘What digital marketing approach is best for your business?’, it is important to gain an understanding into the different types of digital marketing and how they can help improve your overall digital marketing approach. What is SEO? SEO or Search Engine Optimisation, put simply, is the process of getting traffic from the organic search results on search engines. In order to make web pages appear higher in the search results, the process of SEO is used to shape a website according to Google’s algorithm.…

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The importance of having Personal Insurance

importance of personal insurance

Personal Insurance  Unfortunately, it is a sad fact of life that bad things will happen. Perhaps you’ll get sick, or have to miss work due to unforeseen circumstances, you may even be in an accident. While we hope that you are fortunate enough to never have this happen, it’s always good to be prepared. That’s where personal insurance comes in.  Most people will have heard of insurance, and probably even have cover on their home or car. This means that you pay a certain amount each month or year and…

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You Can’t Hide From Your Finances Forever!

Hiding your finances

There are a lot of things in life that can cause you anxiety and worry. Your job, your friends, your family, all of these things can be a source of stress from time to time. But there’s no denying that there’s one thing that causes more stress than any other. One thing that millions of people lie awake at night worrying about every single day. That thing is, of course, money. Even if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t think that money is that important to a happy life,…

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Getting Started With Shares – Useful Tips For Beginners

getting started with shares

Do you want to increase your assets, boost your savings and have a healthier retirement fund? Shares could be the answer. A tempting avenue for would-be investors, the stock market has a lot of potential for you to grow your income. It sounds like a dream, but the stock market can also be a nightmare – especially if you’re a novice. Before you begin investing in stock, you need to do your homework. This will help you get your investments off to a safe start and build your confidence up…

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Getting ready for Matched Betting during the World Cup with HeadsandHeads

HeadsandHeads World Cup Offer

A lot of people view the gap between the end of the football season in May and the start of the new one in August as the ‘dry season’ for Matched Betting but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Of course, there are weekly race meeting with a whole raft of offers running and on top of that there is England Cricket and Wimbledon with it’s endless in-play offers but this year we have the mighty 2018 World Cup to bring us even more risk free money! With this…

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Five Tips For Surviving Your First Year As A Freelance Writer

Five Tips For Surviving Your First Year As A Freelance Writer

Today we’ve got a guest post from the amazing Ruth over at Ruth Makes Money. This girl is a freelance juggernaut and what she doesn’t know about surving the self employed lifestyle isn’t worth knowing! Your first year as a freelance writer is inevitably one that’s peppered with wins, losses, ups, downs, and a whole load of lessons learned. There’ll be days when you feel like you’ve cracked it, and there’ll be days when you wish you’d never even started in the first place. By the end of the 12…

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What Will Be The Shining Star For Your Finances This Year?

When it comes to finance, we all have our issues. When you’ve been used to drawing the short straw in the finance department, it can feel as if your luck will never turn around. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Because this happens to us all. Even people with large amounts of money will experience some issue or setback in their life. But the most important thing is how you deal with it. Whenever you’re faced with adversity, you can always bounce back. And it’s usually that process…

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