Save money and improve business efficiency by outsourcing IT support

Save money and improve business efficiency by outsourcing IT support

Outsourcing has become an increasingly popular strategy among businesses of all sizes over the past decade. It is a way to run a business leaner and to ensure that the workforce is completely focused on revenue generating activities. In-house support functions such as catering, building maintenance, cleaning and so on have gone the way of the dinosaurs. However, if you are looking at outsourcing as a way to improve business efficiency and save money, then there is one area that should be right at the top of your list. And…

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Travelling the UK by Taxi – Coverage and Cost Statistics

Travelling the UK by Taxi - Coverage and Cost Statistics

Travelling around the country? There are many fantastic places to visit and sights to see in every area of the country and, as a small country, it is possible to see a large percentage of these in just one trip. If you plan to travel to the different regions and travel throughout the country, one of the best ways to do this is with a taxi and especially if you are travelling with a lot of luggage. Coverage Unsurprisingly, there are certain areas which have better taxi coverage than others…

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Reasons to Buy a Small Car

Reasons to Buy a Small Car

Looking to change automobile? This can be a tricky decision as there are so many different considerations to make and models to choose from. In many cases, motorists find it best to opt for a smaller car like a city car, supermini or hatchback. This is because these models offer many advantages over larger models but can still have a surprising amount of space inside with many great models to choose from. Here are a few of the key benefits: Easy to Drive Typically, smaller cars are much easier to…

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How Millennials Are Changing Retail

How Millennials Are Changing Retail

We all know millennials are changing the face of business and industry. And nowhere is this more apparent than in retail. In all developed economies, the traditional “High Street” is either disappearing fast – or evolving quickly to survive. The same is true across almost all industries. The truth is that millennials have grown up with technology. Most can’t remember a pre-internet age and increasingly few can remember a time before smartphones. So, today, we want everything here and now, delivered quickly and easily. This calls for creativity and technological…

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5 Ways Working Remotely Saves You Money

5 Ways Working Remotely Saves You Money

Today we have a guest post from Daniel over at Slight North all about 5 different ways that remote working saves you money!  I’m a bit of personal finance geek.  I love looking at how much money my wife and I have coming in, how much we have going out, and thinking about ways to increase our net profit to further invest and grow our money.  When we graduated from university back in 2014 with around $58,000 in student loans, I never looked at it as a problem. Instead, I…

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How to live frugally in 2018

How to save frugally

Today we have a guest post from Lauren over at Brit On A Budget who is one of the best money savers out there and has got some great ideas for how to live a much more frugal 2018!  When someone is frugal, it means that they spend less money than the average person. Most people believe that to achieve this lifestyle you need to deprive yourself of necessities and cut out the greatest pleasures in life (i.e chocolate) however, it can be achieved by making the most of your money…

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Use a Micro-Business to Make Extra Money

Etsy Small Business

If you’re looking to make some extra money, the chances are you’ve googled it at least once. You were probably met with hundreds of articles on how to make extra money. Whether it’s completing surveys, selling things online or completing reviews – there are so many different ways that you can top up your income.  However, you may not have come across setting up a micro-business. A micro-business is a small business that doesn’t take much time to run and usually only consists of you. In this case we’re talking…

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Why I decided to take out student loans to become debt free

pay off debt with student loan

Today we have a guest post from the fantastic Nicola from over at Savour The Pounds who is here to tell us all about why they decided to take out a student loan to become debt free! For most people working to become debt free and living a debt free life, taking out student loans would be a big no. In fact many are working hard to pay off their student loans. So why have I decided to go against the grain and take out Student loans? Mostly it is because…

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How to Boost Your Business Visibility Using Current Events

Opening Ceremony

FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony 2018. The modern world is one of interconnectivity and global community; meaning that there is more pressure than ever for businesses to keep their finger on the pulse. With the advent of social media and the internet age, there is no longer any excuse for not being up-to-date with the latest trends and news. Incorporating current events into the public presence of your business can have far-reaching and long-lasting effects, kickstarting an enduring partnership or boosting your visibility for the duration of an event. Here…

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Who are the Richest People in the World and What Can We Learn from Them?

Learn from the richest people

Getting rich, generally speaking, doesn’t happen overnight. In most cases, years of planning, researching, and hard work have gone into taking an entrepreneur from an individual with a good idea to someone able to live in a world without any financial worries.   The fundamentals of having a successful business revolve, amongst other factors, around learning how to use your time well and getting in the right mindset to make money, but looking at the very richest individuals in society who have made it to the top for inspiration can…

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What’s it really like being the child of a famous parent blogger?

blogger child embarrassment

I’m often amazed at just how much parent bloggers share online about their children. From embarrassing stories to photos and videos of them rolling around in their bedroom, there’s no doubt a lot of it tends to happen when they are very young and so don’t have much of a say but as the child grows older and into the teenage years do parent bloggers really think about the consequences of sharing their child so much? I thought it would be good to get an insight from the view of…

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Generation rent left out in the cold when it comes to household bills

Wonderbill Smartphone

New research from WonderBill reveals Brits bill habits, with renters feeling the angst… For the nation of renters, bill time is always bad timing. With consumers hiding from the monthly bills letters – or binging on Netflix to forget about them – new research shows that it is more than a numbers game.  Private renters feel the most negative when it comes to household bills, the recent survey revealed. One third (33%) of Brits who privately rent feel anxious when managing their gas, electricity, water, broadband and TV bills. 29%…

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6 Ways To Save Money on Beauty Products and Services

6 Ways To Save Money on Beauty Products and Services

Today’s post comes from Humaira of Money Savvy Muslim. Covering topics such as making money, saving money and enjoying life from a Muslim perspective.  Beauty is one of her passions, and as a former trained Makeup Artist, she’s sharing her tips on how to save money on beauty and even get paid while you get your beauty fix!   We all love a bargain, and saving money on beauty products and services is usually the last thing we want to do because let’s face it, who can resist the latest…

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4 Ways Technology Has Changed The Way We Work

Technology changed how we earn

We live in a progressively technological world, so it should be no surprise to you that technology is drastically changing the way we do a lot of things in our life. It’s changed the way we eat, the way we shop, and, of course, the way we work. All it takes is one swift glance around your workplace for you to see just how much technology is out and about. Even in a home office, there are computers, printers, smartphones, tablets, and so much more, and all of these things…

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App Paye – A third party payroll provider of PAYE services for the Self Employed

Fintech Desk

Anyone that knows my history will know that I started out in the world of computing as a contractor. Contracting offers you a lot flexibility in terms of what you go to work since you tend to change your job role every few months however that in itself also brings its own troubles when it comes to getting paid. App Paye is a first of its kind smartphone app that is designed to make life easier for both the freelance contractor AND the payroll company. It doesn’t matter if you are…

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The importance of not wasting your retirement

Don't waste your retirement

Today we have a guest post from Li. She’s an amazing money blogger who’s got some hard facts to drop on you all about now wasting your retirement! For all who don’t know me- Hi I’m Li. I write a lot about finances, saving money and my blog, DifferentLi is my journey to Early Retirement/a glorified photo album for my cat. For those of you that have been reading my blog you’ll know that my motivation for saving is as a gift for my future self. The gift of financial…

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8 Simple Life Hacks to Keep Your Finances in Check 

Life hacks for finances

Today we have a fantastic guest post from the always elegant Ellen from over at E L Feelgood’s Vintage all about some simple life hacks you can do to keep your finances in check! Knowing how to keep track of your finances can be difficult so these 8 simple life hacks will hopefully keep your finances in check for you.  While you won’t achieve financial freedom with these, you are going in the right direction. So, check them out and let me know if you do any of them or are…

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Grab some fantastic daily deals with GoGroopie

We all love to save money. Whenever there’s an opportunity to save money most people will go for the deal rather than paying out the full amount. Unfortunately, it feels as though great deals are harder and harder to come by these days.  Luckily for you there is a place you can go to in order to find great deals on everything you can think of. GoGroopie is a leading online marketplace which sells vouchers for discounted goods, services and travel packages. There really isn’t a lot that GoGroopie doesn’t…

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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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