Is running actually cheaper than going to the Gym?

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Everyone wants to get fitter and be healthier. And there are so many different ways of looking after yourself these days that it’s easier than ever. There are exercise classes, the gym, swimming or you can workout at home. There’s also been a rise in fitness apps popularity recently, like Couch 2 5K and ParkRun. A lot of people opt to workout at home because they think it’s cheaper than signing up for a gym membership. But is this really the case? Once you factor in things like outfits, running…

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Five Tips for good Money Budgeting 

Five Tips for good Money Budgeting 

Sometimes saving money can be as hard as not having a good enough plan. It’s hard to know where to begin in terms of saving money, which is why we’ve compiled this list of tips that can help you budget properly, and save long term.  Record everything When you begin budgeting, the best place to start is by recording everything that you spend and every bit of money that comes in. This will help you keep track of what your money gets spent on and where you can save. This…

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Need Servicing? Frugal Guide to Saving Money on Motorcycle Repairs

Need Servicing? Frugal Guide to Saving Money on Motorcycle Repairs

Owning a motorcycle can be a good way to save money when compared to owning a car.  But motorcycle repairs can still be expensive. The good news is that there are a few tips you can apply to start saving money on these repairs. From the basic do-it-yourself approach to good maintenance, there are paths you can take in order to start saving money. When it comes to general maintenance, there are many tips you can apply in your own home. Provided that you have the right tools and the…

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Things you Absolutely Must do when in Australia

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I don’t know about you but it seems that more people than ever are visiting Australia at the moment. They could be visiting family or going on one of those ‘Holiday of a Lifetime‘ trips which they end up repeating but the lure of the country is stronger than ever! A huge change recently has been the addition of the first airline offering DIRECT flights to Perth from the UK. Qantas now offers a 17-hour flight from London and the trip has been one of their most popular over the…

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Tip the Scales with these Interview Tips

When it comes to preparing and planning for the future, being able to get the job or career that you want is going to be one of the ways that you can get on a path to financial freedom. Not only can you be doing the job that you want to do, but you can be working on making the financial savings that will enable you to have a successful future. You can’t make a better future for yourself if you’re not in stable employment. And part and parcel of…

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How to Cut your Monthly Mortgage Payments

How to Cut your Monthly Mortgage Payments

If you have a mortgage then you will know how important it is for you to keep up with your payments. After all, if you don’t then you may have to give up your home and you may even find that it is much harder for you to get a mortgage in the future as well. If you want to get all of this sorted out then you are more than in a position to do this. Don’t Stay on Standard Variable Rates So many people make the mistake that…

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5 Factors that Influence Exchange Rates

5 Factors that Influence Exchange Rates

What is an exchange rate and how it is determined? The exchange rate is the price or value of a determinate currency in relation to another currency (usually but not exclusively, the American dollar). The exchange rate is mostly determined by market forces in the foreign exchange market, however, this depends on the country’s current exchange rate structure and, as we’re going to explain in this article, other factors. Floating exchange rates are currently the most common exchange rate structure in the world, however in reality most countries have a…

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How to Save Money on Car Rentals when Abroad

How to Save Money on Car Rentals when Abroad

One of the most popular ways to travel when abroad is to rent a car. Renting a car gives you the freedom to travel wherever you want, whenever you want. It means that you aren’t tied down to public transport schedules, and can do your own thing. Sometimes, renting a car can save you money and actually be cheaper than other means of getting around. But because it’s such a popular mode of transport, car rental companies are raising their prices and offering extras which cost more – in order…

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Apps That Help You Save Money

Apps That Help You Save Money

We have all heard of the lifestyles of the mega rich and how wonderful their lives are. In the main how they became mega wealthy is of little consequence, whether it was derived from long hours of hard work or from a big Jackpot win at a casino. However, in the main, debt has become a huge problem in many countries around the world over the last couple of decades. In fact, it is growing concern that more and more of us are finding it hard to keep on top…

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How Long Will Matched Betting Last?

How Long Will Matched Betting Last?

When people first discover matched betting, they tend to ask the same things. “If it’s that easy, why isn’t everyone doing it?” “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, right?” “If more people start doing this, why would bookmakers keep giving away free bets?” The first question is easy to answer: people are already doing it, have done it previously, or just haven’t heard of it yet. The vast majority of people that have been fully introduced to matched betting have at least given it a…

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Paying the price – five of the most costly mistakes you can make

five of the most costly mistakes you can make

We all make mistakes from time to time. Yet the strange thing is that sometimes, we can commit an absolute howler and get away with it, while on other occasions, it really is something that could happen to anyone, yet we get hit repeatedly right where it hurts the most – squarely in the wallet. Here are five examples of the latter – be careful out there, it’s a dangerous world.   A simple typo   Not everyone was a born typist, and a generation ago, typewriter keyboards were in…

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Get the cost of your online shopping down with PIWOP!

Get the cost of your online shopping down with PIWOP!

Shopping is expensive enough, there’s no doubt about that. From food to clothes you can buy it all with the click of the button but sadly the price of everything is always going up these days but luckily we can do use something to fight those costs! We’ve covered tools such as Pouch before which bring you alerts for any valid discount codes when you go to buy an item online, however, PIWoP is a far more passive solution to keeping those online shopping costs down. Keeping on top of the…

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How To Manage College Fees By Earning Decent Side Incomes?

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University life is tough. Managing the ever-piling tuition fees, lodging charges, and food expenses – it’s not easy. Having a part-time job help make financial management a bit easier. Most students utilize their time in-between classes to earn some quick extra cash. Here are some decent money-making options for college kids who want to make the ends meet. Offline Opportunities  There are several job opportunities both on campus grounds and outside that can get you a decent income. These odd jobs might not be a permanent solution but a lucrative…

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The Most Reliable Online Money-Making Methods for Homemakers

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Up until a few decades ago, the talented resource sitting at home was not tapped. Women or men who chose family had to sacrifice their career. It is changing with the advent of the internet. A variety of money making opportunities are being offered for the enterprising homemakers today. So be smart and tap it. Online money-making opportunities are plenty. Hone your talent and let it earn for you.  If you are wondering how to make it big staying at home, taking care of the kids and all the household…

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Which is better? Subscriptions or buying the media outright? 

Which is better? Subscriptions or buying the media outright? 

There was a time when owning videos and, later, DVDs were a mark of any true movie or TV lover. Hundreds of DVDs and video used to line living room walls – from blockbuster movies to TV series. If you ever wanted to binge watch a series then you had to own the whole boxset. The same was also true of music. You had to buy the physical albums if you wanted to listen to it all.  Then came along subscription services like Netflix, NowTV and Prime Video which meant…

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How to Manage Your Mental Health as a Blogger

How to Manage Your Mental Health as a Blogger

The link between your mental health and being a blogger is actually far closer than you may think. Today we have a guest post from something who really understands that relationship and how it can impact us as we work from home. Hello! I’m Chloe, a blogger who writes at Chloe Elizabeth about all things fashion, lifestyle and mental health.  It’s a pleasure to be writing on The Money Shed today, and I think it’s vital to post about be how to manage your mental health as a blogger. Managing…

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Where Should You Be Putting Your Money In 2019?

When you want to be able to grow your money, it’s always a good idea to know how you can do it. It’s not every day that you find yourself in a strong financial position. But when you do have some spare cash one month or on an ongoing basis, it’s so important for you to be able to make it grow. But how? And don’t you have to be an investment expert to be able to really grow your funds? Well, not really. Sure it can be beneficial to…

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Crucial Considerations When Investing in Property

The property market has been becoming increasingly lucrative over the years, largely due to rocketing demand and prices/price growth rising consistently. In fact, house prices have risen by about 400% since 1993, showing just how much of a behemoth the market has become. Those looking to invest in property could well be in to make a tidy profit, but there are also many considerations to make before taking the plunge. As such, here are some of the mainfactors you should think about. Tax You will likely have to pay tax…

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Don’t overspend on your mobile phone contract plan

Don’t overspend on your mobile phone contract plan

A mobile phone is now one of the major costs in an adult consumers life. Often costing more than the standard monthly utility bills. For years websites and finance experts have told consumers to switch their utility deals to get the best plans. For some reason mobiles phone plans don’t get the same attention from UK consumers. They Should! For example; Source – https://www.ukpower.co.uk/home_energy/average-energy-bill Source – https://www.ukpower.co.uk/home_energy/average-energy-bill The annual average cost for a mobile phone contract is £46.60 per month, this makes the average annual spend on mobile phone devices…

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Advantages of Running an E-Commerce Website

Advantages of Running an E-Commerce Website 

Running an e-commerce website is the new way of running a traditional high street store. For those of you who are feeling a bit wary about starting one then fear not. There are plenty of advantages to running an e-commerce store as opposed to a traditional store. There is a reason that places like Shopify are so popular. Read on for a list of advantages that an e-commerce site has. Geography  With traditional retail stores you are incredibly limited by geography. Because your store is located in a certain place…

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