3 Ways to Spend Your Savings on Christmas

3 Ways to Spend Your Savings on Christmas

Christmas is an expensive time of year. From buying presents and covering the cost of dinner to paying up for decorations and parties, even the most financially savvy among us are spending a lot on 25 December. If you have been planning your money and putting some aside all year in preparation for the festive period, now is the time to start planning how you want to spend it. To give you inspiration, here are some ideas that make the time you spent saving up worth it. Generous Gift Buying…

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Finance Options for Those with Bad Credit

Finance Options for Those with Bad Credit

Finance Options for Those with Bad Credit Obtaining any kind of financing when you have bad credit can be extremely difficult, especially when you’re not aware of the different kinds of loans available to people with poor credit scores. If you’re just basing your outlook on the experiences you’ve had with major banks or credit unions, you might be ready to give up on your search for financing. Although building your credit should still be a top concern, it’s possible that you may be overlooking some of the loan types…

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Successfully Letting to Students

Successfully Letting to Students

The student population is bigger than it has ever been. Despite the rising costs of tuition and housing, more young people are seeking to study a form of higher education once they finish school. If you own a second property or are interested in property investment or development, this can present an opportunity. Many people that inherit a large house, or own a second house in a student town are tempted to let it out to the student population. It can be ideal and a great way to make money.…

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How Insuring Your Business’s Equipment and Machinery Can Keep Your Costs Down

insurance equipment

Many people wrongly view insurance as a costly affair, especially in the corporate arena. However, one of the central tenants of insurance is staving off further costs down the line. It’s a safeguard, protection against misfortune that could cripple a business beyond repair. For that reason, insurance is always a worthwhile investment; especially in corporate equipment and machinery. Consequently, here’s how insuring your corporate gear can help you keep your costs down. Covering Replacements In most cases, corporate equipment is hazardous. Used incorrectly, it can seriously endanger worker wellbeing and…

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Keeping Yourself Connected Wherever You Go

keep yourself connected

With the internet being so important to your business, it makes sense that you would want to be able to keep yourself connected while on the move. Whether you’re stuck in traffic or lying in bed, having a reliable internet connection can often be the difference between a productive afternoon and getting nothing done. Of course, though, it’s not always easy to keep your work in the office or at home, and this means that you have to look for networks when you’re out and about. Home Broadband Of course,…

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Earning a Passive Income through your social media channels!

earn through social media affiliate marketing

For a lot of people earning a passive income is the dream for working from home online. The thought of earning decent money through the night or while away on holiday is what many people strive for but there seems to be this mindset that to do that you need to be running some sort of established blog which has a good level of readership and longevity, however, that doesn’t always have to be the case. We’ve talked about how you can do something as simple as using a Facebook…

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Smart Ways to Develop Better Trading Strategies

earning money with stocks

Trading can be an excellent way to make money, particularly if you can afford to dedicate a lot of your time to playing the markets. However, it takes a lot to get it right, and you need to be prepared to spend time learning. You might begin by copying the trading strategies of successful traders in the hope that it will help you to get things right. But as you become more proficient and confident in your trading abilities, you might want to start developing your own strategies. There are…

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Fashion Blogger Interview : Jordan Emily Brown

A few weeks back we did an Interview with Disney Youtube sensation Ellie Steadman which was amazingly popular and off that back of that I started wondering what other Niches are people interested in when it comes to finding out how about how other bloggers run their content. Jordan Emily Brown from Hello Miss Jordan (her Instagram is here) who quite frankly runs one of the most aesthetically pleasing blogs out there happily agreed to answer some of my questions! What made you want to become a fashion blogger over any…

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Could an electric car save you money?

does an electric car save money

Sponsored content from Aviva By Sarah Lewis Electric vehicles have thrown off their unglamorous image and evolved into sophisticated, high-spec machines. But, there’s a problem – they’re expensive. Before you rule one out, here’s why buying and running an electric car might be cheaper than you think.  Counting the cost Let’s be honest, new electric cars are expensive to buy. Even one of the cheapest on the market, the Renault Zoe, costs from £15,000 to £17,500 after you’ve factored the government’s Plug In Car Grant, which gives £3,500 off the…

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Fancy making an easy $50 from home today?

earn money on phone with appen

Hope you all had a good October and as we steamroll towards Christmas I’ve just had an opportunity come across my desk which gives you all the chance to make $50 from home today doing a simple voice task for Appen which would REALLY get your Money Shed November Earnings Challenge off to a fantastic start! What’s the task? Appen is helping their clients to build the next generation of artificial intelligence powered interactive voice response (IVR) systems in the customer service areas. The end goal is to allow machines…

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Four Advantages Of Trading CFDs Vs Traditional Stocks

stocks and shares

Share dealing has been a staple investor choice for as long as stock markets have been around. More recently the popularity of a different kind of share trading has risen with CFDs allowing traders to profit from price movement without them having to purchase the equivalent shares. Here’s an outline of the main benefits of CFDs over traditional share options. A CFD (a contract for difference) is a form of derivative trading that allows anyone to trade on the prices of a wide range of global financial markets including stocks,…

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How freelancers can boost their income with P2P lending

How freelancers can boost their income with P2P lending

Here, Richard Litchfield from the peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Works explains how you can use this kind of investing to boost your freelancing income.   There are many benefits to going freelance: you can set your own schedule, work on projects you’re actually excited about, and create the perfect work-life balance for you. But, the nature of working in this way means that you’ll often be waiting around for invoices to be paid, and there will be months when you make a lot, as well as months when you make…

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Everything you need to do with HMRC as a Blogger

Blogger register with HMRC

Working as a blogger is becoming more and more popular in the UK. There is an unlimited amount of money to be earned as a blogger – depending on how successful you are. Unfortunately, we don’t have the answers to help you become a successful blogger, just hard work and determination. But fortunately, we do have the answers for how to register as self-employed and everything that you need to know to make sure that you’re telling the taxman the right thing. If you have decided to create a career…

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Why Saving Money Doesn’t Have to Cost You Your Health

Keep health in check

Saving money generally includes the strategy of cutting back on a number of monthly desirable or reward spending and sometimes it even impacts necessities. While this just might be the case, your health is one aspect that shouldn’t take the strain for the sake of adding more pennies into the saving pot. This applies to various areas of health, such as medical care, food and physical wellbeing. The main aim is to spend wiser rather than to spend less. When this concept is implemented in your daily life, you save both…

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Why #NoSpendDays are an absolute waste of your time!

Spending money is really easy to do and sometimes we do it without even realising. So if you’re trying to save or budget better then you may be at a loss for what to do. How can you stop spending money when it’s so hard to realise you’ve spent it?  Over at The Money Shed forum we tend to be all about making more money. So having more money in your life by earning it online and not doing the likes of 50p surveys or click sites however if you’re looking…

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How To Make A Quick House Sale (and save on Estate Agency fees)

estate agent saving

Moving house can be a daunting prospect. You want to sell your old home quickly so that you can focus on setting up your new home, whether it is down the street or across the country. The average home in the UK takes two to three months to sell when using an estate agent, although this figure can vary. If you’re on the unlucky end of that average, it might be half a year or more before your home is safely sold. In the meantime, you may be stuck paying…

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Investing in Casino Stocks: What You Should Know

casino stocks

Gambling stocks are just like any other stock in the market and they are subject to different levels of risk. When a casino or any company that offers gambling services goes public, it provides a chance for investors to buy stock in that company. The result is that the company can make money from gamblers who are selling their stocks to anyone that is speculating about a positive future for the company. There are many great publicly traded casinos stocks that are available and many of these are Vegas Casino…

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Am I an idiot for spending over £840 on Call of Duty?

PS4 Controller

I’ve always claimed I am probably one of the WORST money bloggers to follow if you are looking for someone who good with money and is sensible in what they buy from morning till night as that’s just not me. A good example of this is my habit of buying the latest Call of Duty game every year. For anyone who lives under a rock Call of Duty is an annual multiplayer game which is a First Person Shooter (FPS) game where you play various modes against other online players…

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4 Types Of Insurance Products All Entrepreneurs Should Consider

As a business owner, you are likely aware of the need for insurance if you wish to protect your company for the future. Below, we’ve put together a guide to the types of insurance that you may want to consider purchasing for your business… Professional liability insurance If you, or a member of your staff, make a mistake when performing work for a customer – for example, a window cleaning company breaks a customer’s window – then professional liability insurance helps to cover the cost of any legal fees or…

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Where can you afford to invest in the UK?

Where can you afford to invest in the UK?

The UK is full of opportunities for budding property investors. If you are just starting out or if you are trying to add to your current portfolio, you may be wondering where you can afford to invest. UK house prices have remained on the rise, and with a growing number of renters, the opportunities are there for property investors. Though property prices are high in certain areas of the country, other areas offer lucrative opportunities that are surprisingly affordable. Regional differences in the UK are incredibly obvious. There has been…

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