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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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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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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5 Things To Check Before Buying An Old Property

5 Things To Check Before Buying An Old Property

Old houses can have a charm that makes them popular amongst buyers. However, there are certain things to watch out for when buying a property with history. Here are just several checks that could help to save you money and hassle in the long run. Get the property surveyed for wear and tear Older properties are more likely to suffer from wear and tear such as broken plumbing or cracks in the walls, which could cost you a lot of money in repairs. Whilst you may be able to spot…

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Saving Money On Student Digs: Top Tips

saving money on student digs

When you are accepted into university it can be a mad rush of emotions and preparations for the future. When you earn your place at university you will only have a few months to get yourself into student accommodation to start the year in your new Home city. This can often lead to you overspending on accommodation which you simply can’t afford: however there are ways to make the right decision and save a ton of money on your new home. Get to know the halls Halls of residence are…

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How to Face Your Student Loans

How to Face Your Student Loans

When the graduation ceremony is over, the caps and gowns are returned, and your diploma is hanging on the wall, you’ll realize that you’re actually in the real world and out of the bubble of “college life”. However, this can be a startling realization as your student loans pile up, with no real end in sight. Taking Care of Student Debt If you’re a recent grad that has accepted money from the government or some other loan service to finance your degree, then the clock has already started ticking for…

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Quick and easy logbook loans for engagement happiness

log book loan car

Your engagement marks the first step of your marital journey together, so why not celebrate it? Many couples go without an engagement party, or even a ring, because they can’t afford it. But Car Cash Point can offer you their logbook loans for engagement costs so you can enjoy every minute! Getting engaged and married can be an expensive time, especially if the two are close together. But which is more worthy of celebration? Your head might say that your wedding should be the main reason for all your saving.…

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Financing Your Future For An Easier Life

Financing Your Future For An Easier Life

Financial stability is something that we all long to have in our lives. Some people are happy living paycheck to paycheck, but others want to ensure that they have plenty of things in place to ensure that they can live comfortably if things start to go sour financially. In this article, I’m going to give you some ways on how to achieve financial stability and take that weight off your mind. Investing Investing in stocks or foreign exchange can be a brilliant way of earning yourself some money back to…

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Make sure you’re prepared for the TRUE cost of owning a house!

Make sure you're prepared for the TRUE cost of owning a house! 2

Anyone that owns a house will know just how much money they cost to keep running. It doesn’t matter if it’s a new build or a 100 year old restored cottage soon enough the list of odd jobs that need doing will start growing at an alarming rate. We’ve lived in our house for about 8 years now and in the very first month we had a step go through on the stairs, the toilet broke and we had a garage door that just would not shut no matter how…

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Buying or selling at a house auction

Buying or selling at a house auction

Buying or selling a house at auction Auctions offer a way to avoid lengthy and uncertain selling processes involved in traditional home sales whether you are buying or selling. Often the type of houses included in auction sales are a little off the beaten track, in the sense of being unique and characterful places. One thing many people forget it that the hammer going down is a binding contract, so they need to be sure they want to commit to the buy before going to their chosen price. We have…

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Exciting PAID projects this January with Red WigWam

800 Mystery Shopping tasks need doing in May and RedWigWam needs YOU!!! 2

Make more of your time this January with Red WigWam – the UK’s number one job booking platform. Sometimes you just need some extra money in the bank to do more of the things you want in life, especially after Christmas! Red WigWam recognises many people may be happy in their current job, but are looking for flexibility of a second job and the additional earnings. With projects lasting for a few minutes, such as mystery shopping/ in store checks, to ongoing projects, Red WigWam has something for everyone. These…

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Dealing with your debt

Budgeting for Christmas

Money is an awkward subject in the UK, most people don’t like to talk about it and even less want to talk about it if they’re in any debt. Debt has a huge stigma attached to it even though there is such a thing as good debt; things like mortgages, contract mobile phones and having a credit card for sensible use. It’s when that sensible use becomes silly that we have a problem. Dealing with your debt is something you have to face up to at some point and the…

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The Money Shed is 3 years old TODAY!

The Money Shed is 3 years old TODAY!

  3 Years ago on 17th October 2013 The Money Shed was born! The very first post was made by myself on the forum and now, 3 years later we have thousands of users and over 83,000 posts! On top of that we obviously have the Blog which continues to provide fresh content for those interested in money save or money making each week! Did I think it would grow as it has done, in all honestly YES!. I knew there was an appetite for clear and open information when it…

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The importance of remembering self care when you’re a busy mum

The importance of remembering self care when you're a busy mum

Being a busy working mum can often lead you to neglecting yourself in certain ways especially when it comes to personal grooming. Some women will go a whole year in between haircuts either because it’s a way to save money or because they just don’t get the time to visit a hairdresser. Looking your best is extremely important for a busy mum because it will boost low self-esteem; you sometimes forget how great you feel after a simple haircut. There are a few simple ways to keep you looking tip-tip…

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Free Motor Legal

Military Car Sales

Unwitting motorists fork out £30 per year per car for Motor Legal Protection when they don’t have to. That’s according to Lee Jones, founder and managing director of Free Motor Legal, a free membership site that aims to help British motorists keep more cash in their pockets.   Motor Legal Protection is typically sold as an add-on policy along with motor insurance policies. These ‘top up’ policies assist with recovery of expenses after a collision that was not their fault, such as hire car costs, policy excess, lost earnings and…

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Uber – Get a free £10 ride TODAY!

Uber - Get a free £10 ride TODAY!

Uber – Get a free £10 ride TODAY! Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you need a taxi but don’t know exactly where you are, or you’ve not got any cash on you and don’t know where the nearest cash machine is? In those situations, having a taxi company who accepts card payments and can collect you from your exact location using an app on your phone sounds like a dream come true; well, with Uber that is possible. Uber are a worldwide company, who are currently…

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Northumbria University – What to do if you don’t get your grades

Northumbria University – What to do if you don’t get your grades

Is there anything more scarier than A-Level results day when you are 18? It can feel like you entire life hinges on just a few letters!. Luckily the guys up at Northumbria University have written this fantastic guide on what to do if you sadly don’t get the grades you need! It’s A-Level results day. And all being well, you’ll have the grades you need for your course, and will be ready to take your next step in your academic career. But what if you don’t get the grades you’re…

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Choosing the right Disney Holiday for your budget

Choosing the right Disney Holiday for your budget

As soon as you mention that you are going on a Disney holiday people will usually wince at the very cost of going to one of their resorts. It doesn’t matter if it is in Paris, Florida or even further afield as unless you are literally made of money then you will need to do some thinking about where you can cut costs at some point. I’ve just come back from my 2nd holiday in a year to Florida and neither trip has really pushed the boat out in terms…

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Cruise Budgeting

Cruise Budgeting

Cruise Budgeting Cruising can be an expensive business, but there are ways of getting around the expense to make your cruise a lot more wallet friendly. Here are a few ways you can cut the costs. Compare Pricing & Book Early Shop around for the best cruise deals by identifying what you’ll get for your money. Identify your priorities for what you want on board. For example, do you need a crèche or a kids’ club, fancy a top notch spa or gourmet dining? Booking early, more often than not,…

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