Upgrades to Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

Upgrades to Increase the Resale Value of Your Home

    According to the latest figures from Nationwide, house prices in the UK increased by 0.3% in May, taking the average to more than £195,000. Low interest rates and an increase in mortgage approvals means that people will be looking to invest in property. If you’ve been thinking about putting your home on the market, you may be thinking now is a great time to sell up. But you have to ask yourself: is your home ‘sale ready’? You want potential buyers to be excited about coming to see your…

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Saving money on education and training

Saving money on education and training

  In this post we look at all the different ways you could be saving money on education and training if you wish to try and better yourself no matter what stage of life you may be at. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) are free courses. The Open University runs their own courses, which operate from a subsidiary website, OpenLearn, which is highly reputable, accessible and run by experts in each field of study. OpenLearn lets you register and gain accreditation by taking its modules and courses, and you can…

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Saving money on transport

Saving money on transport

  Saving Money On Transport.   The average person spends £65.70 a week on transport. This accounts for all kinds of transport and travel, from running a car, to using the train each day to commute to work, or using any form of transportation for leisure pursuits, such as taxis and so on. Save money on your car There are many ways to cut the costs of owning a car, comprising two kinds of saving: fuel savings, and general car maintenance savings. Firstly, to save money on fuel costs, there…

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A Beginners guide to earning money with giffgaff

A Beginners guide to earning money with giffgaff

    A Beginners guide to earning money with GiffGaff Around 18 months ago I decided to ditch my mobile contract with Vodafone. I was paying £35 per month and for that I got my phone and small amount of calls, texts and practically no internet. It was getting near to my contract renewal time when someone told me about giffgaff. giffgaff is a low cost mobile phone network that runs on the O2 network. You can either choose to pay as you go or pick one of their monthly…

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Festive jobs to help cover the cost of Christmas

Festive jobs to help cover the cost of Christmas

It’s no surprise that many people become weighed down with debt in the months following Christmas. Christmas is a time for treating the children and family, as well as excessive eating and drinking. All of which comes at a cost. Money worries can have a massive effect on how much enjoyment we get over the festive period, so why not be prepared and start earning a little extra now, freeing yourself from debt in the future.   There are a few easy jobs that can earn you some extra cash…

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Top 6 ways to save money for Christmas

Top 6 ways to save money for Christmas

  Top 6 ways to save money at Christmas As part of our #moneyshedchristmas campaign this weeks Friday post is about how to save money on the run up to Christmas.   Christmas is one of the most joyful times of the year, where we get the chance to spend time with the people we love, eat heartily and drink merrily. We are also a nation who loves to swop presents, getting great pleasure out of seeing our children’s faces as they open their much desired gifts. However, this all…

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Want to save some money for Christmas? Money Saving Girl to the rescue!

Earn Money Online in the UK with The Money Shed

  This week on the The Money Shed blog we take some time away from earning money online and look at how we can save money during those all important months running up to Christmas. Ever needed a bit of inspiration or guidance about how to save some pennies? Or wanted to know what the latest technologies are to keep your home at its most economical? Well if the answer is ‘Yes’, then take a look at the Money Saving Girl website, and you’ll find loads of advice and hot tips on…

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