The Bean personal finance tool helps you keep track of your finances for free!

Bean Personal Finance Tool: It’s Free And It Will Change Your Finances

I’m a huge fan of money tools, I love things that can free up my time as my day-to-day life is too busy to have a spreadsheet for absolutely everything, thankfully I’ve come across a little beauty called Bean. Put all thoughts of Rowan Atkinson and yellow minis aside, there is nothing calamitous about this, in fact it’s shown this…

Is there such thing as a self employed IVA? 

Is There Such Thing As A Self Employed IVA?

A reader emailed me over the weekend concerned that his debt was getting pretty unmanageable, ‘reader’ had been scouring the internet for advice and was confused as to whether there was such thing as a self employed IVA.  Research suggests self employed people are just as likely to be struggling with debt problems as the unemployed people. Without a consistent,…

Nobody should have to worry about putting food on the table at Christmas, so along with the other UK Money Bloggers, this year I'm taking part in The Reverse Advent Calendar.

Will You Take Part In The Reverse Advent Calendar?

We’ve not even tiptoed past Halloween yet, but the seasonal monster is already paramount in many people’s thoughts, Christmas is coming, and rather disgracefully for one of the richest countries in the world, this year fear will turn to putting food on the table, not buying presents. Increased demand for food banks during winter and Christmas Growing up in a…

Contact lenses prescriptions are pretty costly, especially if you are looking to buy daily disposables. However, buying contact lenses online can save £100s

How To Save Money Buying Contact Lenses Online

I’m a danger to myself and others if I don’t have my contact lenses in, walking around like Mr Magoo is just not an option, but I was shocked to find out the difference in price when comparing high the street opticians and buying contact lenses online. We were visiting the dragon (my mother-in-law) a few years back, when she shown me…

Stoptober is a Public Health England campaign that challenges smokers to give up cigarettes for 28 days during the month of October. The premise is that after abstaining for this period of time, individuals are five times more likely to quit smoking permanently

Hating Stoptober Already? Hang In There, It Gets Better!

You’re just over two weeks into Stoptober, the smokers cough is starting to recede and breathing in the morning is no longer a straight forward fight between life and death. However, the cravings are still there, after food, first thing in the morning, with a beer, just feckin’ well all over the shop to be perfectly honest. I know, trust…

How To Work Out If Something Is Worth Spending Money On

I’m really not a spendthrift when it comes to possessions, never have been. In fact, when it has come to blowing money over the years I’ve been much more guilty of filling the pockets of my local pub landlords and restaurant owners, than trying to keep up with the trend as a dedicated follower of fashion or chasing the latest…

The new 12 sided one pound coin has been in circulation for over six months and the old pound coin is now on borrowed time.

When Does The Old Pound Coin Cease Being Legal Tender?

The new 12 sided one pound coin has been in circulation for over six months and the old pound coin is now on borrowed time. A hectic work life over the last few months has meant I haven’t travelled often recently, and it only dawned on me the old pound coin is on its way out when I tried paying…

let me show you how you can start saving money on heating bills as we start to approach winter.

How To Start Saving Money On Heating Bills Now

We’re having a bit of stand off in our gaff at the moment, I’ve been told that I am under no circumstances to put up the Christmas tree until December, and I’ve retaliated that until it’s up there will be no heating going on, under the guise of I’m just “saving money on heating” – ask me if I’m bothered!…

After a week from hell with food poisoning which left me spending most of the week with my head down the bog and an arse that bears a striking resemblance to the Japanese flag, it was a welcomed relief to have the SHOMO Awards to look forward to on Saturday.

Hey SHOMIES: The SHOMO Awards 2017

After a week from hell with food poisoning which left me spending most of the week with my head down the bog and an arse that bears a striking resemblance to the Japanese flag, it was a welcomed relief to have the SHOMO Awards to look forward to on Saturday. We can sometimes be overlooked in award ceremonies as money…

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