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Why You Are Failing To Save

If you are getting nowhere fast trying to save some money away for a special occasion, an emergency fund or a deposit on your own house, there is probably a good reason why. I have been here myself, I just could never seem to get going and get any significant amount of cash stored away. I had nothing for an…

Abundance mentality
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How I Created An Abundance Mentality

It seems that much of today’s society is built on a scarcity mentality. A scarcity mentality tells you there is something lacking in your life, there are no opportunities. Advertisers and marketers love this of course, as if there is a lack, they can target you to buy stuff. An economy thrives by reinforcing a scarcity mentality in people. A…

matched betting
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What Is Matched Betting?

Matched betting is something I am seeing more and more from UK bloggers working from home. Since being invited to join the UK Money Bloggers Facebook page I’ve seen many people earning enough money to pack in their day job and work online from home for a living instead. As my goal is to travel the world as a digital…

Credit Score
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How The EU Referendum Improved Our Credit Score

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past year you will be aware, if not a bit bored of hearing, about the EU Referendum – the single most important vote this country has had in decades. With an expected turnout of 80%+ set to vote, it has captured the imagination of the UK public like no general election could…

Shopping
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13 Tricks To Spend Less When Shopping

I think most of us are aware about a few of the retailer tricks, but on closer inspection you’d be surprised how deep they’ve delved into our psyche to trick us into spending more than we intend. We are being bombarded with tricks left, right and centre when we’re out shopping, so let’s break them down to stay ahead of…

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5 Things You Must Do To Teach Your Child About Finance

Finance can be a minefield, even if you previously done your homework. So imagine how confusing it can be when you are suddenly thrust into the world of finance without any prior knowledge of the way it works. As soon as we all reach eighteen, the banks start to tempt us with exciting offers of credit cards, loans and overdrafts…

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9 Things You Oughta Know When Buying A Property

Regular visitors to the blog will know I’m currently saving up for the deposit on my first ever house. As I was a bit… no… VERY naive to the whole process when I started saving, I decided to do my research and unsurprisingly there is way more to it than I ever imagined. If you one day dream of owning…

Splittable
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Undeniable Proof You Need Splittable!

Tired of being the one who always picks up the bill? Well, your problem has just been solved by the masterminds behind my new favourite app Splittable. We’ve all been there at some point, you pay the bill on the promise that the other parties will pay you back the money owed, but it never arrives. Then worse of all,…

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When Should You Teach Children The Value Of Money?

It’s a hot debate with varying attitudes, but when is the best time to teach your children about the value of money? Take my brother’s and I for example. Three more different attitudes to money you will not find! The whole reason I started this blog was to keep me accountable in pursuit of saving a deposit for my first…

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