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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…

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…

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

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,…

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…

Consumerism: A Champagne Lifestyle On Lambrini Wages

Consumerism – just how did we get sucked into that? I have been a part of this little planet of ours stretching over almost three and half decades and I have seen major changes in attitudes to life, especially where money is concerned. As a child growing up in 80’s Britain, I was heavily influenced by my grandparents. We lived…

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How To Spank Your Insurer For Cheaper Car Insurance

Another year, another price increase, it’s something that UK drivers are pretty used to, but, with a bit of savvy shopping you can spank the insurer and dodge the average £50 hike that’s been added to your insurance bill this year. According to figures released by MoneySuperMarket, the average car insurance quote has risen £478, a £50 increase over the…

Pension Time Bomb: Why You Need To Save Now! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you a part of the pension ticking time bomb? If you are a regular visitor to this blog you will know that I am an extremely late retirement saver and only very recently started taking care of my pension. I was warned at 28 that I was already too late by a financial advisor, I chose to act at…

How To Be A Pro At First Time Credit Applications

I spent years tearing my hair out about declined credit applications. I won’t lie, it was extremely frustrating. I wasn’t in desperate need of the money, I simply wanted to improve my credit score. It was incredibly annoying when I managed my money well and didn’t have any debts. What I lacked was a history. Here is how not to make the…

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