Home ownership

Why Home Ownership Falling Is No Surprise To Me

Home ownership falling is major news at the moment. But, it comes as no surprise to me whatsoever. Living in Manchester most of my life I have seen houses that were once sold for £25,000 – £30,000, now going for £250,000 – £300,000 plus. Manchester has seen the sharpest fall of home ownership of any of the major cities, and I…

How to build wealth

6 Money Habits To Build Wealth

Financial success and wealth isn’t achieved overnight. It takes a firm plan and a commitment to execute it to the letter. Intelligence, charm and talent  are all fine and dandy, but more often than not these aren’t what separate the wealthiest from the poor among us. The differences lie in our daily habits and rituals. These subconscious, second nature activities…

ATM

How To Avoid Being Hit By The New UK ATM Scam

ATM fraud at UK cash machines increased by 20% in 2015 to £32.7m – a massive increase. Although, prior to chip and PIN in 2004 the level of fraud at the ATM was £74.6m, so huge strides have been made. But with scammers, where there’s a will, there’s a way and they are back with yet another scam to con…

credit report

How Your Relationship Can Affect Your Credit Report

The last thing you want as an adult is something to mess up your credit report, but when you have met that someone special, joint credit agreements in the future are a very real possibility. From mortgages, joint bank accounts and loans, the moment you make a joint application a link is automatically created on your credit report. Once linked…

How I’m Earning And Saving Playing Pokemon Go

Unless you have been hiding under a rock over the last few weeks you couldn’t have failed to see the Pokemon craze taking off all over again. The reception on my Facebook newsfeed has been one of hysteria, both from major old school fans and also the grumpy brigade who have been spouting the usual “get a life”. Now, correct…

Many of us have favourite hobbies we like to participate in, but did you know that some of those hobbies can make you some serious cash? Ever heard of Peter Dager or Saahil Arora? If not, these guys are reported to have made over $2m each as E-sport heroes. They have managed to make a living from being a professional gamer. If you’re a talented gamer and are often accused of wasting your life away on video games, you could have the last laugh, there is some serious money to be made for something you already love doing. Sounds good huh? Maybe you find yourself entertaining family and friends with your comic book drawings? One of my friends is such a talented artist and it really annoys me he refuses to use it. Perhaps he’ll change his mind when I tell him that comic artists can earn staggering $1,600 ((£1,213) per month from their artwork. Webcomics are quickly becoming the future of comic books as we move towards a paperless world. Although it might not bring in enough to quit the 9-5, it is still quite a healthy sum of money to earn as a side hustle. You can even make money from some of the older more traditional hobbies such as baking. The newfound power of social media platforms has transformed our ability to side hustle some extra money without major setup costs. If you are a master baker, platforms such as Instagram has given you all the marketing tools you need to get your wonderful creations out into the public eye. If you’re a technophobe and the internet still makes you feel nervous you can still take you creations to farmers markets and also local retailers - homemade food has never been so fashionable. These are just a few, so don’t assume these are the only money making hobbies out there. Check out the infographic below which details even more ways you can make money from your favourite pastimes.

6 Hobbies You Can Turn Into A Side Hustle

Many of us have favourite hobbies we like to participate in, but did you know that some of those hobbies can make you some serious cash? Ever heard of Peter Dager or Saahil Arora? If not, these guys are reported to have made over $2m each as E-sport heroes. They have managed to make a living from being a professional…

pension

6 Ways To Completely Sabotage Your Pension

Even when you finally hit your 30s it can feel like retirement is a million miles away, but the sooner you start to get a grip of your pension situation the better. The government and many experts are becoming incredibly worried that we are not saving enough for your retirement. I was late to jump on the bandwagon myself at…

house sitting

How To Earn And Save Money House Sitting

If you’d love the chance to stay in exotic homes all over the world then house sitting could be perfect for you. It’s not going to make you a millionaire. But, if you enjoy travel, have a passive income and would like to see more of the world then it is something you may want to seriously consider. If you’ve…

productivity

8 Enemies Of Productivity

We can all think of a few things that make us less productive, but are there more creeping into your routine than you realise? There is a whole range of things that we are guilty of daily that will end up hurting your productivity. How many of these are you guilty of?   End the morning rush madness We have…

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