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Saturday, 26 August 2017 16:56

3 Ways to Sell Old Stuff for Cash

Have you joined the huge number of people selling things online? Sites like eBay have made it easy for everyone to sell things they no longer want. Many second-hand goods are just as good as the original, and yet cost a fraction of the price. If you’ve got things you were happy to use and enjoy, but that you no…
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 19:38

Are We Trying to Achieve Too Much?

Money. It’s a hot topic for many, and there are countless news stories published each day that focus on money, at least to some extent. We should save it, or we aren’t saving enough. We’re spending too much. More people have credit cards than ever. More people have outstanding balances on those cards. There are sales everywhere, encouraging us to…
Here’s a situation for you. You go out shopping – maybe to do your grocery shopping – and while you’re in the supermarket, you spot a jumper you love. It’s only £20 – a real bargain. What do you do? Some people would buy it without a second thought. Others may decide they already have plenty of jumpers, and while…
Friday, 30 June 2017 13:14

Are Reward Credit Cards Worth It?

Reward credit cards are just like normal credit cards, with one crucial exception – they give you rewards every time you use them. These are usually given in points, with something earned for every pound spent. But are they worth it? The answer depends on how you use your credit card, and what you might get out of it. You…
How do you manage your money each month? Whatever your answer might be, it’s probably fair to say some manage it better than others. We don’t all budget our money effectively, but those that do stand a better chance of ending each month still in the black, compared to those who never budget. We do have one thing in common,…
It seems to have taken an age to get to this point but finally the general election is nearly upon us and soon we will all know for sure which government will take the reins for the next four years. And because of this we will know for sure what will happen to our finances. It has to be said…
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 12:24

Tips for an eager first-time buyers

It’s an exciting time isn’t it? The first time you start looking for a property with your partner, you go all tingly and can’t believe that it is actually going to happen – you feel like a proper grown up and start dreaming of décor and how you want the garden to look and the colour of the paint that…
A charity has said that more and more people are coming to them with suicidal thoughts, anxiety issues and sleeping problems caused by unaffordable rent prices and the fear that they will lose their homes. As well as money woes surrounding where they reside, people are also worried about the condition of their homes such as living with mould and…
Just when first time buyers were wanting to hear some good news, experts in the property industry have announced that they believe house prices will rise by nearly £60,000 within the next five years. For people who bought at the right time, when house prices were slumping, it is a time to be rubbing hands together, but for people working…
With the continued decline of cash to buy things as card, contactless and mobile device payments increase, can we really say cash is no longer King? How would you feel if you’re only point of payment when out shopping or on an outing were those that only accepted cashless payments? With the UK the fourth most prepared country in the…
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