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Black Friday And Cyber Monday

November 26, 2012

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  It is the time of year when people in America go a little loopy with their shopping habits and see no problem with queuing overnight to make sure that they get the best deals possible heading into the festive period. Black Friday has already taken place and it looks like it was an interesting [...]

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Back with Mum and Dad

August 22, 2012

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  Do you remember the first time you flew the nest? For most it happens not long after they leave school for university, finding a full-time job, or taking the ever popular gap year. When I was growing up I lived in a household of nine people (not including the cat and the dog) covering [...]

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Top tips for saving up for a holiday

April 27, 2012

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  If you are like me and don’t have much in the way of savings, a holiday means a couple of months of scrimping and saving beforehand. How much you will need to save depends on the destination and the type of holiday you are planning. Here are some top tips for saving up money for your [...]

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The lowdown on saving for retirement

April 4, 2012

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  At the tender age of 23 years old, I still can’t believe that I am thinking about this already – retirement. I’ve just started my career, but I’m already thinking about the day when I finally get to down tools and relax. Granted, it’s not for another 45 years or so, but hey! A [...]

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Most common money mistakes in your 20s

November 25, 2015

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In your 20s you make huge life transitions, from student to professional, from adolescent to adult. Approach your finances as an adult as early as possible to avoid struggles with money later, and consider these three common money mistakes we make in our 20s. Credit card debt Credit card debt is the most common money [...]

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40% of households suffer financial slump

August 22, 2015

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40% of households have seen their finances take a dip in the last month, according to financial information company Markit. In a study of 1500 adults, Markit used the Household Finances Index (HFI) to determine the state of the country’s personal finances. They have found that debt levels have gone up in a large proportion [...]

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Group Discount Sites, Are They Worth It?

July 16, 2015

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Group discount sites such as Groupon, Groupola and Living Social have become increasingly popular to many in recent months with thousands taking advantage of daily deals to try out something new or save money on luxuries such as spa days and holidays abroad.  However with increasing popularity comes an increase in bad press.  With many [...]

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Guest Post: 5 ways to save on your petrol consumption

April 8, 2015

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This is a guest post from the Fox a writer at Money-Fox.com a personal finance blog which aims to put a little bit of cash back in your pocket. As fuel and car insurance costs continue to rise, owning a car is becoming a costly business. But follow these 5 simple fuel saving steps and [...]

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Saving money the easy way

May 5, 2009

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Income < expenditure = debtIncome > expenditure = savings Simple to say but harder to live by. The easiest way to try to make this a reality, is to always imagine you make less money than you actually do. If you have an income of £15k then spend your money as if you actually make [...]

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Bizarre ways to make money…. dooo doo dooo doo dooo doo doo doo (tales of the unexpected)….how long can I make these titles? I wandered lonely as

May 25, 2008

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After reading on a MyMoneyBlog about a summer job scheme in America I felt that the subject of making money, not just saving it, should receive some attention. Here are some of the ways the Money Lion has heard of people trying to make money: Auctions held on ebay: Human soul – some are even charging for [...]

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