Buying a home

3 Things To Think About When Buying A New Build Home

December 15, 2017 by
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I recently moved into my very own home after waiting almost a whole year for it to be built. Having experienced the new build-buying process first hand, here are 3 things I’d advise taking into account before putting an offer on a property that hasn’t been built yet. Continue Reading

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5 New Money Goals I’m Setting Now That I’m A Homeowner

I did it, you guys! On Friday 1st December I picked up the keys to my new place and officially…

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Will Scrapping Stamp Duty Actually Help First Time Buyers?

Earlier today the government delivered their Autumn Budget speech and announced big changes that they say will positively affect 95%…

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When Finance Experts Tell Us To Save £X By A Certain Age, Is It Actually Helpful?

Earlier today I spotted this tweet from finance expert, Jean Chatzky.

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Ask Jenni: I’m Getting Married And My Parents Want My Fiancee To Sign A Prenup

Hi Jenni My girlfriend and I recently got engaged and I couldn’t be happier. There’s just one problem. My parents…

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How Long Will It Take You To Save A Deposit For Your First Home?

It’s no secret that saving for a deposit is a pain in the arse. No matter how many avocados on…

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How This Mobile-Only Bank Account Can Transform Your Attitude To Money

How often do you run out of money before payday? I’ve been there. You probably start the month with good…

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Will The State Pension Still Exist When We’re Old? Here’s Why Young People Shouldn’t Rely On It

What age would you like to retire? Personally, I want to build up enough wealth to pack in the day…

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How I Saved £3,000 In 6 Months… While Renting!

In May last year I moved into a rented apartment with my then-boyfriend. I’d already spent almost two years living…

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A First Time Buyer’s Guide To Choosing A Mortgage Broker

It’s often said that buying a house is one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life. And when you’re…

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Ask Jenni: My Boyfriend’s Bad With Money And I’m Scared He’ll Ruin Our Chances Of Buying A House

Welcome to ‘Ask Jenni’, a new money agony aunt series where I help resolve your big financial dilemmas. Let’s have…

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How I Earned More Than £800 In Interest With These 7 Bank Accounts

Since I first started dreaming of buying my own place in September 2014, I’ve saved a huge amount of money towards…

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Ask Jenni: “My Girlfriend Kept £30,000 Of Debt A Secret. What Should I Do?”

Welcome to ‘Ask Jenni’, a new blog series where I try to help you resolve your big money dilemmas. This…


34 Signs You’re Not As Bad With Money As You Think You Are

Last week I spotted The Financial Diet’s brilliant post 29 Signs You’re Better With Money Than You Think and although I agreed…


Lower Your Expectations: Your First Home Should Be Below Average

Another day, another depressing story about the devastating state of the UK’s property market. On Thursday, Cosmopolitan published a story called…


5 Signs Your Partner Is Holding You Back Financially

Finding a partner in the exact same financial position as you is impossible. You’re not gonna have the same spending habits,…

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Why Getting A Joint Bank Account With Your Housemates Is A Stupid Idea

This morning I spotted an article that made my uptight frugal brain explode and my money saving blood boil. A…

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How The Bank of England’s Interest Rate Rise Could Affect You

It’s happened! The day thousands of people have been dreading is finally here and the Bank of England has increased…