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Will Scrapping Stamp Duty Actually Help First Time Buyers?

November 22, 2017 by
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Earlier today the government delivered their Autumn Budget speech and announced big changes that they say will positively affect 95% of first time buyers. Continue Reading


3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Opt Out Of Your Workplace Pension

November 19, 2017 by
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This week I got some exciting news from my boss…

Myself and my work pals are being enrolled in a workplace pension, thanks to the government’s auto-enrolment scheme!

While I’m super excited about finally being able to save for retirement with a workplace pension, many of my friends have opted out of theirs for a multitude of reasons. Continue Reading

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

November 2, 2017 by
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It’s happened! The day thousands of people have been dreading is finally here and the Bank of England has increased interest rates for the first time in the last 10 years. The change is only small, increasing from 0.25% to 0.5%, but it’s likely to negatively impact millions of people across the country. Interest rates may increase further in the coming months, but nothing is set in stone just yet.

So, how is the change likely to affect you? Here’s a quick rundown of the ‘winners and losers’. Continue Reading

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

November 1, 2017 by

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


FinCon18: I’m Going To Orlando Next Year!

October 29, 2017 by
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I did something exciting and out of character last night. I bought tickets to a money blogging conference over in Orlando, Florida in 2018!

Every year, personal finance bloggers and money nerds from around the world get together to discuss all things money and media at the FinCon expo. The event’s hosted at a different US location each time. This year’s conference was in Dallas, last year’s was in San Diego and the year before it was in Charlotte.

Over the course of four days there are lectures, mentoring sessions, and parties, giving money-obsessed weirdos like me a chance to learn new skills and meet like-minded people. I for one cannot wait! Continue Reading