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Labour’s Manifesto: Here’s How The Labour Party Plans To Change Your Life

May 11, 2017 by
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This morning, Labour’s 2017 general election manifesto was allegedly ‘leaked’ to the press, making Labour supporters like me practically keel over with excitement.

As one guy on Twitter pointed out, even if Labour only managed to do half the things in its manifesto, the country would be a much better (and fairer) place than it is now.

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7 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Financial Advisor

May 6, 2017 by
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Hands up if you think financial advice is solely for the wealthy. If you’re nodding your head as you read this, you’re not alone.

Until a year or so ago, I assumed that I’d only need a financial advisor if I had my own business, inherited a ton of money or won the lottery. But as it turns out, a financial advisor can help you no matter what stage you’re at with your finances. Whether you want to save a deposit, become self-employed or you’re wondering how on earth you’re going to save for retirement when you have so many other expenses to take into account, a financial advisor will rake through your finances with a fine tooth comb before helping you get where you want to be in life.

Before you jump right in and pay an advisor for their services, don’t be afraid to ask a few questions. Financial advisors are a bit like driving instructors, babysitters and boyfriends; you want to make sure you’ve found the right one before really making a commitment. To help you find your perfect match, I’m about to share 7 questions to ask before choosing your financial advisor. Make sure you read to the end of the post because at the bottom you’ll find out how to book yourself a free hour-long consultation with a financial planner. Continue Reading

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How To Buy A House: My Home Buying Timeline

April 30, 2017 by
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Buying a house has long had a reputation for being one of the most stressful life milestones a person can experience. From delays in getting your mortgage to breaks in the property chain, there are so many things that can go wrong.

If you’ve got your heart set on making a house a home, don’t let the possible pitfalls put you off. After all, you’ve got so much to gain! There may be a few hurdles to overcome but once you’ve got your keys and you’re making the mandatory trip to Ikea, it’ll be so worth it.

I started the home hunting process in December and the process has been fairly smooth sailing so far. Here’s my home buying timeline to give you an insight into how the process could go…

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

April 15, 2017 by

Last week I spotted The Financial Diet’s brilliant post 29 Signs You’re Better With Money Than You Think and although I agreed with many of Chelsea’s points, I’ve decided to put my own spin on it.

Since creating the Money Mess To Financial Success Facebook group, I’ve spent a lot of time chatting to people who are convinced they’re shit with money. However, although some people have certainly made their fair share of money blunders (haven’t we all), I bet they’ve also had some financial triumphs too.

Here’s my list of 34 signs you’re not as bad with money as you think you are. How many do you tick off the list? Continue Reading

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5 Reasons To Join The Money Mess To Financial Success Facebook Community

April 14, 2017 by

In January I finally launched my own Facebook group, Money Mess To Financial Success. Since then the group’s gained more than 500 members and has helped so many millennials transform their finances.

We’ve talked about everything from the importance of Fuck Off Funds to the impact mental health can have on our money.

So whether you’re saving for your own home, tired of living pay cheque to pay cheque, or struggling to get out of your overdraft, I honestly think you should join the community and introduce yourself to the gang.

Unconvinced? Here are 5 reasons to join the Money Mess To Financial Success community:

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