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
For the last few years, interest rates have been at their lowest in decades. Although this has been bad news for savers, it’s meant that many homeowners have benefited from relatively manageable mortgage repayments. Unfortunately for homeowners, all this is set to change as financial experts are warning that an interest rate rise is now imminent and rates could shoot up in a matter of weeks! Do you have your own place? If so, read on to find out how an interest rate rise could affect your finances. Continue Reading
From my experience, saving money is very much like losing weight. There’s no point going on a diet and depriving yourself of everything you love for 6 weeks if you’re only going to go on a massive binge afterwards, undoing all your hard work. If you want to stop living pay cheque to pay cheque, get out of debt, save a deposit, or prepare for retirement, you need to transform your attitude towards money and change your lifestyle. Otherwise it’s going to be a case of one step forward, two steps back.
Here’s are just a few tips to help you transform your finances in a big and sustainable way.Continue Reading
How often do you run out of money before payday? I’ve been there. You probably start the month with good intentions. Perhaps you’re planning to give up takeaways, buy fewer clothes or drink a bit less on nights out. Maybe you’re vowing to put money in a savings account or a Help to Buy ISA at the end of the month. But before you know it, you’ve got a week until payday and you’re wondering if the money left in your account will even stretch to cover your bus pass and a loaf of Warburtons Toastie. You’re still no closer to building up an emergency fund or buying that beautiful two bedroom house in Brighton.Continue Reading
In what can only be described as a moment of madness, in October last year I subjected myself to a gruelling7 days of using the popular survey website Swagbucks. I kept a diary over the course of the week and when it finally went live, Becky from Scunthorpe told me the post was ‘the funniest thing on the internet’ and Keith from Slough called it ‘the most accurate review of Swagbucks ever’.
Since my Swagbucks Week Of Hell was such a hit with readers, back in May I decided to torture myself once more. This time, I spent a whole week matched betting. Continue Reading