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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.

I’ll run through some of the key takeaways from what the press claims to be Labour’s new manifesto: Continue Reading


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


Lower Your Expectations: Your First Home Should Be Below Average

February 11, 2017 by

Another day, another depressing story about the devastating state of the UK’s property market. On Thursday, Cosmopolitan published a story called ‘This is how much you should be saving each month if you ever want to buy a house in England’. The article looks at each region in England and suggests how much first time buyers need to save.

Here are the stats which originate from a study by the National Housing Federation. Further down the post, I’m going to explain why I think Cosmo’s article’s an unhelpful pile of crap. Continue Reading


5 Financially Sensible Gifts To Give Yourself This Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2017 by

Single this Valentine’s Day? Here are 5 financially sensible gifts to give yourself. These gift ideas might seem unromantic and boring, but if you think about what they represent and the long term value that you’ll get from them, they become that little bit more exciting! Continue Reading


How To Go From Being A Money Mess To A Financial Success

January 30, 2017 by

Are you tired of living pay cheque to pay cheque and having too much month left over at the end of the money?

Are you desperate to buy a home of your own but the idea of saving a deposit fills you with dread?

Do you hate your job but you know you can’t quit because you’d be unable to pay your bills?

Do you find yourself spending money on things that deep down, you know you don’t really need, but you just can’t help yourself?

Are you in debt and unsure where to get help?

If any of the above sound familiar, you’re in luck because I might have the solution… Continue Reading