Why a Side Hustle is Essential [Guest Post]

Why a Side Hustle is Essential

This week I’m sharing a guest post from Perry at Stupid Is The Norm. We talk a lot about side hustle ideas on this blog, but we don’t often talk about why. What difference could that extra cash make to your life?

If you haven’t got in on the side hustle act yet, this motivational post from Perry will inspire you to take the leap! Why not set aside some time this weekend to plan out how you’re going to make more money?


When I got married over 30 years ago, it was possible to pay a mortgage and raise a child on one salary. That’s because we …

Take Action Now to Beat the Gender Money Gap

Take Action Now to Beat the Gender Money Gap

Advertorial post with Aviva.

A few months ago I achieved one of my long-term dreams, and became self-employed.

Self-employment has so many benefits! I love setting my own work hours. I love being my own boss. I love how much less stressed I am without a commute or office politics.

But it also has its downsides.

It can be difficult to switch off when you work from home. I don’t get sick pay or holiday pay any more, so I have to be conscientious about putting money aside. And I no longer have a pension plan through my employer.

I especially miss the employer contributions to my pension, which was …

Debt Disasters: What Can You Do When You Fall Behind With Payments?

Contributed post

Debt can happen to anyone- it doesn’t discriminate. It can affect rich and poor, any gender, race or creed, even those who take out credit with the best of intentions can end up affected. If you’ve found yourself in a sticky situation with your money, don’t bury your head in the sand. Here are some of the ways you can deal with it, depending on your situation.

Ask for a payment holiday

Life has a way of sneaking up on us when we least expect it. Things can be going well, then all of a sudden BAM, the washing machine breaks down, the car needs repairing or an

How to Make Sure You Don’t Lose Money on Property

Contributed post

The idea of making money on a home is a very positive and uplifting feeling, yet we are often more motivated to make sure we don’t lose money, than we are to make it.  

Yet, when it comes to property, it can be so easy to lose money in a “bad deal” as a result of not fully investigating the property – then, upon purchase, we find there are a number of hidden issues that suggest we have paid over the odds and are now burdened with a property nightmare that causes a financial headache – particularly if finances are tight.

Of course, the traditional surveys pick