Are Side Hustles More Important for Women?

Are side hustles more important for women? Experts suggest so!

If you’ve been following my blog over the last few months, you’ll know I’m a firm convert to the power of the side hustle.

A side hustle – or side gig, second job, any sideline that brings in extra cash – is obviously great news for your bank balance.

But, as I realised three months into my own journey, it also brings a lot of hidden benefits, such as increased confidence and change in outlook.

Hustling against discrimination

A few days ago I came across this special report from the BBC, which argues that a side hustle is more important for women than men.

We already know that women are paid significantly …

5 Must-Read Money Articles I’ve Read This Month

5 Must-Read Money Articles

Since I’ve started this blog I’ve started reading a LOT of other personal finance blogs and articles. Basically, I’m making an effort to be more clued up money-wise in general! I thought I would start a semi-regular post series rounding up the best articles I’ve come across.

These are all pieces that I’ve found helpful, motivating or just interesting. There’s no particular theme – side hustling, investing, budgeting, anything money-related that I enjoyed this month!

Some of them are new articles, and some are older posts which I’ve only just discovered. Either way, enjoy!

And let me know if you have any of your own favourite posts that I should …

The Pound Coin is Changing… Soon!

New pound! The pound coin is changing soon. Here's what you need to know.

Did you know the pound coin is being replaced?

I didn’t, until very recently! I was kind of shocked. I do check the news every day (well… most days), but somehow this had completely passed me by.

The good old British pound coin, which has been in use for over 30 years, is being phased out as of this March. You won’t be able to use it at all from October 2017!

It’s being replaced with a snazzy new 12-sided and two tone design. The new coin will have a gold ring around the outside and a silver middle. Basically it will look like a kind of squashed up …

Here We Go…

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… It’s the first post on my new blog!

I’m B. I’m 30 years old and I live with my husband in the south east of England. We both have full time jobs, we do our best to budget and we don’t have expensive tastes, but somehow we never seem to have enough money.

I know we’re not the only people who feel like this!

Recently, I made a commitment to take control of our financial situation. My number one goal is to create more income! I’m exploring side hustles, work-from-home jobs, ways of making money online, and how to generate passive income streams.

I’m also trying to educate myself …