january money hangover

Preparing for a January Money Hangover

This is a contributed post.

Drinking too much on New Year’s Eve isn’t the only thing that leaves us waking up with a hangover on January 1st: there can also be a giant money hangover to deal with.

It’s easy to get carried away over Christmas and spend more than we can afford.

We want to make the holidays special for our families, so we go out and buy them everything they want, we fill the house with food and drink, we spend a fortune on Christmas decorations, and we do everything we can to make the holiday period perfect.

We also spend more than usual on nights out

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Off to university? Managing your own money for the first time can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be! Here are 5 money tips for students - the BEST things you can do for your bank balance this semester!

5 Essential Money Tips for Students

It’s freshers’ week! If you’re a student off to uni or college, great for you! You are going to have an amazing time and see your life change in so many ways over the next few years.

This is also the best time of your life to really get a grip on your money stuff. Whether you’ll be living away from home for the first time, or returning in third year with mountains of debt, it could not be more important to take a few minutes to think about how you’re managing your money.

Seriously – learning how to budget or discovering a few essential money-saving tools now could save …

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6 best money podcasts to download

6 Awesome Money Podcasts to Download Now

Do you listen to podcasts?

I’ve recently become OBSESSED with them!

Yes, I know I’m a few years behind everyone else, but I’ve just got into podcasts in the last few months. And they’re having a huge impact on my life.

Suddenly I’m learning new things like never before. After some trial and error, I’ve found some podcasts by excellent teachers and motivators who always leave me feeling inspired.

Podcasts are great to listen to when you’re doing other tasks that don’t require much brain power, like cooking, cleaning and commuting. Just by slotting them in while doing these kinds of activities, I’m listening to at least an hour a …

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title: new £1000 tax break for side hustlers from April 2017

£1000 Tax Break for UK Side Hustlers

A couple of weeks ago we entered a new tax year, and, with it, a new national Budget.

Now, I’m no economist and I’m not going to analyse all the ins and outs.

But this year, there’s one big change which is of interest to me – and should be to anybody else trying to make a bit of extra income online.

As of 6 April 2017, we can now earn an extra £1000 in ‘occasional income’ without paying tax. What’s more, you don’t even have to declare it!

This is great news if you’ve been thinking about trying to make some extra cash, but were put off by …

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

Are Side Hustles More Important for Women?

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 …

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