Book Review-The Millionaire Next Door

Book Review: The Millionaire Next Door

As part of the Boost My Budget project I’m challenging myself to read one personal finance book every month! See my previous reviews here

This month’s book is by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko.

Think of a millionaire. What sort of person comes to mind?

Designer clothes, luxury sports car, gigantic house?

According to The Millionaire Next Door, truly wealthy people are often not who you expect.

The majority of millionaires in the US (the authors are American, and their research only covers the US – but I imagine similar patterns exist in other parts of the world) live in modest houses in average working-class or middle-class …

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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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5 Must-Read Money Articles

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

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 …

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January Extra Income Report

Hello and welcome to my first income report of 2017! You can see my previous reports here.

They say money is the last taboo. So why am I publishing my earnings?

Well, the Boost My Budget project has two purposes:

  1. To help me earn more money
  2. To help you earn more money!

By sharing honestly exactly how much I managed to make each month and where it came from, I hope my income reports will be a genuinely useful resource for anyone else looking to make a bit of extra cash.

Also, sharing my income will help me hold myself accountable and will hopefully motivate me to increase …

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Zeek review - save money and make money buying and selling gift cards

Zeek Review: Save Money With Discount Gift Vouchers

I’m all about the little ways to save money. A few pounds here and there really add up.

That’s why I was really excited to discover Zeek recently.

Zeek is a marketplace for gift vouchers. Basically, it lets you buy and sell gift vouchers at a discount. This is a really great way to save money on your shopping, or get some cash back on any unwanted gift cards you might have lurking around.

You can access Zeek through their website or by downloading their app.

If you want to give Zeek a go, you can get a FREE £5 £3 credit to use on any gift card on

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