How to Turn Your Old Books into Cash

What's the best way to make money selling second hand books in the UK? You've got plenty of options! Ziffit, Amazon, eBay - we've set out the pros and cons.

Are you in need of some quick cash?

If you’re a book hoarder like me, you could be sitting on a nice source of easy money.

It’s never been easier to turn your second hand books into cash. With services like Ziffit, you can price up your books by simply scanning them into an app – and then they’ll come and collect from you, so you don’t even have to leave the house.

You could be looking at anything from pennies for cheap paperbacks, to £50 upwards for rare out-of-print books or textbooks.

Some people even make a living from scouring charity shops and library sales for cheap books to …

Book Review: Happy Money

happy money book review

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”500″ identifier=”1780743378″ locale=”UK” src=”” tag=”boomybud-21″ width=”313″]This month’s book is [easyazon_link identifier=”1780743378″ locale=”UK” tag=”boomybud-21″]Happy Money[/easyazon_link] by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton.

So far I’ve read a lot of books on how to save money and manage money. This is the first book I’ve read on how to spend money.

[easyazon_link identifier=”1780743378″ locale=”UK” tag=”boomybud-21″]Happy Money[/easyazon_link] is all about how to spend your money to maximize happiness.

Makes sense, right? We spend money every day, whether it’s on essentials like housing or food, or treats for ourselves and others. Even with things we think of as essential, we usually do have some form of control over what we buy. So why …

Book Review: The Total Money Makeover

total money makeover review

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”500″ identifier=”159555078X” locale=”UK” src=”” tag=”boomybud-21″ width=”389″]This month’s book review is [easyazon_link identifier=”159555078X” locale=”UK” tag=”boomybud-21″]The Total Money Makeover[/easyazon_link] by Dave Ramsey.

The Total Money Makeover is one of those personal finance classics that you keep hearing about over and over again. For some reason it never really appealed to me – I think Dave Ramsey is a very particular character and you either love him or you don’t!

Anyway, as part of my efforts to educate myself in personal finance and read through all the best-known books, I thought I should give him a try.

Dave Ramsey is best known for his famous ‘baby steps’, and this …

Book Review: Broke Millennial

Broke Millennial review - new book by Erin Lowry

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”500″ identifier=”0143130404″ locale=”UK” src=”” tag=”boomybud-21″ width=”334″]This month’s book review is [easyazon_link identifier=”0143130404″ locale=”UK” tag=”boomybud-21″]Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together[/easyazon_link] by Erin Lowry.

Erin Lowry runs the fabulous Broke Millennial blog, where she helps people in their 20s and 30s get their financial lives together. I’ve followed her blog for a while, and was excited to get my hands on a copy of her first book!

The Broke Millennial book covers absolutely everything you wanted to know about money but didn’t know who to ask. It’s basically personal finance 101 for people who didn’t learn the basics in school or from our parents – …

Book Review: The Richest Man in Babylon

Richest man in Babylon review

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

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”475″ identifier=”0451205367″ locale=”UK” src=”” tag=”boomybud-21″ width=”279″]This month’s review is [easyazon_link identifier=”0451205367″ locale=”UK” tag=”boomybud-21″]The Richest Man in Babylon[/easyazon_link] by George S. Clason.

This book is regarded as an all-time classic of personal finance literature. It was first published in 1926 (!) and remains hugely popular today.

I had been meaning to read this one for a while and had high hopes for it!

The book is a series of short stories set in ancient Babylon – said to be the wealthiest city in the world. The stories …