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 …

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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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Saving Money, Budgeting, and Obtaining a New High - budgeting is cool! Not only does it give you control over your money, it can also give you a natural high! Here's the science:

Saving Money, Budgeting, and Obtaining a New “High”

Today I’m excited to introduce an awesome guest post from Jacob Merkley, who runs the fantastic blog Power Over Life. Jacob writes about mastering key life skills such as money management and self confidence. Here he shows us how we can train ourselves to get a natural high from budgeting. Enjoy the infographic too!

I love saving money; there is just something awesome about it. I love the feeling of euphoria as my savings account increases after I get a paycheck. I feel great knowing that I am on track for my goals, and that my future is looking bright.

I am a finance nerd, or a “numbers guy”, …

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