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What NOT to do if you're new to the UK

Moving to a new country is hard and things can be confusing unless you have help. That’s why we wanted to help you if you’ve recently moved to the UK. The list of do’s and don’ts could go on forever but here are some simple yet important things that you should try to avoid if you’re new to the UK as they could make life even more difficult for you.

How to make money working from home

If you’re one of the growing number of people who want to ditch the 9-5 and start working from home, it’s likely you’ll want to know how to earn money and support yourself without getting out of your pyjamas.

The economics of going vegetarian

Though you might not like the idea of giving up meat, have you ever considered how much money you could save if you cut down or removed it completely? If not, we’ve gathered some facts and figures that may make you think twice.

What is National Insurance?

National Insurance (NI) is something which most people in the UK have to pay if they’re employed, along with income tax. But many people don’t even know what it is. Do you know where this hard-earned money of yours goes every month? If not here’s a simple guide.

What Does The New National Living Wage Mean For You

What is the difference between the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the National Living Wage (NLW)? The main difference is that the NMW is paid to under 25’s, whereas the National Living Wage is the agreed minimum rate paid for over 25’s.

Sneaky tricks used by homebuyers

If you’re planning on selling your home or buying a new one, it’s important that you know what tricks are being used in the property market. Some of them are smart tactics which you may want to use yourself, but others need to be addressed with the buyers so you don’t get tricked into lowering the asking price of your home.

How to find 'cash in hand' jobs

If you’re looking for a way to earn money quickly, finding a ‘cash in hand’ job might be the best way of raising funds. But knowing where to find these jobs can be hard if you don’t know where to look. Here’s where to start…

Financial scams you need to be aware of

Statistics have shown that over £190,000 is lost to scammers in the UK every single day, with a third of that money being made by email and social media fraudsters. It’s a huge problem and one which is on the rise in the UK.

Don’t move home without reading this

Did you know that moving home is considered one of the hardest life changes you could ever make? And, unfortunately, there are some people out there who want to make it harder. This is because there’s a lot of money involved in the property market, and if you’re not careful, you could end up in a difficult situation where you end up being stung.

Easy ways to study and make money

If you’re a student and struggling to support yourself with nothing but your maintenance loan, don’t worry - there are ways to generate extra money without sacrificing your study time or social life.

Is Your Overdraft Working for You?

Staying in control of your overdraft can be difficult, especially if you aren’t sure exactly what you are being charged and why. We are here to answer some of your questions about overdrafts. Is it bad to use your overdraft every month? What are overdrafts for? And do overdrafts affect your credit score?

The best freebies around today

There aren’t many better things in life than getting something you want for free. And with the cost of living rising faster than most people’s wages, getting your hands on free goods and services could make a big difference. But knowing where to find the best freebies can be hard.

How to save money on interest

Whether it’s a credit card, loan, mortgage or overdraft, the lower your interest rate, the less you’ll spend on interest. But with a few simple tactics, you could save money every month while paying off your debt.

How Much Do Kids Really Cost? Financial Planning For A Family

So, are you thinking about starting a family?  Taking the leap from being childfree to being a parent is a huge decision and finances can play an important part in helping you decide when the time is right for you to start a family.