Can people afford to work for charity?

With over 195,000 registered charities to choose from, it seems it would be easy to find a job in the voluntary sector. From helping out in animal shelters to donating time to helping children to read, there’s no shortage of charities in the UK. Most people take on voluntary work as a hobby in their area of interest - but can people afford to work for charity as their main job? How does a...

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The best option for your savings

Almost 17 million Brits have less than £100 stashed away in savings, according to This is Money. For a lot of us, it’s getting started with saving up and sticking to it, as opposed to having no money to save. It does also depend on where you are in life - a huge 3.5 million of us have no assets and little to no savings. Even if you are one of the 3.5 million, you might experience an...

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5 Ways To Grow Your Personal Finance in 2017

We could all do with a brighter financial outlook but, in order to get that, we could probably all do more to make our money go further. With a little effort and some smart decision making, there are ways we can all grow our personal finances in 2017. Here are five ways to do just that: Clear debt The first stage of any financial plan should be to clear the decks. Borrowing is still...

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How to Save Money on Your Food Shop

The bill for your food shop is unavoidable, as we all need to eat. Whether you go to the shop daily, weekly, monthly, order online or in the store, or live solely from takeaway food, you will be spending money on food. Here we look at a few ways in which you can save money on your food shop. Budget Accordingly Work out exactly how much money you will need for the set period of time and...

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5 Ways To Cut Back On Your Monthly Expenses

Sometimes it feels like all your money goes on bills and everyday essentials, doesn’t it? Although all necessary expenses, it does seem to leave less and less money for you to spend on the things you enjoy! But what if there were a way to cut back on your monthly expenses – so you could start saving some money towards your dream holiday or first home, perhaps? Start by looking at...

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How to Ace a Job Interview in Advance

The job market can be extremely tough. You are either well prepared but do not have any experience or you have too many qualifications. Acquiring a great job is quite an accomplishment. However, most people do not do that well at interviews. With the pressure building up they start feeling stressed. Emotions are normal and an optimal amount of stress does help your mind work quicker. The...

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Starting a Hobby in 2017

What greater way to enter the New Year than by taking up a new hobby, and potentially finding a passion to last a lifetime. Whether you take up a sporting pursuit, start sewing, reading, writing, hiking or any of the plentiful options you have at your disposal, have fun and take a look at some of the key benefits awaiting you. Take a Break from Life Sometimes it is nice to break and do...

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Must Read before You Take out a Short Term Loan

Short term loans on the surface are a reasonable way to get yourself out of a financial bind; however, there are pitfalls and dangers to watch out for if you find yourself depending on them regularly. Finances play a huge role in your business as well as your personal life, managing them efficiently is a responsibility that can get a little tricky at times. If you are currently considering...

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How to Get Out of a Financial Difficulty

Many people find themselves in some degree of financial difficulty. Whether it be economic recession, bad investments or just an inability to find a job due to lack of experience... you name it, financial difficulty can come suddenly and from a large variety of sources. Calm down. There is always a solution The most important thing is not to panic as it will only make things worse. After...

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