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Menopause and money; Financial future or financial failure?

Cover photo from Pexels.com This post has been written by the lovely Debs de Vries, a mentor for women approaching, and going through menopause. She has written on her thoughts around how finances can change for women around this time, and I think its a brilliant guide if this concerns you. Enjoy! Menopause and Money …

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How to Make Extra Cash, With Your Trash! – Ideas to Make Extra Money on the Side (#2)

Cover photo by pixabay.com Extra Income I’ve started writing posts to give you more ideas for making money in addition to your day job – this time, I have some ideas about how to make money out of your unwanted clutter! (See post 1 on how to make money from your home) I released an …

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When, What & Why To Start Thinking About Your Will

This is a contributed post. See full website T&Cs here. Cover photo from pexels.com Thinking about the future is not just about getting your money sorted. Its also about making sure that you protect the people you leave behind. This contributed post talks about wills and how important they are to have if you’re serious …

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How I set my goals for the year ahead

Its that time of year again! The new year can make us acutely aware of how things went for us the year before. It can be a time of positive or negative contemplation. Goal setting has become a favourite task of mine in December/January, and I love having an excuse to buy a new notebook …

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Final Week! How to Save for the Big Things that Make Life Fun

This is post 7 of 7 of the budget series. This week I’m talking about how to budget to save for events or the “saving to spend” fund. We all have those events don’t we? The ones where we need a big chunk of cash? I needed a very large stash of cash for when …

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opportunity

Giving yourself opportunity: the budget item that helps you grow

  Welcome to November! Can you believe its now November, and we are rapidly on the downhill slope to Christmas?? I don’t know about you, but I’m still mourning the summer! So this week is week 6 of the budgeting series I have been writing about. That means only one more budget item to cover …

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“Pay yourself first” – Index-trackers for wealth building

Asset building with index-trackers We’re now into week 5 of the 7-week budget series. I have been working through a method of budgeting that gives you ways to split your well-earned money up so that EVERY amount you spend has a purpose, but WITHOUT making you feel restricted. So far we have had: Charity/Gifting Fun …

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Essential Spend

Spend less on this, and you’ll give yourself a “payrise”

          Welcome to week 3 of the budget series! This is where you allocate money to different “slices” of your budget- ….charity….fun….essentials….saving….investing….education….emergency fund….   Post 1 on “charity and giving” is here. Post 2 on “fun money” here. The money-pie-method is here.   Before I launch into the nitty-gritty, let’s have …

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Week 1 of the Budgeting Series – “Charity begins at home”

Week 1 Welcome to week 1 of the budgeting series. For the next 7 weeks, I will be discussing a different aspect to think about when it comes to budgeting. I hope that it will give you a new perspective on how you can start dividing up your money so that every bit of it …

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Wedding fever! Tips from my friends on how NOT to break the bank on your special day

So this week’s post was inspired by a wedding I went to last weekend. After last week’s blog about a negative relationship I had in the past that affected my finances, I felt the need to re-balance and write about some happier events! The couple had been civil partners for several years, but wanted to …

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