How Often Does a Banknote Change Hands?

Ever produced a particularly tatty five pound note at the till, and wondered just how many hands it’s passed through before making its way into your wallet or purse? So did we — and now we have the answer. We’ve discovered the number of people who get their hands on […]

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Quirky Jobs for Cash

6 Unconventional Ways to Make Money

What do you do when you are late on your rent, car payment or credit card bill? When you have exhausted all your primary financial resources, how do you cover your expenses? At times, our regular salary may not cover all of life’s overheads. However, there are quite a few […]

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Can Your Home Sell For Big?

How Does Your Garden Grow Your Home’s Value?

With house prices mostly on the rise since 2012,1 homeowners are always on the lookout for some cost-effective home improvement ideas to boost the value of their property. While a loft conversion can potentially add 20% to the value of your home,2  the cost for having this work done professionally […]

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Money Mugshots – Who’s on my Fiver?

Although the first banknotes were issued in the UK as early as 1694, these tended to be created for the express purpose of settling bespoke debts, and as such weren’t used as everyday currency — much like we pay the odd amount with plastic these days! In the 1970s, the […]

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9 Ways to Save Money on Food

Trying to reduce your grocery spend? Good for you! Here are a few tips to get you started: 1. Plan around sales. Forming your menu around the week’s discounts is a great way to stay under budget while still adding variety to your diet. Different items will be on offer […]

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Short-Term Investments for Long-Term Savings

Short-Term Investments for Long-Term Savings

As the old saying goes, sometimes you should speculate to accumulate. Whatever your long-term financial goals may be — saving up the deposit for a new house or helping to set up your child with a university fund — you might find that an initial outlay in the short term […]

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