Tips for saving money around the house

AD | Collaborative post Saving money can feel impossible at times, but with some persistence and a firm hand it doesn’t take long to see those numbers start to build! No matter your reason for saving, We Buy Any House have got some top tips to help you along the way below! Outline your finances You can’t start to save money efficiently until you know what you’ve got coming in and going out, so to give you the best chance of saving properly, you need to sit down and get the calculators out. The best way to do this is

How to make extra money from home

AD | Collaborative post Whether you are a stay-at-home parent who’s looking to make some money during quiet time or when the children are fast asleep, or due to the current situation, you’ve been spending more time at home and are looking for part-time ways to make some extra money – and no, I’m not going to talk about selling shakes or essential oils – I’ve put together some ideas that might be right up your street. Start an eCommerce business. Ad Lab, Magento eCommerce agency within London, recommend starting your own online business. You might have a passion for

Savings Goals For 2021

Last year we achieved more than I thought we would. Not only did we manage to carpet the whole living room/ dining room AND overhaul the back of the garden but we also managed to book an expensive holiday and pay off some debts. Now that we’re in 2021 it’s time to start to think about our new savings goals for the year: New windows I think all of the windows in our house need replacing. Some of them we can’t open as they don’t close properly (they’re locked at the minute) so these need to be a priority. We’re

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Finances in Order

AD | Collaborative post by Taylor Brown It’s funny how we’re expected to work out the most important things about adulthood on our own. For instance, you might have a degree in economics but still haven’t got a clue about how to cook or wash clothes. You might have trained to be in the hospitality sector at college, but you don’t know how to do basic maintenance on your car.  And for most adults in the UK, regardless of education, you almost certainly haven’t been taught about how to look after your money. That’s one of the reasons why almost

Switching Our Electricity Supplier To Bulb

AD | Includes referral link I think it was back in April, or maybe it was late March, that our tariff ended with our electricity supplier. We had been with Scottish Power since moving into this house 6 years ago and never really thought much about it. However, we had nothing but problems since lockdown started. Everything to do with our account was generally done online and we had switched tariffs multiple times before with no issues. This time though, for an unknown reason, the change would not stick. This meant us having no set tariff for weeks and our

Planning For An Unknown Future

AD | Collaborative post When you’re younger, maybe in your late teens or early 20s, it’s really easy to ignore that the future will happen. I know because this was me at those ages. In fact, it was me in my late 20s as well. To be completely honest it wasn’t until I met John, bought a house and started a family that I really started to think about certain things. Death isn’t a nice subject but it’s one we need to think about carefully and plan for. Wills So what can you do to plan for the future? Something

How To Afford An Amazing Christmas Dinner Without Going Broke

I know it’s only March but I’m already thinking about Christmas. To be completely honest, I tend to start thinking about Christmas early in January. You see, Erin’s birthday is on New Year’s Day and we always have a lot going on from the beginning of December to the beginning of January. Between any Christmas activities, any last minute presents to buy, Christmas meals and our very own Christmas dinner, there is a lot to think about in the space of one month… and that’s without adding in Erin’s birthday. I always feel like money needs to be stretched further

What We’re Doing To Be In A Better Financial Position

The past couple of years have been hard and we’ve really struggled. Being self-employed was great to start with; I’d been earning a steady amount each month for well over a year and a half and didn’t think anything of it. I still don’t really understand why or what happened but all of a sudden my earnings dropped to under 1/3 of what I had been making. We had obviously grown accustomed to living a certain way and relied on the money I had been making. Without that, things were really tight for a long time. So, over the past