Ethical And Eco-Friendly Banking – Is It Worth It?

Is eco-friendly banking worth it if the rates of interest aren't as competitive as mainstream banks? What ethical alternatives are there to high street banks? Click on the picture to read more.

Ethical And Eco-Friendly Banking – Is It Worth It? I’ve mentioned before that I have several current accounts with the big high street banks, which I opened for bank incentives, and continue to use to get interest on our money. A few years ago, I started to think about alternatives to the big banks. What about building societies and credit […]

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The US – UK Personal Finance Dictionary

Do you get confused by personal finance blogs from across the pond? Here's my personal finance dictionary - a transatlantic guide to some terms used by US and UK money bloggers.

Here’s my US – UK personal finance dictionary. If you’re a Brit, have you ever started reading personal finance blogs written by American writers, only to get a bit lost when you hear terms you don’t recognise? If you’re an American, do you get baffled by phrases used by UK money bloggers? This article is to help explain US personal […]

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Video: 3 Things To Help You Stick To Your Savings Goals

This video explains three ways you can help yourself to stick to your long-term savings goals without getting burnt out. Watch and read more at homelyeconomics.com,

Here are three things that can help you to stick to your savings goals. I’ve written about my experience of feeling burnt out by a seemingly unattainable savings goal in this post – this video is a distillation of what I’ve learned from that time, and being able to reach those goals. We finally saved up for our house deposit, […]

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40 Questions To Ask When Buying A House

Click on the picture to read my list of 40 questions to ask when buying a house. These questions can help you decided whether or not to buy or walk away, or find out how much you'll have to spend on renovating and redecorating your new home.

Questions to ask when viewing a house for sale: If you’re a first-time house buyer, you might be excited about making your big purchase, but you might feel a bit overwhelmed too. When I was viewing houses to buy, I was worried about getting it wrong – not asking the right questions, or missing something important. So I wrote up […]

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10 Songs About Money

Lee's pick of 10 songs about money - some you may love or never have heard of!

My pick of 10 songs about money – There have been so many fantastic (or at least very relevant) songs about money that this list runs the riskĀ of being defined more by what’s left off than what’s picked. Still, I reckon that I’ve got a few choices that most of the lists out there won’t have thanks to a bit […]

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3 Gift Card Tricks To Save And Make Money

Click on the picture to read about three gift card hacks you can use to save money on almost anything, as well as make money!

Save money with gift cards, and make money too! Gift cards have been around for ages, and they’re often seen as no more than an easy (or lazy) option for a present. Yet, gift cards can be so much more than that, and it’s surprisingly easy to use them to save and even make money. Simply put – don’t give […]

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Can You Really Make Money From Your Blog?

Can You Really Make Money From Your Blog? The internet is awash with bloggers, and most of them seem to want you to join them. (Cue the creepy scene: they lurch towards you chanting, “join us… join us!”)   Ok, maybe that’s a bit strong, but I’ll bet that you’ve heard somewhere that you can and should be making money […]

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