Personal Finance

  • How Much Should I Be Saving In To My Pension?

    How Much Should I Be Saving In To My Pension?

    As with all investments capital is at risk and the value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally invested. How much should I be saving in to my pension? This question is a bit of a ‘how long is […]

  • High Street Banking With A Difference : B Works in Manchester

    B Works in Manchester

    With so many banks disappearing from the high street, Yorkshire Bank are bucking the trend. The new B Works branch in Manchester, which opened on 14 January, is bringing the personal element back to its customers, and incorporating a plethora of appealing benefits while it is at it. I mean, where else do you get […]

  • Last Minute Tax Return Help

    Last Minute Tax Return Help

    Tick, tock, tick, tock. The clock is ticking on the deadline for submission of self-assessment tax returns and payment of any balance owed; it’s 31 January which is this Thursday. If you are staring at a mountain of paperwork and hoping for a miracle, you may be in need of some self-assessment tips. I thought […]

  • The Debt Snowball Method For Eliminating Debt

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    Today I have a guest post on the debt snowball method for eliminating debt from Vicky Eves who blogs at I beat debt. Vicky found herself in debt after a family bereavement but hid her head in the sand for a long time. This didn’t make the problem go away; it only made it get worse. […]

  • Returning Unwanted Gifts – What You Need To Know

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    Did you know that more than 4 million people returned an unwanted Christmas gift last year? According to research just released by GoCompare Money, an estimated £143m worth of unwanted Christmas presents will be returned this year.  However, only around two thirds of people will be successful in returning items. After reading this, I wanted […]

  • I’m A Multi-Award Winning Personal Finance Blogger!

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    Multi-award winning personal finance blogger. That’s my new title. Whaaaaaat? At the UK Money Blogger’s Annual Awards in London last weekend, I won two awards; Best Personal Finance blog and Best Family & Money blog. To say I was shocked is an understatement! Being shortlisted in the final 6 was an achievement in itself and […]