Personal Finance

  • ‘The Woman I’m Becoming’ For International Women’s Day

    the woman im becoming

    I love the buzz of International Women’s Day each year. When I wrote my open letter to my daughter’s last year, never could I have imagined what this International Women’s Day one year later would bring. I am sat here now a co-author of an inspirational book! And my daughters are so proud of me. […]

  • 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

    debt snowball method

    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. […]