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Simple guide to pensions

Learn about the different types of pension, how they work, and what to consider if you want to get in on the action.
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Simple guide to ISAs

Find out what ISAs are, and how you can use them to your advantage.
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Simple guide to investment funds

Investment funds are one of the most popular ways to start investing. Find out what they are, how they work and what you should consider.
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What is a bond?

Find out what bonds are, how they work and what you should consider.

Planning

Picture your ideal future, and create the perfect financial plan to take you there.

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4 pension pitfalls you need to avoid

One-third of us Brits have no idea how much money should be set aside for a realistic pension. And worryingly, 41% of us don’t know…
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Planning for retirement in your 30s

In your 30s, retirement can seem so far away, but if you want to kick back with a decent sum, you’d better start saving now.…
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Money-saving ideas to help you plan better

There is nothing more frustrating than finding out you are spending money on things you don’t need, or have outgoings you haven’t even noticed, but…

Saving

Baby steps or big strides. Start building up your savings.

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What is an emergency fund?

On average, 17% of people in the UK will experience an unplanned life-event every year. Most people are unprepared for this, so resort to borrowing money.…
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5 ways to save for a mortgage deposit

Saving enough money for a house deposit can be a daunting task, however, the good news is that there are a range of options available…

Investing

Investing is a big step. But it’s one everyone can take, armed with the right knowledge.

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Simple guide to pensions

Learn about the different types of pension, how they work, and what to consider if you want to get in on the action.
drinking and reading

Simple guide to ISAs

Find out what ISAs are, and how you can use them to your advantage.
paperwork

Simple guide to investment funds

Investment funds are one of the most popular ways to start investing. Find out what they are, how they work and what you should consider.
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What is a bond?

Find out what bonds are, how they work and what you should consider.
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What are stocks and shares?

Find out what they are, how they work, what to consider and where you can get them.

Money management

Take control of your money. Spend less, save more, and organise your finances like a pro.

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5 ways to save on your household bills

It’s perhaps one of the most tedious parts of being an adult to some people, but managing your household bills and making sure that you’re…
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Simple ways to manage your money

Why should you care? Learning how to manage your money may seem stressful but taking ownership of your finances really pays off – literally. What…
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Student loans explained

An explanation of student loans Before making the decision to go to university, many students want to read up on how student loans work. Student…
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6 ways to change your spending habits

Ever wondered how to stop spending money on things you don’t need? Have you ever tried to save money but find that you just spend…
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Frugal Living: 7 tips that will save you money

Why should you care? Being frugal doesn’t mean missing out – a few adjustments to your lifestyle and spending habits can make a noticeable difference…
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5 money managing tips, from beginner to pro

Whether this is just a bit of helpful info or confirmation you’re already doing the right thing. We’ve got 5 tips that could help your…

Money talk

Juicy conversations with real people about their finances. Have a listen.

Ethical investing

Find out how to use your money to benefit the environment and society, as well as yourself.

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Is ethical investing too difficult?

We’ve all heard of investing. Investing is essentially lending money or buying shares in a business with the aim of getting back more than we…
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What you should know about consumerism

Consumerism is something of a buzzword at the moment, as the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way that we shop – along with almost everything…

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Simple guide to pensions

Learn about the different types of pension, how they work, and what to consider if you want to get in on the action.
drinking and reading

Simple guide to ISAs

Find out what ISAs are, and how you can use them to your advantage.
paperwork

Simple guide to investment funds

Investment funds are one of the most popular ways to start investing. Find out what they are, how they work and what you should consider.
working

What is a bond?

Find out what bonds are, how they work and what you should consider.
man working

What are stocks and shares?

Find out what they are, how they work, what to consider and where you can get them.
drinking coffee

5 ways to save on your household bills

It’s perhaps one of the most tedious parts of being an adult to some people, but managing your household bills and making sure that you’re…
writing

Simple ways to manage your money

Why should you care? Learning how to manage your money may seem stressful but taking ownership of your finances really pays off – literally. What…
student loans

Student loans explained

An explanation of student loans Before making the decision to go to university, many students want to read up on how student loans work. Student…
toothbrush

Is ethical investing too difficult?

We’ve all heard of investing. Investing is essentially lending money or buying shares in a business with the aim of getting back more than we…
office

4 pension pitfalls you need to avoid

One-third of us Brits have no idea how much money should be set aside for a realistic pension. And worryingly, 41% of us don’t know…
shopping trolley and money

6 ways to change your spending habits

Ever wondered how to stop spending money on things you don’t need? Have you ever tried to save money but find that you just spend…
couple in a field

Planning for retirement in your 30s

In your 30s, retirement can seem so far away, but if you want to kick back with a decent sum, you’d better start saving now.…
kitchen storage jars

Frugal Living: 7 tips that will save you money

Why should you care? Being frugal doesn’t mean missing out – a few adjustments to your lifestyle and spending habits can make a noticeable difference…
people sat

5 money managing tips, from beginner to pro

Whether this is just a bit of helpful info or confirmation you’re already doing the right thing. We’ve got 5 tips that could help your…
emergency fund

What is an emergency fund?

On average, 17% of people in the UK will experience an unplanned life-event every year. Most people are unprepared for this, so resort to borrowing money.…
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5 ways to split rent and bills fairly

Why should you care? What will you learn? Different Strokes Different living situations require different ways of managing the divide of bills and rent, e.g.…
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Money-saving ideas to help you plan better

There is nothing more frustrating than finding out you are spending money on things you don’t need, or have outgoings you haven’t even noticed, but…
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What’s a zero-based budget?

Why should you care? Not sure where your money is actually going each month? A zero-based budget can help keep track of every penny. What…
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Should you save money or pay your debts?

Why should you care? Many people have some form of debt, from credit card loans to overdrafts – if you’re torn between paying off your…
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What you should know about consumerism

Consumerism is something of a buzzword at the moment, as the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way that we shop – along with almost everything…
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Managing your finances as a freelancer

As a freelancer, your finances can be irregular and unpredictable. Monthly income will fluctuate, invoices won’t always get paid on time and your tax bill…
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How to start analysing a stock

Why should you care? Analysing a share in a business, also known as a “stock”, can help you to figure out whether or not it’s…
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5 ways to save for a mortgage deposit

Saving enough money for a house deposit can be a daunting task, however, the good news is that there are a range of options available…
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My experience with a financial coach

If you’ve thought that financial planning is for the wealthy, we’re here to make you think again. Hi, my name’s Anna and I recently started…