Budgeting tips

Common scams to be aware of

Common scams to be aware of

According to Consumer Direct, around three million Brits fall prey to mass marketing scams every year. Figures may actually be even higher than this since many don’t even report their experiences. It is extremely difficult to reunite yourself with your hard earned cash if you fall victim to such scamming, so let’s have a look

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Coping financially after redundancy

Coping financially after redundancy

Redundancy leaves many scars in its wake; often the most pressing issue is how to cope with the sudden loss of income. Fear and panic can easily set in, as the implications of losing a precious salary overnight start to sink in. It’s vital not to allow your worries to cloud your judgement – keep

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Paid online surveys

Paid online surveys

Getting paid to sit online and answer survey questions sounds like easy money. But the dream of idly clicking away and watching the cash mount up may not be as simple as it sounds. There are risks and pitfalls that both survey-takers and the companies commissioning them need to be aware of. Before you go

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Dealing with credit and store card debt

Dealing with credit and store card debt

The inevitable monthly flop of the credit and store card bills on the mat is enough to make the heart sink a little. The weight of the debts can hang over you like a cloud; it’s a natural instinct to try to forget all about them. But deep down we all know that shoving the

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Green Deal Government Scheme

Green Deal Government Scheme

In an effort to promote ‘green living’ and also to help meet its reduced emissions targets, the government introduced the Green Deal. There is a lot of confusing information circulating, about what it is and how it works, so here is our ‘What You Need to Know’ guide to bust the myths and give you

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What is the best way to borrow a small amount

What is the best way to borrow a small amount

If you’re temporarily struggling financially, it can be a good idea to borrow what you need. While not getting a loan is always the best advice you can follow, there are times when they can prove to be useful. At one time lenders would only lend thousands of pounds to borrowers. However, with the rise

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