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11 ways to save money on your mobile

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Making savings on your existing phone contract can help you save money and stop nasty bill shocks. Thankfully these days there are so many options available, but where do you start?

Whether you’re coming to the end of your contract, locked into a deal or looking to switch providers, we’ve got 11 top tips to save money on your mobile bill.

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4 apps to make you money

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Debt advisor Sean works at our Leeds office and is an expert when it comes to budgeting. But he doesn’t just dish out the advice, he also follows it himself! Being a bit of a techie, he loves using his phone to scout out the best deals around. Here are four of his favourite money-making apps. Over to you, Sean!

If you’ve got a smartphone, it might feel a bit like your life revolves around it. They’re more than just a way of staying in touch with people. They keep us occupied in times of boredom and remind us of things we’d completely forgotten about.

Mobile phones cost us money each month, but why not use them to make some money each month as well?

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5 tips for starting a small business

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Whether it’s through baking cupcakes, making cards or taking photos, a side business can be a great way to generate some extra money. Making cash from doing something you love – what could be better?

Let’s not be hasty though. Before you jump into turning your hobby into a business, there are a few things that need to be considered.

Luckily, guest blogger Helen has some first hand experience of running a small business on the side and she’s here to share some of her wisdom. Over to you Helen!
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Your 2016 10 step financial detox

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Now that we’re in a fresh New Year, it’s all about clean slates, resolutions and working towards being our healthiest in all aspects of life, including money. There’s no better time to give yourself a financial detox!

Let’s make this year the one where you conquer your money woes once and for all. We’ve put together a list of ten financial detox tips to keep you on track…

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MoneyAware’s £3.21 Secret Santa challenge!

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This month’s challenge is to buy a Secret Santa gift for a colleague for exactly £3.21. Why £3.21? Because we like to make life difficult for ourselves! Also, by setting a strict price limit it means you have to put that little bit more effort and thought into your gift buying.

‘Secret Santa’, if you’re not familiar with the concept, is where everyone picks a name out of a hat and has to buy a gift for the person they picked. It’s a good way to reduce present buying, as you only have to buy one gift, rather than getting something for everyone.

Feel free to use this article for inspiration if you’re doing a Secret Santa yourself this year. Just don’t hold us responsible if your gift choices make you unpopular!

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6 ways for stay-at-home parents to make money

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Stay-at-home mums and dads are some of the busiest people on the planet. Switching roles between tear-wiper and hug-dispenser to lunch-yielder and ponytail-architect doesn’t leave lots of room for making some extra cash.

Fret not! Our pal Kamal Khurana from is here to give parents a helping hand…

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eBook review: Jump Start your Money Confidence by Penny Golightly

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Confidence looks like different things to different people. For many, it’s what you need when tackling a tough issue with your boss or wearing a slightly more daring outfit than usual. Money confidence can be a more complex beast altogether.

What is money confidence? Is it about having faith in your ability to spend wisely? Is it the guts it takes to face down the debt problems you’ve been meaning to deal with? Is it the joy of building a realistic budget and knowing that by sticking to it, you can become a money-saving superstar?

It turns out, as Penny Golightly’s new eBook will show you, that it’s all these things and more.

I was really pleased when Penny got in touch and asked me to take a gander at her most recent downloadable book ‘Jump Start Your Money Confidence’. I enjoy her writing style a great deal, so I was hopeful that I would find it an engaging as well as informative read. Here are my highlights from the book, and why I think it’s definitely worth a read.

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