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Clear your clutter – make some money!

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On Saturday, Jasmine Birtles, founder of MoneyMagpie.com, is running the first National Clear Your Clutter day. She hopes to encourage people all over the UK to de-clutter their homes and their lives and gain freedom, peace and a useful pile of cash in the process. See more details at Clear Your Clutter Day where you can also get a free eBook on how to de-clutter.

In the meantime, Jasmine’s here on MoneyAware to share her de-clutter know-how!

The average home is hoarding thousands of pounds-worth of junk that they could be clearing and turning into cash. Research from eBay has found that we hoard £7.3 billion worth of unused items in the UK. We might as well convert that into pounds and pence!

We want to help you make money, and save money from items you no longer want or need right now. That’s why we’re launching Clear Your Clutter Day on Saturday 19th March. Let’s take a look at the easy peasy ways you can get involved…

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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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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 Moneymagpie.com is here to give parents a helping hand…

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