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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I’m in debt and facing redundancy. What do I do next?

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Earlier this month Littlewoods’ owner, Shop Direct, announced plans to close multiple sites. We’ve also seen similar announcements from Debenhams, New Look, Homebase, Toys R Us and the ‘big four’ supermarkets – Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s, to name a few – in recent months.

The impact of Britain’s declining high street could see thousands of jobs and families affected.

For most people, the thought of redundancy and managing on a reduced income is a worrying one. But, if you’re already having money troubles and now you’re facing redundancy, you might see your self-esteem drop, feel isolated or struggle to keep a positive attitude.

We know it’s easy to say, but redundancy isn’t your fault, and you’re not alone. What should you do if you’re in debt and facing redundancy?

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Totally legal ways to get free movies, TV shows, books and music online

posted by Rachel in Saving money 3 Comments

The internet is brilliant. It makes our lives so much more convenient with things such as online shopping, instant messaging, live news updates and cheeky celebrity gossip – all at our fingertips within seconds.

It connects us with people we may never have met otherwise. It also opens the door to tons of other great things (including free debt advice of course).

With the sheer influx of handheld gadgets at our disposal, our appetite for free entertainment has never been greater. Getting free stuff to watch, read and listen to doesn’t require donning your cyber pirate hat though (naughty naughty!).

You can get lots of electro-goodies completely free – and totally legally. Here’s how…

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How to declutter your finances

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When we think of clutter, it’s usually old and unused objects lying around the house that comes to mind. However, one of the most important areas where you should be decluttering, but which is often overlooked, is your finances. Fabian Broeker from MoneyMagpie.com shares his top tips…

Getting on top of your money can seem a daunting task, but it can make life a lot easier. As part of our Clear Your Clutter campaign, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you free yourself from financial flim-flammery…

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Store cupboard essentials for cheap and easy meals

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Keeping a few essential items in your cupboard can save serious money on your food budget. These favourite ingredients offer the best value for money because they’re versatile and long-lasting – and, most importantly, are guaranteed to produce really easy, hassle-free meals.

I regularly set myself the ‘Eat the kitchen’ challenge. This means I rummage through my cupboards, fridge and freezer, devising meals ideas which don’t involve buying extra ingredients.

Doing this has taught me which store cupboard essentials I regularly rely on to come up with meals requiring little preparation and hardly any spending.

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6 easy ways to get totally free stuff

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To tie-in with National Student Money Week, Ruth from Save the Student has written this great guest article about easy ways you can find free stuff. 

With the right strategy, you can save major money this year, and even make a little extra on the side – and it’s all about freebies.

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Our 14 favourite tweets from our 25th birthday celebrations

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On the 25 January, we celebrated our 25th anniversary.

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