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How can I make money from market research?

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Are you living on a budget and looking to maximise your income? Finding easy ways to make a little extra cash can come in handy when your finances are stretched.

But how do you make money from market research? What exactly is it anyway?
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DIY on a budget No.4 | Cheap and cheerful ways to decorate your bedroom

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In this series of blogposts I’m looking at ways to decorate your house on a budget.  I’ve combed the web for ways to brighten up your home without lightening your purse.

We’ve already looked at cheap ways to revive your living room, revamp your kids’ room, and brighten up your kitchen. Now I’m setting my sights on your bedroom. That sounded creepier than I meant it to.

As someone who lives in a rented house, I’m always on the look-out for ways to make it more my own. When I moved in, the only personality my bedroom had was where the landlord had shoddily covered up splodges on the magnolia walls with white paint! As I could lose my deposit if I make any alterations to the property, such as drilling stuff into walls, anything I do to personalise my bedroom has to be temporary.

This blogpost is full of ideas for small changes you can make to your bedroom, which cause minimal destruction and make your room feel more homely too!

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5 MoneySavingExpert.com challenges that could change your spending habits for good

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Could an MSE challenge help you reach your money goals?

Living on a budget isn’t easy at the best of times, and sticking to a strict budget can sometimes feel like a slog.

This is something we hear from clients, which is why we offer as much motivation and support as we can along the way. But sometimes all you really need is to speak to someone in the same boat.

The MoneySavingExpert.com (MSE) forum is one of the biggest online communities of money-saving movers and shakers. As well as hundreds of forum threads discussing everything from freebies to consumer rights, there are loads of money-saving challenges to get involved in.

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8 practical ways to teach your kids about money

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Teaching them money-smarts today will pay off with dividends tomorrow!

Teaching them money-smarts today will pay dividends tomorrow!

There are things we all wish we knew when we were younger.

In hindsight maybe we should’ve paid that student overdraft back a lot quicker – or not taken it in the first place? And why didn’t anyone explain to me that the discount for opening a high street store card didn’t outweigh the amount of interest I’d pay over the months it took me to repay it?!

Looking back it all seems obvious now. Money management is one of life’s most valuable lessons, so let’s use our experiences and teach our kids at a young age so they don’t make the same mistakes.

Last month we asked you on Facebook for your best money tips for the kids. Here are some fun ideas to help you get started…

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