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Is Financial Perfectionism Harming Your Results?

If you’re an avid reader of personal finance blogs then you’ve no doubt stumbled across some incredible success stories. For example consider how Mr Money Mustache managed to retire in his early...

4 Reasons to Buy Less Stuff

We live in a consumer society, constantly bombarded by adverts and media pushing the next product we need to buy. Little wonder so many of us end up squandering our hard-earned cash on the latest “must...

Why Blogging Is The Perfect Side Hustle

So you want to make more money, but you don’t know where to start. Trust me, I’ve been there. Over the years I’ve tried everything from working second jobs, to writing Kindle ebooks but I...

The complete beginners guide to finding, choosing and installing a Wordpress theme for your blog. Find out how to quickly and easily change the entire appearance of your blog, without needing to have any technical knowledge at all.

How to Start a Blog: Installing a WordPress Theme

Welcome to lesson #4 of the profitable blogging course. Let’s be honest; the basic appearance of WordPress that we installed yesterday is less than exciting. This is why most people change the appearance of their blog to match their unique...

If you're starting a blog, then setting up Wordpress - your blogging software - can be challenging. This complete beginners guide - with numerous screen captures - walks you effortlessly through the entire process from beginning to end - no technical knowledge required.

How to Start a Blog: Installing WordPress on Bluehost

Hey there! Welcome to lesson #3 of the profitable blog class. If everything went according to plan yesterday you’re now the proud owner of a brand new domain name and web hosting account. Today we’re going to take that basic account and...

One of the most important aspects when starting a blog is choosing the right niche to begin with. Follow this proven formula and you'll get off to the right start immediately...

How to Start a Blog: Choosing Your Blogging Niche

The first step to setting up a profitable blog is choosing the right niche. What is a “niche”? It’s simply the general topic or theme of a blog. Long gone are the days of “general” blogs about anything and everything...

September 2016 Progress Report

Well, summer’s officially over (if it ever started here in the UK!). The night’s are drawing in, Halloween is on its way and I just picked up a Christmas food catalog this morning. Before we all know it we’ll be putting lights on...

Saving money on video games doesn't need to be difficult. This article outlines all sorts of places to save money - including links to specific money-saving resources.

How To Save Money on Video Games

I might be in my mid-thirties but I have to admit a deep passion for video games. That said, it can be far from a cheap hobby to indulge in, with new video games and consoles costing quite a sizble sum of money. Over the years, however, I’ve...

It's fair to say that schools don't teach us enough about how to look after our money; how to earn more, how to budget and how to prepare to the future. We need to learn our own lessons about money. Here are the biggest things I've discovered over the years...

The 6 Biggest Lessons I’ve Learned About Money

I recently blogged about my financial journey so far – the good, the bad and the ugly. I’ve had serious financial problems, drowning in debt and struggling to pay even everyday bills, and I’ve had other periods where I’ve...

The Complete Beginners Guide to Matched Betting

I’ve talked a few times recently about my desire to experiment with “matched betting”. Many other personal finance bloggers have made a ridiculous amount of money from it, so I thought it was about time I gave it a spin myself...

August 2016 Progress Report

Each month this year I’m trying to round up all the most important personal finance happenings going on here. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, many personal finance bloggers talk an awful lot about abstract concepts, or their...

Saving money is hard - that's no secret. But there are some VERY good reasons why you should make TODAY the day you finally start regularly saving. Don't believe me? Read on for the financial motivation you need...

6 Reasons You Need To Start Saving Money Today

So you’re just days away from getting paid… You check your bank balance and just sitting there – waiting to be enjoyed – is an extra $100 you weren’t expecting. What to do? If you’re like most people that $100...

Wishing you could earn more money? Landing a pay raise isn't as difficult as you might think. Here are some top tips on earning more money - starting this year!

How To Land A Pay Raise (This Year)

Since I left university in the year 2000 I’ve managed to increase my salary by 235%. Added to that I also have a number of small side hustles that have inflated that figure even further. While I’m sure there are a lot of people who have...

7 painful things I gave up to become debt free. If you're trying to get out of debt then rest assured you're far from alone.

7 Painful Things I Gave Up To Get Out Of Debt

Getting out of debt requires considerable sacrifice. Unless you’re lucky enough to be in a very highly-paid job, you’re probably going to have to make compromises. After all, it’s only by changing your spending that you can finally get out of debt...

July 2016 Progress Report

Welcome to my latest monthly update. Each month I round-up a host of happenings here at “Frugality Magazine HQ”, firstly to help keep myself accountable, and secondly, I hope, as a source of inspiration for others. July seems to have...

Earning money is only part of the battle: you also have to learn how to protect yourself financially from life's little surprises. If you want to sleep better at night, knowing you're protected from all eventualities, here are some tips to get you started.

3 Essential Steps to Protecting Your Finances

John threw back his head, letting out one of those belly-laughs he was so famous for. The lights of the nearby Christmas tree glistened in his eyes, slowly turning from red, to green, to blue. It was cold and dark outside. The birch tree outside the...