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New year, new me. How many times have you seen that on your Facebook feed in the last 2 weeks or people sharing motivational quotes about how this year is going to be different? It may feel like the time to completely reinvent yourself but if you feel like you need to make a change you are probably not that far away from where you…


Whether you’re putting away something for a family holiday or trying to get an early start on the Christmas present kitty, there’s no doubt we all could do with saving a few extra pounds each month. But aside from living on the bare essentials, are there any other ways to grow your rainy day fund? We dug out some money saving secrets from expert bloggers…


Last week, I met up with consumer finance journalist and blogger Michelle McGagh.   Michelle is making the news herself as she has undertaken a challenge to last the whole of 2016 – a challenge to induce palpitations in anyone else. Are we talking about white-water rafting?   Sky-diving? Sailing solo round the world? Nowhere close. Michelle’s challenge, which she embarked upon on 1 January this year,…


How is it June already? This can only mean that it’s almost summer and time to bring out the bunting. In just under a month a very special person will be celebrating a milestone birthday. We all love a good party now and again and what better excuse to celebrate this milestone than with a Street party. Street parties are a great way to get…


While for those of us in more northern climes it seems summer this year never even got started, the fact is that this fickle season will shortly draw to a close and children will once again return to school.  South of the border, summer is still in full swing but even here it won’t be too long till school restarts and autumn beckons. If you’ve…


Continuing from part 1 – here is the next installment of Make money blogging – a rough guide. Hosting You will need somewhere to physically host your website pages. For starters, you can get relatively cheap hosting from a variety of providers. For around £3 a month, depending on the provider, you can buy hosting space that will allow you to park, in some cases,…


It’s that time of year. Christmas is almost upon us and the festive season, with all of its financial trappings, is in full swing. It would be difficult to argue against the fact that the season has become a hugely commercial enterprise. Indeed, for many households the Christmas period is a time when finances are put under enormous strain, with already tight monthly budgets being…


On the Scottish Friendly blog we have written long and often on saving and investing money. However one area we haven’t touched upon is actually making money, specifically in the form of a residual income. Speaking from experience, I hope to give you a crash course in just this and take you through the steps from start to finish on how to set up a…


Most of us would like to say that money doesn’t matter, that it would never cause a rift in a friendship or any kind of relationship. Would you lend money to a friend if they were having financial issues? Most of us would automatically say yes. However, the reality is that too often, issues to do with money can act as a catalyst in friends…


Possibly as a result of the Indian summer we’ve recently enjoyed, I had it mind Christmas was about four months away but when I looked more closely I realised – help! – it’s less than three months away! Actually, at ease everyone. There’s no need to panic and rush to the shops right now to buy your presents – but it is time to begin…