Category Archives: Personal

rentalpreneur
11 Jul

What is a rentalpreneur?

As if there weren’t already enough made-up variants of the word “entrepreneur” out there, a new one has sprung up. A ‘rentalpreneur’ is someone who makes money from renting out a holiday property or properties, and since the advent of Airbnb, it’s become big business. So big, in fact, that its global value is predicted

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gig worker
10 Jul

The rise of the GIG worker

A fairly recent term that is often used in the press is a GIG worker, but just what does this mean? According to one definition it is a “labour market characterised by the prevalence of short -term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs.” It’s estimated in the UK that five million people

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valid MOT
01 Jul

Driving without a valid MOT: what you need to know

We recently looked at what’s involved when your car goes in for its MOT, but one thing we didn’t explore is what happens if you forget to book your car in for this mandatory test. Here’s what you need to know if you end up without a valid MOT… How do I know when my

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boiler breakdowns
25 Jun

3 top tips for saving money on boiler breakdowns

There’s never a good time for your boiler to breakdown: apart from being inconvenient, the repairs can also be a significant expense. Here, our guest blogger, Beckie Hatton, Product Manager at household appliance repairs company Home Appliance Care discusses the importance of maintaining and insuring your boiler and how you can save money on boiler

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travel apps
25 Jun

Best travel apps for your 2019 holiday

The summer holiday season is nearly upon us, so today we’re sharing some of our favourite travel apps to help make your time abroad a little easier. Here are seven apps we can’t live without. 1. Google Maps Let’s start with an obvious one. When you’re in an unfamiliar place, Google Maps not only doubles

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valid MOT
14 May

2019 UK car road tax bands: what you need to know

Old-fashioned paper road tax discs on the car windscreen may now be a thing of the past, but paying your car tax definitely isn’t! So how is it calculated, and how much will it add to the running costs of that new car you’ve got your eye on? Let’s take a look at how road

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keyless car theft
24 Apr

Keyless car theft: how to avoid becoming a victim

You don’t need a key to steal a car; anyone who’s ever watched a Hollywood film could tell you that. But, in an age when cars are increasingly locked not with an old-fashioned key but with a keyless entry system, things are a little different from the hot-wiring scenes we’re used to seeing in films.

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buy-to-let
05 Apr

Where are the best places to buy to let in the UK?

Investing in property is a great way to make some extra income, but with rental yields varying so much from one part of the country to another, where are the best places to buy to let for maximum return? If you’re serious about property investment, you’ll want to know the areas where property prices are

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motoring myths
26 Mar

Top 10 motoring myths

There are many rules, laws and regulations which affect motorists in the UK. These change frequently and it can be hard to keep track of those that could get you into trouble with the law. Even more so, there are a whole raft of myths which add to the confusion. In this week’s blog, we

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