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Thursday 19th September 2019

Tag: savings

New theme-based app allows users to trade for free

An investment app has launched to allow savers to trade for free in firms that match their lifestyles, interests and beliefs. Wombat Invest, which is available on both iOS and Android devices, allows investors to choose from up to 15 carefully curated theme-based portfolios that appeal to a wide range of interests. They include: ●     …

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Why I think the “FIRE Movement” for financial independence is unrealistic

As a blogger I read a lot of online posts and articles about personal finance. A newish trend that has popped up a lot is people writing about financial independence, the FIRE movement. FIRE = financially independent retire early. There are many stories of people who have built up enough savings/investments to generate passive income…

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The rise of investing for good – putting your money where your morals are

Everyone needs savings. The all-important rainy day fund is still a must. But once it reaches a healthy size – enough to cover essential outgoings for around six months – it’s right to start thinking about how to make savings work harder. That means investing it. Investments are for the long-term – years into the future. How…

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Saving the planet really *doesn’t* cost the Earth

As citizens of the world, it’s fast becoming apparent that in order to preserve this blue planet, we must each make personal choices to mitigate the harm that we do to it. This doesn’t have to be expensive, and being a responsible Earthling can, in fact, save you money. Here’s a small incomprehensive list of…

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Want to cut the cost of Christmas 2019? Start shopping now…

Most of us will be pretty tired of spending by now. Even the hardiest of shoppers will have retail fatigue after the festive period. A study from American Express estimated that each of us spent just over £1,200 over Christmas on everything from nights out, presents and food and wine. That’s quite a bill. If you…

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This might sound weird but…start saving for Christmas 2019 now!

Have you dared to look at your Christmas spending yet? Has the credit card bill come in yet, so you can face what Christmas cost you? I have faced mine and it’s scary. This year I am starting to save for Christmas right now. I have a credit card that I pay off in full…

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