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[ 16 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

Bitcoin has captured the imagination of would-be investors everywhere.  Whether or not this cryptocurrency will turn out to be a good investment remains to be seen.  Towards the end of 2017, Bitcoin prices enjoyed a run-up that makes the dotcom bubble look staid in comparison.  This excitement and the promise of overnight riches has a lot of people wondering how investing in Bitcoin actually works.  If that’s you, make sure to take a look at our step-by-step guide on how to trade Bitcoin.
What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin had an exceptional year in …

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[ 12 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

…and British parents taking money from their children’s piggy banks to pay their January debts

Research* released  from CYBG’s digital banking service B reveals finances in general are the biggest cause of concern in 2018, for over a third (36%) of people in Britain. Money management is set to be more worrying than health, the health of loved ones, career prospects or their housing situation.
Following Christmas spending, almost a quarter (23%) of the country are concerned about meeting at least one major debt repayment this month, such as credit card bills …

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[ 20 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

 Janet Tarasofsky, founder of Speaking Rights, offers insights into her own path to a successful speaking career and tips on how to ask for a pay rise or promotion
 A few years back I swapped the intense corporate world for the struggle that is ‘entrepreneurship’. I had a good job in the beauty industry but I knew my calling was elsewhere the moment I got on stage and started speaking. It was a risk because I was a single mother, but the drive to build Speaking Rights was too strong to ignore.
My transition …

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[ 20 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

Want to know more about Forex Trading? Read on and check out the handy infographic, below.
Many investors are looking more to binary options as an easy-to-use investment strategy. Binary options are a little like gaming. If you guess on the right side of the strike price at the expiry time, you cash out your option. If you guess wrong, you lose. When trading binary options, you don’t actually buy or sell anything. You simply trade on where you think the price of the asset is heading. One pro of trading …

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[ 30 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

As the nature of investments and trading various stocks and commodities continues to change, investors big and small must adapt. There are countless methods for investing in a variety of different financial instruments, but the most important part of investing – innate knowledge – remains a challenge for those who aren’t at the top of the food chain.
Finding ways to level the playing field and earn better returns on investment should be a top priority for investors. Thankfully, the advent of social trading has made this possible for anybody seeking …

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[ 20 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

By Jonathan Amponsah, The Tax Guys
If you’re running a small business as a sole trader, a partnership or through a limited company you might well be missing out by failing to realise the extent of expenses that can be claimed against income.
 Of course HMRC expects you to claim the expenses that are incurred “wholly and exclusively” for the purpose of your business. Rent and rates, insurance, salaries etc.
But, what are the opportunities for “other expenses” with a personal element specifically education, training and holidays?
School fees
The directors of a company may …

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[ 2 Oct 2017 | No Comment ]

If you run a business, ensuring that funds are deposited into your account on time is vital. For most  business owners, funds from their clients or customers are essential for paying company bills and ensuring that the cash flow of their business is running smoothly. However, as any business owner will know, payments are not always prompt.
Clients can forget or sometimes even downright refuse to pay, funds can take longer than expected to be transferred, and other issues can crop up and cause havoc with cash flow. Thankfully, there are …

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[ 20 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Whether your business is just at the ideas stage, or you’re up and running, good financial advice is vital for every business. It’s always worth talking to a solicitor and accountant to ensure you’re on the right track, but you’ll also want to be well informed yourself.
I’ve just written some articles for giffgaff money which will help, whether you’re a business beginner or looking for a refresher. Read about how to structure your start-up, and find an article on why cash flow is vital for any business and how to …

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[ 11 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

Supporting a family is an expensive task, and according to the BBC, 29% of Britons are ‘just about managing’ (also referred to as Jam). Under the Jam category, it means that at least one person in the household is working, but there are no real savings.
As Theresa May put it: “If you’re from an ordinary working-class family, life is much harder than many people in Westminster realise. You have a job but you don’t always have job security. You have your own home, but you worry about paying a mortgage”.
“You …

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[ 7 Sep 2017 | No Comment ]

We could all do with a little more money, right? But how do we get it? Barring winning the lottery, the amount of money we have depends on what we do with our time and our mindset as we approach life – in and out of work – is highly influential.
If you can adopt the right mindset you’ll have a much better chance of making your money go further. Here are five ways in which your state of mind can contribute to the state of your bank balance:

If you’re prepared …