How Much Can You Make from Accumulators or Accas?

Firstly, I promise I’m not turning this site into a matched betting forum! But I admit, I have been doing a bit more of it lately, mostly since my maternity pay ended in August, so I’ve been topping up my income in other ways. Matched betting started off as a bit of an experiment, but I…

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Matched Betting Progress Update

Well, it’s been a while since I last posted. A lot has happened since then. It looks like I posted two days before my little wee one was admitted to hospital… we spent over 3 months there. Needless to say, I haven’t had much time for writing blog posts. There was no wifi on a…

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Beginning a Matched Betting Experiment

I finally got round to putting some money into a matched betting experiment. Al the talk on various blogposts, MSE forums, and in person at the last FIRE Escape meetup got me thinking, and after several months, I decided to give it a go in April. Read on for an explanation of what matched betting is, what…

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General Life Update

portfolio update

Hi all, this might be one of the last posts I do for a while due to the imminent arrival of baby TV #2 – so I thought I’d give a general update of what I’ve been doing lately with regards to investments and life in general. Investments Update I’ve not made any other purchases…

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Do I Need an Emergency Fund?

do i need an emergency fund

In a word, YES! Post over, we can all read something else now. Haha, only kidding. I just wanted to be a little light-hearted, because sometimes thinking about money and financial planning can get a bit dry (not for me, but for some people I guess it must). Do I need an emergency fund? Now…

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Understanding Money – Retirement Planning

saving whilst working is like pennies flying into your piggy bank automatically

Welcome to our series on understanding money. We hope this will help you make some headway into understanding, and getting a hold of your financial matters. So far, we’ve looked understanding money in everyday life, how to budget, and how to start saving. These basics are important to understand, as they are the core of…

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Are Stocks Cheap Right Now?

reading improves your mind like a rocket ship launching you into a new world of education

I recently read an intriguing article on Interactive Investor about the relative price of stocks in various countries around the world, compared to government bond yields. Now, whilst we love dividend growth investing and value stocks here at There’s Value, there are other places to put your money. Savings in your NISA (tax-free) or other…

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Understanding Money – Saving

saving money means going upwards

  Welcome to our series on understanding money. We hope this will help you make some headway into understanding, and getting a hold of your financial matters.So far, you’ve learnt about everyday money as well as budgeting… hopefully you have also  been relatively successful in sticking to your budget over the last two weeks. Now is…

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Understanding Money – Budgeting

I'm too broke to pay my bills

    Welcome to our series on understanding money. We hope this will help you make some headway into understanding, and getting a hold of your financial matters. This is written from the UK perspective, but we welcome comments, comparisons, and questions from any country! It’s always good to know how money works on an everyday…

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Understanding Money in Everyday Life

Understanding money, bank accounts, credit cards, direct debits, etc.

    Welcome to our series on understanding money. We hope this will help you make some headway into understanding, and getting a hold of your financial matters. This is written from the UK perspective, but we welcome comments, comparisons, and questions from any country! It’s always good to know how money works on an everyday…

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