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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Annual Goals Progress Report 2014

Since it’s nearly the end of the year, I decided to do a progress report on my goals for this year. I know it’s typical to do this at the very end of the year, but I think I’m away around then so I may as well do it now. The other reason for doing…

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How to Set Goals – And Achieve Them

Goals are Awesome – Goals are the Key to Success Goals are awesome. They really are. Goals help you visualise the future. Goals help you get moving towards something. Goals keep you from being at a standstill, they stop you from becoming stagnant. I was so ignorant to these facts in the past. I look…

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Downshift Trials – Part 1

In order to save money and squeeze my budget, I’ve downshifted quite a lot of different grocery and household items. What is downshifting? Well, it’s where you find an alternative product that costs less. For example toothpaste. You could go with the teeth-whitening, breath-freshening, dentist recommended Colgate/Aquafresh/etc. or you could buy the supermarket own-brand, which…

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Why a Whole Chicken is Brilliant Value

cheap cuts of chicken

If you’re a meat-eater, sometimes it can really send your grocery bill sky high. Luckily, there are some ways to get fantastic value for money when shopping for meat, in particular, chicken. Chicken is an all-round great meat. Just 100g is full of vital nutrients you need every day, such as 25% of your necessary…

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Gas Bill – OMG!

how to reduce your gas bill

OMG! WTF! and all that sort of thing. Is it just me, or have gas bills gone up LOADS in the last few years? I was just looking at our utility provider, as I do every month when I do the meter readings, and I was shocked to see the proportion of the bill that…

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Control Your Grocery Budget

control your grocery budget

I always seem to go over on my grocery budget, but reading about fellow blogger’s decision to go back to a cash system reminded me that I never went over in the days I ran cash! So… we have also moved back to a cash system. I am losing out on a bit of cashback…

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