Money – how to keep it and how to make it

How a Virtual Office Can Improve Business Profitability

Your virtual office in the UK provides your business with internet access, but it also can provide your business with facilities in some of the finest buildings in London and other major cities. On top of having this kind of access, your business has the freedom to move around the…

Celebrate the Gift of Reading with Scholastic Book Parties!  

It’s been well documented that reading for pleasure helps children achieve more both at school and in life. If you love reading and have a passion for children’s books, then Scholastic Book Parties offers a fantastic opportunity to help support literacy through running your own book business.
If you dream about working from home with flexible hours to suit you then why not join the party? Work for yourself selling a brilliant range of children’s books from the world’s leading publishers at great value prices. Sign up and join the Scholastic Book Champions this autumn.

Pregnant? How to start earning extra money before your maternity leave

Firstly, congratulations are in order! If it’s your first child you’ll know doubt have a mix of excitement and a ting of nervousness every so often – life is about to change, for the better! If this is not your first child, you know what to expect during the pregnancy and the mix with work, but you’ll no doubt be wondering how to make the room in your life (and purse!) for the addition to the family.

Feeling ripped off? It pays to compare prices when shopping for in cartridges

When you started to use your first printer – whether it was a home or office-based one – you probably just gritted your teeth and paid the high price for branded ink cartridges. After all, to use compatible or refilled cartridges would destroy your printer and invalidate your warranty, wouldn’t it? Or at least that’s what most manufacturers put in their literature about replacing ink cartridges. So we begrudgingly buy branded ink to avoid any issues – or more cost. But is this really the case?

Nine clever money hacks every working mum needs to know

When it comes to cash, every working mum who is serious about making money should be on top of her bank balance. You don’t need to be a Scrooge or an investment banker to know how to take care of your money, you just need to know how to make your money work for you.

These simple and clever money hacks will help you take charge of your money and start making your money work harder for y.

Looking for ways to make your 16-19 year old’s studies pay?

By the end of June, when GCSE season has finally been put to bed, parents around the country will start to bemoan the cost of keeping a teenage bloomer in the style (they think) they deserve.

If you can get through the summer holidays, the good news is that if your child stays in full-time education, there is help at hand.

EMAs

Known as the Education Maintenance Allowance, EMAs come in the form of £30 paid every week into your child’s account to help them afford to stay on at school. Children in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland cane apply directly from Student Finance Wales.

If your child doesn’t have one already, they will need a bank account for the payments to be made into – they’ll need these details for the application form.

The 16-19 Bursary Fund

For students in England, the new bursary scheme will help with the cost of equipment for school, travel and lunch. It replaces the EMA for England (only), which was scrapped in 2012.

The bursary amounts to £1,200 and is discretionary, so schools and colleges can decide which students need it most to help them continue their studies.

5 ways to live (happily) on one income…

No one plans to be a single parent, but the reality is true for many mums (and dads) in the UK and the world over. And likewise no one plans for the one steady income coming home (we’re talking about couples in this instance) to get cut though redundancy, companies folding, or losing big contract.

In the UK, there are 1.8 million single parent households, and 650,000 of these homes bring in no money outside of benefits. It’s clear then that if you find yourself in this situation, you really aren’t alone.

But what can you do to stay afloat and not drawn in the cost of living? Getting a job seems the obvious option, but that can take a while…here are some immediate things you can do to survive on one income (even if it is just benefits).