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Jenni Hill

Finances expert

Jenni Hill is a personal finance writer, editor and owner of money website Can't Swing a Cat. She's on a mission to help people improve their relationship with money without sacrificing the things they love.

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Ten travel hacks that will save you cash

After being grounded for nearly two years, many of us will be dreaming about hopping on a plane and having a much-needed break from it all – whenever that may be.

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What’s a ‘freedom fund’ and why do we all need one?

Freedom funds have been a hot topic of conversation in recent years, though you may have heard of this savvy savings account under a different nickname.

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How to lend money to a mate without ruining your relationship

Many people have found themselves struggling financially due to the coronavirus outbreak. Figures from Turn2Us, the charity that help people who are struggling financially, have revealed that nearly 18 million people, or a third of the population, have had to use credit cards, go into their overdraft or borrow money from friends and family since 2020.

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Money saving challenges: trick your brain into saving money

Saving money can sometimes feel like climbing up a mountain with an elephant tied to your back. Whether you’re saving for something specific, or tired of going into your overdraft, it can be hard to motivate yourself to stick to your goals.

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How to budget effectively when you’ve got an unpredictable income

We all know that keeping track of your income and outgoings with the help of a written list or budgeting app (or even a spreadsheet!) means it’s easier to pay off any debt or work towards saving goals.

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Should anyone ever use Go Fund Me to pay off a debt?

Recently, a popular Netflix documentary, Tinder Swindler has documented how the fundraising website has helped a group of women who were cheated out of their savings by an online-dating swindler.

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Buy now, pay later: a timebomb for the impulse shopper

Just when we thought online shopping couldn’t get any easier, the soaring availability of buy now, pay later (BNPL) schemes means that we don’t even have to pay for our purchases upfront anymore.

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Mastering the side hustle: how to do it, make it worth your while and keep the taxman satisfied

YouTubers can make thousands without a traditional 9-5 job, property investors can make money while they sleep, and many bloggers earn a passive income without having to create new content.

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A beginner's guide to cryptocurrency – what you should know to stay safe

Cryptocurrency has been a hot topic of conversation in recent months, with low-interest rates on savings inspiring many people to buy Bitcoin instead of leaving their money in the bank.

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Money or morals? Can you be an ethical consumer without buckets of cash?

Many of us are turning our attention to environmental issues and vowing to live more sustainably. Yet, while we are recycling more than ever and travelling far less, we can often struggle with shopping ethically.

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