Book reviews

Book Review: The Money Tree: Money, how to make it, save it and grow it

The Money Tree is a great addition to the bookshelf for those who want a basic understanding of personal finance.  Written by Martin Bamford, an experienced chartered financial planner, the book provides an overview of: Debt Savings Mortgages Protection Investments Tax and retirement planning The purpose of The Money Tree is to help you: Take… Continue reading Book Review: The Money Tree: Money, how to make it, save it and grow it

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Brainstorm: Active Income Ideas

Ultimately the goal is to generate passive income streams and I have discussed the reason for this in the article ‘Why you should want to generate passive income streams’.  However it will take time to generate passive income and if you want to get started in investing you will need some starting capital, therefore in… Continue reading Brainstorm: Active Income Ideas

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Why you should want to generate passive income streams

I don’t know about you but I value my time very highly, even higher than money.  While money is unlimited, time is limited so holds a greater value.  My day job takes up the majority of my time and I don’t particularly enjoy it.  But what makes it worse is that it gets in the… Continue reading Why you should want to generate passive income streams

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Book Review: The Automatic Millionaire

I know what you’re thinking, ‘The Automatic Millionaire?  This must be some kind of scam or one of those get rich quick schemes!’  Please do not judge this book by its cover.  It is all about taking the slow and steady approach to wealth by automating your personal finances so you don't have to worry. … Continue reading Book Review: The Automatic Millionaire

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Brainstorm: Passive Income Ideas (Part 2)

Part 1 explored passive income streams that require little or no start up capital. Part 2 explores passive income streams that can be obtained once savings have built up. The problem in today’s economy is low interest rates, average savings rates are lower than inflation which means the real value of your savings reduces year… Continue reading Brainstorm: Passive Income Ideas (Part 2)

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Brainstorm: Passive Income Ideas (Part 1)

I have been exploring different ways of generating a passive income stream.  Part 1 is about passive streams of income that require little or even no start-up capital.  In part 2 I will be exploring ideas for passive income once you have built up some capital.  You can also read my post on why you… Continue reading Brainstorm: Passive Income Ideas (Part 1)

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My first hustle: Matched Betting

Why did I choose matched betting?  Apparently it’s easy income.  I can do it from the comfort of my own bedroom in my pajamas.  It’s tax free.  I only need £25 to get started. For those that are not familiar with matched betting, it is a risk free way of earning money by taking advantage… Continue reading My first hustle: Matched Betting