When visiting another country, it’s easy to spend obliviously. You’re out of your comfort zone. You’re not even sure how to behave normally, yet alone how to one up everyone by saving money on things. But this post will help you prepare for great savings when you visit the United States. Let’s get started…. Read more
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How to Create a Fast £500
Would you like an extra £500? Of course you would. This post will show you how to get it. How much stuff is in your house right now? If it’s more than you can wrap your head around, it’s time to sell, sell, sell! Yes, everything you don’t use, you should sell. Why? Because… Read more
What is Your Financial Personality?
This post was written in collaboration with Aviva. Aviva has just launched a campaign to help Britain save more money. So naturally, at The Savvy Scot, we wanted to know more. Saving money is one of the best gifts you can give your future self and your family. Sometimes, you don’t know where to start,… Read more
A student budget in Guildford, Surrey
I lived in Guildford, Surrey, for three years. While I was employed, I shared a house with many students. Here is the budget I had. Accommodation A room rents in Guildford for anywhere between £350 and £700. For £350, you will be “near campus”, which generally means Park Barn, a not so… Read more
For Money or Love: When Making Important Financial (or Other) Decisions, Don’t Let Emotions Rule
Sometimes it’s far wiser to lead with your head rather than your heart, particularly when it comes to important life decisions. That’s a lesson many people learn the hard way. Most of us have made decisions that were based primarily on our emotions at the moment, rather than on careful consideration of what is… Read more
How to Fund Home Improvements
A recent survey by Lloyds TSB has suggested that the total spent by UK households on DIY has fallen to its lowest level since 2000, with more homeowners than ever resorting to a simple lick of paint or some new wallpaper to improve their home. An average British household now spends just £352 on home… Read more
Blog income report, August 2014
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In case you didn’t know, I have another blog called Make Money Your Way where I talk about all the different ways one can make money (legally!). We have covered a lot of ground, with posts such as Renting your house on AirBnb Making money as an artist Make money with cleaning services Make money… Read more
My bank is awesome
I rarely sing the praises of anything, let alone a bank, but I have to say, Santander, you rock. I already talked around here about their 123 bank account that gives you a 3% interest rate if you keep a balance of over £2,000 ($3,000) on your current account, allowing you to forget about moving… Read more
It’s Time to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy
The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillations, and the effect of decisiveness itself “makes things go” and creates confidence. — Anne O’Hare McCormick Indecisiveness is a paralyzing condition. This is true for governments, businesses and individuals. Do you find yourself grappling with uncertainty? Do you spend hours… Read more
Lifestyle Carnival, 160th edition
Welcome to the 160th edition of the Lifestyle Carnival! Submit your blog article to the next edition using our carnival submission form at Blogger Carnivals. TRAVEL Evan @ The Smaller Dollar writes Top Ten Forgotten Camping Supplies – With my recent camping vacation, it was abundantly clear that the most important part of camping is proper preparation. There is… Read more
Savvy Scot does the Carnival of Financial Independence
TRAVEL AND LIFESTYLE Suba @ Broke Professionals writes The Costs of Moving – Part One Americans move on average once every 12 years, according to the 2009 National Association of Home Builders data. It costs to move. Rich @ Growing Money Smart writes Financial Myth about smart kids are always successful no matter how they… Read more