AUTHOR BIO: Trudy Oldman is a regular financial whiz, sharing her insights, opinions and very best ideas with SMEs and individuals in regular blogs, interviews and articles across the web and media. There’s plenty for UK SMEs (Small & Medium Enterprises) to whinge about in the current economy. From red tape to zero-hours contracts, the […]

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Welcome to another edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance. I’m going to call this #464 since there was no carnival the past month. This also meant that I had to delete many submissions. I had to filter through to find the top ten articles from the past month. Let’s see what we have. Did you […]

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“I want to be remembered as a person who wasn’t afraid to start things.” — Tina Roth Eisenberg Welcome to another edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance. With yesterday being Easter Monday, we decided to host this on a Tuesday. We haven’t had a carnival up in a few weeks so this will be the […]

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Welcome to the 450th edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance. Today I’m going to share some of my favorite quotes with you! The best of… “Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: you have no one to blame.” – Erica Jong You’re responsible for everything. Holding yourself accountable […]

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No one ever thinks they need insurance – until they do. While you might grumble as you pay your premiums, you’ll be grateful for the payout if you suffer a personal accident, house disaster or other unexpected incident. When times are at their hardest, you don’t want to be worrying about money as well – […]

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Have You Ever Used a Pawnbroker?

February 5, 2014

Have you ever pawned anything for instant access to money? We all know there are thousands of shows out there on Pawnbrokers with every single town and niche getting its own show. We all know the TV personalities out there and how they interact with each other and so no. We know that these shows […]

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How I Made My First Buck Through Freelancing

January 13, 2014

“What are you doing?” My parents couldn’t fathom what I was up to. “Do you really need money that bad?” Yes. Well, I didn’t need it. I wanted it. This was my first freelancing gig, all the way back in the 8th grade. I didn’t wait to start going after the money. How did I […]

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Carnival of Personal Finance #435: Plans to Conquer 2014 Edition

December 31, 2013

Welcome to the Carnival of Personal Finance. Rumor has it that 2014 might try to switch spots with 2015. I don’t know about you but I’m ready to conquer 2014 and any other year that comes at me! In this carnival I’m going to discuss my plans (not resolutions) for 2014. I decided to break […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life Meets Freelancing

December 11, 2013

I’m a sucker for Christmas movies! That’s my confession for the day. I just can’t help it. My brother and I have been plowing through the usual classics. We saw Just Friends, Home Alone 2, and It’s a Wonderful Life. We have many more left to come. Thankfully we still have a few weeks left. […]

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A Harsh Freelancing Reminder

December 9, 2013

I have a harsh freelancing reminder for you… YOU HAVE TO GET YOURSELF OUT THERE! A quick update from Martin: I released my future case study on December 6th. The goal was to find a paid client within a month. And guess what? I failed! Well, I can’t even say that I failed because I didn’t try. […]

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