Going back to basics…

Sometimes, no matter how dedicated we are to making extra cash, life gets in the way.

Recently I’ll admit that I’ve slacked off in a lot of areas. I’ve been working extra hours, the kids have been having friends over, I’ve been spending time with friends and family, and generally the money-making has come to a bit of a halt.

I’m sure I’m not the only one to hit these spells from time to time. I figured it might be useful to have a handy guide on how to claw it back when life gets in the way!

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No Better Time to Start Matched Betting

Matched Betting

I’ve banged on and on about Matched Betting repeatedly since I started My Money Cottage. That’s because it really has changed our financial lives for the better. We would not be able to treat the kids and do the things we do without it.

If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, you can find out more about what Matched Betting actually is here – Matched Betting.

I joined Profit Accumulator almost two years ago. I’ll admit that I put it off initially and scraped through a couple of offers on my own. I’d googled Matched Betting lots and thought I knew what I was doing. I did make money this way but quickly realised that I needed more support in order to keep the profit coming in long-term.

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Budgeting for Christmas

We’re now into the third month of the year, almost a quarter of the way through. How fast the time flies!

Amongst all the other things you need to think about, you should also be thinking about planning ahead, specifically about your budget for Christmas.

There are many ways you can save and plan.

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Comping

Comping

Entering competitions is a serious business for lots of compers, and it’s something I’ve been meaning to get into for a while. So, I guess it’s time to make a start!

What is comping?

Compers enter competitions regularly and obviously hope to win! With the wonder of the world-wide-web, you can enter hundreds of competitions daily. Some compers treat this as a bit of a hobby, whilst others make it their number one priority.

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Sealed Pot Challenge

There are so many ways to save money it can be a little overwhelming!

For many people, saving money is a huge struggle. Bills and family expenses mean that the budget is already stretched, leaving little room for stashing any cash away.

I found that taking part in a money saving challenge really helped me.

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Snatch

snatch

Snatch is a fantastically addictive app that was launched late 2016.

“Snatch is a unique mobile gaming experience that uses the latest augmented reality (AR) and geo-location technologies to bridge the world of gaming with the real world, creating a virtual treasure hunt with real prizes (and cash) from some of the world’s coolest brands. This is the future of gaming, and this is your chance to join in.”

Snatch

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Which Debt to Pay First?

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If you’re in debt of any kind, you will probably want to get it paid off as quickly as possible. Debt can hang over you if you let it and become a stress and a worry, as well as causing a stretch on your finances. Debt is normal these days and whilst some debt such as a mortgage may be inevitable, things like credit cards, store cards and loans can be costly.

But when it comes to paying off debts, how do you decide which debt to aim to pay off first?

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