My Money Resolutions For The New Tax Year

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With the start of a new tax year comes another wave of resolutions; this time though, they are all money related. As we all take notice that the new financial year has started, we inevitably all decide that this tax year will be the year we save ‘x’ amount, earn ‘x’ amount or simply cut our budget.

I’ve already got plenty of financial resolutions for the financial year ahead. There are so many things you can do to give your finances a refresh – and perhaps even a boost too. But what are they?

Check Your Accounts Properly

How many of us give our bank accounts a brief glance but don’t think to look deeper? You may be missing that payment going out that you thought that you cancelled years ago. It hadn’t been cancelled and you’ve been paying a few pounds every month to it and you didn’t even know – it all adds up and that money would look so much better in your savings account than being spent on something you aren’t even aware of. Locate any such payments and get rid of them for good.

Check to see if you have PPI

So many people are affected by PPI and don’t even realise it. I was just about to check myself a little while back when I received a cheque from a company I had PPI with many years ago. It wasn’t for that much but every little helps – and who knows, you may have lots to come back, especially if you had multiple financial products with PPI that you were mis-sold!

People claiming mis-sold PPI has already seen refunds of over £30 billion so why miss out – check to see if you’ve got PPI and if you are owed anything! Claims have to be submitted by the 29th of August 2019 so there is plenty of time but I’m going to be double checking my own sooner rather than later.

Skim It

This year I am going to take advantage of ‘skimming’ much more. This is where you have an odd amount in your bank e.g £51.52 and you move the £1.52 to your savings account. The amounts are minimal so you don’t really notice but it soon starts to make a nice amount in your savings. My bank account actually offers such a feature so I will definitely be taking advantage of it!

Earn More, Save More

Sounds easy – but it probably isn’t. However I plan to make this tax year my most successful and profitable yet. This means I will be taking a look at the prices I charge for my freelance work and adjusting if I see fit; widening the range of services I have to offer and perhaps even being a bit more proactive about looking for work.

These are just a few of my financial resolutions for this financial year ahead – what have you got planned?

Earn With Shopping Swago!

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Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago!

What is SWAGO you ask?

It’s a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you’ve never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.

Here’s what you need to know to get your 200 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern):

Shop Swago will begin on Monday, April 10th at 9am PT/12pm ET, make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.
Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value.
Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
The game ends Friday, April 14th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.

Collect the Easter Egg Collector’s Bills With Swagbucks

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It’s time for a digital Easter Egg hunt! Swagbucks is celebrating April with “Collector’s Bills” worth bonus SB points that you can collect by simply searching the web. Collect them all, and you get an SB Bonus! Once you’ve collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more!

Here’s all the information for this week’s Collector’s Bills:

Search the web through the Swagbucks search starting Monday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 9th, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either:

6 SB
12 SB
16 SB
22 SB
32 SB
When you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 5 Collector’s Bills and you’ll instantly earn a 20 SB Bonus!

Keep searching til you find them all!

Get A Bonus 500SB on Swagbucks This April!

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It’s April, and Swagbucks has an early Easter treat in the form of a 500 SB bonus ! Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 500 SB bonus! Here’s how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 1/5/17. You’ll get a 300 SB bonus for it!

3. If you spend at least £25 through Swagbucks Shop* you’ll get another 200 SB bonus on top of the cash back you’ll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, but you’ll get SB points for every dollar you spend (on top of the bonus)!

That’s it. It’s super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I’ve earned well over £100 from just doing a few things a day – that money goes towards paying my debt off!

*You must receive your shopping SB before 1 June

The March Madness Collectors Bills Are Here!

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March Madness is here, and Swagbucks is celebrating with “Collector’s Bills” worth bonus SB points that you can collect by simply searching the web. Collect them all, and you get an SB Bonus!

Once you’ve collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more!

Here’s all the information for this week’s March Madness Collector’s Bills:Search the web through the Swagbucks search starting Monday, March 27th through Friday, March 31st, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either:5 SB8 SB10 SB12 SB22 SB

When you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 5 Collector’s Bills and you’ll instantly earn a 20 SB Bonus!Keep searching til you find them all!