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Emotions of money
Sheconomics – helping women take practical and emotional control of their money issues
Do Something Different programme – an innovative online behaviour change programme
Money Habitudes – a fun card game to help you understand your habits and attitudes to money
Starling Bank – Online Bank with some awesome goal setting features, budgeting tools and no transactional fees abroad
Plum – Automate your saving
Kelkoo – compare prices on all products
Moneyfacts – compare savings accounts, bonds, ISAs, investment funds, credit cards & mortgages
Monthly Spending Plan – a Wise Monkey worksheet to help you capture your monthly expenses and plan ahead
Reduce Energy Costs – search for cheaper utility providers
Say No to 0870 – find alternative phone numbers to well-known companies to avoid high call costs
Track Your Spending – an article about different apps which can help you track your spending
Who owns who – which financial institution owns which bank/building society
Your Net Worth – a Wise Monkey worksheet to help you map out where you stand with what you own and what you owe
Debt & Credit
Check your credit record – Particularly useful if you are applying for a mortgage, credit cards or loans.
Debt Snowball calculator – work out the order in which you should pay debt and your debt-free day
Credit card calculator – see how much a credit card will cost you or how quickly you can pay off your existing cards
Debt Remedy Service – answer a series of questions online to get a debt solution, and personal action plan, tailored to you
Debt Solutions – information from StepChange, formerly known as CCCS, on all types of debt solutions
Get Out of Debt Guide – Motley Fool’s guide to help you get out of debt
Interest Rate Converter – convert monthly interest to annual APR
Mortgage and Loan Calculators – calculate mortgage and loan costs and repayments
Divorce & Separation – impartial information & guidance, provided by The Money Advice Service, to help you stay on top of your financial situation
https://www.gov.uk/check-state-pension – Check your state pension and request a free forecast
Boring Money – independent tips and answers about money to help you make smart decisions
Candid Money – an independent, free and impartial website, dedicated to helping you better understand and look after your money
CityWire – a mix of information, practical advice and analysis to help decide how best to invest your money
Your Ethical Money – independent info on ethical savings and investment options and help in finding an ethical financial adviser
Fool.co.uk – tips, stories and comparisons on all things to do with money
Meaningful Money – podcasts and videos to help you understand everything to do with money
Money Advice Service – unbiased tools and resources from the UK’s Money Advice Service
Money Advice Service’s Comparative Tables – compare similar products available from various providers
Savings Calculator – calculate the future value of a lump sum or monthly savings
Find an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA)
Certified Financial Planner – find a professionally qualified fee-based certified financial planner
Findanadviser.org – search for a member of The Personal Finance Society
Vouchedfor – thousands of top-rated Financial Advisers with reviews from genuine clients
Financial Life Planners – find a Registered Life Planner in the UK
The Pensions Advisory Service – free information, advice and guidance on any type of pension
Pensions Advisory Service videos – retirement planning and all the things you might like to think about
Money Advice Service’s Pension Calculator – work out how much retirement income you might receive from the amounts you save
State Pension Forecast – request a forecast of your State Pension
Tax & benefits
Benefits & Tax Credits – find out about State benefits and tax credits
Tax Calculator – work out how much tax and national insurance would be deducted from pre-tax pay
Tax Guide – advice, guidance and tips to help you deal with your tax affairs
Tax Credits – find out if you’re eligible for any benefits or tax credit
Women & Money
For all things money aimed at women https://www.savvywoman.co.uk/
For Fantastic tips on saving your money http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/
Government run website on money and debt help https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en
The Joy of Business – growing and developing businesses of all kinds
Letting Focus – unbiased buy-to-let seminars and property consultancy
UK Life Coaches – search for a life coach appropriate to your needs
Recommended TED Talk videos
A nationally acclaimed comic performer, high-performance business consultant, speaker, strategic illustrator and newly minted author, Patti Dobrowolski spends her time focused on new neuroscience discoveries that leverage the power of imagination and visuals to actualize a vision of the future. Dobrowolski works with teams and leaders of Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits around the world to inspire them to create new and different strategies while literally capturing the organization’s vision in a 4′ x 8′ illustration.
Tony Robbins discusses the “invisible forces” that motivate everyone’s actions and talks about why we do the things we do. The pioneering life coach has spoken to millions of people through his best-selling books and three-day seminars.
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.
In 2009, Simon Sinek released the book “Start With Why” — a synopsis of the theory he has begun using to teach others how to become effective leaders and inspire change.
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.
The author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert has thought long and hard about some large topics. Her next fascination: genius, and how we ruin it.