SAVING to buy your first home is no mean feat – and Kimberley Burton would definitely agree. But the first timer is not afraid of hard work, and took on two additional jobs on top of her day job so she could build a fund of £27,000. Kimberley Burton, 28, works full-time as a dietitian at a hospital in Nottingham, but set up a a mobile beauty business in her spare time, training to specialise in eyebrows and eyelashes, working on evenings and weekends. Like many first-time buyers Kimberley lived with her parents while saving to buy a home. She paid just £80 a month towards living costs - but even so, she puts down saving up £27 to her top money saving skills, such as using Topcashback to shop earn cashback on everyday items. She was also very strict with her spending, opting for tap water when she went ate out, and always opted for a two-for-one meal deal, and only got her hair cut once every two years. It took Kimberley three years to save £27,000, … [Read more...] about First-time buyer saved £27k deposit for three-bed house by cycling to work and ordering tap water at restaurants
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A FIRST-TIME buyer from Leicester bought his three-bed house aged 22 with a £45,000 deposit - but he had to work seven days a week for more than a year. Tom Zarb, now 25, is living proof that it takes more than just giving up avocados for young people today to get on the property ladder. Tom, who works in IT, had been saving for a house ever since he got his first job in a supermarket at 16. He upped his hours while he studied at uni and even after graduating, he worked weekends there despite having a nine to five job Monday to Friday. The average age for a first time buyer is 30 but working hard and saving even harder meant that Tom became a homeowner eight years earlier. He bought his three-bed home after the previous, elderly owner had died, and saved thousands by asking to leave the furniture. The house was in a bad state and needed £18,000 of renovations, leaving Tom living in the upstairs half of the house for four months. We caught up with Tom as part of the My … [Read more...] about First-time buyer saved £45k deposit for three-bed house by 22 – but worked every day for a year
JOBSEEKERS slapped on the Factor 50 and braved the heatwave to wow employers at our final Sunemployment Roadshow in Manchester on Wednesday - as it emerged over 150 Sun readers are already back in work thanks to The Sun this week. Firms including Tesco, Halfords, OpenReach, Premier Inn and Travelodge have all offered jobs to Sun readers on the spot while dozens of other have lined up interviews and work trials. Sunemployment Roadshow host Jeremy Kyle said: “The Sun has been out in more way than one this week - and you’ve shined a light on how many Brits really want to work.” Among the lucky jobseekers in Manchester was plucky Fiona Harlowe who secured THREE interviews with Hilton, Butlins and Greene King. Fiona, from Miles Platting, Manchester, said: “I’ve been looking for work for three months and it’s been a real slog. "I’ve been applying for lots of jobs online and never hearing anything back which is really disheartening. The 41-year-old … [Read more...] about Eager jobseekers back to work thanks to Sunemployment’s roadshow in Manchester
HEALTHY eating may be good for you but it can be bad for your wallet. This week, Sun Saver Jeff Pollitt, from Manchester, told me it costs him a fortune to make smoothies with Greek yoghurt, spinach, chia seeds and berries. But healthy eating does not have to be ridiculously expensive. To help Jeff, I asked a panel of experts for their tips on how to reduce costs but still create a nutritional smoothie. Rebecca Jennings, nutritionist and founder of Love To Eat Nutrition, says: “Swap that tub of Greek yoghurt for semi-skimmed milk — the protein content is similar and it is still a good source of iodine and vitamins A, D, E and K. “Also, change your smoothie based on what fruits are in season. They are cheaper to buy. Melon has a high water content, so can help hydration.” Reader Fiona Briercliffe, from Burnley, Lancs, says: “When you’re out walking, pick blackberries on your route. They can be used for making smoothies and are free. You can save what … [Read more...] about How to make your own natural smoothie minus the ridiculous cost — plus is your paper worth £15,000?
In his brilliant new column in the Evening Standard, Jay talks us through the technicolour range of different crypto currencies and - most importantly - predicts which will thrive and which will die. Jay Smith Jimmy Song and the Maximalists may sound like a Fifties rock ‘n’ roll band, but they’re actually a highly influential group of blockchain experts. Their view - if you believe them - will make you sell every cryptocurrency you own bar Bitcoin. You see, Song believes there is no point investing in anything but Bitcoin, the granddaddy of cryptos, because it will be the only one to survive. He and many other so-called “Bitcoin maximalists” say that, rather than waste money developing rivals, we may as well just invest in making Bitcoin faster and better, with more services built on top. Even the big cryptos like Litecoin and Ethereum are inevitably doomed, according to them. Bitcoin vs Blockchain Song is a smart dude - he’s made a fortune in … [Read more...] about The Bitcoin Guy: Cardano? Eos? Litecoin? How to spot the next Ethereum