IF you're struggling to make ends meet every month, you could give yourself an easy cash boost by making money without even leaving home. We've come up with 50 ways to earn extra dosh on the side, from boosting your savings to flogging your junk and doing some online odd jobs. There are plenty of things you can do to earn some extra money on the side this year, whether you're unable to work or have a full-time job. And don't be put off by the thought of paying more tax. Normally, you'd have to pay tax on any earnings over the personal allowance for basic tax-payers, which will rise to £12,500 next month. But rules brought in back in 2017 give anyone making cash on the side some allowances for different money-making ventures, most of which are capped at £1,000. That means you don't have to declare your earnings to HMRC unless you earn over this amount. And you can use several allowances in one year, which means you could potentially earn thousands without having to declare the … [Read more...] about The 50 surprisingly easy ways to make money from home – from odd jobs to eBay
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WE’RE only halfway through January – and with the next monthly salary cheque still ages away, many are really feeling the post-Christmas cash squeeze. But there are some quick ways to help you get through — just check out my mid-month money pick-me-ups. Reward yourself: Don’t forget the reward points you built up over the festive period. Last weekend I put my Tesco Clubcard points towards a Cineworld cinema ticket. SAVING: £13 on a full-price cinema ticket. Question time: Can you multi-task while watching TV? Try taking online surveys, which can pay between 50p and £5 a time. Check out yougov.co.uk, surveyspotter.com, pineconeresearch.co.uk and populuslive.com. You can do them from your home computer or on your smartphone. EARNING: up to £5 per survey at surveyspotter.com. Job hunt: Some Sun Savers have told me they are hooked on this nifty app. Seen a job ad in the window of a local shop? Snap it using The Job Spotter app and you’ll … [Read more...] about How to make money stretch that little bit further until your January payday — plus find out how to book a bargain £9.50 break with The Sun
FRETTING about your battered bank account after all those Christmas splurges? It can be a serious stretch to make money last until your January payday. So here are my top tips to help you across the finish line if things seem a little tight . . . Press pause: The festive period brings a telly bonanza with new releases, golden oldies and seasonal specials, but by putting monthly channel subscriptions on hold for a while you could make life a little easier financially. If you do still crave a TV binge, you could always rediscover some old DVDs. Make your own lunch: Set yourself the challenge of prepping your own food for work this month, rather than forking out for convenience. It is estimated that the average worker spends more than £1,900 a year on weekly lunches — almost £160 a month. If you get bored of sandwiches, cook a bigger evening meal and take the leftovers with you to work the next day. Less luxe, more freebie: We all like to treat ourselves … [Read more...] about Our top cash-saving tips for making money stretch until your January payday — plus find out how to book a bargain £9.50 break with The Sun
MILLIONS of Brits will vow to ditch bad habits and adopt new regimes on New Year's Day after a night of celebrations and over-indulgence the night before. But while we start off with good intentions, sometimes sticking to them can prove tricky. Here's our guide to help keep you on track with your resolutions in 2019. 1. Dry January With Christmas parties galore it's no surprise if you feel like you've gone into booze overload. So giving up alcohol in January can do wonders for your health - and raise money for a good cause too. In 2017, a survey of those who took part in the month long sobriety challenge found that 79 per cent saved money, 62 per cent slept better and 42 per cent lost weight... so it really is win-win. If you're not sure you can stay off the sauce for the whole month, experts recommend giving yourself constant motivation. Some say checking your social media profiles to cut down the amount of pictures or references you have to alcohol can help. People taking part … [Read more...] about Five New Year resolution ideas to make for 2019 and how to keep them
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan is asking North Yorkshire residents how much they are willing to pay in their council tax bill for North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Setting the charge known as the precept for 2019/20 is part of Julia’s role. She has consulted on the policing precept since she became the Commissioner in 2012 but is consulting on the fire and rescue service precept for the first time this year, following transfer of governance.The survey, which will be carried out by telephone to a representative sample, and online where any resident can have their say, is under way and will remain open until January 18.Residents will be asked how much they would be prepared to pay per year in their council tax bill. The options reflect the government’s announcement on police funding.Julia is making a commitment that if the public were to support a precept rise for North Yorkshire Police, she would work with the Chief … [Read more...] about How much do you want to pay for police and fire and rescue services?