Our Wealth Articles

Check out all of our latest Money Saving, Money Making, Wealth, Investment and Financial Education articles below.

Wealth and achieving financial freedom is about more than just money – above all it’s about living within your means. It’s about investment, not just in monetary terms but also in your financial education, in your assets which include your own skills, knowledge and education as well as your relationships (i.e. not just your material assets).

Browse through our articles below to learn more.

Water (aka Why You Should Drink More H2O)

I reckon it’s fair to say that a lot of us take this ‘free raw material’ for granted… Can you imagine a world without water? It wouldn’t be very nice, would it? …but access to good, clean, drinkable water is a privilege and don’t you forget it – and a privilege to relatively few people if you look across the globe. Drinking More Water Drinking more water is definitely a good idea. How many calories? Zero. Well, there you go then. Did you know that often when we feel hungry, it’s actually our body craving water. At least if you … Read The Full Article …

Untitled – Afraid I Can’t Tell You This One In The Title…

Why all of the mystery all of a sudden? Well, it’s not that exciting but has something to do with the way I thought about writing this post. You’ll see soon enough and will probably work it out before I tell you. I’ll shortly be going on holiday – skiing if you must know – and I intend to take about 200 books with me. At least 200. Even though I’m certain I will have very little time to do any reading at all (our skiing holidays are quite exciting you see). “How will you fit all of those books … Read The Full Article …

Re-Use (aka The Good Life)

How about this for re-use… Way back when we started writing articles for this site we wrote quite a lot of money saving tips. One of those articles, written by Isabelle was on re-use. So I’m re-using it. So, Isabelle originally started that article with the vivid memory of when she lost her job and how that made her worry about less money coming in… … how at first, she thought we would be OK, because her husband (me) still worked.  Then she panicked, thinking the drop in monthly income would mean we couldn’t afford to have the same lifestyle, … Read The Full Article …

Parking: Why You Should Look for Free Parking

Most major towns and cities have restrictions around parking, whether yellow lines or paid parking bays or controlled zones, it’s often difficult to find parking. However, there is often free parking not so far away if you know where to look. It’s worth spending a bit of time to find out where these free spaces are, sometimes you may have to walk a bit further to get to and from your car (which is good for you!) but these places do exist and when you find them, there’s no more worrying about rushing back to your car in time before … Read The Full Article …

Haircuts

OK, it sounds a lot worse than it is. It started for me when I decided to take the radical step and have shaved hair, having always had long hair (well, not long actually, just normal length. Not long, like rocker long, just not particularly short, except that time when flat-tops were in fashion).  I digress. Back to the point… Because I wanted it all taken off, I got my wife to do it with a pair of clippers. It looked much better than I thought it would, was quite liberating, looked better than I thought with a suit (I was … Read The Full Article …

Give and Take Days

Ever heard of a ‘Give and Take Day‘? No? Neither had I. Until we went to one. We’ve now been to two of these, the most recent one took place at our local church here in Cromford. We turned up, deposited a number of items we were ‘giving’ on one of the tables then proceeded, with the kids to look through all of the other items laid out on various tables which were free for us to take. You heard me – free for us to take – anything we wanted and as much as we wanted. At first this … Read The Full Article …

Freecycle

Use Freecycle to get free second hand items and get rid of (i.e. re-cycle to a good home) your unwanted items. Freecycle is a Yahoo group. Have a look there https://www.freecycle.org/ and you’ll find a Freecycle group in your local area. People advertise the items they want rid of. If you reply quickly, it can be yours…for free. Get recycling the free easy way! The great thing about Freecycle is that it is a great way to help our Environment – think about it – by re-using we are keeping things out of landfill, spending less on manufacuring new products … Read The Full Article …

Downsizing

Do you really need that great big car? How big do you need your car to be?  Do you have 2 cars? Do you need 2? I’ve written a few articles here about downsizing and what it’s meant for us – mainly to do with downsizing my car as that was the biggest revelation for me in terms of not being what I expected, but we also downsized our house and our life. I’d like to tell you a bit more about all of that by putting it all together into one article which hopefully shows the beauty of downsizing, … Read The Full Article …

Bargains

Do you like a good bargain? These days the shops seem to be teeming with bargains. Happy days, right? Well, I have to admit I do love a bargain myself just as much as the next man. Scratch that. I probably like a bargain more than the next man. I really do love getting a bargain. But not just any old bargains. One thing I have to remember – and I would urge you to remember too, is that if it’s something you really weren’t looking for, don’t really need or want (even if it looks nice and sparks a … Read The Full Article …

Right-Sizing (is The New Big)

Why do we overdo everything? Over-stress, over-think, over-consume, then pay someone – personal trainer, therapist, nutritionist… to help us fix it – why not just stick to the right size in the first place? Like a lot of people, I used to dream of having a big house… Then I got a big house. It was awesome. I loved my big house. I had a study, a few spare rooms and I even made a cinema room and a gym in my big house. It had a big garden and a big driveway for my big car (and my wife’s … Read The Full Article …

Why You Should Diversify in Life and in Business

Yep, you read it right. We’re up to 51 Wealth Tips already. 51! (To see all of them go here: Financial Freedom > Wealth Tips) Yep, past the 50 mark with a banana, an apple and a potato. … and we came this far without mentioning the need to diversify. Well, now we’re going to turn it up a notch. So let’s get to it. We’ll start with my favorite number… 3 Reasons to Diversify So here are your 3 reasons to diversify. Pretty self explanatory so I’m not going to say too much about each here, I’ll just refer … Read The Full Article …

How To Invest In Yourself: 3 Steps to a Better You

How much do you invest in yourself? In your wealth, in your fulfillment, your business, your sanity, your health or your relationships? In this article, I want to ask you to try and do just 3 things, but to try and do them or at least think about them with everything you do for the next week: Invest: Invest more in yourself (and your loved ones) Relax: Give yourself a break Experiment: Live, learn and enjoy the experience To help you, I’m going to give you 5 things I did in the last week which might seem stupidly small but … Read The Full Article …

Cut Out The Middleman

When we first moved to the countryside, I started this website as a hobby and to teach myself how to create a website. At that time, among other things I wrote about ‘Money Saving Tips’ because, having just quit my job and uncertain about how we’d fare financially in our new adventure, that is what we were doing – looking for ways to save money. Since then, the site has evolved so I’m going to continue the tips in this section telling you about something more important than money: Wealth (ref: It’s Not About The Money, Money, Money). I may … Read The Full Article …

It’s Not About The Money, Money, Money

Not everyone can be rich, but everyone can be wealthy. The difference between money & wealth is huge. If somebody were to ask me if I was wealthy, I would have to answer “yes”. However if someone asked me if I was rich, I’d definitely answer “no”. I would describe myself as wealthy and I think I have been for some time. … but I wouldn’t describe myself as rich (although I have probably been relatively close, or at least on the way there before I traded money for life). That’s right – we ditched rich. I quit my well … Read The Full Article …

How Many Unwanted Gifts Did You Get?

I am so, so , so , so very sorry, but I couldn’t resist writing this. I mean, I really don’t want to put a dampener on your chirstmas spirits or anything like that. Far from it. You might very well think this is me: No, that’s not me. That’s the Grinch. I’m not the Grinch. I’m not saying don’t spend money. It’s after christmas now anyway, so it’s too late, the money is already spent. So why am I writing this now? Please read on, you will see, there is a point to this (well, 4 points actually, once … Read The Full Article …

How To Create A 100% Free Website In Less Than 3 Minutes

Do you realise how easy and inexpensive it is to have your own website these days? In fact not only can you do it for free but you can be up and running in under 3 minutes. The following video shows you exactly how in very easy steps and will literally get you started in the blink of an eye. The video shows you how to make a site using wordpress.com. Disclaimer #1: There are many options when it comes to free websites, so this is far from the only way. I’ve used a few of them too – this … Read The Full Article …

How To Save: The 7 Habits Of Highly Successful Savers

It’s not just people who are on a budget that ‘money saving’ applies to. Some of the richest and most successful people in the world are constantly thinking about saving money by negotiating, getting the best deal and making comparisons to find the best suppliers – out of habit. See below 7 habits you could practice from this very moment to make your money go a lot further. The point of making these habitual changes is so that you can repeat the savings that each idea below gives you whenever you like and each idea is something that with practice … Read The Full Article …

How Easy is it Exactly to be a Work at Home Mom (WAHM)?

Author: Allie, Ramblings of a WAHM I am a Work at Home Mom or “WAHM”.   Ever heard of her?  She is usually an entrepreneur.  Or we like to be called “mompreneurs”.  We have decided to make a living from home. Many WAHM’s have home based careers in sales.  They sell offline and in the new economy they sell online also through blogs or service sites. I am the next stage of WAHM.  I am strictly online.  I can be called an affiliate marketer or social media marketer.  But I like to call myself a Business Blogger.  My main business surrounds … Read The Full Article …

Great Ideas – Like The Million Dollar Homepage

OK, probably the best way to make money is to come up with a great, innovative, but most importantly of all, ORIGINAL idea. Like the Million Dollar Homepage (click on the link to visit the site itself or the image here to enlarge & get a better look). First of all I’m adding this into this section because it is a viable ‘making money’ strategy. I can tell you now though, it doesn’t need much exploration to discover if it’s a scam or not. If it’s your original idea, I’m sure it’s not a scam 😉 There are a few … Read The Full Article …

The Truth about Selling Used Books on Amazon

I got a mail into my inbox with the following text: “Do you have any old books in your house you don’t look at any more ? Or have you ever seen books sold for pence at boot fairs or in charity shops ? Tap into this amazing revenue stream by utilising Amazon to turn them into fast cash. Check out this page for details of Robin Williams from the UK and his system for making an income part-time from home using Amazon: http://amazoncashmachine.co.uk/” so I thought I’d check it out. It makes more sense than a lot of other … Read The Full Article …