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Sandy Kenrick

Sandy got a headstart in finance by working in the small business division at a bank. This also happens to be where she cultivated a deep and enduring love for businesses, startups, and financial fitness. Her love for the written word stole her away from business plans and income statements, and now, she likes nothing better than a hot cup of coffee and an intriguing angle.

5 common loan scams and how to spot a legitimate company

Common loan scams can do quite a number on your finances and possibly even dent your credit score. Know a legitimate lender from a... More »

The advantages and disadvantages of bank loans for small businesses

Bank loans for small businesses can be tricky to navigate unless you know what to expect and whether the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. More »

4 tips to pay off your car loan faster

Create some wiggle room in your budget or access to a lump sum of cash for a car loan payoff. Find out which option... More »

How much life insurance do I need?

If people depend on you to maintain a certain lifestyle, it’s important to consider life cover. Life insurance provides your beneficiaries with enough funds... More »

When an unsecured business loan is right for you

When you’re in business, you soon start noticing that cash flow plays a fundamental role in keeping everything going. At times, you may need... More »

Fun and easy ways to make money as a kid

I remember my first entrepreneur day at school. My 10-year-old mind was filled with creative ideas to make a stack of cash. £10 to... More »

Personal finance blogs you don’t want to miss

Whether you’re testing the waters of online trading or simply need a way to save on your household expenses, a number of personal finance... More »

How zero-based budgeting can transform your personal finances

Zero-based budgeting is one of the simplest forms of budgeting, in which you plan where your money will go before it comes into your account.... More »

The 4 best budgeting apps and calculators

If budgeting is the easiest thing you can do to get on top of your finances, then why aren’t we all doing it? It’s... More »

Careers for the nomadic: top jobs that involve travel abroad

If the thought of broadening your horizons and traversing hills and valleys in search of adventure during your lunch break seems fanciful, it’s time... More »

Retirement planning for the self-employed

As the inevitable retirement day draws ever closer, a stark reality might hit the self-employed: their business might not be suitable to fund their... More »

How to save for a wedding: 5 hacks to help you tie the knot in no time

My kneejerk reaction to saving for a wedding would be to tell you to elope and invest all of the money you would have... More »

Is paying off debt by borrowing additional money a good idea?

Years ago, paying off your debt with more debt might not have been considered a good financial move. In fact, it might have been... More »

Best eco-friendly hotels in the world

Thanks to the Greta Thunbergs of this world, we’re all just a little more aware of our environment and the impact we have on... More »

A budget template to keep your finances in order

We live in an era where our lives are laid out for all to see on social media. It’s likely you’ll have at least... More »

Why you should check your cashback card Ts and Cs

As you’re taking a long and well-deserved sip of your second cortado, your eyes wander to an advertisement in the paper – cashback on... More »

Property investment for beginners: How to get started with buy-to-let

There are a number of different investment types out there, from stocks and bonds to CFDs (contracts for difference) and commodities – and, of... More »

What to know before getting your first mortgage

If you’ve ever discussed the merits of education around the dinner table with a few good friends, you may have touched on topics such... More »

Have we forgotten the hidden advantages of renting a home?

From the moment we’re born until we’re given our golden handshake, we’re expected to meet certain milestones. In our adult lives, this usually means... More »

Top financial mistakes that could hurt your mortgage application

You’ve finally come to a place in your financial journey where paying rent to ultimately pay off someone else’s mortgage just doesn’t make sense... More »