Articles by Emma Lunn

Buying a freehold home? Check the small print

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 | Article

Freehold means you hold your property outright for ever– but it’s often far from ‘free’. Inflated fees, rents and covenants can add hundreds to your annual bills, so ask your solicitor to check for hidden charges

Five steps to making money on Instagram

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 | Article

Snapping and sharing photos – and getting paid for it – is many people’s dream job. But is it really possible to earn an income on Instagram? Moneywise shows you how to get started

Cashless payments: the pros and cons of going digital

Monday, 30 April 2018 | Article

“The writing looks to be on the wall for 1p and 2p coins,” wrote one personal finance analyst after the government published a call for evidence on the future of cash and digital payments in its Spring Statement.

How to sell or scrap your car

Friday, 07 April 2017 | Article

If a failed MOT, collision or old age has rendered your car too costly to repair, it could be time to send it to the scrapyard. We look at the best ways to make money from getting rid of a clapped out motor.

How to make a budget

Friday, 01 June 2018 | Article

The word ‘budget’ can conjure up complex spreadsheets and the hassle of noting every penny you spend. But making a budget can be the first step towards taking control of your finances – we highlight the main ways to do it.

Top tips for beating damp and mould

Friday, 09 December 2016 | Article

Read any debate about the private rented sector and you’ll notice that one issue comes up time and time again: damp.

How to be a property investor: Property crowdfunding

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 | Article

In the tenth and final part in our How to be a property investor series , we look at a new kind of service that lets savers club...

How to be a property investor: Commercial property funds

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 | Article

In the ninth article in our 'How to be a property investor series', we explain how you can gain exposure to all manner of commercial property through funds.

How to be a property investor: Alternative ways to invest in property

Thursday, 14 July 2016 | Article

There are three ways to invest in property that offer a more hands-off investment than traditional buy-to-let. One is via the traditional commercial property fund.

How to be a property investor: Understanding property taxes

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 | Article

Stamp duty

Stamp duty is a one-off tax that you pay when you buy a property in the UK. It's set in tiers depending on the price of the property.