Articles by John Fitzsimons

How your job title could bag you a bigger mortgage

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | Article

Working in certain professions – as a teacher, solicitor or vet, for example – could grant you access to larger mortgage loans. Find out how it works and whether your job is in the running

Disinheritance: the dos and don'ts of cutting someone out of your will

Friday, 12 October 2018 | Article

With more and more legal disputes over wills, you need to make sure your instructions are watertight if you would prefer not to leave your kids a windfall

How to appeal against a council parking ticket - and win

Friday, 29 June 2018 | Article

Parking is a big money-spinner for councils across the UK.

Top tips on beating unfair private parking tickets

Friday, 27 April 2018 | Article

If you’ve ever received a parking ticket when you’ve parked legitimately on privately owned land, you’ll know how irritated it makes you feel.

Age is no bar to becoming a YouTube star

Monday, 16 April 2018 | Article

If you have a hobby or passion you’d like to share, then why not build up a following on YouTube? More and more 50-somethings are showcasing their creative skills, while earning a bit of cash on the side.

Could you make millions by self-publishing?

Thursday, 08 March 2018 | Article

Publishing the first of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy online turned EL James into a multi-millionaire and led to a Hollywood movie deal.

Buying glasses? Make the most of spectacular savings

Monday, 15 January 2018 | Article

Ordering your prescription specs from an online store can drastically cut the amount you spend on new frames. We look at the main players and compare costs.

10 tips to beef up your cyber security

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 | Article

The last couple of years have seen a number of high profile cyber security controversies, reminding all of us of the need to ensure that our computers, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets are as secure as possible.

Five fun apps teach kids about money

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 | Article

There is a lot of work to do to help our children understand money better.

How to make money from podcasts

Thursday, 16 February 2017 | Article

It doesn’t cost much to produce a podcast but earning an income from one is much harder. Here, we look at ways to turn your audio digital downloads into money-spinners.