Book last minute to save on car hire this summer

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Share Money Talk with your friends.

I’m reversing the format of the digest this week because Money Talk has just turned three!

As those of you who have been with me since the beginning will know, this is a project that I founded while I was on pandemic furlough, when I had quite a bit more time on my hands.

In the three years since, I’ve returned to my staff job (meaning a lot less time) before venturing out to become a freelancer (even less time).

Writing a weekly newsletter solo is extremely time consuming; not just the writing but also the researching and editing. And no, ChatGPT can’t help.

So what I don’t have a lot of time for is spreading the news about it, which is where you come in.

If you’ve enjoyed receiving Money Talk every week, please do consider forwarding it to a friend, or several, who might also be interested. Or even better, pay to subscribe – it’s just £10 for the year through this link, and it’ll stay the same price forever.

An actual freebie (for me)

On a different note, to maintain quality for those who continue to pay to support Money Talk (thank you!), and to remain sustainable for when I’m doing my day job, the newsletter has gone through many iterations to reach the current format.

For year four, I’d like to make another change: a bit more time off.

The two-week hiatus I take over Christmas and New Year each year has helped me to rest and recharge, catch up and come up with new ideas for Money Talk.

I’d like to extend this to a quarterly occurrence from this summer – so two weeks off at the end of March, June, September and December.

Naturally, all payments will be paused during these breaks.

The deal that’s a steal…

You know summer is almost here when sunglasses companies start having sales.

RayBan currently has a flash sale with up to 50% off shades* – and some start from under £60.

Oakley, meanwhile, are offering 20% off custom sunglasses*

Personally I’m a fan of Maui Jims but I just haven’t found a really good deal for them yet.

What to read right now…

Average rents outside of London have now breached £1,000 a month, which comes at the same time as the Renters (Reform) Bill being introduced. 

Meanwhile, the majority of gig workers are actually earning below minimum wage.

Food prices – rather than energy – could be driving inflation soon.

Shell Energy keeps their customers waiting on the phone the longest out of the broadband providers, while EE is the worst for mobile phone providers.

And you’ll probably save on car hire this summer if you book at the last minute.

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