Money in hand

What to read right now…

While second hand marketplaces can be great for selling things like your old clothes, as many as a third of buyers have fallen victim to scams

Over half of borrowers are choosing mortgages that last 30 years or longer.

It’s a good time to resurface this piece on whether you should go for a long or short mortgage, and what to bear in mind if you sign up for an extra long mortgage.

The latest minimum wage increase is already affecting hiring patterns.

The deal that’s a steal…

Always fancied trying Gousto’s meal kits* but haven’t gotten round to it yet?

Wowcher* are currently selling vouchers that will save you up to 64% off the usual price.

It’s open to new Gousto customers only, so if you’ve tried their recipe boxes before, you won’t be able to use the voucher.

It’s worth noting that if you go directly to Gousto, you’ll save 60% off your first box anyway so you’d only be saving a couple of quid if you go via Wowcher.

Still, all the pennies add up.

And an actual freebie…

Kiehl’s are now offering their skin analysis online – and you can get some free samples to try out at home.

All you need to do is scan the QR code on their website*, take a selfie on your phone and Kiehl’s will analyse your skin and suggest products to suit you.

And then for your free sample, just plug in your address and phone number.

There’s also a 15% discount on your first order.

If you only do one thing…

Help me celebrate Money Talk’s fourth birthday by sharing it with someone you know.

I started Money Talk as a weekly newsletter while on furlough back in May 2020 (read the first post here).

It’s gone through many changes since then, including the addition of an accompanying website.

But what keeps it going is the people reading it – that is, you.

So do me a favour and forward it to someone who you think might find it helpful.