How much do you really win on premium bonds? What I won with £50k of them!

I’ve updated this post for 2019 with my earnings up to the 1st of June 2019 so enjoy! Two years I made lots of nice monies. I took some of that nice monies, that I won matched betting, and I invested it into premium bonds. I have the maximum holding, £50,000. My husband has some holdings too, but not the same as me. We don’t hold all of our money in premium bonds, as we have some in cash ISAs, but I wanted to see – how much do you really win on premium bonds? I have held my bonds for 12 full months of draws! I’m going to share with you my results so you can get an idea – how much do you really win on premium bonds?! Now, this is based on my own luck, of course, and will vary from person to person. It is luck based. But I seem to be pretty lucky these days. 

how much do you really win on premium bonds - Find out now!

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Let’s start talking about self-medication and mental health (AD)

AD. If you follow me on social media you may already know that I am a big advocate for mental health, and talking about it. Talking about mental health is something that can still be seen as a taboo subject, just like talking about family finances, death and even lifestyle habits. Having seen first hand the devastation that mental health conditions can have on family & friends I want to ensure I’m doing what I can to foster conversations that help people. Today I want to talk to you about the Let’s Start Talking campaign from the life insurance broker LifeSearch and my own experience of self-medicating when my mental health was low.

Let's start talking about self-medication and mental health

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Prepare for Winter with Boost and the Winter Wallet (AD)

AD. The weather has been all over the place for the last few weeks hasn’t it?! We’ve been home a lot, between chicken pox and other illnesses, and I’ve been surprised by just how warm it has been in my home some days. We’re lucky to live in an energy efficient flat, at the moment, which means our home is pretty warm all year round. Despite this, and as I love a bit of financial planning, I am already thinking about saving money for our Winter energy bills. I’m someone who thinks if you’re cold then you should pop the heating on, especially if you have elderly relatives or little children at home like we do. I feel really grateful to be able to just switch the heating on anytime. Today I want to help you be able to do the same this coming Winter! Prepare for Winter with Boost and the Winter Wallet!

Prepare for winter with Boost Energy and the Winter Wallet

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Automatic enrolment pension schemes are changing (AD)

AD. When I was in my 20s my money never seemed to go far enough. I was always wanting to buy something, achieve something new or travel. Couple those things with job changes, renting a home with my husband for the first time and my pension never felt particularly important. As I reached my late 20s I started to have more available money, and think more long term about my finances. Now, as I start my 30s, I take my pension, and other savings, very seriously. I want to have money to retire and still enjoy my life. Like a lot of 30 somethings, I am looking forward to growing my family, buying our first home together and making changes to my career. I am self-employed, which means I need to make my own pension arrangements, however, I want to talk to you today about automatic enrolment, and what changes are coming this month.

Automatic enrolment pension schemes are changing

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