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From Credit Cards to Charities

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"I wanted to feel, at the end of a hard week, like it had all been worthwhile." Rachael Ibbott wasn't unhappy at work, but something was missing. Here's how six months abroad, a social enterprise programme and a new perspective on her finances helped her shift into work that matters.

From Analyst to Web Developer

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Tim Robertson felt undervalued and unskilled. Longing to find more buzzy, creative and technical work, he took a big financial risk and retrained. It’s been an eye-opening reinvention with a steep learning curve, but he’s finally found a career path that ticks all his boxes. Here's how he did it.

From Office Worker to Digital Nomad

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"I'd been itching for years to break free... but I lacked the confidence to make the change." A welcome redundancy finally gave Anna Moran the push she needed. Now, after six months of exploration, she's running her own organisation and using the world as her office. Here's her story.

From Teaching to Silverware

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Audrey Allan nearly moved to the other side of the world to escape her career. But when her sideline business started to take off, she realised she could find fulfilment and a family life much closer to home. Here's her story.

From Coffee to Crafts

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When Hannah Young's home-decorating challenge became a fun business idea, she decided to see where it could lead. It wasn't long before her new side-project took off, so she shifted her lifestyle to accommodate a little bit of everything she loves. Here's how she did it.

From Pints to Property

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Rupert Beak had lost his drive at work. He needed a new challenge. Although his next step was clear, he still had to extract himself from the career he'd tied himself into for the last 15 years. Here he shares how he managed the transition from 'old hand' to 'fresh face' in a brand-new industry.

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