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Commute for less

Reading Time: 9 mins It’s an unavoidable fact of life that we have to work. That means we also have to get to work, and the commute can eat up a fair whack of our hard-earned cash. But the key word there is ‘can’. In fact, there are ways to do it for less. Read on to learn how … read more

5 habits of successful savers

Reading Time: 4 mins Everyone wants to know the secrets successful savers have to make them rich in life. But there’s no secret to it – saving is all about living within your means and putting whatever is left over into a high-interest savings account. It’s simple really –  living on less is much easier if your money’s out of … read more

6 ways to afford childcare

Reading Time: 5 mins The bottom line is childcare is something most families need and the worry of how to afford childcare plays on many a parents mind. The older your child gets the more money you will have to spend on childcare. No more so than during those periods when you and your partner have to work – … read more

11 celebrities who have been to jail and come out the other side

Reading Time: 9 mins If you get thrown in the slammer, does that mean your career is over? Not for these celebrities, who are still very successful and very much in the public limelight, even after spending a couple of years in jail. If you’ve got a criminal record or you have spent time in prison at some point, … read more

Top 10 most popular dog breeds in the UK and the reasons we love them

Reading Time: 8 mins The Brits are a nation of animal lovers but it’s dogs with which we share an extra special bond. As we come up to Christmas you may be thinking about getting a new furry addition for your family. But before you do you need to think it through carefully. Rob Young, Head of Dog Rehoming at … read more

Don’t be fooled by these 10 sneaky Christmas cons

Reading Time: 8 mins If you’re on a tight budget this Christmas the last thing you want is to be conned by sneaky sale tactics and unnecessary charges so we’ve but together a list of the top ten sneaky cons you should be aware of this festive season. Can you guess what they are? Take a look below. Is … read more

Stop paying for these 15 things you can get for free

Reading Time: 8 mins Discount vouchers, coupons and apps top the list of the nation’s favourite money saving tips, with half of UK adults using them to cut the cost of goods and services. But why cut costs when you can get things for FREE without paying a penny? Take a look at these 15 things that you should … read more

How to Get Out of Debt After the Summer

Reading Time: 7 mins When you’re struggling to pay interest on credit cards, loans or an overdraft – let alone paying off what you owe – it can seem like you’ll never get out of debt. Fortunately, there is a way out. If you follow these four easy steps, you can ditch the debt, and start living again. Step … read more

Volunteer holidays

Reading Time: 4 mins Volunteering while getting away from your regular day-to-day routine can be a great way to see the world while doing something positive such as benefiting deprived communities or helping the planet. Working might not be everyone’s idea of a relaxing holiday but there are plenty of choices about the type of volunteering one can do, … read more

Alternative Funerals

Reading Time: 6 mins Alternative funerals are increasingly popular.  Funerals should be a celebration of life rather than just a lamentation of death.  So here are some really great alternative options when making funeral plans.

Detox your finances

Reading Time: 6 mins It’s a tough time for everyone at the moment. Even the most frugal among us are still feeling the pinch. But in the same way you might be planning to detox and shape up for summer, it’s time to take a fresh look at shaping up your finances too. Even if you have blown your … read more

Secured loans – the truth

Reading Time: 9 mins Imagine you’ve borrowed £5,000 and you are struggling to pay it back. If you’ve borrowed that money in the form of a secured loan against your house and you really can’t make the repayments, your home will be repossessed. No questions asked and no second chances. To lose your entire home for that sum of … read more

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