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How to buy a bicycle for the best price

5th Jun 2016

What’s not to love about cycling? It’s good for the environment, your wallet and, of course, your health. But before you rush out and spend hundreds on a state-of-the-art bike, or even just a cheap second-hand one, here are a few things you should consider. What to look for Where to buy Optional extras Government…

16 Ways to Find Cheap Designer Clothes

23rd May 2016

Ever commented on a beautiful outfit to be told it came from a supermarket, discount store or charity shop? Did it make you wonder if you know the best places to shop for cheap designer clothes? We’ve put together this essential guide to saving money on your wardrobe – without compromising on style. There’s a whole…

10 ways to eat for free – recipes for food from the hedgerows

18th May 2016

Even in the city there’s loads of free food growing: nettles, dandelion leaves (and flowers), blackberries, linden leaves etc. Get foraging. Here are my top ten free food recipes.

Why digital downloads are a rip-off

27th Dec 2015

The digital world is taking over our lives. We download music rather than buy CDs, we choose Netflix over DVDs and we can even give up our yoga classes at the gym for free videos on YouTube. Over half of Brits were given ‘virtual gifts’ at Christmas! But have you stopped to question whether this digital…

Will the new Consumer Ombudsman end up creating an ‘omni-shambles’ for customers?

1st Sep 2015

From next month, UK consumers will be protected by a new bill of rights designed to resolve disputes with retailers and service providers, including the introduction of a dedicated ‘consumer ombudsman’ to handle small claims (anything under £10,000 in value). It is being hailed by the British Government as “the biggest overhaul of consumer rights…

Reasons to be cheerful: 62 things to make you smile in 2021

9th Jan 2015

Feeling the lockdown blues…even when it’s not supposed to be lockdown? It still feels like there is a lot to be gloomy about – the government and SAGE certainly seem to want to keep us that way! But we truly don’t have to accept that. We can rebel and demand the goodness, happiness and light…

How to make money and save money in 2015

6th Jan 2014

Make money and save money every month this year. Look through these tips and you can make some notes in your diary to help you get ahead of the game and rake in the cash each month this year! January February March April  May June July August September October November December

Luxury Christmas gifts for less

4th Dec 2013

Updated: 21 November 2013 Money’s tight for everyone this year, but we’ve worked out how you can have a luxury Christmas for less. Whether you’re after designer beauty products, posh jewellery for the Christmas party, or getting pampered like a celeb, we’ve been trawling the web for great deals without a hefty price tag.

Watch out for the pump and dump, Ponzi and the Spanish prisoner Cons

20th Oct 2013

I have just finished reading The Con Men: A History of Financial Fraud and the Lessons you can Learn by Leo Gough. Before reading, I didn’t have much knowledge of scams and fraud within the financial sector and I also had no idea how long some of the cons ran on for, or how much…

Is the iPhone 5c worth it?

24th Sep 2013

Apple is marketing their new iPhone 5c as a cheaper alternative to their more expensive models, but is it actually worth buying? The downsides of the newest iPhone Looking at their comparison chart for the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 4s, there isn’t too much of a difference between the 5c and 5s as far…

How to avoid boiler room scams

12th Aug 2013

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – watch the movie ‘Boiler Room’. It’s a good view and it will give you an idea of how these nasty, fraudulent operations work. “Boiler Room” scams involve bogus stockbrokers, usually based overseas, cold calling people to pressure them into buying shares that promise high returns. In…

How to get Cheap currency for your holiday

13th May 2013

Everyone wants cheap currency right? Right now the pound is pretty strong against the euro, which means you get more money for your sterling! This makes it a great time to stock up on holiday euros, but getting the cheapest foreign currency possible is still a must. Don’t be fooled by high-street claims of ‘commission-free’…