November 1, 2014

Kicking Off Big Energy Saving Week with British Gas and Netmums

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    The change of seasons is well and truly upon us and I for one am not amused. I am not a winter person. Or an autumn person either. In fact, I am most definitely solar powered and if I had my way, I would hibernate through the coldest months of the year. As […]

How to Make Big Energy Savings

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    If you’re struggling to pay your energy bills, fear not, as there’s plenty that can be done to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your outgoings. Simple changes can make a big difference and with the energysavingtrust.co.uk leading the Big Energy Saving Week from 20-24th October 2014, now’s the perfect time to think […]

How you can earn cashback while doing your Christmas shopping

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    This Christmas, make sure you get the value you deserve on all your festive essentials by shopping with Quidco – the smart, free and easy way to earn cashback every time you shop. What’s cashback? Every time you shop at any of our 4,000 retailers we receive a commission for generating a sale. As […]

Saving for Retirement: Is Peer-to-Peer Lending the Future?

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      As pensions continue to be squeezed and interest rates remain at record lows, an increasing number of people are turning to peer-to-peer lending as a way of bolstering their retirement nest-eggs. The UK government seems to be paving the way for savers to utilise this relatively new form of investment more than […]

Credit Offers: Too good to be true?

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    Two million people in the UK use payday loan companies as a quick and easy option for obtaining credit. These companies’ advertisements make it look so convenient, and if you have a low credit rating and can’t get a loan or overdraft from a bank, this might seem like an ideal option. It […]

Get the Entire Family Online with Inexpensive Broadband Packages

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          In today’s ‘always connected to the internet’ world, a larger family will mean more devices eating into a broadband limit. However, the inexpensive unlimited packages now available on the market mean you don’t have to pay a fortune to get the entire family online.   Internet devices in your home […]

Getting Insured: Where is the Best Place in the UK to Get Insured?

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    Car insurance is a must for every car owner. Having some form of insurance from certain risks including accidents and theft enables the owner to safeguard their investment on their cars. However, car insurance premiums can be quite expensive depending on a lot of factors—the size and make of the car, the number […]

Saving For A Deposit On A New Home? It Doesn’t Have To Be Hard

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    Sometimes a family will outgrow the home in which they live. It is not an unusual situation in which to find yourself because most people have to climb the housing ladder slowly. When it is time to step up to the next rung, you might wonder how to fund the move. Maybe you […]

Smart investment for a secure family future

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      Managing investments as a private, untrained individual can often feel daunting; when you have the wellbeing of your family to consider, it’s all the more so. As so often, though, things aren’t really as complicated as they may seem. Patience, steady judgement and a basic understanding of the options can make you […]

The quest for self-sufficiency, freedom and financial independence: The 3 reasons why we’ve always bitten off more than we thought we could chew

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    It was only a few weeks ago when the figurative mountain seemed impossibly high to climb. ‘I can’t do this any more!’ was all I could say to Mike as we had one of our rare but vocal arguments. The house was a tip with rooms being ripped out and redecorated, with boxes […]

The Secrets to Planning a Family Holiday on The Cheap

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    Summer is here, which means it’s just about time to book your family holiday so you can all have a break away, with great food/drink, fun, and bonding. Family holidays aren’t easy to book on the cheap, but it can be done if you’re careful and consistent with your search. We all need […]

From saving for schools to saving for pensions: top money tips for families

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    Saving during times of economic hardship can be difficult but thankfully there are plenty of tips which can help families on their way. Here are a few of them but you can find plenty more budgeting advice in this money-saving tips article on the BBC.   Starting the saving habit The most important […]

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