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5 Tips To Create Lead Magnets and Boost Sales

Digital marketing is 180 degrees from traditional (offline) marketing. Social media has bridged the gap between businesses and their customers, and to reap the most out of this, approaching maximum potential consumers is important. This is where lead magnets come in. Lead magnets are essentially a way of collecting customer contact details by offering them […]

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20 of the Best Free Museums in the UK

A museum trip can be the ultimate day trip adventure! With so many around the country, you should easily find the perfect one for you to learn something new about the world around us. And the best thing is, many of them are free, meaning you can bring out your nerdy side without it costing […]

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5 Ways to Budget For a Summer Holiday

Are you dreaming of taking that perfect summer holiday this year? Whether you’re looking for time in the sun, or want to soak up some local culture, with summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning your summer getaway. But did you know that for a family of four, an average […]

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7 Affordable Holiday Essentials

Holiday essentials can be expensive – from sun cream to mosquito spray. Yet all these essentials are vital for staying safe on holiday. Here’s how to be savvy when you shop for your holidays and save money on your travel must-haves! 1. Sun Cream If you’re flying to somewhere sunny (or going skiing), sun cream […]

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50 Things To Do On Your No-Spend Weekend

Saving money or trying to cut back on your spending isn’t exactly a fun task. It often means going without, and while it can make you happier in the long run, no-one particularly looks forward to the times when they have to be frugal. However, there are ways to live entirely for free, even if […]

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What is the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Loan?

If you’re looking into different loan options, you’ll probably come across the terms ‘secured’ and ‘unsecured’ loans. And if you haven’t taken out much credit before, you may not be entirely sure what the difference is between these types of loans. To help you gain a better understanding of secured and unsecured loans, we’ve explored […]

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Pros and Cons of Payday Loans

When it comes to taking out a payday loan, you should try and weigh up the advantages and disadvantages first. While a payday loan may be the best option for some people, it may not be a suitable choice for others. To help you get started, we’ve looked at some of the pros and cons […]

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5 Tips for Living on a Budget

We all know that living on a budget can be frustrating. It can feel incredibly restrictive – you might not be able to do all the things you want to, as you’re constantly thinking about money. But if you try to focus on your end goal, whether that’s saving up for something exciting, or getting […]

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Find Great Car Finance Deals

If you’re looking to buy a new car, you may be thinking about taking out a personal loan. But if you have bad credit, you might wish to consider vehicle finance options. As car finance is a type of secured loan, it could be the cheapest option for those with a low credit score.So if […]

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4 Things You Need After Buying a Used Car

You must consider several things after buying a used car. You may need to do some paperwork and make sure you have completed a few additional steps, depending on where you purchased it. We’ll look at four important steps you need to follow once you’ve bought a used car. 1. Registration, Title, and Transfer If […]

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Healthy Meals on a Budget

With the price of the grocery shopping hitting record highs, it can be hard to see where savings can be made. But with a little planning, research and inventiveness, you can create cheap family meals without compromising on quality. Buy for Less When trying to save, it’s important to consider when and how you shop. […]

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Buy Second Hand Clothes for School

With kids growing an average of 2.5 inches per year between the ages of 6-12 (and that’s not including growth spurts) most parents have learned that – come September – kids will probably need a new school uniform. Although supermarkets have driven prices down with their generic ranges, many schools still prefer parents to buy […]

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Bizarre Bargain Buys

If you look in unexpected places, you can get an absolute bargain. Go on, dare you! Read All Ab-Outlet Venture away from the familiarity of the High Street to find bargains on top name brands. Office, Sports Direct, Very.co.uk and Superdry are among the stores that have online outlets on eBay. They often sell end […]

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7 Ways to Compare Payday Loans Online

At the height of the financial crisis, more than 8.2 million loans were taken out in the UK. With traditional credit alternatives drying up, more and more of us turned to payday loan lenders in the UK to solve our short-term financial woes. But, times have changed, haven’t they? Well, not quite.Ten years later, and Brits are […]

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Am I Entitled to Help With Childcare Costs?

Childcare costs in the UK are among the most expensive in the world. Yet every year, thousands of pounds’ worth of help with childcare costs go unclaimed. Here is a guide to help you find out what you are eligible to claim.  Who is Entitled to 15 Hours Free Childcare? Currently, in the UK, all […]

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Buying a House: Freehold or Leasehold?

You’re reading this because you’re looking into buying a house. You’ve heard these words, freehold and leasehold. You’re stumped. You’re not the only one. But knowing the difference is important and actually isn’t as tricky as it may seem. So, What Do They Mean? There are essentially two different ways of owning a home: freehold […]

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12 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to Try

Mother’s Day is always a day that makes every woman feel special. You might remember your mum or stepmother and instantly want to find them and hug them to show how you feel about them. Mother’s Day is the perfect day for this but likewise, it can also be a day that requires strict financial […]

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7 Ways to Go Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Skim £££s off your grocery shopping with our top tips! Do you know the price of everyday food items? From a pint of milk to avocados, test your knowledge with our fun quiz to discover if you’re right on the money when it comes to grocery prices. Interested in finding out how you can cut the […]

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10 Things to Know About Your Bank Account

Your bank account is one of the most important things to understand about your personal finances. Without a bank account, it is difficult to be paid a salary or to budget effectively. You need to know the essentials of what makes your bank account work and tips and tricks to managing your accounts effectively. The […]

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10 Things To Ask Alexa For A Pick Me Up

It’s exciting to have a new gadget to play with, learning all its features and capabilities. What makes this experience even more enjoyable is if this new gadget comes with its own AI, as is the case with the Amazon Echo. The Echo features its very own personal assistant called Alexa. Alexa is on hand […]

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5 Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund

An emergency fund is one of the most important things that you need to have to manage your personal finances. It is something that will help you when or if you are suffering from financial problems, or if you are trying to ensure that you do not have financial problems. What is an Emergency Fund? […]

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Get a Loan

1. How Much Will it Cost Each Month? The monthly cost of a loan will depend on how much the loan is for, how long you agree to repay it over, the agreed interest and any additional charges that may be included. However, you should only take out a loan that you can afford. A […]

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40 Years Of Iconic Toys And What They’re Worth Now

From board games to robotic pets, our childhood toys have left a lasting impression. But is their value more than sentimental? Your favourite toys could fetch you a petty penny… Some old toys are worth more now than others, but the memories you have are priceless. Now, where did that Beyblade go… 1970s Stretch Armstrong […]

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5 of the Best Free Language Learning Apps

Have you ever been on the plane to another country before wondering what the best free language learning apps are? Whether you’re ordering food abroad or trying to chat to locals while on holiday, the French you learned in school only goes so far. Having a second language under your belt is incredibly helpful for […]

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3 Alternatives To XMAS Traditional Saving Schemes

Christmas is, for most people, an incredibly expensive time of the year. Getting to December and having no money saved for all your Christmas presents, food and socialising can put a downer on the festive period. Many people choose to build up a Christmas savings pot throughout the year using a savings scheme. These are […]

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