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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ask Siri One Of These 10 Things for A Pick-Me-Up

If you are equipped with an Apple Mac, an up-to-date iPhone or an iPad, then you are also lucky enough to be equipped with Siri. In case you’ve been under a rock for the last 6 years, Siri is an intelligent personal assistant that can respond to your voiced queries or commands. Siri knows most […]

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5 Affordable Alternatives That Are Better Than The Expensive Versions

When it comes to household shopping, we all have go-to brands that we buy time and time again. We buy from these brands because we know them, we trust them, and so do our peers. It’s what’s known as brand loyalty. You could be doing it consciously because you prefer one brand to another, or […]

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10 Things You Need to Buy for Your Children

As a nation, we love spending money on our children. According to a study from Aviva, first-time parents from the UK spend almost £492m preparing for a new baby. Whether you have a newborn baby or a teenager, children are the hearts and souls of our society. It’s natural that British parents love to spend […]

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9 Money Saving Hacks to Save £1,870 Cash (Every Single Year)!

We all know how difficult it can be to save money, which is why we’re sharing 9 practical saving hacks to help you save more, without compromising or changing your lifestyle! Shockingly, 1 in 4 UK adults has zero savings. Worse still, 10% of Brits admit to spending more than they earn. As our daily […]

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12 Free Father-Daughter Activities To Keep You Fit

School holidays might be your child’s favourite time of the year, but for you, it probably means trying to come up with umpteen ways to keep them occupied. Instead of listening to the constant chorus of ‘I’m bored’ while trying to understand what your daughter is interested in, why not do something active? You can […]

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Calculating Interest on a Loan

When looking into your loan options, one of the most important things for a lot of people is the interest rate. You don’t want to have to pay more than necessary! And for some loans, calculating the interest is easy – the lender will let you know the annual interest rate. But with short term […]

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How to Manage Stress about Money

Money and mental health are often connected. Poor mental health can make managing money harder and worrying about money can make your mental health worse. Reasons You May be Experiencing Money Worries If you recently lost a job or had to take some unpaid holidays, which affects your regular income, you might find yourself experiencing […]

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The Best Tips For How To Host Christmas Day

Christmas season, is here, which means it’s time to celebrate and to party! We know you just can’t resist a seasonal get-together! However, you might not be confident at hosting your family and friends and would rather keep the stress involved to the minimum. Whatever your budget is, we’ll share with you on how to […]

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The Best Money Saving Tips At Christmas

There’s less than one month until Christmas, as I’m sure you’ve noticed by all the Christmas decorations and mince pies in the shops. For some people, it’s far too early to be thinking about Christmas, some are full of holiday spirit all year round, and others may celebrate Chanukah, Eid or owt. No matter what […]

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How To Get Healthy On A Budget

Choosing the healthy option may be hard especially if it also has to fit your budget. This blog post will take a holistic approach to health focusing on healthy eating, exercise and mental well being. Healthy Eating You don’t have to eat the trendiest superfoods like goji berries, kombucha or manuka honey, to stay on […]

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Tips For Living On A Tight Budget

Living on a tight budget can get tiresome, irritating and plainly hard. However, if you go the right way about it and save up where you can you won’t have to constantly feel deprived. You just have to make sure every pound has its purpose and you priorities expenses that really matter. Whether you have […]

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Money Management

Taking the time to manage your money better can really pay off. It can help you stay on top of your bills and save £1,000s each year. You can use these extra savings to pay off any debts you might have, or put them towards your pension. Perhaps you could even spend them on your […]

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Check Out These Hacks To Stay Warm This Winter!

Heavy snow has been a regular occurrence in the UK in the last few years , causing its usual disruption to commuters and services. Temperatures in the UK fall to near freezing, leaving many people suffering from the cold in and outside of their homes. While some of us might be tempted to have the […]

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Don’t Let the Costs of Winter Partying Put Chills Down Your Spine!

Going out on the town these days is just so expensive. It’s only natural to want to unwind with a few drinks and have a dance with our mates. Or maybe have some food and a laugh! We all deserve a night out with our friends from time-to-time, but it can cost a fortune if […]

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