Category: Festive Finance

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6 Financial Resolutions for the New Year

The New Year is a great time to put a plan together and overhaul your life for the better – especially financial resolutions that can help you get closer to your money goals. If you are thinking about how to handle your finances in the coming year, we've looked at five financial resolutions you can[…]

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The Ultimate Christmas Saving Guide

Christmas is just around the corner and can often be a strain on our wallets, with the effects felt well into the New Year. That’s why it's a good idea to always start planning your Christmas finances in advance - that way, nothing comes as a shock last minute. For instance, before you start going[…]

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5 Cheap Halloween Party Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Halloween is rapidly approaching so it’s time to start putting together the scariest Halloween party for your friends and family! If you’re living on a budget it might be frightening to consider some of the Halloween makeup and party gear that you see on social media and in the press, thinking that it’s out of[…]

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New Year’s Resolution: Create a Budget

When most people think of a New Year's resolution, they probably opt for things like getting fit, spending more time with family and friends, or taking up a new hobby. Creating and sticking to a budget probably isn’t the most thrilling resolution, but it might be something that you need to do this year.  We’re[…]

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Cheap Christmas Decorations

When it comes to decorating for Christmas, there are generally two types of approach. Some people will simply reuse the stuff they already have, from the tree to the tinsel. Others prefer to adhere to the current trends, swapping out their colour scheme depending on what’s in vogue. Whichever camp you fall into, there’s no[…]

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10 Ideas for Gifts on a Budget

If you’d rather not spend too much money on Christmas presents, it can be challenging when you have a long list of people to buy for. And while we’re not suggesting you should not buy gifts at all (though this could be a good tactic if everyone’s in agreement), there are ways you can save[…]

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8 Tips to Save Money at Christmas

Looking to save money this Christmas? With the rising cost of living, cutting costs is more important than ever. We’ve therefore looked at eight easy ways to save money when you’re shopping for presents or buying any other festive items!  1. Make a List (and Check it Twice) If you go shopping without a clear[…]

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Should We Stop Giving Christmas Presents?

While the idea of not giving presents to our loved ones is an uncomfortable one, there are arguments supporting this concept. Martin Lewis, the money saving expert, originally proposed the idea in 2009, just after the financial crisis, and it’s been gaining momentum ever since. Especially in light of the current cost of living crisis.[…]

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How to Prepare for Winter and the Rising Cost of Living

There's no denying that we’ve got a tough winter ahead. In terms of our finances, we’ve already noticed the rise of things like petrol prices and household bills, and it’s been predicted that these will only get higher. Essentially, the cost of living is increasing, and most of us are feeling the pinch. So how[…]

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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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