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A Simple Guide To Reducing Everyday Expenses

With the rising costs of gas, electricity, fuel and food it’s no surprise many people in the UK are struggling to make ends meet. Regardless of whatever you’re earning, and even if you’ve got into the habit of saving, an unexpected expense can disrupt your budget. As a result of this, more and more people […]

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This Is How Much Money You Can Save By Going Vegetarian!

There’s a lot of hype around cutting ties with our carnivorous lifestyles: whether that’s for environmental causes, ethical causes, or simply jumping on the ‘I’m vegan’ bandwagon. Either way, there is a reason why there are now over 12.5 million vegetarians and vegans in the UK. It’s simple really — going vegetarian is cheaper, and […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Going To Oktoberfest This Year!

As you’re probably aware, Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival. It’s held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, lasts at least 2 weeks, and attracts over 6 million people each year. For many of us, it’s a lifelong dream to go – what’s stopping you? Here’s everything you’ll need to know if you decide to take […]

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The 5 Easiest Ways To Save Money Without A Conventional Savings Account

Saving money is never easy, it essentially involves purposely hiding money rather than spending on nice things. But fortunately, we’ve found some easy and fun ways to save other than using the traditional savings account. 1. Use AI To Save With Plum Plum makes saving money simple by just doing it for you. It lives […]

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An Ultimate Guide: The Cost Of Living At University

So, you’ve got your place at university sorted and you’re ready to join thousands of other students for at least the next three years. But for many students living away from home, the cost of living is tight, even with the aid of student finance. Here, we’ve broken down the average cost of living away […]

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Cut Your ‘Back To School’ Costs Before Term Starts!

As the summer draws to a close, lots of us have to start thinking about more practical things. Things like digging out our umbrellas from the cupboard and airing out our coats! For those with kids though, the end of the summer means getting the children ready to go back to school. After a summer […]

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How To Avoid The Kids In The School Holidays

This summer has been unrelenting, and for those with fairer skin, spent mostly indoors. But now the haze of summer is drawing to a close, it’s safe to leave the house without risking sunburn. The trick is to avoid the swarms of children on holiday for the next month. For those of you without children, […]

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Tips For Getting Out of Debt

While credit can be useful, having debt can be stressful. Struggling to keep up with repayments can feel very much like walking the wrong way up an escalator. No matter how hard you try, it can lead to a feeling of getting nowhere fast. But getting out of debt doesn’t have to be too hard. […]

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5 Things to do in London – That You Didn’t Know Were Free!

On a budget for the summer or just want to explore the capital without spending a fortune? Most of us know that London can be pretty expensive: in some parts, even a sandwich can set you back a few bob, but there’s also a lot of fun to be had for absolutely nothing! Check out […]

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The First-Time Buyer’s Ultimate Guide To Mortgages

At 359,000 people, the number of first-time buyers in the UK has hit a nine-year high. It’s quite surprising considering that homes are now an average of 21% more expensive than 10 years ago. The majority of first-time buyers would have saved all their hard-earned money for a deposit (an average of £33,000 this year) […]

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Ten Amazing Ways You Can Save Money And The Planet!

Did you know— every single piece of plastic ever created still exists. We all know that we need to do our bit to protect the environment we live in, but the cost of solar panels and eco-friendly products are unaffordable for most. Fortunately, there are some very simple ways to have a less harmful impact […]

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Cut The Cake On The Cheap — 10 Ways To Reduce The Cost Of Your Wedding!

Weddings are one of the most expensive festivities that you’ll ever organise in your life. These days, they cost around £5,000 minimum, with the average wedding in England costing upwards of £27,000. At the very least, you can expect to spend around £10,000 between your wedding and honeymoon if you’re at least attempting to budget. […]

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These Proven Hacks Will Help Keep You Cool In The Heat!

The windows are wide open, the freezer’s chocka with icy treats and that noisy fan is almost certainly keeping you up at night. It’s been a hot few days, and now the MET Office is promising the heatwave to continue into the weekend. It’s going to be a hot one, so use these proven hacks […]

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The Top Five UK Holidays This Summer!

Every family needs a break! But like most, you might be worried about being able to afford a holiday this summer. We say that’s hogwash! Don’t believe that a nice beach holiday is only possible abroad.  Here are five incredible destinations to visit in the UK that are well within budget! Bournemouth Did you know — Bournemouth beach has […]

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How To Get The Best Out Of Your Loyalty Cards

If you’re like me, your wallet or purse is probably bursting at the seams with loyalty cards. It’s all well and good to be able to collect points at every opportunity, but at the end of the day, can your loyalty come at a price? Here’s the low-down on loyalty cards and how to get […]

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The 6 Top Tactics To Ask For A Pay Rise

Asking for a pay rise can be one of the most daunting things in your career. Some companies may automatically increase your pay by a certain percentage every year, but in most cases, employees need to take action into their own hands. So, how can you deal with such a potentially awkward and touchy subject? […]

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Ten Effective Tricks To Save Money On Your Food Shop

Food bills are on the rise and households are looking for more and more creative ways to cut down on their shopping. With the surprise news that Asda and Sainsbury’s could be merging to become the UK’s largest supermarket, consumers are hoping this will slash prices. In the meantime, we’ve gathered ten tricks that you […]

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Five Foolproof Ways To Get Into Festivals For Free!

Festivals are expensive. Most of the biggest festivals in the UK are around £200 for a weekend ticket. And that doesn’t even include the cost of accommodation, travel or food! According to research by MSN, the average British festival-goer will spend £405 a year attending festivals. This is a cost which is unaffordable for many. Luckily, […]

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Six Genuinely Easy Ways To Save Money

Unfortunately, it’s true that there aren’t any shortcuts when it comes to making money. But there are a few very simple methods to stop as much coming out of your wallet every month. In fact, as Kin Hubbard said: “the safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket”. […]

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Five Ways To Keep Your Kids Entertained On A Budget This Easter

Having the kids home for the Easter holidays is a great opportunity to have some family fun time. Although days out and short breaks can quickly become expensive. But with this guide, you won’t need to borrow money to have a very hoppy Easter. Here are five ways to keep your kids and your pocket […]

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Top Ten Tips For Saving Money At Easter

Easter can be a fairly pricey time of year. As well as buying many guilt-free packs of Mini Eggs, there are often lots of activities and parties to attend, so Easter can quickly become costly. We’ve found that you don’t have to spend lots to fulfill your post-lent cravings, so check out our top 10 tips for […]

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Forget The Flowers – Try These Alternative Mother’s Day Gifts!

Mother’s Day is coming a little earlier this year, so just in case it’s slipped your mind, March 11th 2018 is the date to remember. Flowers, though tried and tested, can be difficult to get in these colder weathers, and they’re not always suitable for mothers – especially those who suffer from hay fever or […]

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What You Need To Consider Before Buying Your First House

The average price for a property in the UK is £226,756 in 2017, according to the ONS. In the past year, housing prices have increased by about 5% for the majority of the UK, apart from Scotland who had a huge 7.7% increase. The currently inflating cost is not predicted to slow, so now is a […]

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Giving Up These Things for Lent Will Save You Money!

Like millions of other people, you’ve probably overspent and over-eaten at Christmas. Fortunately, we are nearing Lent, a traditional fasting period for Christians that lasts for 46 days before Easter. Even if you aren’t religious, cutting back on your indulgences will save you money and also help you live a healthier lifestyle. This year’s Lent […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Help to Buy Schemes

The term ‘Help to Buy’ is thrown about quite freely these days with regard to buying property. Politicians usually adorn it with praise, while others have been doubtful of its benefits for various reasons or another. But what is it, and what benefits and drawbacks will it give anyone looking to get on the property […]

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