Black Friday Consumer Guide

Mark your calendars: Black Friday will be hitting us this year on Friday 24th November. The shopping extravaganza that started in the US has made its way across the pond to the UK since 2013. Black Friday has attracted very polarising opinions – some see it as a great opportunity to snap up some bargains[…]

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Bonfire Night on a Budget

Halloween is over: now it’s November and time for Bonfire Night! With Christmas just around the corner, you’ve probably started to think about budgeting for presents, but Bonfire Night doesn’t need to cost you a fortune. Here are some useful tips on celebrating on a budget, and most importantly – how to stay safe. Choosing Fireworks There[…]

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How to Get Cheaper Gas and Electricity this Winter

Energy prices have maintained a steady level over the last few years, but with prices beginning to rise across the range of electricity and gas suppliers in the UK, now is the perfect time to make a switch and get cheaper energy this winter. All households are feeling the pinch as prices rise for all utilities, amenities[…]

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Ranked: The 10 Best Jobs in the UK by Salary & Satisfaction

UK employment in 2017 currently stands at 74.8% – the highest rate since records began in 1971. Traditionally, jobs in tech and finance are usually rated the best by salary and job satisfaction, but a recent assessment by job search and review company Glassdoor shows that the best jobs in the UK come from a wide range[…]

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The Evolution of Budgeting Apps

“There’s an app for that…” Managing your finances used to be a difficult and time-consuming task. Prior to smartphones, you’d often find yourself standing in a queue in front of a cash machine or your bank to get a statement. Then you’d have to balance your chequebook to make sure you’ve not gone over your[…]

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How to Avoid Identity Theft

Identity theft happens when fraudsters gain enough information about your identity to commit identity fraud. They can then use your identity to open accounts, get credit cards, loans, passports, driving licenses and anything else of value to them. How to spot identity theft In most cases of identity theft, fraudsters have already acted on your[…]

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How to Budget Like a Boss

Taking a few minutes each day to manage your money better can help you stay on top of your spending habits. It will help you create savings to pay off any debts you might have, pay for that holiday you’ve been planning or simply have it available for a rainy day. Here’s how to budget like[…]

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7 Ways to Reduce Your Travel Costs

Whether it’s getting to and from work or doing the school run, travel costs can’t be avoided. The Office for National Statistics that the average family in the UK spends £74 per week on travel costs – almost £1.5 billion combined. But if you’re smart, you can save money in the long run. Here’s 7 ways to[…]

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4 Common Internet Scams to Watch Out For

Cyber criminals target businesses and consumers of all ages alike. The internet has made it infinitely easier to shop, pay bills and enjoy our leisure time, but it’s also made it easier to commit crimes. With our private lives, homes and work offices connected to such a vast online world, we need to be cautious[…]

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Do You Have a Small Fortune Hidden Away in Your Attic?

It turns out those boxes of junk you’ve refused to throw out for years might be worth a lot of money to the right buyers online. If you make the journey deep into your attic by braving the dust, spiders and Christmas decorations you could find a couple of retro hidden gems that are worth[…]

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