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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, 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 of […]

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How Will Brexit Impact Us Financially?

The Effect So Far There is a lot of debate about whether Brexit will damage our economy or improve it. In the two years since the referendum, economists estimate that the economy has taken a hit of around £30 billion a year. Businesses are also hesitant to invest British, as we don’t really know what’s […]

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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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Here’s How You Can Visit A Free Festival Every Day During August!

July and August are the time for festivals, but unless you booked tickets months in advance, you’re unlikely to be able to get hold of any. If you want to go to any of the big festivals like Reading or Glastonbury, the tickets aren’t cheap either, and you might have even considered taking out a […]

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Use These Foolproof Tricks On Your Social Media To Get A Job!

A staggering one in five employers has turned down a candidate because of something unappealing on their social media. The last thing you worry about when being tagged in a photo or sharing a post is whether it will affect your job prospects. Although according to a YouGov survey, almost half of employers stalk your […]

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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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How to Budget With a Family

Parenting is expensive! It can be difficult to stick to a budget plan when you’ve got to buy your children new clothes, make sure the fridge is fully stocked, and also that you’re able to afford to keep everyone entertained during weekends and school holidays. In fact, The Money Charity revealed that it costs an […]

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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 Much Will You Spend During the World Cup?

The month of football during World Cup is always good fun, even for those who aren’t even into football. There are parties, events at work and the nation is united (maybe slightly sarcastically) in supporting the three lions to win their first international trophy since 1966. But this can be an expensive month for some! […]

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Father’s Day on a Fiver

Mother’s Day has been and gone, and now its time to panic buy your Dad a gift this Sunday! If you are still unsure when it is, it’s on Sunday 17th June this year. The problem is, you want to get your Dad something special, but you don’t want to get him yet another novelty […]

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Everything You Need To Know About The 2018 FIFA World Cup

You may have heard that a certain big football tournament is kicking off this week. It is of course the 2018 World Cup, hosted by Russia this time. You’ve probably not had the time to work out what matches you’ll want to watch or even when they’re on, so here’s everything you need to know! Which […]

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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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Fresh and Great Value Seasonal Foods: Spring — Summer

Seasonal food is nutritious, tasty and most importantly cheaper for your weekly food shop. Consumer demand means we are able to buy almost all of our food year round, but this does not mean we are getting the best deal. Check out our seasonal food shopping guide along with a delicious recipe for the bright […]

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The Average Brit Has 33 Tasks On Their Weekly To-Do List: This Should Be #1

Research by the FCA has shown that the average UK adult has a colossal weekly To-Do list of 33 tasks. They found that 60% of us are feeling overwhelmed by these long lists of things to do and that three in four of us are planning to tick off these tasks over the upcoming bank holiday. Nearly […]

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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 accomodation, travel or food! According to research by MSN, the average British festival-goer will spend £405 a year attending festivals: a cost which is unaffordable for many. Luckily, there are some […]

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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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