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First Job: Getting Your Foot in the Door

Just starting your career? It’s tough out there. The job market’s competitive and first-jobbers need to make a big impression. If you’re wondering how to snag that dream position, check out these essential tips and get your foot in the door. On the Radar ‘How do I get my first job?’ Well, before you get […]

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Are You Entitled to Carer Benefits?

If you care for another person, you may be entitled to benefits. Find out how you can get the support you may be entitled to. Why Should I Claim? Caring is a crucial but demanding job. If you’re looking after a friend or relative, providing practical, physical and emotional support to another person can be […]

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Bride and Groom

So you’re planning a wedding to celebrate the love and commitment between you and your partner, but your focus is on everyone else. What isn’t too surprising in this scenario is that you forget about your own needs when counting heads and factoring in costs. Don’t forget that this is your day and as well as the […]

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Am I Entitled to Help With Childcare Costs?

Childcare costs in the UK are among the most expensive in the world. Yet every year, thousands of pounds’ worth of help with childcare costs go unclaimed. Here is a guide to help you find out what you are eligible to claim.  Who is Entitled to 15 Hours Free Childcare? Currently, in the UK, all […]

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Buying a House: Freehold or Leasehold?

You’re reading this because you’re looking into buying a house. You’ve heard these words, freehold and leasehold. You’re stumped. You’re not the only one. But knowing the difference is important and actually isn’t as tricky as it may seem. So, What Do They Mean? There are essentially two different ways of owning a home: freehold […]

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10 Things to Know About Your Bank Account

Your bank account is one of the most important things to understand about your personal finances. Without a bank account, it is difficult to be paid a salary or to budget effectively. You need to know the essentials of what makes your bank account work and tips and tricks to managing your accounts effectively. The […]

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5 of the Best Free Language Learning Apps

Have you ever been on the plane to another country before wondering what the best free language learning apps are? Whether you’re ordering food abroad or trying to chat to locals while on holiday, the French you learned in school only goes so far. Having a second language under your belt is incredibly helpful for […]

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5 Budget Planner Apps: Save More Money. Easily.

Have you ever glanced at a bank statement only to realise that you have no recollection of making a purchase? Or how about having a surprised look on your face as you scroll through the number of direct debits and standing orders leaving your account each month? Keeping on top of every-day finances can be […]

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6 Cheap Afternoon Teas In London

Whether you live in London are just visiting, afternoon tea is a British staple that you should definitely make time for occasionally. Afternoon tea may sound like a pricey luxury reserved for ladies but we can point you in the right direction, here are 6 cheap afternoon teas in London, each boasting high ratings and […]

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How to Get Out of a Financial Difficulty

Many people find themselves in some degree of financial difficulty. Whether it be economic recession, bad investments or just an inability to find a job due to lack of experience… you name it, financial difficulty can come suddenly and from a large variety of sources. The solution To Bad Debt The most important thing is […]

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Getting Debt Help

More and more people are finding themselves in financial difficulty. With the cost of living rising but wages staying fairly consistent, it’s no wonder that people are looking for credit to meet their financial demands. But you don’t have to settle for being in debt. There is plenty of support available if you find yourself […]

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Ways To Bring Your Car Insurance Down

Car insurance is something everyone has to pay for. Having a car insurance is essential because it covers your expenses in the event of vehicle damage or injuries to other drivers, passengers or pedestrians. It’s easy to save hundreds of pounds a year on your car insurance, yet most people stay with their existing provider […]

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Save Money On Back To School Supplies For Kids

The back to school supplies shopping trip can be an expensive part of the summer, especially after spending a lot during the summer to keep the kids entertained. Research from Mintel has shown that Brits spend an average of around £400 on new school uniform and classroom equipment each year. But you don’t have to […]

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Stress – How do You Keep it Under Control?

Over 44% of us suffer from stress on a regular basis. And according to the latest stats from the Health and Safety Executive show that over 488,000 people had work-related stress last year – especially those who work in healthcare, education and the armed forces. So how can we keep stress under control? How can […]

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Unforgettable Mother’s Day on a Budget

Mother’s Day is a beautiful celebration in the name of the matriarch of your family as well as a general honoring of motherhood and the influence of mothers in society. If you want to make this day extra special for the woman who raised you, but you’re worried about your budget, we got your back! […]

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What’s The Best Method Of Getting To Work?

Around 25% of British people travel more than 30 minutes to work, this is a long time and not always enjoyable. Perhaps you are getting fed up of the way you get to work and want a change, or your car broke down and now you are forced to think of some alternatives. Whether you […]

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These AI Powered Apps Will Help You Save Money

These days we spend more time on our smartphones than we do our computers, which means the vast majority of us will do our online banking on the go. As such most banks have their dedicated apps and services to make sure we can check our balances and manage our accounts with ease. But do […]

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How To Find Your Perfect First Home

This is one of your biggest if not the biggest purchase in your life, so you really want to get it right. Therefore, it is essential that you think about this long term. You will have to come head-to-head with additional costs, property research, squeezing information out of the seller and much more. Keep reading […]

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Very Wallet Friendly Valentine’s

Are you looking forward to Valentine’s Day, but you’re worried about funds? You don’t have to compromise romance for money! This blog post will give you plenty of ideas on how to spend your Valentine’s Day in the sweetest way possible and not over-spend. Home Rendez-vous You can start by spoiling your partner with a […]

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It’s The Year Of The Pig, Find Out Your Fortune

Were you born in 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983 or 1995? This means your Chinese zodiac sign is the Pig and 2019 is your year! Keep reading to find out all you need to know about your fortune,  what brings you good and bad luck according to your zodiac animal as well as how to […]

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How to Create a Self Development Plan for 2019

Feeling trapped in your habits? Self-development and self-help are trendy terms, but how to achieve them? Do you make new resolutions but fail to keep to them? This is much more common than you might think. But it’s time to leave whatever imperfections you decide behind, and achieve betterment and improvement in the New Year! […]

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How to Beat the Winter Blues and Stay Productive

It seems like winter has arrived! The days are shorter, it’s constantly dark outside, and most of the time we don’t want to get out of our warm beds. Some of us might even experience the “winter blues”. Whether it’s seasonal affective disorder or post-holiday let-down, you will benefit from our tips and tricks on […]

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Are You Prepared for the Coldest Winter in a Decade?

The scorching heat of the summer has now become a distant memory. We may have all been praying for a breeze a few months ago – now we may be facing the coldest winter in a decade. Many long-range forecasts have predicted “potentially crippling snowfalls and ice storms” between Christmas and the New Year. But […]

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Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best Deals on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday, also known as the day of double discount bargains, is taking place on Monday 26th of November. This online sale (hence the name ‘cyber’) is the best opportunity to smash out your shopping list and spend the lowest amount possible. Everything from fashion, electronics and even flights are subject to discounts. Even though […]

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Everything you need to know about Black Friday

Black Friday! The best time to do your shopping… or is it? This phenomenon, which originated in the USA, has already become well established in the UK since it first introduced by Amazon in 2010. As it has evolved over time, the event has also extended in length (now the discounts last around a week […]

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