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6 Things You Didn’t Know Could Negatively Affect Your Credit Score

This is a collaborative post Few subjects are as essential yet misunderstood as credit. Some people may assume that it only has to do with consumer debt and how much credit they’re using. Others think that simply paying their bills on time is all it takes. While this will help your credit score, there are …

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4 Tips To Help Your Household Budget

This is a collaborative post Is it just me whose thoughts are zoning in on their household budget at the moment? This is the time of year when I always look to make changes and improvements. This is our super expensive time of year, as most of our family birthdays fall in autumn and winter …

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5 Foolproof Ways To Stick To Your Household Budget

This is a collaborative post  Almost everyone has found themselves in a situation where they are scratching their head at the end of the month wondering where all the money went. With the constant growth of the economy, many people are facing financial challenges trying to stick to a household budget. They often get the …

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Financial Tips And Advice For You And Your Family In 2020

This is a collaborative post  Saving money is always a good idea. It allows you to keep a rainy-day fund for emergencies, gather cash for life’s little luxuries such as family holidays, or helps you plan for yours or your child’s financial future. A lot of the time, however, it can be difficult scraping enough …

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Essential Insurance To Safeguard Your Family

This is a collaborative post You work hard to achieve your financial goals, clock in a lot of working hours to provide for your family and to grow your retirement money but is it enough to protect you and your family? Being a parent, you are the family’s main income earner and may not have …

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Every Little Helps – 4 Ways You Can Earn A Little Extra In 2020

This is a collaborative post Got your eye on a dream holiday? Perhaps you’re saving for a house? Or maybe you just want a little extra spending money so you can treat the kids and even yourself? Whatever your dreams might be, I think it’s safe to say that most of us would like to …

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3 Ways to Save Money Today

This is a collaborative post I am absolutely not going to mention the word, I am still revelling in the last days of summer here. But I must admit that it is lurking on the horizon, that event in December that I am going to need to save a few pennies for. I tend to …

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Planning A Small Break In The Autumn? Here Are 4 Ways You Can Help Finance Your Trip

This is a collaborative post We all love having something to look forward to. It’s what gets us through the working week, and what the kids love to get excited about! And although the summer break is already drawing to a close (where did the six weeks go!?) it’s the perfect opportunity to plan ahead …

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Making That Dream Wish List Affordable

This is a collaborative post What would be on your dream wish list? What are those luxuries that you have always had your eye on but not quite splashed out on yet? We all have these dream wish lists, don’t we? It’s fun to think about all of those treats that we would love to …

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Helping Children To Understand The Value Of Money

This is advertorial content I wrote a couple of months ago about the benefits of giving children pocket money and since then, the kids have really been coming on leaps and bounds with it. It’s as though having their own money has given them both a better sense of responsibility and a greater understanding of …

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Creating a Family Adventures Jar

I don’t know about you, but my kids have got a lot of ‘stuff’. More ‘stuff’ than they know what to do with, and more ‘stuff’ than even sees the light of day. Which is why this year for Christmas, I’ll be creating a Family Adventures Jar. It’s a present that will give them treats …

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Stop Right There! You’re Almost Definitely Over-Spending On…

You work darned hard for your money. You stay behind late, you put in overtime, you shoulder extra responsibilities because that’s just the sort of person you are. Yet, for all your efforts it never seems as if there’s enough cash in the household. There’s no doubt about it, as living costs climb ever higher …

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4 Ways to Keep Your Family Fed and Your Finances in Check Over Winter

Many families in the UK are having to decide between heating their homes or making a meal. This shocking statistic has been revealed in a survey by prepaid MasterCard experts, icount. Higher heating and energy bills during the winter period has resulted in many of the UK’s population waiting to turn their heating on as …

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Money Saving Diary Challenge

I have been challenged by Scottish Friendly to take part in their Money Saving Diary Challenge, and it’s definitely one for me. As you may have read here recently, we have just booked a holiday to Walt Disney World next summer so we are all about saving at the moment! The idea behind the challenge …

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4 Tips For Selling Furniture Online

It can be tempting to go down to the dump with your unwanted furniture, but giving it a new home could be an easy way to prevent throwing it away and even make some extra cash. The trend of upcycling furniture is still going strong, so even if the condition isn’t the best it could …

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6 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Now that the fun of Christmas is becoming a distant memory, the treat that we have to look forward to this month is the credit card bill! I don’t know about you, but we tend to put a little away each month throughout the year towards Christmas, though we do then use the credit card …

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