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Here’s how to host Christmas on a budget

Christmas 2020 was such a washout that many of us are looking forward to this Christmas even more than we usually would. And if you are hosting Christmas for family or friends, it probably makes you more determined to make sure everyone has a great time. The problem is that it can quickly start getting […]

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What keeps you awake at night – and what to do about it

How are you sleeping? Good quality sleep is essential to our wellbeing. Sleep enables our bodies and minds to function as well as they can by giving them time out to rest and recharge.  An average healthy adult needs between 7 and 9 hours sleep per night. But unfortunately many people in the UK do […]

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Heating or eating? What to do if you run out of money for food?

In our recent article Are you affected by the Universal Credit cut?, we looked at the impact of the recent removal of the temporary £20 a week Universal Credit uplift.  Many families fear that the reduction in Universal Credit will result in some very difficult decisions this winter. Such as the choice between heating and […]

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Ever wonder how other people spend their money?

In our society it sometimes feels like people will talk about anything and everything. All kinds of topics – from the sublime to the ridiculous – are covered in TV programmes . . . social media . . . overheard conversations in the pub. It really does seem like nothing is taboo any more. Except […]

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How to have Halloween fun on a budget!

Halloween is on its way, and all parents will be feeling the pressure to do something fun for the kids.  Halloween is now firmly established as a UK celebration. Shops, pubs and restaurants are all now full of pumpkins, skeletons and a whole range of other Halloween decorations. So even if you don’t personally like […]

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Are you affected by the Universal Credit cut?

If you currently claim Universal Credit you will be all too aware that the amount of money you receive has recently been reduced by £20 a week.  This reduction is due to the removal of a temporary £20 a week uplift introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic.  It’s anticipated that this reduction will have a huge […]

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How about rebooting your life this autumn?

Autumn has definitely arrived which means that 2021 is nearing its end. And many of us will be glad to see the back of it! Far from the anticipated calm after the Covid storm of 2020, this year has been one of so many ups and downs. From the ongoing impact of the Covid pandemic, […]

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Will you ever be able to get on the property ladder?

If you dream of buying your own home, the year ahead is a really good time to do it. Why? In his March Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced measures that would help to “turn generation rent into generation buy”. One of these was the return of the 95% mortgage.  The impact of this is that […]

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How to help your kids learn about money!

Money is a big issue for most of us today. And many people wish that they were better with money. But developing good money habits starts early. Try to think back about where your own attitudes to money came from? At what age did you start having money; and did you have any idea about […]

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Love your neighbours but hate their pets?!

Having problems with your neighbours is a really difficult situation to be in. We looked at one aspect of that – noisy neighbours – in our recent article What can you do about noisy neighbours? But what if it’s not the neighbours that are the problem? What if it’s their pets? In this article we […]

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