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Five Unbelievable Celebrity Purchases

Celebrities. They do a wonderful job of keeping us entertained! Whether through their songs, shows and sports, they’re an integral part of our entertainment time. Some, however, are equally hilarious and shocking for another reason: their astronomically absurd spending choices! In the spirit of common sense, we’ve put together our favourite selection of jaw-dropping jaunts […]

How Laziness Drains Your Wallet

We’re all lazy at times; we’re all guilty of it! Instead of looking explicitly at how to avoid being lazy, it’s time to switch things up. We’ve selected a few key scenarios in which the most benign laziness can cost you some serious cash. These situations aren’t special, but they are frequent and more common […]

The Saving Crisis – Why So Few Have a Rainy-Day Fund

It was recently revealed by a House of Lords committee that 40% of the working-age population have less than £100 in savings, with just 41% of British households admitting that they are saving. While financial advisers recommend that savings of between two and three months are kept (on top of spending money, pensions and other […]

How to Save Money on Weddings

We’ve all heard the stories. Weddings are expensive, it’s easy to see why. The truth is that we’re all human when it comes to money. Even the most frugal among us can become swept up in the romance and beauty of such an occasion, leading to unchecked spending and extravagant purchases. It surprises many a […]

Christmas is coming, get planning!

Christmas is on the horizon and warnings are already being made to ensure that households do not start 2015 as they did this year. Research from the Money Advice Service showed that 34% of people started the New Year in 2014 in debt after spending heavily at Christmas. Festive spending can quickly add up and […]

Financial difficulties meaning parents skip meals

More than one in ten parents has admitted they have skipped a meal in order to save money to cover housing costs, according to a new survey from YouGov. The poll of working families revealed that housing costs are a major concern, given the higher proportion of wages that are required to cover housing costs. […]

New research suggests Brits over-indulge in post-payday spending

The average UK adult spends almost a fifth of their monthly wages in the first 24 hours of being paid, new research from QuidCo has revealed. Average payday spending hits £240 on average in that period and it results in 61% of people having little or no money later in the month. A third of […]

Energy bills top list of European household concerns

Concerns over energy bills top the list of worries for European households ahead of paying for rents and mortgages, according to a new survey. The research from Kingfisher, Europe’s largest DIY retail group, surveyed 17,000 households across nine countries. Some 77% of households said they need to adapt their homes in order to meet changing […]