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Managing the costs of going back to school

With just a couple of weeks to go until the children go back to school, most of us are now making those necessary purchases in preparation. So as parents and carers across the country set off for the shops to buy uniforms, bags, stationery, sports kits and tech for the new academic year, covering the […]

Here’s our top seven tips to repairing your credit rating

Results from a recent report suggest that 80% of Brits have no idea of their credit score. Another study shows that six million of us aren’t eligible for everyday products and services because of our bad credit histories. As a result, almost three million of us have been rejected for a mobile phone contract, two […]

Sharing the love: Understanding joint finances

Managing your money together when you’re in a serious relationship can be tricky business. In fact, one of the biggest problems in most relationships comes down to money – more specifically; communication about money. While money can’t buy love – it can tear it apart. So, here is your guide to understanding your joint finances […]

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 […]