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Ten Fun Family Things To Do This February Half Term Without Breaking the Budget

It can be a challenge keeping the kids entertained on the cheap during half term – but being strapped for cash doesn’t mean you have to be short on ideas. There are lots of things to see, do and experience this February half term – and we promise that not one of our ideas will […]

FIRE: How you can achieve early retirement and real financial independence

You might have heard of this phrase before. FIRE – Financially Independent, Retired Early – is a concept that’s becoming increasingly popular in 2019 and beyond. It’s easy to see why. We can all think of times where we’ve had to make decisions based on our lack of savings, instead of embracing the opportunities before […]

Nine Simple Ways To Transform Your Finances In 2019

2019 is upon us and, as many are carrying out New Year resolutions and making positive changes to our lives, it’s a great time to sort out any money matters. By acting quickly to change even just a few financial habits, it’s often easy to get back on a back on track. Here are our […]

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 […]

Buying a new car: the ultimate guide

When buying a new car there is plenty to consider. From picking the best dealership to size, colour and comfort, getting it right is a decision that requires a lot of thought. Of course financing a new car is another thing to mull over, as a limited budget may prove to be restrictive when it […]

Brit’s lack savings to deal with emergencies

Three in five Brits do not have £1,000 in savings that could be used in an emergency situation, new research has revealed. Those questioned by Gocompare.com Savings said they believed they need £1,200 set aside for a ‘rainy day’ yet 59% of people had less than £1,000. Worryingly still, a quarter of Brits have no […]

New car sales at ten-year high

UK new car sales reached a ten-year high in September as motorists flocked to find new vehicles, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has revealed. The SMMT showed 425,861 vehicles were sold in the month, up 5.6% than in September 2013, marking a 31st successive month of growth. September is traditionally a strong month […]

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 […]

Unemployment drops below two million

Unemployment in the UK dropped below two million in the three months to the end of August – for the first time in five years. According to data from the Office for National Statistics the number of unemployed people dropped by 154,000 to its lowest level since 2008. The unemployment rate fell by 6% while […]