Stress – how do you keep it under control?

Over 44% of us suffer from stress on a regular basis. And according to the latest stats from the Health and Safety Executive show that over 488,000 people had work-related stress last year - especially those who work in healthcare, education and the armed forces. So how can we keep stress under control? How can we spot signs of stress? Here’s a mini guide to recognising and coping with...

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Fraudsters and how to keep your money safe

As technology grows, so does the cyber crime. Every 15 seconds someone in the UK is scammed out of their money online. Financial Fraud Action UK said there was a 53% increase compared to the year before! More of us are using our credit and debit cards online and divulging our bank details, making it easier for scammers to target people. Our 3 quick steps to keep your money safe...

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Summer saving tips

  Summer brings a whole host of different advantages to saving money. Yes, the kids may be on the big summer holiday, but it doesn’t mean it’s a more expensive time than any other season. As well as summer money saving tips, we bring you some ideas on how to have an amazing time by saving money on brilliant days out! Saving can be fun Here’s a clever trick we hold as a firm...

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Car maintenance – cut the amount of cash you give to the garage

The average hourly rate for garage repair stands at £75 - and if you go to a BMW dealer it can cost over £200! But getting your car fixed doesn’t have to be a financial pain - there are some brilliant ways to save some serious cash when you need to take your car into the garage for repair Travel further away from home We’re not talking driving 100 miles away (think of the petrol...

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How to get on the property ladder?

The average house price in the UK at the moment is £205,240. While that may sound like a lot - this year is set to be a great time to get on the property ladder. Growth in house prices is set to decrease from 4.5% to 2%, so now may be a better time than ever to get a mortgage. Owning your own house is a popular life milestone - it’s truly a place you can call your own! But how do you get...

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UK unemployment coming down but is it easy to find a job?

Unemployment levels may have fallen to just 1.6 million people - which accounts for 23.25 million full-time workers and 8.55 million part-time workers. So, at 0.77 applicants per vacancy, does it mean it’s now easier than ever to find a job? So why has the level of unemployment fallen? The decrease in unemployment in recent years could be down to so many different factors. Here are just...

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Renting for the first time, everything you need to know

  In 2005 1 in 5 young adults lived with their parents, but now it’s risen to 1 in 4 thanks to low salaries that don’t line up with inflation and housing prices. But renting for the first time, whether it’s with a friend or two or your first place on your own can be your ticket out of living under your parents’ roof. Ideally, you’ll want somewhere to call home for the next...

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The best option for your savings

Almost 17 million Brits have less than £100 stashed away in savings, according to This is Money. For a lot of us, it’s getting started with saving up and sticking to it, as opposed to having no money to save. It does also depend on where you are in life - a huge 3.5 million of us have no assets and little to no savings. Even if you are one of the 3.5 million, you might experience an...

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5 Ways To Grow Your Personal Finance in 2017

We could all do with a brighter financial outlook but, in order to get that, we could probably all do more to make our money go further. With a little effort and some smart decision making, there are ways we can all grow our personal finances in 2017. Here are five ways to do just that: Clear debt The first stage of any financial plan should be to clear the decks. Borrowing is still...

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