Christmas Is Right Around the Corner, Why Being Ready Makes the Season Merrier!

The Holidays are right around the corner and with all of the fun and merriment also comes bills and stress. Having a plan ready to help with the additional costs is important to your financial well-being. Planning for The Holidays is something you should be doing all year long. Although you may think that it’s impossible it is not as difficult as you think. Simply putting away a few pounds...

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Halloween on a Budget

Halloween has become an important cultural point of the year for kids and adults alike, with costumes and parties becoming ever more elaborate year-upon-year. If you like to be scared and be spooked but don’t feel like you’ve got the spare cash to do so this October, why not take a look at how you can still make people jump with fear on a budget. Make a Costume at Home You don’t have...

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5 Ways You’re Probably Wasting Money

This is a sponsered blog post. Whether you have a six-figure salary or you need three jobs to support your family, everyone is looking for ways to save money. As a result, the internet is overflowing with blog posts that have titles such as “4 Effective and Sensible Ways to Save Money”, “How to Save Money Even When it Feels Impossible”, and “Top 10 Better Money Habits You Can...

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How to keep back to school costs to a minimum

With less than a month until your children go back to school, it is important to keep the cost of new books, clothes and P.E equipment down to a minimum. One of the main reasons for this, is that not long after the kids go back to school, it will be Christmas. It may seem far away but five months goes very quickly. One of the best and most effective ways to do this, is to write down...

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4 Killer Budgeting Tips

Before you can really save money, you need to learn how to control your spending. Here at PiggyBank we know all about both of these vital life skills. We love to offer tips and advice to our customers, so here we'll show you four excellent tips that will help you to set a budget and stick to it. Let Cash Work for You! At the beginning of the week, draw out enough of the folding stuff to...

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How To Keep Your Kids Entertained On a Budget This Easter

The school holidays are upon us and you are anticipating an expensive time. But there are plenty of activities that you can do with your children that require very little money at all. If you want quality family time without draining your bank account, here are some ideas that you can use this Easter to keep your kids entertained through the holidays. 1. Take a Trip to the Local...

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How George Osbornes Autumn statement will affect you

George Osborne's Autumn Statement saw changes in a number of areas where cost savings for the average bill payer were implemented. With Christmas nearly upon us, these will be welcomed with open arms, any savings that can be made, especially this time of year are welcomed. Here are just a few of the basic changes. Tax Credits. The Chancellor reversed the plan to cut tax credits. The...

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Budgeting for Christmas NOW! – Some top tips to take out the strain.

Taking positive action to keep away that dreaded January credit card bill that will inevitably be overladen with Christmas goodies, is creeping up quicker than we would like. Here are a few top tips to help plan ahead. Think about what you want to spend by planning ahead, work out what you can realistically afford without getting into debt. Now is the time to purchase presents in the sales...

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Ways to save money and budget

Most people spend more than they would like to each month and though you may think you’ve budgeted, you’d be surprised how quickly a couple of pounds here and there can add up. Most money saving tips only save you small amounts at a time, but if you adopt 4 or 5 of them then you will notice a significant increase in your savings account. Here’s a few to get you started; 1. Firstly,...

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