Starting a Hobby in 2017

What greater way to enter the New Year than by taking up a new hobby, and potentially finding a passion to last a lifetime. Whether you take up a sporting pursuit, start sewing, reading, writing, hiking or any of the plentiful options you have at your disposal, have fun and take a look at some of the key benefits awaiting you. Take a Break from Life Sometimes it is nice to break and do...

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Great budget apps to ease your daily life

Finance and budgeting are quintessential to our daily lives. However, due to day to day stress and innumerable things to do, most people forget all about sticking to a budget. The fact that many of us write our financial dos and don'ts on frilly pieces of paper doesn’t help either. There is good news, though. In this day and age of technology, there is an app for everything, even for...

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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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