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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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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Benefits of a Workplace Pension

A pension is your financial security for your future after you have retired from working. For the majority of people the government will provide a state pension, covering all of your basic needs, but adding money to a workplace pension during your career is beneficial to you. Since 2012 there has been a rollout of workplace pension schemes as mandatory. The company you work for now has to...

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How to Save Money on Your Food Shop

The bill for your food shop is unavoidable, as we all need to eat. Whether you go to the shop daily, weekly, monthly, order online or in the store, or live solely from takeaway food, you will be spending money on food. Here we look at a few ways in which you can save money on your food shop. Budget Accordingly Work out exactly how much money you will need for the set period of time and...

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5 Ways To Cut Back On Your Monthly Expenses

Sometimes it feels like all your money goes on bills and everyday essentials, doesn’t it? Although all necessary expenses, it does seem to leave less and less money for you to spend on the things you enjoy! But what if there were a way to cut back on your monthly expenses – so you could start saving some money towards your dream holiday or first home, perhaps? Start by looking at...

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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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