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  • Tips for Budgeting During a Recession

    Tips for Budgeting During a Recession

    When it comes to your finances, the best thing you can do is be prepared. No matter how well you think you are doing, unexpected bills can still crop up. As we near the halfway point in 2024, the UK cost-of-living crisis is still ongoing. And although down on last year, average energy bills are…

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  • Budget Basics Every Parent Should Know

    Budget Basics Every Parent Should Know

    Having a child is a life-changing experience. There’s rarely a dull day (or a peaceful night). But—and here’s the thing very few people tell you—having kids can be very expensive. Welcoming a new child into your family can drastically change your financial situation, and this is why budgeting is so important. To help you prepare…

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  • 10 Ways To Increase Your Chances of Getting a Mortgage in 2024

    10 Ways To Increase Your Chances of Getting a Mortgage in 2024

    Looking to secure a mortgage? It might seem daunting at first but with the right preparation and knowledge, you can increase your chances of approval. This article offers practical advice and strategic steps to strengthen your application. 1. Know what lenders want Mortgage lenders want to make sure you can pay back the money they…

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  • Kids Eat ‘Free’ or for £1

    Kids Eat ‘Free’ or for £1

    Beefeater ‘free’ kids breakfast Children aged 16 and under can enjoy a complimentary breakfast at any Beefeater restaurant, with up to two children eligible for the free meal per adult purchasing an unlimited cooked breakfast. The offer is only available during breakfast hours: Children have the option of a full cooked breakfast which includes items…

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  • Managing Your Money – Jointly or Separately?

    Managing Your Money – Jointly or Separately?

    There comes a point in every serious relationship when big decisions need to be made. Some are easier than others. Moving in together is usually a time for optimism and excitement, for example. However, discussions about money tend to be a little more tricky. There are plenty of things to think about when it comes…

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  • How to Save Money on Household Bills

    How to Save Money on Household Bills

    Household bills have been on the rise in recent years. In fact, with the cost of living crisis rumbling on, for many, the increasing cost of energy, water and council tax bills are exacerbating the burden of debt more than any other expense. This raises an important question – what are the easiest ways to…

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  • Are You Owed Money by an Energy Provider?

    Are You Owed Money by an Energy Provider?

    Back in October 2023, the BBC reported that energy firms were holding £8.1bn of customers’ money. A surprising number of people may be unknowingly funding a small fortune in overpayments to their energy providers In this article, we’ll explore how to find out if you’re owed money and how to get it back. Understanding energy…

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  • Pre-pay Gas Meter vs Credit: What’s Cheaper?

    Pre-pay Gas Meter vs Credit: What’s Cheaper?

    From 1st April, the typical annual energy bill fell to £1,680 – the lowest it’s been since 2022. However, with the cost of bills still much higher than they were pre-COVID, people are still looking for ways to save. In this article, we’ll compare gas meters vs. credit and explore why approximately four million people…

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  • How To Negotiate Your Bills

    How To Negotiate Your Bills
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    New research from a 2024 Go Compare study found that just over one third of Brits haggle on their bills. Many bills are open to discussion, so if you’re willing to negotiate, you could reduce your recurring expenses on items like breakdown cover, broadband, mobile, and more. In this guide, we’ll share some practical steps…

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  • How IVAs are Reshaping Debt Management in the UK

    How IVAs are Reshaping Debt Management in the UK

    At a time when financial challenges have become increasingly common, those facing overwhelming debt are looking for solutions to regain control of their financial health. One popular option is Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs)*. This article will explore the rise of IVAs, the reasons behind their increase in popularity, and why they stand out as a…

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  • Mental Health Week: Improve Well-Being with Exercise

    Mental Health Week: Improve Well-Being with Exercise

    Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 13th-19th May and the theme this year is “Movement: Moving for our Mental Health”, which focuses on how physical activity can benefit our minds. Moving isn’t just good for the body, it can also help keep our minds in shape. Research has shown that staying active can help reduce…

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  • Generation Debt: The Buy Now, Pay Later Concern

    Generation Debt: The Buy Now, Pay Later Concern

    Over the past few years, the UK has seen a big change in how we view and manage personal debt. What used to be avoided is now a normal part of everyday life, with various types of credit being used more frequently. Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) products are becoming an increasingly popular payment method…

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