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Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:05

Majority of millennials don't have any savings

Are you in your mid-twenties? Do you have any savings? If your answer to the latter question is yes, you're in the minority. According to official figures, over 61 per cent of 21-29-year-olds, have no savings at all. And the…
Wednesday, 06 February 2019 11:09

Price cap leads to higher prices - told you so

There seems to be a pattern emerging. Every time a story is released about how big companies and the government are going to 'help' consumers save money, we delve into the facts, disagree entirely with what is being said and…
Monday, 28 January 2019 14:26

Increase in people opting for shorter loans

Over a million more people took out a short term loan in 2018 in comparison to the year before. Despite warnings from everyone in the finance sector about Britain heading into a debt hole and advising against getting into spiralling…
It was reported yesterday that the FCA was considering whether or not to relax rules for mortgage prisoners. I must admit, my jaw almost hit the deck with the cheek of this man. If he has only just realised this,…
The constant pressure of debt is making men unable to perform in the bedroom, according to our research. It was brought to our attention this week that the first commercial advertising Viagra was being aired, which led us to investigate…
We’re used to being ripped off. It appears everyone and their dog is out to get us. Whether it be energy companies, banks and their mortgage ‘offers’, supermarkets and their food prices, or just the good old taxman – everyone…
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 01:32

Brexit and the rise in household bills

We’re going to talk about Brexit. Don’t worry though, we’re not going to get into the debate of whether we should be leaving Europe; that’s old and boring and quite frankly people need to stop banging on and just get…
It is something we all have to think about whether we want to or not – getting old and funding our old age. For some, retirement is just around the corner, for others, it is decades away but one thing…
It’s not a subject that is easy to talk about but it is certainly a conversation that needs having within all family setups, getting prepared and making arrangements for death. Before you quickly run away from the gloomy subject, think…
Monday, 20 November 2017 15:03

5 Ways to Save Cash Every Day

Do you find it a struggle to save money? There are plenty of ways to do it, but sometimes the best way is to pick one or two things to do at a time. Once you’ve mastered those, you can…
Friday, 17 November 2017 09:43

Benefits of equity release

We live in very difficult financial times and both the youngest and oldest in our society are struggling when it comes to making ends meet and getting hold of necessary cash. For the youngest in our society it is house…
Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:12

Why we should all invest our money

When we write articles surrounding the subject of investing, there are lots of ordinary people who tell us that they skip reading these posts because they feel like they don’t have enough money to be thinking about investing anyway; they…
Not so long ago we reported that couples were taking out loans of up to nearly £20,000 in order to have the very best wedding day possible. We spoke about how it was ridiculous to pay so much just for…
Saturday, 11 November 2017 14:18

Best money options for an abroad holiday

It’s June. You’re getting ready to go on your eagerly anticipated summer holiday. Your bags are packed, passports are at the ready and you’re planning excursions to ensure you make the very most of your time away. There is one…
I like to think I am good at saving money and quite strong-minded when it comes to organising my finances. But I’m only human, and sometimes the temptation of a pair of shoes, or that jacket that’s on sale, can…
Sunday, 05 November 2017 11:53

Don’t Fall for Deals in Supermarkets

When is a good deal not a good deal? When it turns out to be more expensive than buying separate items. We’ve all read stories about fake deals in supermarkets and other shops, but do you know how to spot…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 11:31

How to Get Cashback on Everything You Buy Online

How many times do you buy things online? Most of us make at least some purchases online from time to time, and for some, this is the only way – the best way – to shop. But if you’re not…
Sunday, 29 October 2017 15:30

How Easy is It to Make Cash on eBay?

That’s the question, isn’t it? A few years ago, it felt like everyone was selling their stuff and making lots of money at it. But is that still possible? In a word, yes. Of course, not everything sells, but they…
Friday, 27 October 2017 09:24

How Easily Can You Find a Job?

Have you noticed how some people seem to fall into jobs, no matter what the economy is doing? Conversely, some people always struggle to find work, and they’re always complaining about how hard it is, and how few jobs there…
With the recent news that tennis star and commentator Boris Becker has been made bankrupt, it has brought money management skills back into sharp focus again. Managing our money is something we should probably all be taught at school, yet…
Thursday, 19 October 2017 14:43

What Could You Do Without?

If you’re trying to reorganise your finances, or save money, or simply trying to spend less each month, you might be finding it hard. Maybe you wish you could earn more to help ease the pressure. But while many people…
For many people, this is the question that is top of their list when they want to learn more about making some extra cash on the internet. But there is one very important element to consider here. The fastest way…
I have always saved money. Even as a kid, I wanted to save what I could and watch the pounds add up in my savings account. But I was also influenced by the way my parents dealt with money. I…
Those of us of a certain age will be counting down to festival season – and (yay!) it is nearly upon us. There is also a bonus this year, the sun has been shining and temperatures are soaring which means…
Most of us think we are quite savvy to marketing techniques… only for us to realise we probably fall for some of them every day. They say you need to see an advert several times before buying whatever it is…
We’re always talking about the effect of rising bills on our stretched finances but figures recently released have confirmed just how hard it is these days to run a household. A report released not so long ago highlights some serious…
Now there we have it. The election is over and my, oh my, are we really in the Branston Pickle now. Theresa May called the election, even though she already had a majority, in a bid to ‘strengthen her hand’ in the…
Re-mortgaging loans are at the highest level for nearly a decade, according to recent figures. It is believed this is because interest rates are at record lows and people are desperate to get their hands on cheaper mortgage deals whilst…
Making sure consumer credit firms behave is one part of the FCA’s responsibilities. The FCA has already ordered a cap on the amount lenders can charge under payday loans to protect consumers from ballooning debt. They’re also now looking at…
Thursday, 25 May 2017 14:45

Car finance packages at an all time high

Despite us being in a state of economic uncertainty with regards Brexit, it appears people are still displaying plenty of confidence when it comes to purchasing new vehicles on finance. A new monthly record was set in March with drivers…
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