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Home & bills

How to get the best deals or cut costs on your utilites, mortgage and car

water meters

Prepayment and water meters: Are they worth it?

Energy bills can be one of the biggest drains on our family income, and sometimes paying by meter can help us budget or cut...
Help for first time buyers

Budget 2012: Chancellor champions help for first-time buyers

Climbing on to the property ladder is a real struggle, but Chancellor George Osborne has offered some respite, using his Budget to push a scheme...
fuel prices

Budget 2012: Misery for millions of motorists

When you need a car to take the kids safely to school, drive to work and ferry the family around, it can be hard...
the right mortgage

How to choose between tracker and fixed mortgages

Many mortgage lenders are offering cheaper deals on fixed-rate mortgages, but with interest rates low, a tracker mortgage might seem a more affordable bet. We...
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How to get the best mortgage

Buying is 16% (or more than £100 a month) cheaper than renting – as long as you have the right mortgage, according to research...
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Buy now, pay later – is it a good idea?

When finances are tight, finding enough cash to pay for things in full could be a challenge. Buy now, pay later schemes will enable...
payment plan

Why you should make your own payment plans

If you let other people run your payment plans you are simply lining other people’s pockets. If you set up your own monthly payment...
Utility bill and coins

Avoid The Hidden Costs Of Switching Providers

Switching your phone, broadband, TV or gas and electricity provider is supposed to save money, but all too often there are hidden costs. Follow...
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Switching energy supplier is easier than you think!

Energy costs just keep on rising – the typical bill has gone up by 21% or £224 in the past year alone. So it’s...
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Find the right mortgage deal

Mortgages can be a minefield. From getting the best rate to working out what you can afford, there’ll be a mortgage out there that’s...
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How to Choose the Correct Halloween Costume for your Children?

Everyone Child loves it when Halloween comes around and, to be honest, as parents were no different! Halloween is fantastic fun for children of...
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Britons Would Rather Share a Flight With Rowdy Hen/Stag Parties & Crying Babies Than...

New research by an online flight comparison company has revealed that one in four Britons have experienced a flight where someone has made fellow...

Son Frozen in Fear as Dad Plays Evil Prank with Tarantula

Poor Brooklyn. Gaffer taped and laying down on the floor, dad plays 'guessing game'' with him to win money. He manages to guess the first toy...

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Win a £100 Love2Shop Voucher with Shepherds Friendly

We have teamed up with Shepherds Friendly to give you the chance to win a £100 Love2Shop voucher which we are sure will come...

Win £150 Amazon Vouchers PLUS 200 FREE Books

We've teamed up with Bookhub.com to offer one lucky winner the chance to win £150 Amazon vouchers and also the opportunity for you and...
Dinosaurs in the Wild

Win 1 x family tickets to Dinosaurs in the Wild at the Birmingham NEC

Win tickets to take the kids somewhere they’ve never been – back in time! Dinosaurs in the Wild is set to take you on...

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Save a Massive 8% on a Forest Holidays Family Escape

The Freedom of the Forest with Your Family Escape to the forest this autumn Whether you're looking for a romantic break, family escape, or group getaway, there are...

Just a Few Reasons for a Family Forest Holiday in October

As the seasons change, make the most of the golden month of October with the family. With the glory of the autumn colours, the half...

Balmer Lawn Hotel – The Best Hotel in the New Forest

Reviewed by Charlotte Vaughan When we were invited to visit the New Forest recently, we jumped at the chance, we all needed a break and...

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The Fool Proof Guide to Throwing a DIY Kids’ Party

When your child’s birthday rolls around, the expenses can quickly add up. However, you don’t need to break the bank to throw them a...
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Top Four Halloween Financial Horrors

Have you got a money problem that’s too terrifying to face this Halloween? Whether you’re battling devilish debt or struggling against scarily high levels...
Summer Holiday Money Saving Tips

Keep Sane with our Top 10 Summer Holiday Money Saving Tips and Secrets

Summer Holiday Money Saving Tips Summer Holidays and Money Saving do not always spring to mind when that time much anticipated time of year comes...