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Home & bills

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

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...
mortgage deal

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...
Family on a sofa

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...
money lightbulb

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...
model house heldl in hands

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...
energy saving lightbulb

The easy guide to switching providers

You know you don’t owe any sort of allegiance to your utility provider, but you just can’t face the sales calls from competitors offering...
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DON'T MISS! LIFE HACKS & BLOGS

Screaming Baby

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...

Cute Baby Girl Imitates Baby Goat to the Amusement of Mother and Goat Handler

This cute little girl seems to have master the art of 'Goat' and bleats back at the baby goat much to the amusements of...

DON'T MISS! COMPS & FREEBIES

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...
National Unplugging Day 2017

Win a Children’s 26” Performance Bike by Raleigh Worth £340.00

** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED ** In support of National Unplugging Day on June 25th 2017 we have teamed up with bike specialist, Raleigh...

DON'T MISS! CHEAP TRAVEL & DAYS OUT

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...

Incredible Family Fun in the Heart of the New Forest

Reviewed by Charlotte Vaughan We recently visited the Balmer Lawn Hotel in the heart of the New Forest, please read our review here. During our...

How Jumping Off in the Alps Helped to Reset my Sails

Reviewed by Gemma Johnson There I was sitting in a hot tub against a back drop of breath-taking Alpine beauty, quietly reflecting on my life...

DON'T MISS! SAVE & MAKE MONEY

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...
O2 Recycle For Cash

Make Quick Cash this Summer by Recycling Your Old Device with O2

Summer is here and the six week school break is bound to eat a hole through your pocket with the long days off school...
Junior ISA Shepherds Friendly

Why should you save for your child’s future?

On first look you may think there isn’t a huge amount of difference between a child’s savings account and a Junior ISA (JISA). In...