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benefit cuts welfare

Benefit caps to affect millions of households

Parents on welfare must make a "financial decision" about whether to have more children as the Government continues to look at introducing benefit caps on how much money they receive. This warning from George Osborne co...
rail fares

Government reduces rail season ticket price hikes

Good news for rail season ticket holders! Annual fare rises in January 2013 and January 2014 will not be as high as planned. The Government had intended to allow train companies to raise the average price of regulated fares - whi...
snorers retirement

Snorers could receive £12,000 pension boost

Heavy snorers could potentially receive thousands of pounds of extra income in retirement simply by declaring their underlying condition when buying an annuity. MGM Advantage found that people who have sleep apnoea, of which heav...
benefit cuts

Over a million workers could face benefit cuts

As many as 1.2 million working adults could lose some of their benefits if they do not comply with new state requirements to be introduced next year. Until now benefit sanctions have only applied largely to those out of work. How...
child benefit changes

Families could lose £1,300 of child benefit

Around 1.2 million families are set to effectively lose some or all of their child benefit when the new changes come into force early next year. From January 2013, households receiving child benefit where one parent or partner ea...
Marks and Spencer coat

Recycled ‘Shwop Coat’ available at M&S

Marks and Spencer is leading the way when it comes to recycled clothes, stocking its shelves with a coat made entirely from second-hand clothing donated by customers. It is part of the retailer's "shwopping" campai...
workers wage

Workers £8,500 worse off by 2021?

Workers in the UK are now £1,600 worse off on average compared to three years ago because the "dire" state of the economy has pushed down wages. According to the Trades Union Congress (TUC), employees are just a quarte...
uninsured drivers

Millions unsure over driving other people’s cars

Millions of people are unwittingly driving cars uninsured because they do not realise they are not covered by the insurance of the car owner. Motorists caught helping out a friend or family member by driving their car may not kno...
Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s forced to pull ‘misleading’ adverts

Sainsbury's has been forced to modify its advertising for its "brand match" offer after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found it gave consumers a false impression of the level of savings they could make. ...
minimum wage stay at home mums

Infographic: Minimum wage for stay-at-home mums?

If stay-at-home mums were provided a wage, what would you consider to be a fair annual salary for them? According to MyFamilyClub's recent survey, 30%...
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Christmas

Christmas is Coming – How to Beat the Stress of it!

Christmas is just around the corner and that means it's time to get fully focused on the big day ahead. But with so much...

What Type of Mum Are You?

SunLife are running a fun quiz to find out which 'mum group' you most relate too. We all know that no two mums are the same,...
Vodaphone

Vodafone Troubles and How to Get The Best From Your Contract

Vodafone has been in the news this week after Ofcom, the industry regulator for mobile networks, fined the company £4.6m for what Ofcom said...

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Win a Large Talking Thomas Soft Toy from Golden Bear!

We have 6 Thomas & Friends Large Talking Thomas toys from Golden Bear toy give away! Perfect for fans of the show, Large Talking...

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Over 68% of resolutions are weight and fitness related and are usually the hardest goals to achieve with an 8% success rate! 80% of those...
Twirlywoos

Win a Fantastic Twirlywoos Prize Bundle

Cuddly, colourful and curious, the Twirlywoos seek fun and adventure wherever they go. This Christmas, little ones can dream and discover with their favourite...

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Unmissable Forest Holiday Family Offers – Get Your Warming Autumn 8% Discount!

DECEMBER IN THE FOREST We are well into Winter and there’s still plenty of action in the forest. Pack your woollies and your wellies, bring the dog,...

6 Amazing Trips You’ve Never Considered

Planning your next getaway can be a challenge; do you opt for the same destination that has always served you well, or is it...
Save Money LEGOLAND Windsor

4 LEGOLAND Windsor Facts Plus Money Saving Tips

Save Money at LEGOLAND Windsor There is no doubt that LEGOLAND Windsor is an incredible day out or short break for families everywhere. A popular...

DON'T MISS! SAVE & MAKE MONEY

The Shopping Rush Begins…

Christmas is approaching fast, especially now Black Friday has reared its head. And that means we need to turn our attention to weaving through...
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British Parents Start Saving For Their Child To Leave Home Aged 12

New research by a money saving website in the UK has revealed that the average British parent will start saving for their child leaving...
Shepherds Friendly

Save For The Future of Your Children With Shepherds Friendly Society

Save For The Future With Shepherds Friendly With rising expenses and low living wages, it is important that we consider and think about how our...