Make a New Year’s Resolution to save money

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Saving money is a good habit to get in to and it is something I have always encouraged the kids to do from an early age. If you save regularly, it is lovely to watch your savings start to add up and keep growing and the easiest way to get your savings working for you is to set things up so that you automatically add a little bit each month to your savings. That way you won’t have to remember… Continue Reading “Make a New Year’s Resolution to save money”

The Perfect Delivery: Online Shopping Tips For The First Time Buyer

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Online shopping is on the rise. In 2016, 1.66 billion people made a purchase directly over the internet. According to Statista, this number will rise significantly in the next few years to reach 2.14 billion in 2021.  If you’re planning your first online purchase, the following are a few tips to make the process smooth and trouble-free; Make sure it’s not a phishing website The buzz around digital commerce has resulted in widespread fraud in the sector. Several imposters now… Continue Reading “The Perfect Delivery: Online Shopping Tips For The First Time Buyer”

The real reasons why you don’t want to move home

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Moving House! Two of the most stressful words in the english language for me. When I was renting I moved every couple of years, mainly because landlords wanted to take full advantage of the ever-increasing value of their homes and sell them on for a decent profit. It was a relief when we finally managed to buy our house, almost 14 years ago, but it wasn’t all plain sailing. Our first choice house fell through thanks to the legal team… Continue Reading “The real reasons why you don’t want to move home”

Five Excellent Ways to Save Money When Shopping for Christmas Gifts

Christmas Presents

Christmas is coming up fast. So, I know that a lot of you are already making a gift list. If you are looking for ways to keep the cost of buying everyone a nice present under control, all you need to do is to read on. Below, I share simple ways to save money when shopping for gifts. Shop online My first tip is to start by looking online. Shopping in this way makes it really easy to compare prices… Continue Reading “Five Excellent Ways to Save Money When Shopping for Christmas Gifts”

5 ways to save money on a family day out

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The average household in London forks out £14 each day, according to the Office of National Statistics. With the cost of living continuing to rise faster than wages, many families must tighten their belts. But this doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Vanquis explores ideas for a family day out – on a budget. Year-round picnics It’s a little chilly for an outdoor picnic, but you can prepare packed lunches before heading out at any time of year. It’s… Continue Reading “5 ways to save money on a family day out”