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Double Check That Gym Contract

January 14, 2017

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It is the start of the new year and many of us will have made resolutions to make this one a more healthy affair. Gym memberships sky rocket in January with people looking to get back in shape and get over their overindulgence over the festive period. However, there have been concerns raised that some [...]

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My first time – buying a house

January 7, 2017

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Recent reports from the Guardian state that house prices in the UK remained at the same level throughout 2016. It is also predicted that there won’t be much change in 2017. One change however, is that home buyers should find it much easier to be approved for a mortgage this year, as many banks reportedly [...]

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Depression? Who Cares When Your Holiday Was This Cheap!

October 10, 2016

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I have just got back from a holiday; one week in Barcelona doing some essential reading on the beach, see the picture. It was a very last minute holiday, but a lot of fun and very cheap. It is the cheapness I want to talk about today. Most of the time wisdom tells us that [...]

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New pension auto-enrolment system gets mixed reaction

October 3, 2016

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  Many people procrastinate about saving for their retirement, but as of 1st October 2016, when the government’s new auto-enrolment pension scheme got underway, we’re now obliged to at least consider the prospect. Starting with the UK’s biggest firms (120,000 or more employees), the reforms will gradually be extended to all workplaces over the next [...]

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The Money Saving Student: Three Top Tips

September 24, 2016

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Student Money Saving Stressed Student

  The savvy student knows some smart practices to save money whilst enjoying all that student life has to offer. Often this wisdom is hard-won in the early days of university, with the clueless fresher quickly learning to budget and save through making mistakes. Every year there are hapless first years who spend their student loans [...]

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Back with Mum and Dad

August 22, 2016

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  Do you remember the first time you flew the nest? For most it happens not long after they leave school for university, finding a full-time job, or taking the ever popular gap year. When I was growing up I lived in a household of nine people (not including the cat and the dog) covering [...]

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Top 5 Places to Retire in England

August 6, 2016

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Honestly, I’ve got a while to go before I can start thinking about retiring so the thought doesn’t really cross my mind. Still, it’s nice to know that when I do eventually retire I can take my pick of the best places to do so. The Guardian recently posted an article about the best places for [...]

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Is university still a good investment for your job prospects?

July 10, 2016

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Graduates in hats and gowns at a ceremony

  University fees are on the increase in the UK, with some English universities now charging as much as £9000 for tuition. Students and educators across the country have expressed their concern over these increases, worrying that the higher cost will exclude many prospective students from pursuing a degree – and new figures suggest that [...]

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The world’s most expensive and useless things

June 29, 2016

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  Do you like spending your cash on useless stuff? If that’s the case, today’s your lucky day. Have a look at the list we’ve prepared, you may find your next object of desire! 1. Damien Hirst’s diamond skull Damien Hirst’s work has always been pretty controversial. We don’t know what he was thinking of [...]

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Turn your hobby into a business: Events Planner

June 26, 2016

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  This month in our “Turn your hobby into a business” series, we look at how you can turn your organisational skills into a career in event planning. Read on to find out more… You’re the person all your friends turn to when something has to be organised. Be it a birthday party, a holiday [...]

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