Fantastic Frugal Family Advice

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        When budgets are tight, it can be difficult for your family to make ends meet. The cost of raising children has risen to the hundreds of thousands, and it seems to show no signs of slowing down. It can be very difficult to know where to start, but here are a […]

Working Towards Buying Your First Home

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      When you are keen to begin thinking about buying your first home, one of the major concerns is the financial side of things. After all, this is the most difficult part of all – getting to the point where you have enough money for a down-payment, a clear enough financial track record, […]

Get Through To Next Payday Easier


      If you have ever been in the position of struggling to make it through to the next payday, then the first thing to remember is that you are not alone and there is nothing to be ashamed of. Many people have been in the same situation as you, and the good news […]

Stupid (But Common!) Money Blunders

Which path to take?

      Money is one of the most important resources you have, and whether you’re naturally frugal or let it burn a hole in your pocket, money can make people do foolish things. We waste it when we’re trying too hard to save, we spend it on things we don’t really need, and overpay […]

Why Borrowing From Family is a Bad Idea


        Anyone with debt has the same idea – ask the family for help. However, just because your family can help doesn’t mean they are best choice even if the advantages are obvious. For example, you can borrow a lot of money without paying interest on the loan and getting in trouble […]

The Financial Ups and Downs of a Break Up

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    Valentine’s Day can be a day of cementing your everlasting love, or…it can be the day when you realise that the relationship probably isn’t going anywhere. If you’re in the latter category, then besides the obvious heartbreak that follows every doomed relationship, you might be wondering how becoming single again will affect your […]