5 Things to Do Before you Buy a House

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      There are certain purchases in life that are more important than others. Although you may dither at the checkout before buying that extra chocolate bar, in the grand scheme of things, it’s a pretty low-risk decision. Buying a house, however, is probably going to be the most expensive purchase that you ever make […]

5 Things You Shouldn’t Try to Save Money On

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      Now, you know us: we’re very rarely going to advocate spending money when there’s an alternative to be had. There are some things, however, that you really shouldn’t be trying to save money on. From healthcare to the big things, there are some instances where you shouldn’t be ‘penny wise, pound foolish’, […]

Plan for Home Improvements the Smart Way

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      We all want beautiful homes, but home improvements can put a lot of strain on your finances. Many people are put off the more extensive home improvements as as result of the financial difficulty, meaning their homes are not up to their standards, and they can become unhappy as a result. But […]

How to Raise a Family on a Budget

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      In these days of spiralling costs, steep bills and expensive entertainment, is it even possible to think of raising kids on a budget? The answer is yes, it absolutely is! Raising your children on a budget is not as challenging as it sounds. As a matter of fact, a budget lifestyle helps […]

Supermarket’s Own vs Big Brand Names – Who Is Winning the Grocery War?

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    Supermarket brands which were once regarded as country cousins compared to established brands are now rapidly gaining popularity. A few decades back, consumers were of the opinion that if you wanted quality, it had to be a conventional (read: more expensive) brand. However, that trend is undergoing a dramatic change with an increasing […]