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Managing the Family Finances: How to Succeed

A recent study from Shelter has shown that one in three families are only a month’s pay away from losing their homes. It’s a worrying result, and is enough to make all of us question whether or not our family’s finances are in good order right now. Here’s some advice for improving your family’s chance of success: Understand your income …

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The True Cost Of Upsizing And Is It Worth It?

The aim for most, after getting on the property ladder, is to upsize our homes with each move. This could be for a growing family or a growing teddy bear collection, like the Smith’s, who after retirement chose to move from three to four bedrooms to accommodate their 600 cuddly toys.   But, did they really need to move to …

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American Inspired Staycation – #SantanderStaycation

Funny enough, P1 has just returned from a holiday, a full 9 days with her Grandparents. She stayed in the UK this time in a beautiful place in Gloucester. I am so jealous of her little trip away because we have put off a big, long family holiday for nearly three years. The main reason of course is the price. …

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Inspirational Entrepreneurs for Work-at-Home Mums

Many mums face a great dilemma after having children: to go back into full-time work or be a full-time stay-at-home parent. It is never an easy decision to make, especially when money is tight. However, there is an alternative to full-time employment: working from home. A generation ago there were very few options for women who wanted to remain at …

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What new parents should know about life insurance

Life insurance helps provide peace of mind to new parents because it can ensure that a child is financially secure should anything happen that results in the death of one or both parents. Here are a few things that new parents should know when considering what type of life insurance to purchase. You are never too young for life insurance …

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16/31: I’ve Won The Lottery

Ok ok, I haven’t. The odds for winning the lottery is pretty slim compared to winning on the slot machines or by placing a bet on the horses. This weekend the Euromillions prize is set to £43,000,000. That’s a lot of zeros!! We very rarely play the lottery but if we did, and won, here’s a list of some of …

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Is It Really Worth It?

I’m a working mum and have been since P1 was 9months old. Work for me has always been my “time out” from parenting – as crazy as that sounds! Now P2 is fast approaching her arrival it leads us to think about the future; child care mainly and finances. P1 will be starting school the same week as I’m due …

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