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Pension savings – Employed vs self-employed

The internet has created a cohort of self-employed entrepreneurs who are absolutely focused to maintaining their successful business. But, by focusing on their business and neglecting their personal finances, are the self-employed gen X’ers are putting their future at risk? To survive the worst economic climate of recent times, self-employed 35-44 year olds (generation X) have put their business above personal...

What are funeral plans and do I need one?

A funeral plan works in an essentially very simple and straightforward way: you plan for the funeral arrangements you want to made for you when your time comes, but you also take steps to ensure that the cost of those arrangements is covered in advance. In that way, your surviving loved ones are not left with the difficult decisions likely to be involved in finding the cash to pay for the arrangements set out...

It’s never too early for Christmas, is it?!

Did you notice that this year many retail shops started their Christmas displays from as early as September, we hadn’t even finished Summer or celebrated Halloween. Now Black Friday seems to be starting well before the 25th of November too! Perhaps retailers know that most shoppers will be hunting out bargains online again this year and hope their festive looking shops will hypnotise you into making some...

Got GPS on your phone? Get outdoors and find hidden treasure!

TREASURE…… X marks the spot. Well it’s not that easy to find treasure these days but once you know a location you’re half way there! I remember doing treasure hunts when I was a kid, my parents would hide small containers in the soil at our local allotment and make clues so my brothers and I could find the hidden treasure! Then as young adults we advanced to doing car treasure hunts...

5 Ways to Save Money on Parking Costs

Every car trip we make starts and finishes with a parking space. And as the average UK license holder takes 14 car trips per week, that’s around 1,500 parking spaces that the typical Brit has to find every year. Of course, many of those spaces will be on our own driveway or street, but paying for parking is an unavoidable cost for drivers, and one we all hate, especially in larger cities where central parking...

3 Simple Ways To Save on Halloween This Year

Halloween is now worth around £280 million in Britain and is rated as the second favourite family celebrations behind Christmas. You will notice the shops this year were full of Halloween items right? The good news is that you can still have a fabulous Halloween without spending too much. Here are a few ways to save on your tricks and treats this year. Save On Halloween Spooky Purchases! If the thought of making...