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Three ways to have fun while spending less than you think

If you’re on a budget and watching the pennies, one of the first things you inevitably cut back on is the fun things in life. Days out, meals out and holidays aren’t necessities, after all; you can get by without them. However, unless times are really hard, you need to have some outlet for enjoyment every now and then. Take a look at the ideas below on how you can have fun, but not necessarily spend as much...

Health & Safety Working From Home

Many businesses are downsizing their offices and setting employees up at home with a desk, chair and computer, but this doesn’t exclude them from the responsibilities of Health and Safety issues. Your employer still have a legal obligation to take care of you! The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA) places duties on employers, self-employed people and employees to protect the health, safety and welfare...

Damaged Goods: Your rights and what do do

With Christmas on the horizon, many of us are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our Black Friday bargains and presents. Research has shown that 60% of people have experienced problems with deliveries, and not even Santa is off the hook. From arctic winds to sandstorms, your presents have to withstand a lot on their way to you. If you do find yourself with a damaged item, there’s no need to worry. Protective...

The Cost of Christmas

The best things in life are free – except at Christmas it seems. Despite being known as a time for peace and joy, many will be left with the stress of repaying debts accumulated in the lead up to the festive period by choosing to spread the cost of purchases over credit cards, overdrafts and personal loans. Research conducted by international banking and financial services group ING revealed that British shoppers...

Fashion Brands and Apps – Look Amazing on a Budget!

Gok Wan Yourself – DIY style! Experts have said that when we think we look good, we also feel good. Taking the time out of your day to put on clothes or put some hair products in your hair can make you look better and feel more confident. However, with the economic pressures facing us today, how can you continue to look good? Here are five tips for both men and women to help you look good without destroying...

House shares and how to better manage  household finances

House shares are an excellent way to save money on household bills and expenditures, however it’s important to learn how to manage household finances, to avoid late bill payments and potential disagreements between housemates. If you’ve had difficulties with house shares in the past, or you’re sharing a house for the first time, these tips from icount will provide you with the best information on how to...