What harvest festival can teach us about finances

  Harvest Festival will soon be upon us.  Those harvest baskets full of fruits and vegetables and celebratory songs have been a way of giving thanks since pagan times.  But Harvest Festival is more than just a celebration – it has also been used as a way to save food and supplies in times of … Continued

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How to create healthy new habits

  September is a month of new starts. Back to school, back to work, back to business for many of us after the holidays. And because the school holidays or summer breaks often mean a break in routine for many of us, it’s a great time to break bad habits and build newer, better ones. … Continued

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Teach your children about money this summer

  The summer holidays are well underway and many parents and grandparents will be suffering from complaints of boredom or working out how to keep young people entertained (and away from their devices) without spending a fortune.   The break in the academic year, however, can provide a valuable opportunity to put into place a … Continued

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4 Habits That Can Make You Happier And Save You Money

April is here and while for many of us the New Year officially began in January, in financial terms, April 6th marks the beginning of the new financial year. It’s relevant for many of us because it is a great time to start new habits which will fit neatly into the many financial and accounting … Continued

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How To Survive A Financial Downpour

Spring is here and the winter is finally behind us. Or is it? April is noted as a month of weather unpredictability and it is fair to say this year so far has been more unpredictable than most. In life too, we are often subject to financial downpours. There are always times when perhaps the … Continued

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7 Steps To Spring Clean Your Finances

A few simple tasks to take care of your finances of at this time of year will save you time, worry and possibly a good deal of money in the year ahead. For the rest of the world, New Year comes in January (or February for China) but when it comes to finance, the end of … Continued

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What diets teach us about our finances

  It’s that time of year when many of us are starting to be a little more conscious about what we eat and how much we exercise as the thought of a visit to the beach or a sunny poolside beckons.   And while for some of us, all that is required is perhaps a … Continued

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Why LISA might be the new star of the tax year

If you have yet to see much point in saving money in an ISA, a new incentive for 2017 could change your mind. This month sees the launch of a new Lifetime ISA – or LISA. For every pound saved in the tax year – up to a maximum of £4,000 – the state will boost … Continued

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Save it for a sunny day

  It’s storm season, a reminder of that good old fashioned saying that we should save money for a rainy day but is it always the best advice?   We certainly need to be prepared for difficult times. Should we suffer a sudden loss to income, ill health or bereavement, for example, forward planning and good … Continued

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