5 Ways To Teach Your Kids About Money This Summer

  Imagine a future where you are able to hand your child a sum of money to help them through any given situation that will help them live a financially comfortable, worry free life. Sounds like a fantasy version of every parent’s desire to provide for their children, doesn’t it?   Yet while there’s no … Continued

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How To Always Make Eating Out A Great Experience

When was the last time you had a meal out with the family, only for the food to have been a bit of a disappointment? These days you pay at least a tenner per meal, even in your local pub. Add in drinks and desserts and it is easy for eating out with a family … Continued

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Why It’s Time For An Adventure

  Whether it’s rainy or sunny, whether you’re heading away or staying at home, there is definitely something about summer that brings a little adventurous spirit to us all. The really great news is that we can use this to improve both our finances and our overall happiness.   It’s not simply supposition but fact … 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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The Art of Doing Nothing

What did you do at the weekend? Or what are you planning to do next weekend? At this time of year it seems, there is no shortage of options. Whether you’re having a barbecue, going to an outdoor theatre event, enjoying a little mini break somewhere or taking the family to a theme park, there … Continued

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How To Be Mindful With Your Money

There has been a huge breakthrough in the world of wellbeing and happiness in recent years with the idea of Mindfulness – the state of mind when we simply connect with the present moment rather than thinking about the future or worrying about the past.   Studies show that those who practice mindful meditation even for … Continued

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5 things gardening can teach us about our money

If you’ve been spending time in the garden now spring has arrived, it’s a wonderful way to relax. There are however, many life lessons we can learn as we tend to the garden, and there are some powerful metaphors about the way we handle our finances…   1 From tiny acorns mighty oaks will grow … Continued

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What could extra bank holidays do to your finances?

With election fever running at its peak, the Labour party’s new proposal to give us all four extra bank holidays might seem like a popular move, but there will be financial gains and losses for many of us. Small business owners stand to lose money, with the the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) … Continued

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The best way to bank your holidays

When April comes around, many of us have a spring in our step, not just because the weather begins to get warmer, but because we all know that April and May herald the beginning of the spring bank holidays.   At this time of year more than any other, with Easter and then the two … 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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