Finance: What kind of spender are you?

Image credit: Pexels We’ve managed to get through January but has everything gone downhill from 1st February? After going vegan, being sober, trying to keep a lid on your finances and battling to submit your tax return, February can be the month that you go off the skids and start splashing the cash. For a…

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January financial detox: 4 easy steps for a healthy bank balance

January – a time for new resolutions and a more wholesome lifestyle. Of course I’m always looking at the financial side of things. It’s time for a detox and one that could lead to much healthier looking bank balance. Cut the screen time It amazes me how much people pay to watch television. With the…

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Finance: How do you split the bill at the Christmas party?

Each December the pressure of Christmas can get to all of us. It doesn’t take much for the financial strain to show and it all culminates in the big split. That’s right – splitting the bill. Picture the scene – it’s the work’s Christmas do. Three courses have been consumed and the drinks have been…

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Finance: Pocket money troubles

“How much pocket money do you give to your children?” It’s a question that comes up often. Is there an easy answer to it? Of course not but it is a tricky area for all parents. The simple fact is there no going rate for pocket money. What you give to your children is up…

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Finance: Bah humbug!

Can we talk about Christmas? I think we must at this stage of the year. For most of us it is only two more paydays away. How many of us though will be relying on credit cards and other loans to see us through the expense of the festive season? This year there seems to…

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Finance: Back to School – The cost of shame

If you have school age children the thinking is that the most expensive part of the school holidays is keeping the kids entertained. It isn’t. Quite simply it is preparing to get the children back to school. When I was a student I had a job in a well-known high street retailer of books and…

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