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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Finance Round-up: Moving, staying & more

Sunshine, longer days, flowers blooming but are your finances looking as rosy? This month we focus on moving, mortgages and the alternative of extending your home. As always we look at all aspects of your finances from set up a spending diary to sorting out your children’s money. What has the country gone mad about…

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Finance Round-up: Spring clean

It may not seem that April is a spring month weather wise but I think it is getting there this year! Finance wise with the start of the new tax year it is a great opportunity to spruce up your money situation. April is a month when so many things go up in cost and…

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Finance Round-up: End of tax year tidy up

The end of the tax is nearly upon us. Traditionally the start of April is also the month in which many things go up but quite often our wages stay static! Therefore it’s time to have a good, hard look at our finances and give them a spring clean. This month our bloggers are helping…

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