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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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Finance Round-up: Getting into the swing of things

February can be an odd month. The days are still quite short and quite often, like this year, it is absolutely freezing. After getting through the financial pain that is January it can be hard to focus on your goals for the rest of the year. So many of us limp through year before finding […]

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Finance Round-up: 16 tips for your finances in 2018

Happy New Year to everyone! While it is not the start of a financial year many see the turning of the calendar as a good incentive to get things in order and start afresh. Others may be dieting and giving up alcohol but our money bloggers are counting the pennies and planning the year ahead. […]

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Finance Round-up: Christmas spending & saving

Christmas conjures up visions of lit trees, carols and the biggest financial outlay of the year. There may not be long left now until the big day but can you cope with the massive cost of it all? Many of us find we are spending money on others when we could do with spending it […]

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Finance Round-up: Black Friday & beyond

We can’t ignore it now. Christmas is just over a month away. Wherever you go it seems there is a festival of shopping going on and of course that means spending! Black Friday this year is 24th November when temptation comes along to get us to part with our cash. Should we ignore it completely […]

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Finance Round-up: Our autumn budget

It’s a month away from the Autumn Budget statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. If you didn’t realise it but now the main budget announcements will be made in November rather than in the traditional spring budget of March. For finance bloggers keeping an eye on the purse strings is something we […]

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Finance Round-up: The cost of home educating

For many of us last week saw us spring into action as our children returned to school for the new term. This was not the case for all parents as a growing number choose to educate their children at home. There are a variety of reasons why parents decide to do this. One reason I […]

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Finance Round-up: The summer edit

We’re all busy at the moment whether we are Brit Mums or Brit Dads. Summer is upon and so it seems are a lot of children who need attention! So this month I’ll be brief with our round-up as although we may need a break we always need to keep an eye on our finances! […]

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Finance Round-up: Summer on a budget

My children both break up from school this week for six long weeks. In some parts of the country the summer holidays have been in full swing for a couple of weeks now. If there’s one thing we all have in common that is knowing that having the kids at home is an expensive business. […]

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Finance Round-up: Post election life

Did you hear that there was an election? No way?! Well at the time of writing the make up of the new government is still very unclear and so is the future of the country. Deals are being done, manifestos are being watered down, the Queen’s Speech has been delayed (or has it?!) For the […]

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Finance Round-up: The pre-election edition

We are now well into the new tax year and since then a General Election has been called! Who knows what the future holds for us after 8th June but keeping our finances in order is a policy we should all have. This month we have advice that we can all use whatever state our […]

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Finance Round-up: Happy new tax year

Some people take 1st January as the time of year to review their finances. Whilst it’s always good to have sound financial resolutions to take on throughout the year April is the month that really excites financial bloggers. In the UK it marks the end and beginning of the tax year. One thing that strikes […]

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Finance Round-up: A Budget for all

Last week we had the last ever Spring Budget. In the future the main Budget statement will be made in November. It was however, the first Budget for the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. As usual there was a raft of new measures including one standout announcement with the increase in National Insurance […]

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Finance Round-up: Advice for life

It can often feel that no matter what stage of life you are at your finances are going to suffer. If you’re young and single then getting onto the property ladder is near impossible. Once you’re ready to have a baby you know there is going to be years of financial hardship ahead with lots […]

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Finance Round-up: Financial resolutions

With apologies to Jane Austen but it is a truth universally acknowledged that January is the month that our finances are looking at their worst. Pay day seems an age away, credit and store card bills are starting to come in and the bank balance is looking decidedly poorly.  So my team of financial bloggers […]

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Finance Round-up: Surviving Christmas and beyond

So we’ve nearly got to Christmas and I have ask how are we all doing? Have you got to the completely frazzled stage yet or are you so organized that everything is bought, wrapped and all in order? Perhaps you are someone who does everything on Christmas Eve by rushing around in a mad panic. […]

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