• #FoodBankAdvent – Charitable Giving Over Christmas


    As soon as the Halloween decorations go back up to the loft in our house, I know that I can start thinking about Christmas soon. Don’t shout me down just yet – each to their own! I am just a huge Christmas-time lover; I love the build-up and the magic of the festive season…. This […]

  • What Happens If I Die Without A Will?

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    Death and writing a will are not things I think about on a regular basis. Luckily. But it amazes me when I read requests for will writing recommendations on parenting forums. Mainly because these requests appear frequently. If you are a parent, well if you are anyone but especially so if you are a parent, […]

  • ‘Shop Small’, Support Local Retailers And Benefit From Money Back

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    Today is Small Business Saturday. Launched in 2010, it has grown from a grass-roots campaign encouraging consumers to ‘shop local’, into an annual event that has reached millions and raises awareness of the crucial importance of small businesses. What started as a single day in the US in 2011 has grown in to a great success story. […]

  • Investing Basics : The Difference Between Saving and Investing

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    Investing Basics Series: The Difference Between Saving and Investing In this ‘Investing Basics’ Series, rather than jumping in at the deep end, I am focusing on simple topics and generating discussion around them, to help frame an understanding of WHY investing is so important.  Today I am talking about the difference between saving and investing. […]

  • 6 Ways To Reduce Your Christmas Spending

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    The Christmas decorations are in full swing in the shops and it won’t be long before the tunes are blaring out too I imagine. This week I thought I would pull together my top tips to help reduce Christmas spending. After all, we want to enjoy the festive season but come out the other side on […]