Personal Finance

  • Buying your first family home

    We love our home. It’s the only home we’ve ever owned and even though we’ve considered moving, we’ve now made the decision to stay put and turn it in to our forever home. Plans were submitted to the council last week to extend and totally redesign it – and we love them! Fingers crossed they […]

  • How you CAN survive financially during maternity leave

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    Maternity leave finances We’ve just had one of our team who was due to start back after maternity leave next Monday decide that she’s not coming back. I don’t blame her. I loved being with my babies and I was fortunate that from a money perspective, I didn’t have to go back to work. I […]

  • Fail Friday : 6 easy ways to keep to money new year’s resolutions

    The third Friday in January, known as ‘Fail Friday’ or ‘Quitter’s day’, is the day by which most New Year’s resolutions have been thrown out the window! The thing about healthy eating regimes or exercise goals is that you actually have to keep at them every day and people lose motivation quickly. By contrast, it’s […]

  • Why I am not having a smart meter fitted yet

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    The government wants energy suppliers to install smart meters in every home in England, Wales and Scotland. There are more than 26 million homes for the energy suppliers to get to, with the goal of every home having a smart meter by 2020. The new smart meters mean you won’t have to let your supplier […]