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How to make your money go further…in retirement

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Just because you have stopped working, doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on your quality of life. With a third of the population over the age of 50, a growing number of companies are targeting “silver shoppers” with discounts in an attempt to get them to spend at their business. Here is how to make the most of these concessions… read more »

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4 ways to make money in your spare time

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Unless you’re lucky enough to have had a big win on the lottery or a distant relative has left you a shed load of cash, you would more than likely jump at the chance to earn some extra cash. Perhaps you’re in a job on low pay or maybe you have an expensive hobby. Yacht racing anyone? Whichever it is,… read more »

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How to make your money go further…after you graduate

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It's easy to think that life after university will be much easier - no more coursework, the end of crowded house shares, and - best of all - enough money to live on. So it may come as a shock when you realize that your finances might be fragile after a few years of student life. But there are ways… read more »

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Win: 10 Hotel Chocolat ‘Supermilk Collections’ up for grabs

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Did you know, we’re slap bang in the middle of National Chocolate Week? Yep, between 13-19 October you’ve the perfect excuse to indulge your sweet tooth. And we want to help you… To celebrate we’ve joined forces with Hotel Chocolat to give ten lucky readers the chance to win their brand new Supermilk Collection (RRP £9.45). This isn’t any old… read more »

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When spending money to save money actually makes sense

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When you're working to a tight budget, it's often quite easy to put off big purchases or shy away from spending a little bit more for an item. Sometimes though, it’s worth spending that extra cash. I'm not a fan of spending money but I know I have to at numerous points in the month for recurring bills and food… read more »

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WIN a copy of EA SPORTS FIFA 15

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It’s a huge week for the Home Nations as they look to consolidate their chances of qualifying for the European Championships in 2016. After overcoming Switzerland last month, Roy Hodgson’s men take on minnows San Marino at Wembley before flying to Tallinn for a clash with Estonia. Wales, fresh from their Gareth Bale inspired win over Andorra, host Bosnia-Hercegovina and… read more »

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10 must-have toys for Xmas 2014 & how to buy them cheaper

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Back in late June toy giants Hamleys revealed their top ten toys for Christmas 2014. The usual suspects made the shortlist including an accessory by a well-known blonde American doll and everybody's favourite 'robots in disguise'. There's also an emphasis on technology with smart watches and robotic dinosaurs also tipped for success. Now look, we know it's early - we're… read more »

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How to take charge of your finances before parenthood

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When you first broach the topic of having a baby there are certain questions you just can’t avoid. First is whether or not you’re ready for such a responsibility, followed soon after by questions of financial feasibility! In my mind most people will never be ready…and money always seems to look tight. Somehow my partner and I have taken the… read more »

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Don’t break the bank when you eat out! Follow our 6 top tips

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I’ve always loved eating out, even when I had hardly any money – I think it’s a special treat that makes everyone feel good. Even if you’re on a tight budget, there are some simple ways you can save money and still have a great evening. Choose the right time Monday-Thursday is the best time to eat out – restaurants… read more »

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A parent’s guide to pocket money

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We don't have a lot of spare cash in my household. We budget very tightly and, where we can, put a little aside to cover for unexpected emergencies. The older my children have grown, the more they’ve started to ask for pocket money. They expect money, because let's face it, “All my friends get pocket money” and “all my friends… read more »