How to cut your driving costs

September 11th, 2014 - Posted by

driving costs

These days, the expenditure associated with driving seems never to end. Of course, there is the capital cost of vehicles to consider and – in many ways – car manufacturers have made great strides in providing the road going public with better and better cars for less outlay. Nevertheless, car finance, lease deals, tax, insurance, fuel and parts all seem to get more expensive with every subsequent year. Running a car costs thousands of pounds per annum for an average motorist. However, there are some measures that every car owner can take to reduce their expenditure when driving about. Indeed, a good many of these measures are also suited to van owners, bikers and owners of commercial vehicles, too.

8 ways to have free fun on your bike

September 8th, 2014 - Posted by

“Mum, mum I want a bike.”

I think every parent has heard this demand; you probably screamed it when you were younger. It starts at about the age of three. And I guess mums around the word have done something right: because avid cyclers have created and learned to play a variety of different sports using the bicycle.

Five benefits of commuting by bike

September 2nd, 2014 - Posted by

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Many students are beginning to see the benefits of commuting by bike each day but, unfortunately, some are still blind to these amazing benefits. Even working parents with children are garaging the car and the lovely Maxi Cosi car seat, in favour of a bike with a trailer, box or child seat as they drop to transport their kids to nursery and themselves on to work. Here is a look at why you should join the bike commuting revolution!

How to get delicious meals on a tight budget

August 28th, 2014 - Posted by

Eating on tight budget

Preparing and eating delicious and nutritious meals on a budget can seem like an impossible task. Many of us are forced to snack on cheap and unhealthy options because it can seem as if the healthier alternatives are so much more expensive – until now that is!

Can YouTube help you save money?

August 18th, 2014 - Posted by

Save money on youtube

YouTube is great isn’t it? Not only does it help you to while away the hours by watching the latest viral videos, but you can also upload your own hilarious home movies, catch up on the latest movie trailers and let’s not forget those funny cat videos.

Did you know that YouTube could also help you to save money? More and more companies and individuals are taking to the popular video channel to give money saving and investment advice that will help you to reduce your bills, get better deals and make your money stretch further.

Step by step – A guide to getting your PPI payments back (without using a claims company)

July 14th, 2014 - Posted by

ppi paybacks

You don’t have to pay a claims management company to get your mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) payments back. If you’re prepared to do a little paperwork and make a few phone calls then you can claim back PPI payments on your own and avoid hefty fees.

Making a claim is fairly straightforward but it pays (literally) to know the process and all of the possible stumbling blocks along the way. In this mini guide we’ll look at:

The beginner’s guide to credit reports and how to improve yours

June 3rd, 2014 - Posted by

credit scoreA credit report is what helps lenders to decide whether to lend money to you or not. Your credit report can even determine whether you are accepted for a mobile phone contract and other similar contracted products

Understanding the Inheritance Tax: How and Where it Fits Into Probate

June 3rd, 2014 - Posted by


After a death occurs, arrangements must be made by family or the executor of estate for the individual who has passed away. One of the first steps made within this process is to define what the estate is worth from a monetary standpoint. This must be done even before a Grant of Representation is given. Once it has occurred, an inheritance tax may or may not be assigned, based on the value given to the estate. It is important to calculate values correctly, and to follow all rules set out by inheritance tax laws

5 tips for getting the best deal on personal loans

May 29th, 2014 - Posted by

5-tipsWhether you are planning some home improvements, looking for a holiday bargain or buying a new car, finding the best possible deal on a personal loan has the potential to save you hundreds of pounds over the course of several years. Taking on modest, affordable levels of debt is often the price you have to pay for securing the more expensive purchases in life, but by following five relatively simple tips, you can make sure that your debt doesn’t unduly affect your overall standard of

Looking to save at supper time? Give Just Eat a try

May 28th, 2014 - Posted by

just-eat tried and tested awardsEveryone loves a good meal out but if you’ve got kids in tow as well as a busy lifestyle it can seem virtually impossible to actually make it out to a restaurant, especially if you’re trying to save money at the same time. With petrol prices on the rise as well as factoring in tips, beverages etc., a meal out becomes anything but

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