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Give A Cardboard Box For Christmas

For my children, every Christmas Day comes mixed with a little trepidation and excitement. Only last year, my eldest wouldn’t enter the living room because, “…Santa is still in there”! The sense of innocence is a wondrous thing. Sadly, as they get older and the truth about Father Christmas dawns on them, those innocent comment become memories. They will be treasured forever but you’re still unlikely to hear them from your kids when they’re 25 years old! Continue reading

Waging A Weight Loss War On My Belly

Weight Loss For Men: It’s No Longer A Taboo Subject

Weight Loss for Men

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Men and diets! Do those two words go together? Step back in time about 20 years and, for a man, the idea of a diet, or any other weight loss plan, was a taboo subject. A beer belly was almost a badge of honour – 15 pints a night and a greasy portion of chips was enough to finish off the night (and your heart)! Continue reading

Squeezing The Pennies Out Of Your Car Insurance

The insulation our no claims benefits gave are fast becoming a rarity and our cars are like a second mortgage! But there are ways to save money on car insurance premiums.

Owning And Insuring A Car Feels Like A Punishment

If I skip back a ‘few’ years in time, I can easily recall the days when my car insurance was cheap as chips. Well, ok, maybe not chips but it was lot less expensive when compared to todays prices. Over the last 5 years, the cost of car insurance costs has risen relentlessly. Let’s look at a few ways to knock out insurance premiums back to the 1990’s! Continue reading

Buy A Home Now or Rent?

Buy A Home Or Rent? The Eternal Question For Potential Home Owners…

House prices are up, house prices are down! Should I buy a home now or rent? When will the prices drop? Will the mortgage lenders ever give me more than a 95% loan? There are probably 100’s more question that first time buyers are asking themselves right now but is there a right answer? Continue reading

Data Roaming Charges Torpedoed

Slash Pounds Off Using Your Mobile Phone Abroad

The arrival of mobile phones back in the 1980’s saw the birth of truly mobile communications for the everyday user. In fact, it would be fair to say that many of today’s media companies owe their very existence to mobile phones. The real fly in the ointment for many of us is the cost of data roaming. Continue reading

Cheap Train Tickets

Train travel stirs up some powerful images: columns of steam rising from the engine, children and adults alike smiling as they leave the station, weeping ladies waving white handkerchiefs as they bid their loved ones farewell! Sadly, the days of steam power and cheap tickets are pretty much behind us. Traveling anywhere by rail gets more and more expensive every year. But wait! There are still ways to find cheap train travel offers (and you don’t need to dig for them – we’re going to do that for you). Continue reading