Getting a discount and not relying on your savings

It was recently revealed that more and more people are dipping into their savings to splash out on holidays rather than paying off outstanding debts as confidence in our economy rises. Previously, the most common reason for Brits to dip into their ‘rainy day’ pot, was to cover an unexpected bill that dropped through the…

Why we all should be economising

New figures show that 400,000 tons of food is thrown away in Britain each year by growers, producers and retailers. Is this just a symptom of modern living or is it about time we did something about our wasteful nation? It has long been known that we live in a throwaway culture, however, new figures…

Internet crime on the rise – get protected

There has been lots of attention in the media recently regarding the rise in online fraud with eBay announcing that their security had been compromised, urging customers to change their passwords. Then there was the threat of ‘Gameover Zeus’, a ransom virus which is thought to have already affected 15,000 victims in the UK. With…

Feeling the pinch in January?

Many families around Britain are feeling the pinch and the trend doesn’t look like subsiding anytime soon. We recently wrote an article about the possibility of people on low incomes being entitled to benefits and working tax credits. Now we will be looking at how people on low incomes can budget, plan their finances, use…

Take the Drinking Challenge

In this post I’ll be talking about my next 21-Day Personal Challenge and outlining exactly how you can benefit from all my hard work . I pulled another trial out of my handy-dandy hat (quite literally) and it turns out I’ll be drinking only water for the next 21 days. Having picked this challenge last…

7 Surefire Ways to Turn Your Failures Into Opportunities

Do you usually hang your head low in defeat when you’re face to face with failure? Most people do. However, there is a way to actually turn those failures around and use them as catalysts to success. Follow these 7 tips and you’ll be able to turn your so-called failures into opportunities that you never…

Top snacks for road trips

Summer is just around the corner. That means it is nearly the time of year for road trips to lakes, holiday cabins, beaches and all kinds of other vacation destinations. Weekend getaways and short trips are excellent ways to escape the depressing constraints of the office and enjoy the sun, fresh air and experience the…

Why being pregnant doesn’t have to mean not being feminine

Pregnancy is such a beautiful and exciting experience – however it can be difficult for some to cope with a changing body. While this is a great excuse to go on a bit of a shopping spree, it can be challenging because you temporarily can’t fit into the same style of clothes that you know…

Learn more about carnivals in Brazil!

Carnival History The origins of Carnival can be traced back to Greek and Roman celebrations. The Catholic Church, in turn, supported carnival as a prelude to Lent and the Easter celebration and, later, medieval Portuguese and Spanish ‘conquistadors’ brought carnival to the New World where it began to absorb and incorporate African and South American…

“Economise” Is Not a Dirty Word

As is the case in many parts of the world, large numbers of people in the UK are experiencing a drop in income. Expenses certainly do not seem to be going down but incomes are stagnant or dropping, and sometimes it looks as if there is no relief in sight. Having to make do on…