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…

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…

Do you want a free TV?

How to get free stuff for your new place For those that are economically challenged shall we say, buying new furniture such as sofas, fridges and other household essentials can be a difficult and often challenging experience. Now what if I was to tell you that there are hundreds of sofas, TVs, beds and cupboards…