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27 October 2014
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Kids Working Harder to Earn Their Pocket Money

Two thirds of children are doing household chores in order to earn their pocket money, according to new research from Halifax. It shows that 65% of youngsters aged between eight and 15 are working for their money by doing a number of simple household tasks. This is having a positive impact on their understanding of […]


23 October 2014
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Brits Hoard Holiday Cash Instead Of Exchanging Back

Brits are hoarding around £3 billion of unused foreign currency in their homes as 13% of the population fails to convert their money back into sterling. This money is often kept for future trips, with the average family having a pot of £110 leftover following a holiday, according to peer-to-peer lending firm Zopa. Just 16% […]


21 October 2014
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Protecting Personal Information to Tackle Crime: What You Can Do

More than 110 million pieces of data have been bought and sold by cyber criminals in 2014 to date, according to new research from Experian. It highlights the risks of making personal information readily available online, and despite people’s best efforts the volume of illegally traded data is still soaring. However, more can always be […]


17 October 2014
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Travel Guides

Formula 1 in the States and Brazil: Your Brief Travel Guide

The Formula 1 Championship is nearing its conclusion and trips to both North and South America could prove pivotal in the race for the driver’s title. While Mercedes have already wrapped up the constructors’ championship, their two drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, are still locked in a battle for pole position. British racer Hamilton […]


15 October 2014
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Parents Pay the Price of Raising Adult Children

British parents spend more than £32,000 supporting their children after they’ve turned 18, according to new research. According to Zopa, a peer-to-peer lending service, 44% of parents revealed they may have to delay retirement as a result, while 71% say their lifestyle will be affected to some extent. It highlights the true cost of bringing […]


13 October 2014
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Online Shopping at all Hours: Dramatic Increase in Early Morning Purchases

The allure of online shopping is growing and none more so than in the early hours of the morning, according to new research from John Lewis. The department store chain revealed a dramatic increase in shoppers that log on between midnight and six in the morning, when analysing purchases made in the last year. A […]


9 October 2014
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Summer saw Mortgage Supply Drop says Bank of England

The number of mortgages made available fell in Q3, marking the first drop in availability for more than two years. Lenders reported to the Bank of England that supply and demand for home loans fell in the three months until early September. New affordability rulings from the Bank’s policymakers led to the squeeze but lenders […]


7 October 2014
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Holiday Health Risks: Thousands of Older Brits Travel Uninsured

Thousands of older Brits could face huge medical bills when on holiday if something goes wrong because they lack insurance cover, new research has claimed. Those aged over 50 with existing medical conditions were those deemed most at risk, either because they don’t have travel insurance or because their policy does not cover their health […]


3 October 2014
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Travel Guides

Warm Winter Escapes: Time To Plan Ahead

The nights are drawing in and the mornings are getting colder – a surefire sign that winter will quickly be upon us. But there’s no need to get caught up in all the doom and gloom as you could be jetting off to some of the world’s warmer climes in the coming months. While many […]


29 September 2014
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Chancellor Scraps 55% ‘Death Tax’ on Pension Funds

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled plans to scrap the 55% tax on pension funds when somebody dies from April next year. It means people with defined contribution pension savings will no longer have to consider the tax and will have the freedom to pass it on to any nominated beneficiary upon death. Around 320,000 people […]

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