Category Archives: Personal

sleep
25 Jul

Just what is keeping Brits up at night?

According to research by Bupa, 32 million Brits wake up worrying. If our mind is worrying it will not let us sleep, and waking up in the night can leave you tired, irritable and unable to concentrate. So just what keeps us awake? The same research by Bupa states that the number one thing that

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car theft
18 Jul

Where is your car most likely to be stolen?

Do you live in an area of the UK prone to car theft? With several regions of the UK experiencing a doubling in the number of car thefts reported since 2014, and an overall increase of 45% in the total number of thefts nationwide, it’s wise to be aware of where your vehicle may be

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rentalpreneur
11 Jul

What is a rentalpreneur?

As if there weren’t already enough made-up variants of the word “entrepreneur” out there, a new one has sprung up. A ‘rentalpreneur’ is someone who makes money from renting out a holiday property or properties, and since the advent of Airbnb, it’s become big business. So big, in fact, that its global value is predicted

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gig worker
10 Jul

The rise of the GIG worker

A fairly recent term that is often used in the press is a GIG worker, but just what does this mean? According to one definition it is a “labour market characterised by the prevalence of short -term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs.” It’s estimated in the UK that five million people

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valid MOT
01 Jul

Driving without a valid MOT: what you need to know

We recently looked at what’s involved when your car goes in for its MOT, but one thing we didn’t explore is what happens if you forget to book your car in for this mandatory test. Here’s what you need to know if you end up without a valid MOT… How do I know when my

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boiler breakdowns
25 Jun

3 top tips for saving money on boiler breakdowns

There’s never a good time for your boiler to breakdown: apart from being inconvenient, the repairs can also be a significant expense. Here, our guest blogger, Beckie Hatton, Product Manager at household appliance repairs company Home Appliance Care discusses the importance of maintaining and insuring your boiler and how you can save money on boiler

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travel apps
25 Jun

Best travel apps for your 2019 holiday

The summer holiday season is nearly upon us, so today we’re sharing some of our favourite travel apps to help make your time abroad a little easier. Here are seven apps we can’t live without. 1. Google Maps Let’s start with an obvious one. When you’re in an unfamiliar place, Google Maps not only doubles

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first home
06 Jun

Top tips for buying your first home

Buying your first home is one of life’s milestones, and it’s exciting and stressful in equal measure. We’ve compiled some top tips to help you navigate the tricky waters of getting onto the property ladder as smoothly as possible. Know what you can afford Before you even start looking at houses, it’s important to understand

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MOT
20 May

2019 MOT checklist

When your car reaches the age of three, you’ll need to make sure it goes for its annual MOT. The test isn’t expensive (it should cost no more than £54.85 for cars and £29.65 for motorbikes), but it’s a legal requirement. While a fail isn’t the end of the world, as it’s usually just a

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valid MOT
14 May

2019 UK car road tax bands: what you need to know

Old-fashioned paper road tax discs on the car windscreen may now be a thing of the past, but paying your car tax definitely isn’t! So how is it calculated, and how much will it add to the running costs of that new car you’ve got your eye on? Let’s take a look at how road

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