Paying off Christmas Debts

There are very few of us who don’t go into January without some sort of financial regret or hangover. It’s easy to overspend, or to fail to plan for Christmas spending beforehand and end up in more debt than usual. If you’re in more debt than you feel you can handle, then Creditfix can help you to get back in shape.  No matter how big or small your Christmas debt

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Your travel checklist: 4 things to do before you travel

Already thinking about this years holiday? With the festive season well and truly behind us, it’s time to start looking to the new year ahead and filling it with lots of fun, laughter and memory making opportunities. If you’ve already got a holiday in mind, a new destination or an annual pilgrimage to a particular resort then there’s certainly plenty to organise and arrange before you step foot on the

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Things to do over the Christmas Break

Whether you’re going to be overrun with your own children, bouncing off the walls and eagerly anticipating the arrival of Father Christmas and his reindeer, or you’re a grandparent who’s offered to give mum and a dad a break over the festive period, or you just want some “you” time after a hectic year and an even busier Christmas build-up, then you’re going to need some ideas of how you

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Effective Ways to Manage Your Christmas Spending

The festive period can put a lot of strain on our wallets, having to splash out on presents, Christmas parties, travelling to visit friends and family and so much more. For people with a history of poor financial management, it can be an even more strenuous time and the potential to fall back into bad habits might be too much. Avoid this happening by focusing on the following points to

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Creating a Home Business: A Step-by-Step Guide

Working from home might well sound like a good idea, and for some is a key motivator in setting up a business in the first place. That said, it’s true to say that a home-based business takes as much planning and organization as one based in a commercial property, so following an organized plan is important. The steps to take: Your business idea Maybe you’re setting yourself up in an

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Last minute Christmas present ideas

I don’t mean buying last minute Christmas presents, I mean buying things, wrapping them and shoving them under the tree just in case you need a present at the last minute. For the past couple of years we have either been invited to a party at the last minute (often drinks on Christmas Eve) or friends have dropped by to hand over gifts to us.   And invariably I have

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How to add value to your home using trees

For most of us our home is our most valuable asset. It is, by far, the most expensive thing that we own.   So, understandably, we do our best to look after it.   We know that keeping it looking nice and in a good state of repair will help us to secure a higher price when it is time to sell.   This is true, but there is a

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Getting your Christmas tree from Christmas Forest, a review

My family thought I had gone mad when I said that we would be getting our Christmas tree at the end of November.   Putting put the Christmas tree was always a Christmas Eve event for me as a child.   I would decorate it with my folks, and then I would go off with each of them separately to help them wrap presents.   Feeling quite smug that I

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Getting ready for the new year

I don’t know about you but my need to spring clean tends to kick in late November, early December.   Not so much in the spring but when I start thinking about the fact we will have people here for Christmas and, therefore, the house needs sorting out.    We aren’t hosting lots of extended family this year so I don’t need to worry about sorting out the spare bedroom

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Safety Checks to Look for When Buying a Used Car This Winter

Road safety is incredibly important, especially during the winter months. The colder season creates many more hazards on the road; impacting visibility with blizzards and mist and causing the roads to be iced over, thereby losing traction on the wheels. Consequently, you should everything you can to be safe out there.  However, if you do all the necessary safety checks, buying a used car for winter can not only be

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5 Top Tips for a hassle free Christmas

It is around this time of year that people start to get bogged down in to-do lists and getting organised for the week of eating and sofa snoozing that is Christmas.   The focus is on whether or not a metre of Jaffa cakes is going to be enough and who gets first dibs on the Radio Times bumper addition when it comes out.   But not many people think

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My top 7 travel wonders #ad

I had a conversation with Jonnie this week about his trip to Switzerland and how he feels he has “done the area” he travelled to.  He went up mountains, got on cable cars, went inside glaciers, did all the chocolate factories and other touristy places and came away thinking he could well and truly tick Interlaken off his list.     I joked how that is absolutely NOT how I

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