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How to afford maternity leave in the UK

Including a maternity leave budget planner and how to prepare for maternity leave financially Maternity leave is meant to be a relaxing time that you can spend with your new baby without the stresses of life getting in the way. Unfortunately, nowadays, this just isn’t realistic. Most of us mums …

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7 Ways You Can Close The Pensions Gap This Month

‘Advertorial post with Aviva’ As women, we know that the pension and savings gap exists, especially for mums who need to take time off for maternity leave and flexible working. But did you know that when it comes to pensions, savings and investments that the gap suddenly becomes an abyss? …

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How to Send Valuable Items in the Post

Sending anything through the post can be a nerve-racking experience. However, when it comes to valuable items such as jewellery, money or a high-value gift, it can even more worrying in case it gets lost, stolen or damaged in transit. The good news is, courier services have come a long …

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How Much Can You Borrow for a Mortgage?

When getting on the property ladder, the vast majority of people will need to borrow money for a mortgage. This is a crucial stage of the process and it will have a significant impact on your finances for the foreseeable future – it is for this reason why you must …

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7 Ways to Regain your Family Finances

It’s so hard to save money as a family but there are plenty of ways you can save more without feeling like you’re missing out. Watching your money doesn’t mean you’re tight or still can’t live life to the full! There are so many different ways you can make your …

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What are the Most Popular Car Finance Options?

The way we buy both new and used cars has changed in recent years. Rather than simply purchasing outright, many people are turning to finance packages and other funding options. Research from AutoTrader found that 37 per cent of car buyers bought on finance to spread out their payments on …

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Why parents need life insurance?

As a parent there is nothing worse than the thought of dying and leaving your children without your love and support. But whilst your emotional presence can never be replaced, there is a way to secure the financial future of those you love most. Life insurance can ensure that if …

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What Steps Can You Take to Improve Your Financial Footing?

If you’re working hard to get back on your financial feet, it can be difficult sometimes to know what to prioritise and what can wait until further down the line to tackle. Add to this complicated debts or a number of financial issues that need sorting, and bettering your finances …