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Getting ready to go on holiday

Getting ready to go on holiday

The hope – Gliding through the airport looking rather cool and dapper. The kids are impeccably behaved, you are confident that your passports, tickets and money are in an orderly fashion in your hand luggage and you’re ready to wave off your cases (in the hope you reunite the other end of course). Now where’s the departure lounge –

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How to bag a charity shop bargain

How to bag a charity shop bargain

For years charity shops suffered the kind of reputation that meant many people wouldn’t be seen dead in one, never mind admit to wearing something they’d found there. But these days it’s positively chic to dress yourself in charity shop finds – and the bigger the bargain the better! But bagging a great bargain can

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Cheap school holiday fun

Cheap school holiday fun

The school summer holidays are now upon us and the thought of keeping the kids entertained for six to seven whole weeks can have parents tearing their hair out. Fret not though, as we’ve come up with some ideas for cheap and cheerful school holiday fun. Go out to play One of the wonders of

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Eating out without breaking the bank

Eating out without breaking the bank

Sometimes it’s nice to go out for dinner as a special treat or even just because you don’t fancy cooking. But it can be expensive, especially if the kids are eating with you too. However, it is possible to dine out without breaking the bank, you just need to plan your outing before you set

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Common scams to be aware of

Common scams to be aware of

Unfortunately, there are some people in the world who have no qualms about scamming others out of their hard earned cash. As the general public become more and more aware of scams, criminals have to come up with more plausible looking ways to get money out of people. Figures from Consumer Direct suggest that three

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When your child wants to learn to drive

When your child wants to learn to drive

The driving test has just had its eightieth birthday and doubtless, driving has changed a lot since its inception, maybe more so since you passed your test. Somehow though, it doesn’t seem two minutes since you were strapping your kids into their child or booster seat and now, you have just heard your child utter

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