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Christmas gift trends for 2017

Looking for some inspiration for Christmas gifts? Here are some of the latest trends for 2017 gifting to give you a few new ideas. Even more advent calendars Oh yes. The fashion for advent calendars is even stronger than last year, when we had all kinds of beauty treats and different flavours of gin to […]

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Christmas prep in November

Christmas prep in early November

Just a few weeks left before Christmas now, so let’s keep on going with the thrifty festive prep. There’s still enough time to do lots of homemade things to keep the costs down, and a couple of pay packets left to cover the last expenses. If you haven’t already seen them, you might also be […]

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Finding & checking missing pensions with Profile Pensions

  Many of us still have our heads in the sand when it comes to pensions, or find them confusing or lack confidence with them. For example, an estimated 73% of people don’t know how their pension is performing, even though it can make a great difference in later life. I interviewed Michelle Gribbin, Pension […]

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British seasonal food in November in season fruit vegetables UK

British seasonal food in November

  Which British seasonal foods are at their best in November? Well, you’re in for a treat with all kinds of in season vegetables, fruits, fish, meats and cheeses – and there are some tasty imported November ingredients to try as well. Here’s what to buy at the market or pick from the allotment this […]

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Christmas decorations trends and collections for 2017

I know it’s not December yet, but if you’re spreading the cost of the festive season out this year then you might like to think ahead about Christmas decorations and giftwrap. Here are the latest trends for 2017, and some of the best places to find them on a budget. Main Christmas decor & wrapping […]

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Christmas 2017 supermarket food and drink trends festive treats

Christmas 2017 food and drink trends

I’ve been asked for lots of different Christmas guides this year, and have been lucky enough to attend most of the big high street festive showcases – so here are the hottest food and drink trends that are hitting the supermarkets from now until the end of the year. The biggest trend is that there’s […]

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British seasonal food in October wild mushrooms

British seasonal food in October

What’s good to buy at the market this October? Here’s the big list of all the best UK seasonal foods to enjoy at peak freshness this month. Fruit in season in October Apples, blackberries, figs, grapes, pears, plums, quinces, raspberries. Best imported seasonal fruit Figs, grapes. Nuts in season in October Cobnuts and hazelnuts, sweet […]

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Christmas prep in September

Following on from the article in August, here are a few ideas to help you spread the cost of Christmas in September. Let’s start with a few tips to stop budgets spiralling out of control. This month and next month are a good time to start managing expectations, and we all know deep down that […]

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Tenner Week Sep 2017 Day 7 Coy up and get comfortable keep warm save money

Tenner Week Sep 2017: Day 7: Cosy up and get comfortable

It’s the final day of this latest Tenner Week Challenge. How are you getting on? What’s your budget looking like so far? Today’s activity is a good one if you’ve run out of cash – it’s time to cosy up and get comfortable. The weather’s taken a turn for the worse, and today we’re keeping […]

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