Living guides

Our lifestyle and living guides contain a wealth of top tips to help you enjoy all those everyday luxuries and necessities whilst maximizing your budget for doing the things you love.

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New parents: What benefits do you get when you have a baby?

Whether you want to stay home to look after your new child or return to work and arrange childcare, any help you can get is worth investigating. Here's a look at what benefits and other help you can find.

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Are prenuptial agreements fair or unromantic?

We take a look at when they are a smart idea and whether you should get one if you are tying the knot in the near future.

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Your redundancy rights

If the threat of redundancy is looming over you, it is important to know your rights. We explain exactly what you are entitled to if you have been made redundant.

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8 easy ways to save money on your wedding

The average cost of a wedding is now well over £20,000 but you do not need to spend a small fortune to have the best day ever. Here are eight easy ways you can save money on your wedding without compromising your dream day.

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Emigrating? How to prepare your finances for moving overseas

Starting your new life in some far flung corner of the world is both thrilling and daunting in equal measure. Here's how to prepare your finances for the move, wherever you're emigrating to.

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Free fertility treatment: how to play the NHS lottery

If you need fertility treatment and don't have oodles of cash to spare, it's likely you'll have to face the NHS postcode lottery. We explain why the treatment on offer depends on where you live and exactly what you should expect.

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How to separate your finances from your ex-partner

Breaking up is hard to do; but it can be made even harder when you have a mortgage, debts, or joint accounts with your partner. We take you through what you will need to consider to make the split as smooth as possible.

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How will getting married affect your finances?

We all know that tying the knot can affect your day-to-day money management, but exactly what effect does marriage or a civil partnership have on your financial status? We take a look.

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7 hard questions you need to ask before going self-employed

Starting a business can be an exciting and stressful adventure, so planning ahead is essential to achieving your business dreams. Here are seven questions you should ask yourself before you begin.

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Where to watch free films and TV online

Watching films and TV shows online can be cheap and convenient, but you could be breaking the law if you use dodgy websites. Here's where you can watch TV and films for free.

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8 ways to raise money for charity

Finding different ways to raise cash for a good cause can be fun and entertaining, as well as providing your chosen charity with some vital support. Here are 8 ideas for raising money for charity.

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7 ways to cut the cost of living alone

Without anyone to help pay the bills, the cost of keeping a roof over your head can soon rack up. Here are 7 things you can do to cut the cost of living by yourself

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