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How 5/10 People Offered to Give Us Their Laptops or Phones Without Knowing It

The ePrivacy Directive,  commonly known as the ‘EU cookie law’, which has led to websites displaying alerts about cookies in order to get visitors to consent to their use, is due to be overhauled. If you are a frequent browser of the internet – and let’s face it, you are – you will almost certainly have come across these cookie alerts online. They normally appear as a banner across the top/bottom or in the corner of the web page, and you need to either click ‘accept’ or click to close the alert. In doing so, you are demonstrating your agreement for the …

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How Can Your Savings Track UK Property Prices?

You might immediately be scared off because you can’t afford to climb the property ladder in the first place, but before that knee-jerk reaction kicks in, give this a read. It’s very easy to spend money. It’s a lot harder to save it. If you’re dedicated enough to squirrelling away your spare change, you’re in the minority. A recent study revealed that millions of people across the UK have less than £100 in savings. (1) But hiding your savings under your bed means you’ll only ever have as much as you hide away. When you choose to invest your savings, …

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Dementia Awareness

If you have a close family member or friend with dementia, you are likely to be acutely aware of how distressing this neurocognitive disorder can be. There are a wide range of different diseases that are categorised as dementia, the most common being Alzheimer’s; but all are characterised by a progressive loss of memory, language skills and other cognitive abilities. Early Diagnosis It is a popular misconception that once diagnosed with terminal dementia, a person must be completely reliant on others for their well-being. This can often depend on what stage the person’s illness has progressed to. Diagnosing the disease …

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The differences between men and women on Valentine's Day
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The Differences Between Men and Women on Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s day everyone. Take a look at our infographic below. Does it seem familiar? Of course, this scenario is a bit of an over generalisation, but it is just for fun. If you are not a fan of Valentine’s day, you can always celebrate St Trifon’s day instead… the Bulgarian national holiday in honour of the patron saint of wine! He was actually Trifon the Pruner, refering to the pruning of the vines before the grapes harvest. The poor chap was tortured and beheaded, but that aside, the celebration of his day essentially involves drinking wine, so we can’t …

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How to Avoid the Post-Christmas Financial Blues

So that’s that then. Christmas came and went – all that fuss and it’s over in a day. Except it’s not over, not really, because now you have to deal with the hangover. Not just the boozy hangover from all the partying, but also the financial hangover from all that spending. According to a survey by National Debtline, more than 16.5 million Brits were planning on using credit to get through Christmas, which equates to around one in three eligible people. With the shops falling all over each other to provide the best discounts during the festive season, even the …

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Celebrities We Have Lost in 2016

Although our main focus for this blog is usually shopping and discounts, when we look back at the year, one of the main things that has left its mark is the sheer number of iconic celebrities that we seem to have lost. At the very start of the year, the world was rocked by the sad news that David Bowie had died, and from that point forward, it seemed relentless. Every few weeks, another of our favourite icons passed away, leaving us wondering who was going to be next in the awful, tragic list. In July, we lost Prince, and …

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Prague on a Budget
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A Budget Break in Prague

Prague used to be considered a budget holiday destination, but recently however, prices have been soaring in the tourist areas, making it similar in price to Berlin. However, if you know a little more about the city and you do you research, there is no reason why Prague can’t still be a top budget destination. Food and Drink The food and drink are still very cheap, providing you steer clear of the tourist traps. The Czech Republic is known for its beer production, and great quality beer is cheap, and in fact is cheaper than water and fizzy sodas in many …

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Giving a Shift – The Wonderful World of Volunteering

The older you get, the more you start to understand that the world’s problems are your own problems, and not just issues for politicians from distant lands to sort out. You also come to realise how unfair it is that where you happen to be born can be the difference between a comfortable life, where your biggest worry might be whether to get the brown or the black rattan garden furniture set; or a life where every day is a basic fight for survival, with no access to clean water, suffering brutal attacks in violent conflicts and watching your family …

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Curtains for Cat Owners

When we moved into our house, there were fabulous traditional curtains in the lounge covering the patio windows. We would have loved to have kept them as they were expensive and luxurious. But… we have a cat. Our cat is a busy body and likes to sit at the patio doors, looking outside into the garden, watching the various neighbourhood cats pass by. Because this activity makes him quite animated at times, he likes to brush up against the curtains until eventually – horror of all horrors, they end up trashed. We swiftly removed the luxury curtains and replaced them …

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Buying a Bike – Money Saving Hacks

If you are buying a bike and want to save some money, the best advice is not to go for the cheapest bike that you can find online. This is a mistake. Cheap bikes can be difficult to put together and can fall apart very easily, so before you know it, your money is wasted. Online Auction Websites One of the best places to buy a great value bike from is an auction website. Like cars, and mobile phones, bikes quickly devalue once they leave the shop, as new models are being released all the time. That doesn’t mean to …

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