If you haven’t already, go, go, GO checkout Price I Want to Pay. The name says it all really. And this is how it works. Around about now or over the coming weeks, the kids will be writing their letters to FC. Whether the elves pick them up or they shoot up the chimney – however, magic goes down in your house, Price I Want to Pay makes the magic happen.… View Post

Let’s talk about life insurance for children

Let’s talk about life insurance for children

While the Internet and offline banking does often encourage us to take out our own life insurance, we don’t really consider the financial implications of life taking away one of our children too soon. It’s a bit of a taboo subject. After all, who wants to discuss the off-the-cuff possibility of losing their children at a young age?… View Post

The best August Bank Holiday activities for families …

The best August Bank Holiday activities for families on a budget

The August Bank Holiday is just around the corner and luckily for you, there’s plenty going on this year to keep the kids and family entertained. With the end of the school summer holidays in sight and having exhausted every fun-filled family day out, the current account and prepaid Mastercard® providers, icount, have put together a list of their top 5 budget August Bank Holiday activities for families.… View Post

How You Can Become A Teacher

How You Can Become A Teacher

Becoming a teacher isn’t a decision you take lightly as it requires hard work, determination, perseverance, and passion, however, it’s a job that is never boring and is hugely rewarding.  As a teacher, you will have to create an interesting and stimulating classroom environment, meet the individual needs of your students, organise and execute lesson plans, administer homework and assignments as well as mark them, evaluate performance, and give constructive and engaged feedback.… View Post

5 Benefits to using the Southern Institute to help …

5 Benefits to using the Southern Institute to help your business

Being a business owner in this digital age doesn’t spare you of processing costs. Especially now that electronic payments are becoming the most preferred method of transaction, you have to prepare yourself and be able to roll with it efficiently. Those in the CBD oil industry are always plagued with the problem of not being able to focus better on their product because of these electronic payment hurdles. … View Post

How to Add More Cash to Your Rainy-Day …

How to Add More Cash to Your Rainy-Day Fund

Even if you’re pretty good at budgeting, and you’ve set up a savings account, so you can start to put some of your pay towards a long-term goal like a family holiday, there’s always a chance that an emergency could come along and undo all your hard work. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that you have a “rainy-day” fund, as well as a savings account.… View Post

Smart Meter // How To Get A Smart Meter …

Smart Meter // How To Get A Smart Meter Installed

Just before Christmas, we received an email from our energy suppliers E.ON informing us about the Smart Meter rollout that is happening across the UK.  Between now and 2020 energy suppliers are offering households the opportunity to replace their current energy meters with Smart Meters.  The change over to a Smart Meter will allow energy suppliers the opportunity to take meter readings digitally and provide more accurate energy bills.  Partnered with an in-home display meter, householders are then able to track energy usage as well as the amount they are spending.… View Post

Smart Meter // Why we switched to a Smart …

Smart Meter // Why we switched to a Smart Meter

Having both myself and Mr. Boo been made redundant in the past we are now more than ever aware of how our financial situation can change.  Having been reckless in the past with our budgeting we would like to think that we are in more control of our bills.  One of the areas that we have been blind to is our energy usage.  Although we have done the usual things like switch over to energy saving light bulbs etc.  Our energy bills each quarter are still higher than we would like.… View Post

Smart Meters // What is a Smart Meter?

Smart Meters // What is a Smart Meter?

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will have caught one of the adverts for the Smart Meter roll out.  Whether you’ve heard the radio advert in the car or vaguely recall seeing something as you waited for your favourite program to come on TV.

The short version of these adverts is that between now and 2020 energy suppliers are offering households across the UK the opportunity to switch over to a Smart Meter.  Sounds great right? But what is a Smart Meter?… View Post