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Veganuary: Delicious meat-free alternatives to try this winter

The start of a new year is often used as a time to embrace something new. Vegan diets are becoming more popular and with more meat alternatives than ever available in the supermarkets, making a few switches to your diet…

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8 tips to help you stick to your new year resolution this year

The start of a new year is a great time to make some positive changes that could improve your wellbeing and help you reach your goals. Have you made a new year resolution? If you have you’re not alone, but…

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What happened in the property market in 2021?

Despite the pandemic, the property market continued to move in 2021. Thousands of families purchased their first home, moved up the property ladder, or decided to invest in property during the year. Here are a few of the key events…

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1 in 3 borrowers have been rejected for a mortgage. Here’s what you need to do before applying

Getting rejected when applying for a mortgage could mean losing the home you want to buy, and make it more difficult to get a mortgage with another lender. It’s something that’s affected thousands of borrowers but there are things you…

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Bingeworthy TV shows to indulge in over the festive period

With the festive period approaching, it’s a great time to delve into a new TV show, whether it’s a thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat or a comedy to make you laugh out loud. There…

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7 positive habits that could improve your wellbeing

As we head into a new year, it’s common to think about the changes you could make to your life to improve your wellbeing and reach your goals. Taking steps to instil positive habits at the start of 2022 could…

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5 steps you need to take if you want to buy your first home in 2022

If you’re hoping to buy your first home in 2022, congratulations! It’s a huge milestone and one that’s exciting, if a little daunting too. You’ve likely been thinking about purchasing a property and saving a deposit for some time. As…

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2 ways you can reduce your monthly mortgage payments

Rising inflation is putting pressure on household expenses across the UK. Your mortgage is likely to be one of your largest monthly payments and reducing the cost could improve your budget. According to the Bank of England,…

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Awe-inspiring sights to consider when you’re booking a 2022 holiday

Here are 10 of the most common sights that feature on bucket lists. 1. The Great Pyramids of Giza, Egypt As the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing today, it’s no surprise that the…

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7 of the best board games to play with your family this winter

As the nights draw in, a game night is a great way to spend time with family. If you’re looking for some board games to add to your collection, these seven should be on your list. Whether you want to…

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10 of the most popular toys on Santa’s list this Christmas

It’s the season for giving. If you’re buying Christmas presents for children this year, there are huge piles of toys to wade your way through. Whether you’re purchasing for your own children or not, it can be difficult to know…

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What does rising inflation mean for mortgage holders?

Inflation in 2021 is expected to hit 4%. Inflation means the cost of living will rise and, for mortgage holders, knock-on effects could mean the cost of a mortgage becomes higher. From grocery shopping to electronic goods, prices are rising.

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