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Beginning Your Family History: Part 1

Beginning Your Family History:  Part 1. The desire to delve into the History of your family can be triggered by various events, a marriage and the joining of 2 families, a new baby bringing a new generation and new grandparents, retirement and the need to fill your leisure time, or the more challenging discoveries...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Couples 'Indebted In Holy Matrimony'

We all know that weddings are an expensive business not to mention a nice honeymoon in a hot foreign country. However, it seems that the spiralling costs are affecting more and more newlyweds. The happiest day in the lives of couples may also be the most expensive, it has been reported. The average wedding costs aroun...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Cost Of A Dad Calculated

Although sadly many households contain single parents with children, most in the UK, however, have the complete set of two – a Mother and a Father. Now, it seems, new research has found that having the father around can help with more than just looking after the kids. The price of having a father around the hous...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Youth 'Choosing Housing Over University'

Young people are choosing to save up to buy a house rather than go to university, it has been reported. The fear of massive debt after graduation, combined with ever-rising house prices, is proving a powerful deterrent to higher education. One third of 18-24 year olds are calling for a cut in college tuition fees so th...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Police Offer Home Security Advice

Police have launched a new campaign to raise awareness among homeowners of opportunistic thieves during the summer. The force's burglary figures showed that a third of all incidents were recorded during the summer months during the last financial year, meaning many local residents will have had to claim on their home i...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

ABI Calls For More "Resilient" Homes

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has called on the government to ensure that new homes are less likely to be affected by inclement weather conditions. Following recent flooding, which saw many people in affected areas making claims on their home insurance policies, the ABI's director general said that althoug...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Equity Release 'No Longer A Last Resort'

Consumers' perceptions of equity release schemes have changed, according to one expert, who suggested that people no longer see it as a "last resort". A spokesman for the charity which commissioned the research said that many people are now choosing this kind of option to free up money in later life. "...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Redecorating 'Higher Priority Than Legal Changes'

When viewing prospective new homes, many of us are shocked at the apparent taste of the current owners, but we are always able to look past the awful wallpaper to the true value of the house. However, it seems that we cannot live with the old decor for long and redecorating is one of the first things we do on moving in...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

First-Time Buyers 'Prepared To Pick Up Haunted House'

Most people looking to take a step onto the housing ladder would even buy a house said to be haunted, it has been claimed. Research from a leading high street bank has found that more than half of first-time buyers would pick up a property despite it already having residents of a paranormal kind. It added that two-fif...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Broadband Speed Constant Problem for Over A Quarter Of Users

More than one in every four UK broadband users are unhappy with the speed at which they can surf the internet, according to new research. A study from a leading comparison website firm found that close to four million consumers are unsatisfied with the coverage offered by their provider. In terms of broadband speed, t...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Toddlers Costing Homeowners Millions In Damages

We love them dearly, of course, but children can cause much heartache. Not least of which when they have inadvertently knocked over mum’s cup of tea or broken the TV remote. Apparently this is a much bigger problem in UK homes than first thought. Parents in the UK pick up a combined bill of £122 million ea...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

When Disaster Strikes Are you Covered

No matter where you live if a disaster happens in your home the effect is the same. It may be a flood or a burglary or, increasingly, freak weather conditions. It may take years to fully get over such an event. Imagine, then, having to cope without the benefit of home insurance. According to the Association of British ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Money Or Honey On The Internet

Most of us in the UK now use the internet every day. Whether it is at home in the evening, at work during our lunch break or at the weekend we are surfing the web more and more. There are many reasons to use the internet and two of the biggest are online banking and social networking. Apparently using the internet to ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Brits 'stay in to avoid credit crunch'

As many of us are cutting down on household spending with reduced incomes, it seems we are increasingly cutting back on foreign holidays as a means to save money. People in Britain are spending more time at home in an attempt to save money in the wake of the credit crunch, it has been claimed. According to research fr...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Young People Saving For The Future

Rather than expecting it all to come to them it seems that young people are now taking their future into their own hands. It has been claimed that young people in Britain are looking to avoid accruing debt by entering higher education (HE) in the future and saving now. Research from the Children's Mutual has shown tha...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Teenagers 'Making Illicit Online Purchases'

Many of us are familiar with shopping online; it can be a great way to save time and money. The goods come right to your door and often you can find fantastic bargains by shopping around. It seems the nation’s children are finding the internet a tempting place to do their shopping as well. Unfortunately, they are...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Pre-Paid Debit Cards May Replace Pocket Money

With the government introducing a new initiative to teach primary school children the ways of careful money management, perhaps we should all take a good look at the way we spend and save our hard earned cash. It is widely believed that children learn what they need to know about the big wide world from their parents....16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Pet Insurance Can Cover More Than Vet Bills

Many of us have the joy of owning one or more pets. They can be integral to family life and almost become like another child. So when something goes wrong and the beloved animal is ill or involved in an accident then it can be devastating.  No-one wants to envisage their canine companion or feline friend needing m...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

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