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5 Steps Towards Financial Security

Posted by / February 16, 2022

Financial security: it’s one of the most crucial ingredients in the recipe for peace of mind. The idea that you’ve planned for the future can make the present twice as comfortable. In a post-Covid world, we are more aware that job security is rarely certain. But that doesn’t mean financial security is totally off-limits. Take these steps to make your money work harder for your future. 1. Assess your collateral List your incomes. Tally up your outgoings. Compile an inventory […]

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The History of Income Protection

Posted by / September 20, 2021

The history of income protection insurance in the UK Income protection – one of those ideas that seems so good you could be forgiven for thinking it’s been around since, well, paid work. So how, when, and where did income protection come from? For the answer to that, we need to travel back to the 18th century. The revolution will be industrialised In Britain, the idea of income protection was planted firmly during the country’s Industrial Revolution. The excellent engineering […]

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Family Income – A fragile responsibility?

Posted by / October 14, 2020

Employed, self-employed, zero-hours, flexi-working, the world of work is changing. Even without the current uncertainties, it’s becoming almost expected that we may experience some form of break in our earnings potential during a career. This may be for various reasons such as planned caring responsibilities, or career-changing, or unplanned such as a cancelled contract or period of unemployment. Suppose it’s a planned career break, you’ll have had time to plan your finances and make adjustments, such as part-time working or […]

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13 tips for tackling procrastination

Posted by / October 5, 2020

Nothing quite compares to that feeling of inner turmoil and frustration caused by procrastination. It’s capable of rendering otherwise productive, intelligent and diligent professionals temporarily useless – and it happens to almost everyone. There’s no doubt that it’s a complex problem. But here are some quick, actionable measures that you can take right now to begin overcoming pesky procrastination. Accept it. Not to add to your to do list, but your first job is to accept that you are procrastinating. […]

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10 quick tips for working from home – productively  

Posted by / March 27, 2020

10 Tips for Working From Home

So here we are. Your to-do list feels like it’s growing by the hour. But your productivity is sorely lacking. Firstly, try to relax. It’s natural to feel a little disorientated when you’re unaccustomed to working from home. Even the people who do it regularly struggle to find flow sometimes. But with a few practical productivity tips, you can start conquering your challenges and ticking off tasks without breaking stride.   Fortify your focus. Steel your self-discipline. Take a look […]

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6 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Posted by / September 4, 2019

Most adults need between six and nine hours of sleep each night. Yet, according to the 2018-2019 Great British Sleeping Habits survey, 23% people living in the UK only get five to six hours of sleep each night. Do you feel refreshed in the morning and throughout your day? If not, it may be worth having a look at ways to improve your sleep.   Set a routine By going to bed at roughly the same time each day, you […]

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Save someone’s life by giving 10 minutes of your time

Posted by / June 13, 2019

We need more blood. Safe blood for all. That’s the theme of World Blood Donor Day 2019. It takes place on 14th June – hosted this year in Kigali, Rwanda – and has two simple aims: celebrate blood donors; encourage future donations of clean, quality assured blood. To save lives, health organisations require consistent access to a steady supply of clean blood. Every second someone, somewhere requires a life-saving blood transfusion. New donors are needed on a daily basis. What […]

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6 Tips to Get Your Finances in Order in Your 30’s & 40’s

Posted by / April 30, 2019

6 tips to get your finances in order in your 30s and 40s

With you twenties behind you, your thirties and forties have the power to define your financial fortunes not just for now, but for many years to come. You don’t want financial stresses to ruin what can be some of the happiest days of your life, nor do you want to kick the financial can down the lane for later years. Here are a few tips to grips with your finances through the fabulous thirties and forties. Make a will. Don’t […]

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