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Get Your Christmas Spending Organised

Get Your Christmas Spending Organised

There’s a few reasons why we call them the January blues. One major contributor to New Year gloom and doom is money. Many of us who get paid before the Christmas break then don’t get paid again until the end of January, meaning 6-weeks to stretch a pay-check. Add to that the increased expenditure before and during the holidays, and it’s easy to understand why so many have money trouble after the f... »

10 ways to budget for Christmas

10 ways to budget for Christmas

1 – Don’t pay for Christmas with December’s income – plan savings throughout Autumn and early Winter specifically for spending on Christmas activities 2 – Buy presents AFTER Christmas – OK, this isn’t going to please the kids too much, but if there’s something specific that your favourite Aunt or Uncle have asked for, perhaps think about something creative (and free/cheap) for Christmas Day ... »

Seven Steps to Making the Perfect Wood Pellet

Seven Steps to Making the Perfect Wood Pellet

Pellets are made by compacting sawdust and other wood waste from saw milling.  The lining in the wood binds the pellet together, causing it to hold its shape without the need for any additive. 1. Raw Material  Obtain Raw material from an approved source, such as saw-dust, off-cuts from wood manufacturing or, occasionally, round wood from coppicing.  Make sure that the material is not contaminated ... »

When was the last time you reviewed your credit card?

When was the last time you reviewed your credit card?

How long have you had your credit card? 1, 2 or 3 years? Well, MoneySuperMarket’s latest survey reveals that it’s most likely to be for at least seven years, with nearly a third of us staying with the same card provider for more than a decade! The credit card market has moved on a lot in that time with interest free offers lasting longer, more choice for balance transfers and more generous cashbac... »

Renewable Energy Firm Offers Free Biomass Boiler Installation

Renewable Energy Firm Offers Free Biomass Boiler Installation

South Yorkshire-based renewable energy providers A Shade Greener has launched a scheme that offers businesses a free commercial wood-pellet boiler installation.  They will install the system and provide twenty years’ maintenance.  The boiler itself, the installation and servicing is all completely free of charge in return for a percentage of the Renewable Heat Incentive tariff for which the boiler... »

How to set up a new business in a savvy way

How to set up a new business in a savvy way

Yes! You have finally made the decision to start your own business. You know you have the energy, passion and commitment of an entrepreneur, but you’re just not sure about the actual business idea. Don’t get frustrated – inspiration is all around you. We have summed up for you some handy tips and tricks to get you going: Problems will lead to solutions The easiest way to begin yo... »

How Do Wood Pellet Systems Work in the UK?

How Do Wood Pellet Systems Work in the UK?

The UK has lagged behind some of its European neighbours, such as Austria, Sweden and Germany, in terms of its use and practical knowledge of biomass boilers.  Users of wood pellet boilers in the UK have sometimes run into difficulties due to several issues: –          the original installers may not have been sufficiently trained to install the boiler correctly (its buffers and controls are... »

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How to sell your car quick for cash

DON’T SELL YOUR CAR ONLINE UNTIL YOU’VE READ THIS!! We’ve all heard the radio ads, TV stings and online hype – but when it really comes to selling your car online, how scary is it. Selling a car is never easy, or any fun. If you’re selling your car privately you’ll have to deal with time-wasters and some people won’t even turn up! So, what are the alternat... »

Switching from Oil to Wood Pellets to Heat Your Home

Switching from Oil to Wood Pellets to Heat Your Home

If you are ‘off grid’ and currently rely on oil (or liquid propane gas [LPG]) it’s worth considering switching to a wood-pellet boiler to heat your home and hot water – particularly if your boiler is old and due for replacement, the switch could be considered a ‘no brainer’.  Although the up-front costs are high, you will (i) save around a third on your fuel bill and (ii) you will receive the Gove... »

Savvy tips for energy saving

Savvy tips for energy saving

There are lots of things you can do to your home to help save energy and reduce those ever increasing bills. LOWER-COST TIPS 1. Switch it off A typical household could save between £45 and £80 a year by just turning off appliances left on standby. Most electrical items can be switched off at the plug without upsetting their systems although some digital and satellite recorders may need to be left ... »

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