Winter is finally over, the clocks have officially gone forward and summer is creeping up on us, with some warmer days on the horizon. I don’t know about you, but the team here at QuidCycle are looking forward to those summer holidays and finally getting a chance to have that well deserved break. The only hindrance can be the cost, however, we believe that you can have a good holiday whilst still remaining within your budget and not using credit. We have done some research just for you to make that holiday more affordable:
Here at QuidCycle headquarters, we welcome the news that from mid-July, Google is planning to ban any pay-day loan adverts. However, we do wonder whether this will be enough of a deterrent for those in financial dire straits who see this kind of borrowing as a viable option. Even though, long term, this kind of borrowing becomes a noose around the necks for many because of the high levels of interest having to be repaid, many see this as a plaster to wound, rather than looking for long term solution to a growing problem within the UK.
If you’re at home with the kids this half-term are you finding ways to keep them entertained without spending a fortune? Chances are you might turn to a social network or website* to find ideas of what’s on your doorstep and won’t cost you the earth. The UK’s largest online parenting community is Mumsnet and even if you’re not a parent, you’re more than likely to have heard of it, as the views of its’ members often make the headlines, not least when politicians like the Prime Minister, take part in online chats with members.
One of life’s great wonders is looking down at your bundle of joy and see a little essence of you staring back. Babies are amazing but raising them can be very expensive! The Centre of Economic and Business Research reported that the cost of raising a child until they are 21 now costs a whopping £229,251! With that wholesome figure, we need very wholesome money saving tips. Here are our top tips for those of you that have a little one on the way!