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Choosing the right mortgage for you

First-time buyer?  For first-time buyers, choosing a mortgage may seem like a confusing process. Which is the best first-time buyer mortgage to go for? How much can you borrow? What deposit will you need? With so many questions, when you are buying your first home, the most important thing you can do is to seek professional advice. Buying a house will be one of the most important purchases you'll ever make. ...

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How to find a stroller that suits you

Buying a stroller is a massive decision to all parents to be. It needs to be durable, hardwearing, practical and of course, stylish. But how about a stroller that will suit your personality?  Everyone has different hobbies and tasks that they participate in – and a stroller has to be able to keep up with everything you want to do. How do you exercise with a toddler? That was the question baby jogger faced b ...

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Flexible working – could it work for you (and your boss)?

As you’re probably already aware, traditionally the option for being able to work flexibly has only been offered to parents and carers, but that’s changing. In fact from 30 June 2014, anyone who’s worked for their employer for at least 6 months has the right to request flexible working.   So what is flexible working? Flexible working is about adapting your hours, working times and place you work to sui ...

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10 tips on how to survive a divorce when you have children

Divorce can be a sad and stressful time, often made far more difficult when children are involved. It is important, as a parent, to ensure that the process is as painless as possible. Here are some helpful tips on how to survive a divorce when you have children: 1. First and foremost do not use your children as a weapon in the divorce. Remember that you are a parent and your duties as a parent should be you ...

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How to: choose the right school for your child

Schools today are laying much more emphasis on marketing and branding, often creating an image that’s not quite the full picture.  Savvy Mums are aware that they need to delve beneath the polished prospectus and carefully crafted open day in order to choose the right school for their child. After talking to Mums with school age children here are my ten top tips on how to avoid the marketing trap. 1. Open da ...

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How to… know if your marriage is really over

Being in a partnership that works is a wonderful thing; effortless, trusting, kind and happy. The very thought that, for whatever reason, it might all end is stomach churning. It's easy to sit around the kitchen table with a glass of wine putting the world to rights, but how do we know when it's more than that, and what do we do? Most of us have thoughts about 'what if' on a bad day. When there are more bad ...

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Getting a divorce that’s right for you

Divorce offers many the chance for a fresh start and a happier outlook on life. So, it’s hardly surprising that according to the Office of National Statistics (published December 2012), 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce. And whilst it can be a challenging time for you and your family, with the right approach and support it doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s all a matter of finding the rig ...

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