Fit for the Queen: Every Royal Residence Across the UK Illustrated

Fit for the Queen: Every Royal Residence Across the UK, Illustrated

Buckingham Palace is the place that the Queen officially calls ‘home.’ But you can be sure that Her Majesty always has somewhere else to stay when she has the decorators in. The Queen’s adult children and grandchildren occupy roomy castles, manors, and even cottages around the UK. The £12.4bn Crown Estate owns some, where others […]

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Kids Draw Their Dream Jobs

Kids Draw Their Dream Jobs

When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up? An astronaut? A lion tamer? A professional sweet taster? Children have the wildest hopes and dreams for their futures, and we wondered what it would be like to bring those dreams to life. We asked 8 children to draw us a […]

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7 Budget-Friendly Autumn Half-Term Outings

Affordable, Spooky and Historic Autumn Outings for Families

With autumn half-term around the corner, families have some time left to plan another quick holiday before the weather gets cold. While you can certainly pack your bags to visit another country, there’s no reason to leave when you haven’t seen all of the unique hidden gems in the United Kingdom. Even if you can’t […]

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4 Historic UK Daytrips You Can Take for Under £30

Affordable Historic UK Daytrip Destinations

As summer winds down and the kids head back to school, you might feel like the window for a holiday is closing on you. Working around school clubs, work schedules and after-school plans to find free time for a family getaway is nearly impossible. But if you have a free day and a few spare […]

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How dirty is a cash machine in London

How Dirty Is a Cash Machine in London?

You’re in a crowded street in London, you’ve just found the perfect gift for the birthday party you’re running late for, and, of course, the shop only takes cash. You dash over to the nearest cash machine to get out some money – grab the cash and rush back to the store. While all this […]

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3 Tactful Tips for a Friendly Financial Discussion

Should You Talk About Your Personal Finances With Your Friends?

Does it feel like you’re always trying to save money on a shoestring budget while your friends are out living it up? Financial FOMO (fear of missing out) is nearly impossible to avoid in the age of social media. When your goals don’t align with your friends’ overall financial plan, you might feel extra pressure […]

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Where Britons go on holiday

Where Britons Go on Holiday

Opinions are divided over how much the UK relies on the products and services of neighbouring countries, but there’s one thing we know we can’t import: a reliably good summer! Instead, while some choose to brave it on our windswept beaches and rainy caravan sites, a holiday to warmer climes has become a true British […]

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5 Smartphone Apps to Budget, Save or Make Money

How to Manage Your Money With a Smartphone

If you’re not properly budgeting and managing your money, achieving financial independence can feel like a fantasy. Just looking at your bank account can be a daunting task. You’re not alone; in fact, a recent poll of over 2500 people in the United Kingdom found that as many as 25 percent of respondents did not […]

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Use of land in UK and Ireland

How the UK and Republic of Ireland Uses Its Land

The United Kingdom is the sixth largest economy in the world, generating a GDP of £2.0 trillion ($2.6 trillion) in 2018. The United Kingdom is also one of the most urbanised countries, with 83.1% of the population living in urban areas according to the UN — a greater share than any of the five nations […]

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