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  1. Ad with special customer offer in collaboration with Chip.

    Popular savings app Chip has recently launched a brand new Prize Savings Account to disrupt the savings market.  Offering prizes of over £10,000 per month to those with at least £100 saved, and almost instant withdrawals, they’ve launched a prize-based saving account that acts as an alternative to traditional premium bonds*.

    Read on as we explore exactly how the new Chip Prize Savings Account works and how you can win more than £10,000 each month!

    New users can enter Chip promo code LYLIA50 for 50 extra entries if depositing £100+ in the Chip Prize Savings Account!**

  2. More and more people are keen to get on the property ladder. You may have a young family and want more freedom and security for your future. Or maybe you’re just fed up with throwing your hard-earned cash at greedy landlords. Or perhaps a Buy To Let interests you as a way to make money for your furture retirement or as extra income now?  There have also been a few Government-backed schemes to help first-time buyers get that foot on the property ladder too. If you want it, maybe now is the time to figure out if you’re ready for it.  Read on to discover what to think about when buying your first house.

  3. Around 60% of homes in England and Wales fill their kettles, clean their clothes and wash their hair in hard water.

    Not all areas of the UK are affected by hard water. Rain falls as “soft” water, but as it trickles through certain rocks and soils (particularly limestone and chalk) it will naturally collect traces of minerals like magnesium and calcium, becoming “hard”. It’s these minerals that like to stick around and cause havoc within our nice, clean homes.

  4. For many of us, working from home is a blessing; you get to avoid the hustle and bustle of a busy office, don’t get stuck in traffic and you have one of the easiest commutes ever.  It’s also incredibly flexible and makes working around having young children a lot easier in most instances.  It’s not without its downfalls and certainly doesn’t suit everyone.  For me, I wouldn’t change it for the world and hope I can continue to work from home for the foreseeable future.

  5. If you’re looking to get active, a fitness band or smartwatch could be a good investment so that you can track your activity and compare your progress – but did you know there are devices that can help with your recovery too? Both the Oura ring and the Whoop band are paving the way when it comes to wearable fitness that tracks exercise intensity, sleep, and recovery. But what are the differences and features?

  6. We spend most of our time at work, yet many office blocks have workspaces that are dull and uninviting.  It’s well-documented that creating an inspiring office environment can boost staff morale and productivity, but how do you go about it?  One task to focus on is to make an office feel more homely and cozy.  This will make it a place where employees love to be and feel comfortable working all day and less mundane.  So how to make your workspace cozy? 

  7. You can do a lot with less. Redecorating is time-consuming as well as expensive, but you can completely redesign your home's style with these low-cost and free tips. You do not always have to get the paints and wallpaper out either.

    How can I update my house without breaking the bank?  Try a few of these top tips, and your living spaces will look and feel like new!