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September: A Month of Waiting

September is one of my favourite months of the year. My second favourite actually, my first favourite is December because it’s Christmas and my birthday. This year September has felt like a month of disorganised chaos and waiting around. We started the month of celebrating with Evie’s 8th Birthday which was really lovely. She had a great day, lots of …

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How To Budget Your Student Finance

Budgeting your student finance can be a real stress for new university students. There are so many variables when you first attend university as a student and often the first amount of money can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you haven’t had to control much of your own finances before. For us, as a family, student finance is here …

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Finance with Finesse – How to Finance Your Car for Your Road Trip

Imagine it – your next road trip has you traversing Australia’s outback in a rugged truck of your choice. Or better yet, hop into the speedster of your dreams to indulge in the many sights that Melbourne, Sydney, or any one of Australia’s great urban centres offer. Then there are the country’s numerous scenic beaches that beckon you to enjoy …

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Starting University as a Mature Student

Being a mature student is quickly becoming a bit of a norm in this country particularly with the rising popularity of access to higher education courses being offered. My partner Adam completed his social sciences access course in July and has accepted a place studying Criminology at Winchester university. Studying as a mature student is a great way to retrain …

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Why Parents Should Help Their Child with Essays

Parents should help their child write essays because, in my opinion and experience, essay writing is actually a skill. Like many skills, a formula for successful essay writing can be constructed and taught which will, hopefully, allow children to write essays fluently, coherently and achieve good grades. For some children essay writing might come quite naturally however others may need …