Money Matters Team

Money Matters Team

Welcome to Money Matters, the Sainsbury's Bank blog.

About Us
The Money Matters team is made up of a group of bloggers who specialise in the financial sector. With help from our guest bloggers, we hope that Money Matters offers a hub of relevant information that's valuable to you and that you will want to keep and share with friends.

Our content may include tips and information, yet any financial decisions are yours to make and none of our content will include financial or any other professional advice.

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Money Matters Team's Posts

The best high-tech pet gadgets

28/10/2016

8 Money Saving Tricks for Halloween

From decorations and fancy dress to food and party games, you can have a great Halloween without the scary price tag.

13 Steps to a Stress-Free Family Holiday

12/10/2016

13 Steps to a Stress-Free Family Holiday

We all love a family trip abroad… but sometimes the stress of organising that fortnight away can threaten to cancel out the enjoyment of the holiday itself. Stress no longer! We’ve got the tips to make sure you can do what you are there for: relaxing.

Roadtrip Essentials

12/10/2016

Roadtrip Essentials

Sat Nav? Check. Travel charger? Check. Make sure you are prepared with these essentials.

6 Car Insurance Myths You Should Never Believe

05/10/2016

How to plan the perfect staycation

Leave the passports behind, avoid the horror of busy airports and pack up the family for a staycation to remember.

6 Car Insurance Myths You Should Never Believe

22/09/2016

6 Car Insurance Myths You Should Never Believe

Buying a car is expensive enough, so make sure you don’t get stung on the insurance too.

22/09/2016

Financial Mistakes You Can Help Your Uni Kids Avoid

University isn’t just about hitting the books - or the bars, for that matter.

Make the Most of Your New Spare Room

22/09/2016

Make the Most of Your New Spare Room

Hurrah! The kids have finally flown the nest. Make the most of their old room and create something just for you.

25/08/2016

Back to school saving tips

Packing them off back to school needn’t cost you an arm and a leg if you shop sensibly.

Get a super fancy home look for half the price

30/06/2016

Get a super fancy home look for half the price

So you've just moved in together. Here's 8 smart solutions to make it look beautiful on a budget. Don't worry, we won't tell if you won't...

Make your garden glow... on a budget

30/06/2016

Make your garden glow... on a budget

Remember that neglected, overgrown patch of dirt outside your back door? Oh, yeah, the garden.

How to get the best deals on your holidays this year

30/06/2016

How to get the best deals on your holidays this year

So you've mastered how to post the perfect #TravelEnvy pics, but do you know all the ways to save money on your next holiday getaway?

7 ways to maximise the space in your house

30/06/2016

7 ways to maximise the space in your house

We've found some of the quickest and easiest ways to transform your home without breaking the budget.

What

30/06/2016

What's your cash personality?

Spender, saver, splurger or something in between? Here's how to identify what your money mind looks like and how it can help you save.

Get a super fancy home look for half the price

30/06/2016

Get a super fancy home look for half the price

So you've just moved in together. Here's 8 smart solutions to make it look beautiful on a budget. Don't worry, we won't tell if you won't...

What

30/06/2016

What's your cash personality?

Spender, saver, splurger or something in between? Here's how to identify what your money mind looks like and how it can help you save.

Make your garden glow... on a budget

30/06/2016

Make your garden glow... on a budget

Remember that neglected, overgrown patch of dirt outside your back door? Oh, yeah, the garden.

7 ways to maximise the space in your house

30/06/2016

7 ways to maximise the space in your house

We've found some of the quickest and easiest ways to transform your home without breaking the budget.

How to get the best deals on your holidays this year

30/06/2016

How to get the best deals on your holidays this year

So you've mastered how to post the perfect #TravelEnvy pics, but do you know all the ways to save money on your next holiday getaway?

DIY home makeover... the bloggers’ way

29/04/2016

DIY home makeover... the bloggers' way

The thrifty bloggers' and editors' guide to doing up your home and garden on a budget.

Paper v digital

29/04/2016

Paper v digital

Are you a Kindle connoisseur or partial to a paperback? We've found the best ways to get some quality reading material this summer.

The heat is on

29/04/2016

The heat is on

We might love it when the sun's shining but spare a thought for your pets, who may not like it quite so hot.

The heat is on

29/04/2016

What's your cash personality?

Spender, saver, splurger or something in between? Here's how to identify what your money mind looks like and how it can help you save.

 Understanding your cat

22/04/2016

Understanding your cat

Do you know what your cat is trying to tell you? Is it feeling playful, loving, or just showing off? Have a look at our animated guide to find out.

Flying with children

22/04/2016

Flying with children

If you're going on holiday with children this year, have you thought about how to keep them happy and entertained on the journey?

A visual guide to pet microchipping

21/04/2016

A visual guide to pet microchipping

Did you know that dog microchipping is now compulsory in the UK? Our guide covers how it works and why it's a good idea to microchip other pets too.

5 ways to prevent costly vet trips

22/03/2016

5 ways to prevent costly vet trips

We've teamed up with vet Claire Hamilton who shares her top tips for a healthy pet and happy wallet... let's face it; we dislike unnecessary vet trips as much as our dogs do!

How to slash the cost of being a wedding guest

16/03/2016

How to slash the cost of being a wedding guest

The average guest spends £448 attending a wedding, with an extra £150 if they go to the hen or stag do. We share some budget ways to save on wedding gifts, outfits and travel (without offending the bride!)

The best high-tech pet gadgets

16/03/2016

The best high-tech pet gadgets

Tech-guru and cat fanatic Linsey Fryatt takes a cat's (and dog's) eye view of the latest gadgets no self-respecting owner should be without.

Surprising ways to valet your car

16/03/2016

Surprising ways to valet your car

Clever car-cleaning solutions from the web's biggest petrol heads and life hackers.

Spring family fun that won't break the bank

16/03/2016

Spring family fun that won't break the bank

Secret shopping guru Penny Golightly's five fab ways to have family fun without spending a fortune this spring

Secret money tips from mother to daughter

16/03/2016

Secret money tips from mother to daughter

Writer Cherry Casey finds out if mum's really the word when it comes to managing the family finances.

How to really save money with vouchers

16/03/2016

How to really save money with vouchers

Savvy shoppers can save hundreds of pounds each year. Undercover bargain hunter Penny Golightly goes... er... undercover, to find out how.

How to haggle on Britain's high street

16/03/2016

How to haggle on Britain's high street

Turns out it's not just over half of us that are willing to haggle... the high street can be open to offers too! Get the lowdown to start saving.

Don’t move, improve: a home renovations calculator

10/03/2016

Don't move, improve: a home renovations calculator

From freshening up your bathroom to making the most of your loft space - use our calculator to find out how you can refresh your home and keep within budget.

New Destination Finder

10/03/2016

New Destination Finder

Need some inspiration on where to head for your holiday this year?

Family Finance Report

10/02/2016

Family Finance Report

Welcome to the first Family Finance Report from Sainsbury's Bank.

Top tips for spring-cleaning your finances

21/01/2016

Top tips for spring-cleaning your finances

From cutting out coffee to getting your workout for free, we asked the bloggers in the know for their tips on getting your finances in order..

The best money-saving apps

21/01/2016

The best money-saving apps

Looking for a way to take control of your finances? Take the hi-tech route and furnish your phone with a few clever apps that will help you save money.

Grow your own herbs

21/01/2016

Grow your own herbs

When it comes to herbs, fresh is best and free is even better. We asked the gardening experts at fennelandfern.co.uk for their top tips.

Dog behaviours explained

16/12/2015

Dog behaviours explained

In order to really understand what your dog is trying to tell you, it's important to observe their body language and listen to the noises they make.

Real people who made extra money in their spare time

16/12/2015

Real people who made extra money in their spare time

If you've already sold all your unwanted bits at car boot sales, it might be time to think outside the (money) box.

Visual guide to keeping your money safe abroad

23/11/2015

Visual guide to keeping your money safe abroad

Planning a holiday? Our visual guide to keeping your money and valuables safe abroad can help you prepare, for extra peace of mind.

How to win at the online shopping game

19/11/2015

How to win at the online shopping game

Ditch the frenzied crowds and buy your gifts online this Christmas.

5 tips for surviving long journeys

19/11/2015

5 tips for surviving long journeys

Planning a long trip? Here's how to get the most from your journey.

What to feed your pet to keep them happy

19/11/2015

What to feed your pet to keep them happy

Top tips for dinner Petiquette.

The perfect winter emergency car kit

09/11/2015

The perfect winter emergency car kit

With winter on its way, you need to be prepared when out driving. Candace Gerlach from Green Flag breakdown gives her essentials to pack in your car to see you through any emergency this winter.

We need to talk about... gifting

29/10/2015

We need to talk about... gifting

Looking for creative, unusual but not-too-pricy Christmas present ideas? Look no further! We talked to four seasonal super-savers tell us how they cut costs without cutting the fun at this expensive time of year.

Choosing the right kennel for your pet

29/10/2015

Choosing the right kennel for your pet

How do you prepare your cat or dog for their visit to the kennels (or, as we like to say, pet hotel!) over the festive season?

5 ways to keep your pet calm this Christmas

29/10/2015

5 ways to keep your pet calm this Christmas

Tis the season... to say 'So long, stress' and 'Hello happy pets'

Save money by going abroad for Christmas

19/10/2015

Save money by going abroad for Christmas

Last Christmas Johanna Payton travelled to Tenerife with her husband Matthew Swan and son Eliott, and discovered it was both a cost-effective move and fun for the whole family.

Pet photo competition

01/09/2015

Pet photo competition

The competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.

Visual guide to car maintenance basics

05/08/2015

Visual guide to car maintenance basics

Unsure of how to keep your car legal and in good condition? Our car maintenance guide covers the basics, like checking the battery and tyre pressure.

Visual guide to buying a new car

20/07/2015

Visual guide to buying a new car

In the market for a new car? Our buying a new car guide looks at electric and hybrid options, how to research and find the right car for you.

Visual guide to buying a used car

20/07/2015

Visual guide to buying a used car

Thinking of purchasing a used car? Our guide to buying a used car provides information on what to consider, where to buy and test driving tips.

Cats vs dogs prize draw

08/07/2015

Cats vs dogs prize draw

This prize draw is now closed. Thank you for your entries!

Family holiday destination awards prize draw

08/07/2015

Family holiday destination awards prize draw

The prize draw is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.

How to take the perfect selfie

05/05/2015

How to take the perfect selfie

How do you get a perfect picture when you have to take it and be in it? Follow our guide...

Your chance to win a Norwegian log cabin break for four

23/04/2015

Your chance to win a Norwegian log cabin break for four

The prize draw is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.

Visual Guide to Home Security

02/04/2015

Visual Guide to Home Security

Interested in making your home safer and more secure? Our home security guide shows you the simple steps you can take to help deter intruders.

Your chance to win two nights away at a luxury hotel with dinner

04/03/2015

Your chance to win two nights away at a luxury hotel with dinner

Wedding Spending 2014 Revealed

13/02/2015

Wedding Spending 2014 Revealed

Ever wondered how much the average couple spent on their wedding in 2014? Read our guide to find out what their top 10 expenses were, and more.

Buying and selling a home

29/01/2015

Buying and selling a home

Whether you’re viewing a home to buy, or preparing your current home for sale, knowing what to look out for could save you time and money.

Snowsports in Scotland

23/12/2014

Snowsports in Scotland

Besides stunning views of snow-covered peaks, glens and lochs, Scotland's five ski centres offer the best pistes in the UK.

Snowsports in Scotland visual guide

23/12/2014

Snowsports in Scotland visual guide

Scotland’s five ski resorts offer breathtaking scenery and challenging pistes for all skill levels. Planning on visiting? Check out our infographic.

Cats vs dogs prize draw

21/11/2014

Cats vs dogs prize draw

This prize draw is now closed. Thank you for your entries!

Guide to shopping safely online

10/11/2014

Guide to shopping safely online

Shopping online can be fun and convenient but are you doing all you can to keep yourself and your family safe on the internet?

07/11/2014

UK city breaks

There are so many great cities to visit in the UK. Our guide looks at the most popular destinations and what to do when you get there.

Budget Calculator

04/11/2014

Budget Calculator

Find out how much you could save every month with our Savings Calculator

Children’s money saving chart

22/10/2014

Children's money saving chart

Use our money-saving dragon to encourage your child to start saving.

Winter learning

19/10/2014

Winter learning

Why wait till Janury to pick up a new hobby or pastime? Here are some ideas.

The Perfect Night In - Prize Draw

15/10/2014

The Perfect Night In - Prize Draw

Your chance to win the ultimate perfect night in package with a 40" HDTV, £250 of Sainsbury's vouchers and a top 10 DVD selection.

Guide to credit scores

09/10/2014

Guide to credit scores

What makes up your credit score? What can impact on your credit score? We've answered the above and more in our guide to credit scores.

Cat behaviours explained

08/10/2014

Cat behaviours explained

Ever wondered what your cat's body language says? Our feline companions use a wide range of physical signals to convey their feelings and intentions.

Car buying index

03/10/2014

Car buying index

A look at the UK's car buying intentions over the next six months

Grow your own mint

01/10/2014

Grow your own mint

Find out how to grow your own mint with our handy guide

Holiday spending habits - your chance to win one of over fifty available foreign currencies worth £500

22/09/2014

Holiday spending habits - your chance to win one of over fifty available foreign currencies worth £500

This prize draw is now closed, thank you for your entries. We will be announcing the winner on 24th September 2014.

History of credit cards

02/09/2014

History of credit cards

When did the world start using plastic instead of cash? Have a look at how credit and credit cards have developed over the years.

Grow strawberries in a window garden

28/08/2014

Grow strawberries in a window garden

Bring the garden to your windowsill.

Build a bottle bird feeder

15/08/2014

Build a bottle bird feeder

Building a bird feeder can be quick and easy when you know how. Follow our simple step-by-step guide.

A dog-friendly home

13/08/2014

A dog-friendly home

Did you know that some household items like certain plants and foods are toxic to dogs? We have put together tips on keeping your dog safe at home.

How to welcome more wildlife into your garden

31/07/2014

How to welcome more wildlife into your garden

Aileen Scoular offers some suggestions on how to make your garden more appealing to wildlife.

Hot picks for summer day trips

31/07/2014

Hot picks for summer day trips

Patricia Carswell shares 10 fantastic summer day trip ideas.

Top cat-friendly holiday accommodation in the UK

31/07/2014

Top cat-friendly holiday accommodation in the UK

A few of our favourite options for cat friendly accommodation in the UK.

Revamping old furniture for next to nothing

30/07/2014

Revamping old furniture for next to nothing

Sophie Banda gives her tips for how to brighten up old pieces of furniture.

Kerry’s story

29/07/2014

Kerry's story

Kerry Barber shares her story of pet adoption.

Kerry’s greyhounds

29/07/2014

Kerry's greyhounds

Kerry tell us more about her three adopted greyhounds.

Credit Card 101

02/07/2014

Credit Card 101

Did you know that more than half of the UK has a credit card? Discover a variety of facts about credit cards, their history, and how they are made.

Car Buying Infographic

18/06/2014

Car Buying Infographic

Check out the UK car buying trends over the last decade including favourite make, model and colour. We have also compared fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.

Dog Exercise Tips

04/06/2014

Dog Exercise Tips

Looking for fun and unusual ways to exercise your four-legged friend? Take a look at this infographic for intriguing dog exercise tips.

Garden improvements worth making

29/04/2014

Garden improvements worth making

Outdoor overhauls can be costly affairs, but a few inexpensive tweaks are sometimes all that are needed for a perfectly good-looking garden.

2014’s top holiday spots

25/04/2014

2014's top holiday spots

Fancy heading somewhere new this year? We asked top travel experts to share their destination hit list for 2014.

Tracking down a trustworthy tradesman

23/04/2014

Tracking down a trustworthy tradesman

Looking to carry out home improvements and don't know who to turn to? Check out these tips to help you find a trustworthy tradesman.

What is the best money you ever spent? - the results!

11/04/2014

What is the best money you ever spent? - the results!

Guide to proposals

04/04/2014

Guide to proposals

Find the secrets behind picking the perfect ring and planning the dream proposal.

The Family Blogger Network do Sport Relief

28/03/2014

The Family Blogger Network do Sport Relief

UK flight disruption

04/03/2014

UK flight disruption

Whether it's a natural disaster or a technical issue on the runway, flight disruptions are sometimes unavoidable. But just how widespread are flight disruptions, and what are the causes?

Tips for first time car buyers

05/02/2014

Tips for first time car buyers

With so many factors to consider, buying a new car for the first time can be a daunting experience. However, it doesn't have to be. Here are some tips that could help you find the right car at the right price.

Affordable travel destinations in 2014

23/01/2014

Affordable travel destinations in 2014

A look at some of 2014's best value holiday destinations.

DIY energy audit: a five-step checklist

20/01/2014

DIY energy audit: a five-step checklist

Follow these simple steps to ensure your energy use is kept in check.

5 small changes that could bring big savings

20/01/2014

5 small changes that could bring big savings

Making tiny changes in different areas of your life soon add up. Here are five simple ways to spend less and save more.

5 small changes that could bring big savings

20/01/2014

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Making tiny changes in different areas of your life soon add up. Here are five simple ways to spend less and save more.

Creating your own Christmas decorations

18/12/2013

Creating your own Christmas decorations

Creating homemade Christmas decorations and ornaments is not only a great way to save money, but also an excellent chance to get the kids involved in preparing for the festive season.

Skiing around the World

16/12/2013

Skiing around the World

Like the millions of other snow fanatics, you might be considering hitting the slopes over the coming months.

Make your own bird house key hooks

13/12/2013

Make your own bird house key hooks

You may have seen the image of the hand-made bird house key hooks being used across our website and in our home insurance leaflets in-store.

Top helmet covers for the ski season

09/12/2013

Top helmet covers for the ski season

The winter sports season has begun and many of us will take to the slopes with skis, snowboards and sledges, and try to out-do each other with the best winter hat.

Getting your home ready for winter

29/11/2013

Getting your home ready for winter

With the nights drawing in and temperatures dipping, here are some tips on how to prepare your home for the winter months.

4 tips to getting the best interest rate on your loan

27/11/2013

4 tips to getting the best interest rate on your loan

What can you do to ensure you get the best rate?

History of the Pound

25/11/2013

History of the Pound

The British Pound is the oldest currency in use today. Originally forged from pure silver, it has a fascinating history but is it still as valuable?

Adding festive spirit to your finances

14/11/2013

Adding festive spirit to your finances

Tis the season to be jolly. But how happy are you about your finances?

Where are Brits headed on holiday?

11/11/2013

Where are Brits headed on holiday?

Brits love to travel, from simple European camping trips to embarking on life-changing religious pilgrimages.

Refreshing your finances for 2014

07/11/2013

Refreshing your finances for 2014

Make your money go further in 2014.

Making your home environmentally friendly

06/11/2013

Making your home environmentally friendly

Six practical tips to not only make your home kinder to the environment, but to also make it more energy efficient.

Staying safe on bonfire night

28/10/2013

Staying safe on bonfire night

Bonfire Night brings together millions of people across the UK in this time-honoured annual tradition, but make sure you remember it for the right reasons.

5 great ways to refresh your home on a budget

25/10/2013

5 great ways to refresh your home on a budget

Sale prices on all sorts of desirable elements for your interiors can be found year-round if you hunt around in the right places.

January sales jaunts

24/10/2013

January sales jaunts

British shops set the bar high (or rather, cut-price low) when it comes to post-Christmas sales. But this tradition is not confined to the UK.

5 ways to keep your car costs down

22/10/2013

5 ways to keep your car costs down

Top tips to keep your car in shape.

The road to fuel efficiency

29/08/2013

The road to fuel efficiency

Motorists around the country are looking to reduce their fuel consumption and save some money.

18 then and now

21/08/2013

18 then and now

How much was a pint of milk when you were 18? See how much basic living costs have changed since you were a student, with our interactive calculator.

The student-parent text interpreter

20/08/2013

The student-parent text interpreter

Avoid mixed messages.

Student friendly recipes

20/08/2013

Student friendly recipes

Want to make sure your son or daughter is eating well at university? Here are five simple recipes to share with them.

Top student gadgets

20/08/2013

Top student gadgets

Is your son or daughter fully kitted out for university?

The essential student kit list

20/08/2013

The essential student kit list

Read our list of essentials for first-time students.

Five ways to keep utility bills down with clever technology

20/08/2013

Five ways to keep utility bills down with clever technology

If sending your son or daughter to university means you’re feeling the pinch, try these tips to keep your energy and phone bills down.

How to survive the first month at university: a guide for parents and students

19/08/2013

How to survive the first month at university: a guide for parents and students

Some handy tips for students entering into their first year at university, and their parents.

Money saving tips for low-cost living

19/08/2013

Money saving tips for low-cost living

Famous private registration plates

15/08/2013

Famous private registration plates

We may dye our hair, customise our clothing and like to sport a suntan; so what's different about stamping our identity on our trusty set of wheels?

Car haggling tips

06/08/2013

Car haggling tips

Want to save money on a vehicle?

Baby blog reviews

02/08/2013

Baby blog reviews

Here are some great baby blogs we've enjoyed reading this year:

Five top satnav apps for navigating around Europe

11/07/2013

Five top satnav apps for navigating around Europe

If you are planning a trip around Europe, find out which satnav apps perform the best.

Make the most of a long weekend

08/07/2013

Make the most of a long weekend

Find out how to plan a great value weekend away.

Crafty family blog reviews

28/06/2013

Crafty family blog reviews

Here are some great crafty blogs we've enjoyed reading this year:

Get your garden ready for summer

27/06/2013

Get your garden ready for summer

Get ready for summer with some great ideas on seating, lighting and tepees.

Will you marry me? Abroad?

26/06/2013

Will you marry me? Abroad?

18% of weddings now take place overseas but, is it less expensive?

Top tips for driving in Europe

12/06/2013

Top tips for driving in Europe

Take your own car on the trip of a lifetime.

Can I save money with solar panels?

11/06/2013

Can I save money with solar panels?

We take a closer look at the possibility of saving with solar panels.

How a cashback credit card works

10/06/2013

How a cashback credit card works

If you're searching the market for a cashback credit card you might be asking yourself some of the following questions...

Six tips for finding the right car for you

06/06/2013

Six tips for finding the right car for you

It can fill us with temptation and trepidation. Andy Moore looks at some top tips for buying a car.

Top podcasts for learning Spanish

03/06/2013

Top podcasts for learning Spanish

There are many ways to learn a foreign tongue and listening to a podcast is a great one.

2013 Family blog reviews

29/05/2013

2013 Family blog reviews

Here are some great family blogs we've enjoyed reading this year:

When should you do it yourself?

20/05/2013

When should you do it yourself?

Ever tried to tile or fix the plumbing? Sometimes you can roll up your sleeves and sometimes you should just put your feet up.

Collectibles - Zack’s rocking retro collection

24/04/2013

Collectibles - Zack's rocking retro collection

Zack was bitten by the 50s bug...

Collectibles - Dan’s model trains are a family affair

24/04/2013

Collectibles - Dan's model trains are a family affair

Discover Dan's collection...

How to find good tradesmen

23/04/2013

How to find good tradesmen

Top tips from the experts.

Converting your car to liquid petroleum gas (LPG)

19/04/2013

Converting your car to liquid petroleum gas (LPG)

Andy Moore takes a look at the ups and downs of LPG fuel.

Driven to distraction

18/04/2013

Driven to distraction

Seasoned driving instructors share some of the UK's worst driving habits.

Common pet insurance claims

09/04/2013

Common pet insurance claims

We take a look at the most common reasons for pet insurance claims.

Personal loans - choosing the right one for you

28/03/2013

Personal loans - choosing the right one for you

How do you pick the right loan for you?

What’s the bunny got to do with Easter?

27/03/2013

What's the bunny got to do with Easter?

We explore the connection between bunnies and Easter.

Taxi of Mum and Dad cost calculator

21/03/2013

Taxi of Mum and Dad cost calculator

Have you ever wondered how much time you spend being your kids very own taxi service?

Driving on the continent

20/03/2013

Driving on the continent

Explore Europe from behind the wheel.

Types of life insurance cover

06/03/2013

Types of life insurance cover

Find out more about the different kinds of protection...

Red Nose Day Fundraising Ideas

05/03/2013

Red Nose Day Fundraising Ideas

Here are some ideas on how you can 'do something funny for money' on Red Nose Day.

Inspirational interiors - bringing the outside in

27/02/2013

Inspirational interiors - bringing the outside in

Inspiration from Mother Nature...

Workout from home

19/02/2013

Workout from home

Cannot quite bring yourself to step out in the cold and get to the gym?

Kitted out for bad weather

17/02/2013

Kitted out for bad weather

Make your car safe for the roads.

Winter dog walks in the UK

13/02/2013

Winter dog walks in the UK

Find some great walks near you...

Getting wind of green energy

08/02/2013

Getting wind of green energy

Saving with wind energy...

FAQ on the EU Gender Directive

30/01/2013

FAQ on the EU Gender Directive

Find out more about the impact on insurance premiums...

Paris: be my valentine?

24/01/2013

Paris: be my valentine?

Discover some of Paris' best kept secrets...

Winter driving tips

18/01/2013

Winter driving tips

Some tips if you need to drive in sleet, ice and snow.

Cool car gadgets

10/01/2013

Cool car gadgets

We take a look at some of the original in-car inventions that delighted road users of yesteryear.

Christmas markets

30/11/2012

Christmas markets

As cities across Europe turn on the lights, visiting Christmas markets can be a great way to take a break.

Money saving tips: family activities for winter

29/11/2012

Money saving tips: family activities for winter

With the winter nights approaching we share some money saving ideas to entertain the whole family when Jack Frost bites.

Winter gardens

29/11/2012

Winter gardens

We've put together five winter gardening tips and some winter garden pictures to inspire you.

Travel tips for ski holidays

29/11/2012

Travel tips for ski holidays

Read our handy tips for ski holidays....

What to do if your car breaks down

28/11/2012

What to do if your car breaks down

This guide sets out the steps you should take to be safe in the event of a breakdown.

Money saving tips: festive family activities

27/11/2012

Money saving tips: festive family activities

We've created a list of money saving ideas for festive family fun.

Weigh it up

25/11/2012

Weigh it up

It’s vital to ensure pets are healthy - and not breaking the scales, says Money Matters contributor Robert Nurden...

Saving with children

23/11/2012

Saving with children

"You must have all the money in the world, Dad. Look at me, I've got 5p, I'm rich."

Develop the savings habit of a lifetime

23/11/2012

Develop the savings habit of a lifetime

If you're more of a natural spender, working out where to start saving can be difficult. But it's surprising how easy it can be to see your money grow by saving little and often. Here are 3 simple tips that can help you kick-start a savings habit for life.

Winter retreats

23/11/2012

Winter retreats

As the cold months set in, getting away for a short break can be just what you need.

2012 Family blog reviews

23/11/2012

2012 Family blog reviews

Here are some great family blogs we've enjoyed reading lately:

Planning for a new dog

20/11/2012

Planning for a new dog

Next to a new child, there are few things in life that challenge and reward us than a new dog.

What we've been up to

16/11/2012

What we've been up to

Here's the latest news from our community of busy bloggers:

Fantastic family blogs

16/11/2012

Fantastic family blogs

Our full list of fantastic family blogs:

A guide to greener driving

09/11/2012

A guide to greener driving

Soaring petrol prices, global warming and damage to the environment are all forcing motorists to reassess their motoring habits...

Going for green

28/08/2012

Going for green

Should you switch to an energy-efficient car? Mark Rowe considers the options...

Room to grow

28/08/2012

Room to grow

There are lots of reasons to move house but Money Matters contributor Kate Burt explains why improving your current home can be the perfect solution...

Cheap insurance cars

12/06/2012

Cheap insurance cars

Research by Sainsbury's Bank Car Insurance last year revealed that, within the space of one year, some 1.3 million motorists quit driving altogether due to the rising costs of motoring.

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