Growing trend in couples looking for houseshares

Friday 3 December 2010, by, the online local noticeboard, has seen a growing trend of couples looking to join houseshares this year to reduce costs and help save money. As we all know, an unsteady house market, difficulties in securing mortgages and jobs dictating where we live, can all be obstacles to getting on the property ladder.BBC (Web), 29/11/2010,


Manchester is the most trusting city – rise of neighbourly deeds in capital of North

Friday 26 November 2010, by

Nearly half (49%) of people living in Manchester have entrusted their neighbour with a key to their home for use in an emergency compared to just 37% of people living in Birmingham. The study from online classifieds site highlights hotspots of neighbourliness across the country, with Mancunians proving most likely to perform neighbourly deeds …read more


Cut thousands of pounds off household bills

Thursday 4 November 2010, by

Brits are slashing thousands of pounds off their household bills by making the most of what they have and opting for online bargains. One family recognised that these days you get congratulated for being savvy with your money and picked up a dining room table for under £100. As reported by (Web), 27/10/2010,   …read more


Rise in online trading as savvy shoppers cut out the middle man

Friday 8 October 2010, by has seen a 65% rise in online trading, as cash savvy shoppers decide to cut out the middleman. There has been a spike in ads for clothes, mobile phones, toasters and items accross the stuff for sale category and with the average household hoarding £581 of unused but valuable possessions it’s clear there are bargains to …read more


Cash savvy mothers head to

, by has been championed as one of the best websites to make maternity pay go further and pick up essential childcare items at discounted rates. Mums should head to the site to find a great deal on everything from changing tables to yoga lessons. As repoted by Mother & Baby, 01/10/2010, p.21


Commuters make the best neighbours

Monday 6 September 2010, by

Those who travel more than an hour and a half to work each day are most likely to give something back to their community. They are more likely to join social groups, host dinner parties, check on elderly neighbours and do favours for those around them. … The 2010 State of Neighbourhoods Report found …read more