How to survive the kid’s summer holidays on a budget!

Summer holidays made easy! It's that time of year again, a whole 6 weeks of activities, food and entertainment needs to be thought out whilst your child's off from school for the summer holidays. The real worry however, can come from having to fund it all, from child care to family trips out. We're here to help you! Here are some activities and treats you can do with the kiddies this summer...

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Half Term on a Budget

Psst, the May half term is almost upon us, but don’t fear you still have 4 days to get the most of the precious time you get with your children, whilst sticking to a budget. With thoughts now turning to how you could make this next week memorable, Derbyshire Community Bank has put together a list of events and activities to keep them busy, until you can finally cart them back to school on the...

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Kid’s half term on a budget!

We all know entertaining kids throughout the half term holidays can be a tough, especially on a budget! What do you do every day? How much money do you spend on activities with the kids? What do you do if the weather is bad? But hang on, there is no reason to worry! Derbyshire is full of great activities for families to do throughout the holidays for brilliant, affordable prices, making h...

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How to cut back!

Have you woken up in 2018 with a financial hangover? Many of us will have. From over indulging in present buying at Christmas, to enjoying one two many boozy nights to celebrate the New Year, this time of the year can leave you feeling worried or anxious about your finances. And if you're not in the right financial situation to be taking out a loan, we've got some great tips to help you cut ba...

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Surviving University on a budget!

Understanding how to budget whilst at University As September rolls around, so does either starting University or heading back for another year away from home. Making your Student Finance last until the end of the term can be hard, so here are some of our best tips to help you survive University on a budget. Income: It's important to not solely rely on your Student Finance to get you through yo...

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How to beautify your garden for less

Time to pretty up your garden! What time of the year is better to get your hands muddy, grab the tools out of the shed and do some gardening than Summer! And although it's incredibly pleasing to see the finished results of your handy work, the price tag of new plants and furniture that goes along with the whole process can be slightly off putting. But keep on smiling, we have some handy tips t...

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