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• 9 Jul. 2018

How to make friends as an adult – part two

In part one of our making friends as an adult blog, we shared our top tips for meeting new people, but that’s just the start of the path to friendship. Now that you’ve made all of these great acquaintances how

• 9 Jul. 2018

How to make friends as an adult – part one

Making friends as an adult isn’t always easy. At school and university, you’re surrounded by people of a similar age and probably with similar interests to you, making it the perfect environment for forming friendships. As you get older though,

• 12 Jun. 2018

Men’s Health Week: What are the biggest health issues affecting men?

On average 1 in 5 men in the UK die before retirement age of 65, with more than 2 in 5 not making it to 75. That’s why we’re highlighting some of the top health issues that affect men so

• 2 Apr. 2018

Our top tips for managing stress

A staggering 49% of sick days and two fifths of work-related ill health in 2016/17 were caused by work-related stress, depression or anxiety according to a survey by the Health and Safety Executive. This amounts to 12.5 million lost work

• 19 Mar. 2018

7 financial bad habits to give up right now

Biting our nails, Netflix binges, staying up too late… we all have bad habits that we’d like to give up.  Many aren’t that damaging, but when it comes to your money repeated poor decisions can quickly spiral out of control

• 7 Mar. 2018

What to do if you’re in arrears

The majority of people (almost half) who contact us for help are worried about money, with many people struggling with debt, poor housing and low income. So you’re not alone. Whilst it might be tempting to bury your head in

• 28 Feb. 2018

10 of the best Mothers’ Day ideas on a budget

 By Leila Moss, Communications & Campaigns Manager Mothers’ Day is fast approaching. It’s even earlier this year – Sunday 11th March – so it’s time to start thinking about how to treat that special lady in your life! As

• 23 Feb. 2018

Supporting employees in uncertain times

We are living through times of uncertainty at the moment, both politically and, in some parts of our industry, economically too. Whatever the reasons, a feeling of uncertainty is unpleasant and worrying for anyone experiencing it. Employees worried about their

• 16 Feb. 2018

Smoking, Vaping & Life Insurance

This is a guest article from Reassured Ltd. The rise of e-cigarettes in the UK Over recent years, whilst there has been a marked decline in the number of UK smokers, the nicotine replacement market has thrived. The vaping industry

• 9 Feb. 2018

Top healthy pancake recipes for a nutritious Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing – pancakes! Who doesn’t love indulging in a pancake (or 10!) on pancake day, but if you’re trying to be healthy, the refined carbs and sugar in

• 31 Jan. 2018

Valentine’s Day: Melt your loved one’s heart without breaking the bank!

Valentine’s Day: Melt your loved one’s heart without breaking the bank! It’s nearly that time of year again when we spend a whole day celebrating the joys of love – Valentine’s Day! But with a meal, chocolates and expensive flowers,

• 9 Jan. 2018

10 tips for saving money in 2018

Saving money can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle, especially if you’re working towards a big purchase, like a car or a first home. But, there are some tricks you can use to try and squeeze those extra pounds into

• 9 Jan. 2018

How to help employees avoid financial challenges

By Jools Tait, Business Development Director A total of 277 people are declared insolvent or bankrupt every day in the UK – the equivalent of one person every 5 minutes and 12 seconds. Meanwhile the average UK household credit card

• 9 Jan. 2018

Shopping on a budget

You’ve calculated your budget, you’ve made a plan, now it’s time to put it into action! Thankfully, there are lots of ways to make your pounds go further. Here are our tops tips for shopping on a budget on the

• 4 Jan. 2018

Cheap ways to get fit

January is a time when many of us make a promise to improve our fitness or try out a new activity. The good news is that this doesn’t have to involve shelling out for an expensive gym membership! There are

• 14 Dec. 2017

5 New Year’s resolutions for your mental health

  The New Year can be a great excuse to take stock and work out what to improve in the months ahead. If you do decide to choose a New Year’s resolution, try and pick something manageable. Choosing to make