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Ski holidays put on ice as recession continues

written by Naomi_Richardson
25.01.10 1 Recommends 0 Comments

It's a slippery slope it seems when it comes to ski holidays. Despite the snow laden pistes and optimum ski conditions, it seems our love affair with winter sports has been put on ice while the recession continues to hold us in its wintry grip. The numbers taking to the slopes is down by half on the 70,000 who travelled in 2007, according to the Sunday Business Post.

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Situation grows desperate for mortgage holders

written by Rachel_McDonald

Seems like the situation is becoming more desperate for mortgage holders - the Irish Independent predicts an avalanche of repossessions as new figures show that 6400 people stopped paying their mortgages more than a year ago. These homeowners are now almost certain to have their homes repossessed, says Charlie Weston.

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Conor Pope explains how Living Lightly works

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How to survive until pay day

written by Naomi_Richardson

There are two things about January that make me vow every year I will book a sun holiday and just pretend like it's not happening. January is always going to be an unpopular month - it falls after the party month. Call it hangover month. You feel nothing but pain and wish it was all over. It's the adult month to your December child.

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Nine new year's resolutions that are worth making

written by Naomi_Richardson

Now that the snow has melted, it feels like Christmas is well and truly over. It seemed to hang on a little longer because of the weather but now the glistening, icing sugar covering is gone, it is back to the dirty, messy reality. (And in my case, very dirty since somehow cattle got into our garden and there are several large, still frozen, cow pats strategically dotted around the lawn).

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Six ways to get financially fit for 2010

written by Rachel_McDonald

This is going to be the year - the year we finally get on top of our personal finances. Yes, come January we'll all be making similar promises to ourselves but there is a way - and it's not even too painful. There will be no forced selling of unwanted Christmas pressies on eBay (though that's not a bad idea), there will be no flogging the second car or the apartment in Turkey.

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Five of the best credit cards to use this Christmas

written by Naomi_Richardson

We can resist anything but temptation to paraphrase Oscar Wilde. Despite the best laid plans and your own personal cutbacks (you've taken the office beer-up over buying something new to wear to it), you're still a bit short on cash to tide you over the yuletide period. The Visa and Mastercard have been tucked away

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Conor Pope says shopping around isn't rocket science

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Five more great ways to get the most out of your money

written by Naomi_Richardson

In the run up to Christmas, it is oh so tempting to buy something that you don't have to start paying for until six months down the line. Yes June 2010 seems far away now but it will swing around surprisingly faster than you anticipate. Blowing €449.99 on a Roger Black AG-12501 Bike Cross Trainer Combo - and paying nothing now - seems like a great deal.

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How to avoid falling into money traps

written by Naomi_Richardson

Is payment protection insurance really one of the worst forms of insurance you can buy? Those of us who took out mortgage payment protection insurance to cover job loss or serious illness should be feeling confident that at least the mortgage is covered - no matter what happens, right? For most of us meeting those mortgage repayments is a priority.

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