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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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Five great ways the internet can save you money

written by Naomi_Richardson

You can't spend the entire month of January sitting warming your hands over a candle for warmth, feeling miserable. But then again, you can't afford to spend too much when you go out either. Well before you go mad (see The Shining), why don't you check out this site for pocket friendly places to go that won't leave you with indigestion.

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Article 20.01.10 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Getting fit can be fun and good value for money

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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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Article 19.01.10 0 Recommends 0 Comments

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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Running taps has trickle effect on water

written by Naomi_Richardson

Insurance company FBD got a rap over the knuckles for suggesting that householders leave their taps trickling all night in order to prevent their pipes from freezing in a pre-Christmas blog. Dublin City Council said the actions of FBD Insurance were "just not acceptable" when everyone nationwide is being urged to conserve water, the Irish Independent reports.

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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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Here's some guilt free gifts for under 25 quid

written by Daisy

The budget and associated gloom of this ‘new’ economy may have knocked some of the Ho Ho Ho out of your Christmas so here are some gift ideas that will add some sparkle to your festive spirit while leaving the jingle in your pocket. Christmas is all about indulgence and nothing says luxury better than Butlers Chocolate.

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How you can tweet without losing friends and alienating people

written by AmyCroffey

Social networking is becoming more and more dominant in our everyday lives and unspoken rules of thumb are evolving daily. These are just a few simple rules of etiquette that you should follow or at least be aware of when using social mediums, such as Facebook and Twitter. Our guidelines will help you tweet nicely and use facebook wisely with your tongue every so slightly in cheek.

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Article 14.12.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments
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