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Getting Mentally Fit

March 2021

If you're thinking about how to improve your mental wellbeing but you’re not sure where to start, we've put together a guide to getting yourself mentally fit.

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Setting realistic goals for the year ahead

January 2021

The new year is typically a time when many of us get started on our new year’s resolutions and make plans for the year ahead. Psychologists tell us that looking positively towards the future is a human need to keep us from depression, so it stands to reason that making plans and goals, particularly in this year of uncertainty, is a good way to keep ourselves in good mental health. Here are a few tips for making plans that really stick

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How gambling your way out of a tight spot isn't the solution

October 2020

There is help to support people with a range of issues arising from gambling. If you or someone you know is struggling to cope with this issue (signs can include mood disorders, blaming others or being secretive), detailed here are some suggestions that might help prevent a downward spiral.

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Money skills by age

October 2020

Many of us may be wishing that we’d been taught financial education at school or that our parents had given us better skills. The good news is that it’s not too late to educate yourself to be more organised and budget better while also sowing the seeds of financial awareness in your children or other youngsters in your life.

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Mind the (pension) gap!

October 2020

Despite nearly 50 years since the Equal Pay Act 1970 banned any less favourable treatment between men and women in terms of workplace pay and conditions, there are still notable differences between the sexes when it comes to how much money women can expect to retire on compared with men.

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The Bank of Mum and Dad

October 2020

How parents are digging ever deeper to help loved ones onto the housing ladder.

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Adapting to your new ‘normal’ and what to do if you’re not

May 2020

Our lives changed on 23 March 2020 when government measures were introduced to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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Protecting your mental and financial wellbeing in uncertain times

March 2020

At this time of uncertainty, the constant news about the global spread of coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) can feel relentless and generate stress.

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Budgets are for life, not just for Christmas

December 2019

As we approach one of the most financially fraught times of the year, many of us will be trying to work out how much we can afford to spend at Christmas without going into debt.

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Happy birthday to us!

October 2019

We’re delighted that in our first year, we’ve been recognised in the 2019 Workplace Savings and Benefits awards as Wellbeing Initiative of the Year.

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