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Advice

Teaching Kids about Sustainable Use of Energy

One of the most important life skills that your kids will learn is sustainable use of energy. Kids must know where their energy comes from and just how much you end up paying for a light left on during the night. The bigger idea of teaching kids about energy savings is to make them understand the basics of finance as well as environmentally safe practices. If our kids cannot differentiate why renewable energy is better than coal based energy, we are doing something wrong as parents. continue reading

Advice, Travelling

What you should know before taking your new car on a test drive

About to test drive a new car? Then here are a few things you need to know before you get behind the wheel:

What do you want?

First and foremost consider what you want from your new car. Don’t simply wander about the car dealership without having given this prior thought, consider your priorities first.  Is it more important for you to have a high performance car or low insurance costs and good fuel economy? continue reading

Advice

How to make meetings more effective?

Business meetings are meant to be a serious and boring affair, especially if your boss talks like a drone. Some people even go to an extent saying that “a meeting is an event in which minutes are kept and hours are lost”.  If you too face this issue, then you need to come up with ways to boost the participation and improve the efficiency of a meeting. Check out how you can energise the meeting rooms in Liverpool with these handy tips: continue reading

Retirement

UK pensions infographic: research revealed by online investment company

True Potential Investor, a provider of personal pensions, has created a graphic packed with interesting findings, revealing how people around the UK are saving towards their pensions.

According to their research, a third of the UK paid nothing into their pension pot during Q3 2016. But which regions were the worst offenders? Read on to find out. continue reading

Advice

The qualities you should look out for when hiring a bespoke venue

It is one matter to hire a venue for your birthday party, bridal shower, romantic weekend, wedding or even corporate event. However, it is quite another thing to hire a truly bespoke venue – one that lives up to its billing with fastidious attention to detail, a supremely attentive customer service and, of course, plenty of scope for customisation in line with your specific requirements. continue reading

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Three Reasons You Should Use Custom Ties for Your Wedding Party

For the bride and her bridesmaids, choosing the perfect dresses is all part of the fun, a time-honoured tradition that usually feels like an important part of the planning process. However, the best man and groomsmen aren’t always shown such attention. Of course, wedding suits will be a given, and you might even think about custom waistcoats, but many soon-to-be-newlyweds forget to consider the tie. continue reading

Travelling

Where are the most blue badge residents in England?

Volkswagen Motability scheme provider Inchcape Volkswagen has found that the South East of England has the most blue badge residents, following a freedom of information request that it sent out to councils.

The request, sent out on August 15th 2016, revealed that there are an estimated 364,116 blue badges currently in operation throughout the South East. This is considerably more the North West (362,294 active blue badges) and the South West (279,251) of the authorities that provided data for the study. continue reading