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Can you really work out someone’s personality just by looking at their handwriting?

Maybe it’s because I’m a psychology graduate…or that I’m curious by nature. Or both! But when the opportunity came up to have my handwriting analysed by a graphologist I didn’t need to be asked twice.

The new ISA explained

Have you hear about the New ISA that the Chancellor George Osborne has announced – the NISA? If you like saving, you’ll know that the current ISA allows us to save £5,760 in cash every year tax free.

Are you getting your money’s worth for your time?

Do you ever feel like you’re always doing a lot more for the money you get? If you’re a small business owner or a freelancer, you could be right!

How to help a child that’s falling behind at school

Let’s face it, with all the best will in the world, not every child is going to be like Einstein (and neither should they!), but you as a parent will know when your child is falling behind at school. So what can you do about it? Here are some tips:

Could you survive the Slim.Fast challenge?

Now that the weather is warming up (a little), the reminder that summer isn’t far off is not far from most of our minds – especially where those jiggly bits are concerned. Losing weight can be such a chore, so we’re always up for finding ways to make it as

Video: how to make a studded or embellished shirt collar

Keeping up with the latest fashion can be costly. If you’re smart, you’ll be cutting back and saving as much money as you can in 2014. And one way to do that is with a little DIY where possible – even clothes. Watch today’s video on how to make a

Learn to talk to yourself in 2014

There is a saying that talking to oneself is the first sign of madness, but self-talk can be a great step to take when you want to make yourself happy. I’m not suggesting for a moment that you sit on the train or bus having a full-on conversation with yourself…that

Fun games for working mums top play on a girls’ night in

Working mothers often find themselves needing to relax and unwind after a long day of work and caring for the kids. After they have gone to bed for the night, many mums turn to online casino games that they can play in order to help them de-stress and have some

How to keep your child’s teeth healthy

The cost of dental care can be prohibitive. The high price of visiting the dentist prevents many adults from taking good care of their teeth as they commonly report. Maintenance work such as fillings and tooth extraction, not to mention cosmetic work will put a large dent in your wallet.

Oops I did it again! What do do when you send out an email you shouldn’t

We’ve all done it before…pressed the send button and then realised that the email was too harsh,  or included not so complimentary comments about one of the people on the recipients’ list. Short of damaging your professional standing in your company for life, this is one of those moments that

How to write an invoice

Writing an invoice for the first time can be a daunting prospect. How do you claim the money for work, services or products supplied in a professional looking manner, and make it so that the receiver pays on time – or at all? There really is nothing to fear, though.

Three simple rules for choosing a market for your business – plus a list of 20 markets to think about starting a business in

We often get asked by women who want to start making money online how to start, and one of the areas they often don’t consider is how they should go about choosing a market, sector or niche for business. We’ll be providing you a list of markets to consider a

20,000 mums have taken up a direct selling business in the past year alone

Are in need of extra cash and are thinking of a way to do this flexibly? Do you wish you could earn money in a way that doesn’t have to require a huge sacrifice on the time you spend with your family? You’re not alone – around 20,000 mothers with

How do Chinese working women do it?

Slim, glamorous, wealthy, calm…Chinese women seem to always be on top of their game. Their children are well behaved, and always seem to be the brightest in the class – whether it’s maths or science, art or humanities. And when it comes to sport, well the Olympics speak for themselves.

How to manage long-term sickness

Most of the time short term sickness absence is dealt with easily in the workplace as it fits within the allotted amount of sick days and doesn’t cause disruption of the job. However, what happens when an employee has frequently occurring short term absences from work or a long term

A boy called Jack: the naughtiest boy in class, according to teachers

Britain’s naughtiest schoolchild is called Jack, according to a poll for The Schoolwear Association. He answers back, refuses to do his work and doesn’t wear a school uniform, apparently. Apologies in advance if your little treasure is called Jack! But you’re not alone – other names of children teachers said

70% of stay-at-home mums say they can’t afford to work

saiStay-at-home mums say that the cost of childcare means they can’t afford to go to work. The poll of 5,500 mothers found that 70% of those who did not work said they would be worse off if they had to pay for childcare so they could work. The figure rose

Tutorial: How to launch your product online

Staring an online business exciting, and when you’re raring to go, it can be disappointing when you don’t get the desired efforts after all your hard work. If only you had someone to cross check with and make sure you haven’t missed anything, or done anything wrong so you don’t

Sponsored video: destroy germs and create smiles

As a mum, you’ve probably lost count of how many times you’ve had to remind your young children about washing their hands after using the toilet. When you’re out and about with them,you take it for granted that there will be clean toilets for them to use – it’s more

Crowdfunding: free money for your business idea

So you have a business idea but no money to make it a reality? You can’t (or won’t) ask your family or friends for help, but you still have that burning desire to launch your business idea. Crowdfunding is the way forward. We’ve teamed up with Crowdfunder.co.uk to make it easier