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Date: 19 July 2021 by max robinson

Caught a Cheating Partner

Catching a partner having an affair happens. However unpleasant the content and details you need to locate the facts. Both men and women are equally capable of cheating. This post will not take sides, but it believes that every relationship should find a way back to happier times. If your partner is having an affair, what should you do?

Date: 12 July 2021 by max robinson

Adults learning to read

Question: Which country has 2.4m adults who cannot read or can barely read? Answer: England. Shocking as it is, together we can remove the stigma of adult illiteracy by letting people speak up and learn to read. There is no shame in learning to read as an adult. Do you know any grown-ups who want to improve their reading skills?

Date: 05 July 2021 by max robinson

Retiring Early (I wish)

Imagine winning the golden ticket at work and being given early retirement. Sounds like a dream, but think carefully about how to manage financially and mentally. What would you do in retirement?

Date: 28 June 2021 by max robinson

The Staycation Is Here

With the possibility of foreign lockdowns, vaccine passports, testing regimes and hotel quarantine, the holiday abroad has never looked less attractive. This summer, Britain faces a staycation fever, as we head on our homeland holidays. Do not panic, as a staycation gives plenty of opportunities to explore and appreciate our island’s beauty, history, and culture. Why book a UK staycation?

Date: 21 June 2021 by max robinson

Health Anxiety

Since covid-19 hit Britain, at certain times I have had small health worries. However, other people obsessively worry about their health, known as hypochondriacs. Made worse by the coronavirus, it means a rise in a mental health condition known as Health Anxiety. Do you or a member of family sufferer from health anxiety?

Date: 09 June 2021 by max robinson

Free exercise (no gym)

Most parents are busy looking after the family. Being physically active and getting the right amount of exercise is easier than it may first appear. The trick is to make exercise part of a daily routine. There is no need for expensive gym sessions. Many moderate exercises are either low-cost or free. Is this your idea of getting fit?

Date: 07 June 2021 by max robinson

Be the Big Boss

It is easy when working from home to dream of running your own business. No more annoying emails or calls from your manager. Being your own boss is challenging, however, you can enjoy the perks of being the owner. Does running a business float your boat?

Date: 31 May 2021 by max robinson

Vinyl is fashionable

Calling all music fans – vinyl LPs are back in fashion. Although streaming accounts for around 80% of UK music consumption, sales of vinyl LPs surged in 2020. Music lovers turned to their favourite songs to escape the lockdown, by purchasing much-loved albums on vinyl. Are you or your family one of those vinyl fans?

Date: 24 May 2021 by max robinson

Over Dinking in Lockdown

It is easy when working from home to have a glass of wine next to the computer or opening a bottle of wine at the end of a tough working day. Not working may create additional pressures, as a study found that people who had been furloughed were more than twice as likely to drink heavily (6> units at a time). If this seems familiar, what can you do?

Date: 17 May 2021 by max robinson

Flexy work

The pandemic has taught us to be flexible. Working and caring for someone at the same time creates a tricky situation. You can make one request for flexible working each year and your employer must consider it (they may not agree to it). Do you know your flexible working rights?

Date: 10 May 2021 by max robinson

The Equity Release Conundrum

Once retired, money can be an issue. You may have retired parents talking about equity release to unlock cash from their home. There are two types of equity release schemes and the following will help with family conversations. Have you discussed equity release with your parents?

Date: 03 May 2021 by max robinson

Getting young children into books

When sharing a book with a young child, by reading aloud parents are doing something special. Choose a book that you can talk about for 5 minutes and that your children will enjoy. Parents should be brave and put on the silly voices and animal noises. Are you reading together with your young children?

Date: 26 April 2021 by max robinson

Hydrogen Heating

Six months before the pandemic, the UK government set a legally binding target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions from across the UK economy by 2050: a tough stretch target. Up to a third of the UK's greenhouse emissions come from central heating. Some consider hydrogen heating as a silver bullet. Is this possible?

Date: 19 April 2021 by max robinson

Pension Scammers

The pandemic has made it easier for scammers as people are home-based. Anyone can be the victim of a pension scam. It is important that everyone can spot the warning signs before savings are lost. Are you pension scam savvy?

Date: 12 April 2021 by max robinson

The Snoring Curse

If you are a light sleeper, snoring can test your relationship or stop you having a good night’s sleep. Experts reckon that up to 20m adults are sleep-deprived due to their partner's persistent loud snoring. Although we all snore occasionally, are you one of those sleep deprived people?

Date: 05 April 2021 by max

Right Age gap for kids

There are no hard and fast rules about what age difference between brothers and sisters works best. It is up to you to work out what child age gap suits your family. To aid your thinking, here are the pros and cons for the different age gaps between kids.

Date: 28 March 2021 by max robinson

Surviving Teenage Tantrums

A person begins their teenage life when they turn 13 years old and ends at 20 years old when they become an adult. A teenage tantrum is when teens lock horns with their parent, leading to conflict. This can happen suddenly and creates a divide between the parents’ and their offspring. What should you do?

Date: 22 March 2021 by max robinson

Parent well-being

Just over a year ago, the PM announced the first lockdown, telling us that we will only be allowed to leave our homes for limited reasons, including food shopping or exercising once per day. Parents stood ready to support their children, but many parents had their own mental health issues from covid-19. What can parents do to support their own well-being?

Date: 15 March 2021 by max robinson

Writing a Will

A simple piece of paper that lives beyond your death. Dying without a will, translates into little control over who receives your estate. As many as 60% of adults do not have a will. A will is a legal document that sets out instructions for who will inherit your estate and what should happen after you die. Have you written your will?

Date: 08 March 2021 by max robinson

Avoiding interview howlers

No one likes being unemployed, so finding the next job becomes the top priority. Many lost their jobs from the economic fallout within the pandemic. To be hired requires being interviewed. Rather than focus on interview tips, this post will prevent the common interview mistakes (howlers). Are you or someone you know attending a job interview?