Kids off to university? Here’s how to stop worrying.

How not to worry about your kids in university.

  So, your child has made it to their late teens and is just about to embark on one of the most exciting stages of their life so far – university. It’s an exciting time for them, but a worrying time for you.   Your head will be swimming with all kinds of thoughts, and …

How to wrap a cat for Christmas?

Monsieur Bob the relaxed cat.

I’m always amazed at the ingenuity of some of these Youtube videos, but this one takes the cake. Would either of our two cats put up with this? Mew? Definitely not. Bob? He’s just laid back enough, but I don’t think I could find a roll of paper large enough to wrap him. This is …

A first time buyer’s guide to finding and buying your first home.

A first time buyer's guide to finding and buying your first home.

  When you are thinking of buying your first home, there are lots of different things to consider. To start with, the whole process can feel like a bit of a minefield.   There are lots of different options, and people will tell you differing views on what they think is best. Some might say …

Plan ahead: Rest easy during your retirement.

Plan ahead for retirement.

As you grow older, your mind will turn towards retirement. Whether it’s a far ahead, or just a few years down the line, consider your after retirement life. Many of us spend our lives dreaming of those blissful days, but retirement can be hard to accept when it comes. Take time, while you’re still working, …

Things to consider when your kid is going to college.

Things to consider when your kid is going to college.

  When your eldest child leaves for college, it can be a strange experience. Not only are you extremely proud of them, but you’re experiencing a whirlwind of emotions at the same time.   There are numerous things to consider when your kid is going to college.    Will they settle in happily? Will they …

Tips for success for online students.

Online student.

  There are many articles on the internet providing tips and advice for students, but, many of these are aimed at traditional college students who attend on-campus classes as part of their program.   With online learning rapidly growing in popularity, students who take their degree course exclusively online can often be at a loss …