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How your credit report can help you Budget

So long, old pound coins..

So long, old pound coins..

So the Budget is here at last, and what does have in store? We’ve seen announcements on taxes, childcare, fuel prices, and even the arrival of a brand new £1 coin. And Mr Osborne has suggested that “If you’re a maker, a doer or a saver: this Budget is for you.”

Most of us will be affected in some way by the changes that have been announced, but how can we do our own Budget to help us understand, protect and take steps to improve our own finances?

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Garden Cities set to make a comeback

Garden cities coming backIn 1898 Sir Ebenezer Howard published his book “Garden Cities Of Tomorrow”, which set out his (at the time outlandish) ideas that new cities should be planned, self-contained communities surrounded by what would soon become known as green belts.

And almost 100 years after the last garden city was established, plans set to be revealed in Wednesday’s budget have included the launch of a brand new one in Ebbsfleet, in Kent.

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An Olympian place to buy a home

Starter's orders - for a starter home

Starter’s orders – for a starter home

What are your memories of London 2012? For many of the athletes who weren’t good enough or lucky enough to win medals, it could be the time they spent living shoulder-to-shoulder with their fellow competitors in the Olympic village close to the stadium in Stratford. Yet some new homebuyers can now walk up the same steps, use the same bathrooms and look out over the same balconies as 2012’s heroes.

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