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My name is Susan. A few years ago I had this crazy idea that I should be helping people in mental distress who wanted to rebuild their lives after things had gone wrong. It made sense as I had been through something like this in my own life. The long story about this can be

At last food storage course has been released

Last Friday night I was watching the TV when and I heard someone predict that over the next two years there would be increasing food shortages even in the UK. It was even suggested that we would be approaching a famine situation. My ears pricked up and I wondered what on earth we should expect next. I had

CAP – taking care of the pennies

While I was at a conference in St Andrews I had the chance to go to a seminar run by CAP. They were basically taster sessions for their money management course. They gave some good advice on how to handle your money on a day to day basis.  The basic idea is for everyone to

Trusting yourself to spend

We all struggle with our finances in some way or other as somehow most of us find ourselves held captive by the decisions we have made. Somehow whatever we do the past seems to catch up on us. If we have spent £1 on one thing then we cannot spend it on something else. They

What happens when things get squeezed too far?

Making the pounds meet the ends has become increasingly harder in the past year or two. Food prices have gone up. Flour for example is twice the price now than it was a year ago. Everything that is made of flour has gone up in price as well as a result. Fuel prices have gone

Financial security and earthquakes

One of the things I did over the weekend was to read up on bridge disasters. Ok now what has that got to do with financial security? Well remember the idea that finances are like a bridge. I was looking at various bridge disasters to see what comparisons could be made between them and the

Get to know us better – What is the idea behind our logo?

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