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I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for this weekend! We have been treated to lots of football mid-week and, no sooner does one game end, another is upon us! The North London derby is likely to be a passionate affair between two teams who will be desperate for bragging rights. Spurs are four points behind Chelsea and need a win to close…

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Here at Scottish Friendly House, deep in Glasgow’s Blythswood Square, we thought we’d seen and heard all the money savings tips known to mankind over the last decade. However the Great British public has proved to be as resourceful as ever and rose admirably to our latest challenge with a host of savings tips that can really help families be “quids in” during this period…

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Scottish Friendly’s Great British Savings Challenge seeks to rescue families all over the UK from the perils of the purse. Not just the purse of course: the wallet, the contactless card and the demon credit card are also in our line of fire as we challenge Britons to keep calm and carry on saving ….not spending. Our first challenge laid the groundwork by asking participants…

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Photo: Richard Fisher What a terrific footballing weekend that was! Even with reduced fixtures – due to the FA Cup semi-finals being played – there was still plenty of entertainment. Bournemouth were fantastic against Middlesbrough, winning 4-0 and leaving Boro’s survival hopes in jeopardy as they creep ever closer to Championship football. It really was a hopeless display from the visitors, and goalkeeper Guzan could…

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Hullo, it’s me Bob Friendly!  Last weekend was a great one for saving and, once again, the weekend can’t come soon enough with more fantastic games on the way. It’s set to be a big weekend of football, with the FA Cup happening as well as a handful of Premier League fixtures, plus some taking place midweek! Of course, Chelsea vs Spurs is the big…

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In March, the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour took award-winning illustrator and author Emily Gravett to Dumfries & Galloway and South Ayrshire for a special week of school events! Before becoming an illustrator Emily Gravett spent almost a decade travelling round the UK in a big yellow bus and spent one cold winter in a makeshift campsite just outside of Dumfries. She is now a…

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Hullo! It’s me, Bob Friendly. I’m back from a wonderful weekend of Premier League action and, boy, have things just got exciting with Manchester United’s victory over Chelsea lining up an exciting end to the season at the top of the table. It was an excellent all-round performance from United, and it ensured a comfortable victory over the league leaders. David de Gea earned a…

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My fantastic football fans, guess who’s back with more tantalising news of the upcoming Premier League weekend games? You guessed it, it’s me Bob Friendly, your favourite goalkeeping guru. Now, the action all kicks off on Saturday lunchtime as Spurs entertain Bournemouth at White Hart Lane. Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who are in a fine run of form, will be looking to take all three points…

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One of the things we at Scottish Friendly do for all participants in our Great British Savings Challenge is give them a savings pot. Even if they don’t actually use the pot to place any money saved from smarter shopping or other gains, the pot serves as a physical reminder (although at times it might feel  like a poison chalice!) of the challenge in hand.  …

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This week the latest UK inflation figures were released showing that inflation remains at 2.3%.  Good news, relatively speaking, that it didn’t go up again last month.  However, that’s only part of the picture.  The fact is, as we all know from our weekly or monthly visits to the supermarket, food prices have continued their seemingly inexorable rise – last month by a not inconsiderable…

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