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29 surprising uses for shampoo

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Have you ever found yourself wondering: What else can I use shampoo for, other than the obvious? Nope, me either. But maybe we should because according to the web it has many, many uses.

Why would you want to use shampoo for anything except hair washing? Well, in some situations it can act as a substitute product. Or maybe you’ve got some shampoo you simply don’t like but don’t want to throw away. You never know when this list might come in useful…

Some tips I found on how to use leftover shampoo are useful, some are strange and some are questionable. Regardless, here they are, all in one place ready for you to try!

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November’s debt and money news

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It’s time for debt news again! As usual, things have been happening. Money things. Debt things. Things for us to report to you.

What can be expected from this month’s round up? Payday loans are causing problems, married couples are missing out on tax allowances, and we’re getting a new pound coin.

That’s not all though. Voucher scams, benefits caps and a debt collection company writes off millions of pounds worth of debt. Well, I did say things had been happening! There’s a lot to catch up on, so you’d better read on…

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Are payday loans still a problem?

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Back in 2013 the payday loan market was booming. Chirpy jingles and TV puppets were advertising quick cash solutions to get you through those last few days before payday.

Many people saw payday loans as a quick and easy way to get cash for unexpected expenses. The trouble was payday loans often caused more problems than they solved.

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Are you a secret spender?

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Do you know what secret spending is? It’s when, with all the good intentions in the world, you spend more without needing to, or even realising it.

Spending pitfalls are everywhere, from the supermarket aisles to the funfair. So, in a world where the invisible hand of consumerism is pushing us to spend, spend, spend, are you guilty of spending without even thinking?

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12 recipes everyone should know how to cook

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I have a friend that often tells me he can’t cook. The way I see it, if you can read you can cook. The instructions are right there in the recipe!

There will be times when things go wrong. Pasta will boil dry. The base of your pizza will singe to a crisp because you thought it’d be OK to just put it on the bottom of the oven (ahem).

But aside from the odd mishap there’s nothing better than a home-cooked meal so it’s good to learn a few go-to recipes. Here’s 12 classic recipes from around the web that we should all know how to cook.

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Baking soda: what can’t it do?

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We’ve already talked about uses for vinegar, the liquid that just keeps on giving. But how about baking soda, the powder that keeps on giving?

Well today’s your lucky day because I’ve spent many gruelling hours trawling the web, hunting for the many uses of baking soda.

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Avoid online scams: top tips to help you

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We like to think we’re a nice bunch of people and we can only assume that you are too. If only everyone could be as lovely as us, eh? Unfortunately, the world isn’t all sunshine and roses. Certain people are determined to scam us out of our money and they’ll try all manner of sneaky tricks to do it.

That’s right. You’re in the real world now and every day can feel like a battle against the con-artists of the web. From hacked email accounts, phishing scams or ID fraud there’s a lot to look out for.

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