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Monthly Archives: March 2018

  • Are We Really Poor in Financial Skills?

    Are We Really Poor in Financial Skills?

    According to a news report by the BBC, it shows that adults from across 31 countries are showing significant signs of weakness when it comes to financial skills. This comes from a study conducted by both Cambridge University and University College London. To me, this should not be too much of a surprise. From my own personal experience, splitting the cost of a meal with friends is a mental arithmetic challenge itself. Thankfully, we do have smartphones that have calculators to help us split the bill. But on a more serious note, the study actually raises a very serious concern. Adults, with poor financial literacy skills, have a high chance of encountering many problems which can be prevented. Such problems include heavy debts, poor well-being and being unintentionally misled on various money matters. The study was conducted over 31 countries and involved asking participants to complete an assessment, known as the Pr....

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  • Childminding vs. Fostering: Pros and Cons

    Childminding vs. Fostering: Pros and Cons
    It can be a difficult decision to make when you undertake a child into your care. With the options between childminding and fostering, it can be confusing since the two options are very similar, and you still want to give the child the best care possible. The differences are childminding is caring for a child during an agreed set of hours, which is usually when the parents are at work. Whereas, fostering allows the child or children to live with their foster families. Still, these options allows the carer to care for the child. So, here are the pros and cons between the options:

    Advantages of Childminding

    Flexibility Childminders can choose which hours they would be available, and how many children they wish to look after. Yet, there is a legal limit in how many young children.... ...
  • 10 Cities With The Best Architecture

    10 Cities With The Best Architecture

    As someone who has been bitten by the travel bug, one of my favourite things to do is admire the architecture of an unfamiliar city. To me, architecture is an expression which is defied by a monument or building. And these wonderful architectural achievements would not be possible without the construction sector. Now the world has some amazing cities brimmed with some awe-inspiring architecture. And I have been lucky enough to visit a few of them. So without further a do, here are 10 cities with the best architecture:

    1. London, UK....

    an image of st paul's cathedral As one of the busiest city, the "Big Smoke" does have some lovely architecture. You can admire tall buildings, like the Shard and the Gherkin. And there are also buildings which represent heritage with the likes of St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Br ...
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  • Job Profiles: Healthcare Worker

    Job Profiles: Healthcare Worker

    If you choose a career as a healthcare worker, you can expect to work hard. However, you can also expect it to be a role that will be highly rewarding. You will be required to help take care of the needs of people with particular needs. These could be the elderly, patients who have a disability or learning difficulty.

    Typical Day-to-Day Activities ....

    The role of a care worker can be a varied one, which will see you completing a wide range of activities. The job involves working closely with your patients, so it is important to be able to take the time to get to know them and their needs. You will take taking personal care of someone who is infirm, which can include helping them to use the bathroom and to change clothes. Monitoring health issues and any medication Cooking meals and helping around the house, such as with cleaning, will be one of your tasks as a healthcare worker. Aiding them to get around outdoors will also be one of your tasks as they may ...
  • What Is The Future of Childcare in The UK?

    What Is The Future of Childcare in The UK?

    Childcare is always an important topic for many parents and childcare workers. And with so much uncertainty involving Brexit, budget cuts and changes to government policy, the childcare industry's future does hang in the balance. It's no wonder why there is so much concern. This is why it seems so necessary for us to write this blog post. Parents do want the best for their children. And in this blog post, we will be looking at 5 areas which could impact the future of childcare. Let's have a look at what they are:

    1. Big Chains Ruling The Industry....

    There is a strong chance for us seeing large nurseries chains monopolising the childcare industry. From a parents perspective, this could be good news since these larger chains can offer their childcare services at a competitive price. Now for smaller to medium sized chains, this is an issue. They won't be able to offer their services at a reduced cost due to resources that they have available. The only saving grace for ...
  • What To Do If You've Lost Your Job

    What To Do If You've Lost Your Job

    Losing your job can be one of the most heart breaking things to ever happen. And believe me, it can happen to the best of us. Whether you have been made redundant, dismissed or come to the end of your term of employment, the journey to finding new work can be difficult -- and this really depends on your mindset. If you hold a negative mindset, then finding work will be extremely worrisome and stressful. A positive mindset on the other hand, can allow you to see your "unfortunate" situation as an opportunity. To some, losing their job became an important moment for them to really evaluate what they want to do for their career. We understand that having a job helps to put food on the table and helps to keep a roof over your head, so we suggest to also take the time to figure out what your immediate priorities are.

    Wouldn't It Be Harder If I Have Been Dismissed....

    This is a frequently asked question. You're not the only one who has lost their job through dismissal. If yo ...