How to Hone in on your Home Running Costs

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These days we’re regularly urged by consumer experts to change our utility supplier to get the best deals out there. But what of the other costs involved in running a home? There’s water, and council tax too. But what about your broadband, phone bill and TV packages? Read more here.

What to do in the event of a car accident?

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In the unfortunate event of you being in or at the scene of an accident, here’s a quick guide from masterquote of what to do. Remember if you’ve got any questions – you can always speak to a member of our friendly Customer Service team on 02394 003 200.

Which Home Security System is Right for You?

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An Englishman (and woman’s) home is their castle as the saying goes and when it comes to protecting it, thankfully we no longer have the hassle of maintaining a moat, hauling up a drawbridge or housing a chainmail-clad knight to parade the ramparts. No, nowadays we have electronic means of making sure no-one breaks through our home defences. But, then again, we don’t want a system that’s so sensitive the flashing lights dazzle the whole street whenever a cat walks past our front door. So, which home security system do we get? And how do we know it’s the best one for our home? To help, here’s a quick run-down of some of the latest alarm systems on the market to at least give you an intelligent start.

Bad Driving Habits

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Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have our bad habits. Whilst biting your nails or slurping your soup might be annoying for your colleagues or significant others, they aren’t things that could see you in trouble with the law. While they might seem innocent enough to you, there are certain bad habits that are illegal when behind the wheel. Are you guilty of any of these bad driving habits?

Tips for Flood Proofing your Home

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Here in the UK we’ve seen an increasing number of homes destroyed and even entire villages left sodden and in disarray by flooding in recent years - to the extent it has become a problem of our times. Whether this is due to global warming causing unusual weather patterns, the dredging of rivers or coastal erosion – or maybe even a combination of all three, with some other local factors thrown in – it’s difficult to pinpoint in many cases. So what can you do to arm yourself against the literal flood gates opening this winter? Here are some tips...

The Birth of the Status Symbol

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It’s not known when mankind became obsessed with wealth and status, but it was probably not long after we settled into farming communities and began spying on the Joneses next door. With much less need to hunt and gather, our ancestors had more time to make bigger, better or simply just decorative objects – like jewellery. And so the status symbol was born. Previous status symbols may seem strange to us, but I am sure years from now people will be mystified as to why we would spend so much on a watch, a car or a mobile phone!