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Lifestyle

A guide to family financial planning

Our guide offers tips and advice on financial planning when having children, so you can make sure money doesn't become stressful for your family.
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Lifestyle

How a baby will change your life

There's no bigger milestone in life than having a baby. You might think you know what's coming, but how does having a baby change your life? We go through the important things you'll quickly realise when a newborn joins your family.
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Lifestyle

Dealing with a bereavement

Nothing can prepare you for losing a loved one, and it will cause huge upheaval. At this emotional time, the practicalities of organising a funeral and managing financial affairs can be overwhelming. Read our article to find out how you can get the support you need at this difficult time.

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Lifestyle

How to choose a pet insurance policy

To get the right pet cover policy for you, explore our tips on comparing pet insurance benefits and limitations including excess, exclusions, age limits.
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Lifestyle

How to walk a difficult dog

Direct Line spoke to a behavioural expert to get their top tips for walking difficult dogs - find out more and start enjoying relaxing walks with your dog.
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Lifestyle

Guide to First Aid for Dogs

When something happens to our faithful friends, panic can hit. With this guide, you'll learn the best course of action to make sure your dog has the best chance to make a speedy recovery.
a couple celebrate pregnancy
Lifestyle

How a baby will change your life

There's no bigger milestone in life than having a baby. You might think you know what's coming, but how does having a baby change your life? We go through the important things you'll quickly realise when a newborn joins your family.
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Lifestyle

How much does a funeral cost?

Talking about death can be difficult, but with the potential costs of a funeral, it's best to prepare. The hidden costs can stack up, adding to your family's worries. Our helpful guide can help make sure nothing takes your family by surprise.
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Lifestyle

Life gets better when you stop smoking

Smoking affects all areas of your life. Once you stop, you'll start to see the difference - you'll have more energy, you'll save money and much more. Discover how life gets better.
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Lifestyle

Make the most of a gap year

Gap years can be a good way to take a break from the norm. Here are some useful tips on what to consider when you've decided to travel for a year.
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Lifestyle

Over 65s travel insurance

If you're over 65 and want to do more travelling, Direct Line puts together some of the answers to your questions.
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Lifestyle

Travel after Brexit

With a lot of uncertainty about travel after Brexit, we take a look at how you can prepare if you think your trip will be disrupted.