Monaco might be a tiny country, with its size of just over 2 square kilometres and population of roughly 38,400; however, its history as an independent state has been lengthy and extraordinary. Much of what is widely known about Monaco today, such as its monarchy and gambling industry, has roots that took hold many decades or, in some instances, even centuries ago. Here are some intriguing things about Monaco’s history that you might not have previously known.Continue reading

If you are a big Francophile, then the prospect of living in a genuine French chateau could be highly appealing. You have probably already seen plenty of French chateaus, such as in movies or travel guides, and been impressed by how elegant, spacious, romantic, and steeped in history they appear. However, buying one of these buildings could be rather out of your budget, leaving renting a more attractive option. Here are some of the most powerful draws of booking a catered chateau.Continue reading

There is no doubt that participating in a national lottery can be a great deal of fun. In fact, a few lucky individuals may walk away winners and enjoy sizeable jackpots. Thanks to the power of the Internet, it has never been easier to increase these odds as well as to access a host of truly amazing games. Still, a problem often comes to light. What happens if you live abroad and are unable to access a specific competition such as the Irish Lottery? Let’s take at one innovative solution which has recently come to light.Continue reading

The way the economy has been in recent years, it’s no surprise that many people who are employed still have difficulty making ends meet. Just last year a poll from Shelter and YouGov found that three million working families wouldn’t be able to pay their rent or mortgage for even a month if they lost their income.

Living paycheck to paycheck has become increasingly more common. Financial analysts point to the ever-rising housing costs as the main culprit. It’s left many families unable to save money for an emergency expense.Continue reading