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Can you put the boot in to your nearest and dearest to win a delicious box of Hotel Chocolat milk chocolates? Submit a witty caption for the photo above and you will be automatically entered into our prize draw.

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  • Auburn Harrison 6th January 2014 at 2:31 pm

    A California-based mortgage solutions firm has a novel concept to curb the amount of underwater mortgages. The idea is to use the power of eminent domain, where local governments would “condemn” the underwater home loans and drive a refinance. Get a cash advance to help pay your bill this month.

  • Tom Greasley 4th December 2013 at 2:43 pm

    oops…are Unum still on panel?!?! could do with the back plan right about now…