Saving

Our Savings guides bring you the very best hits, tips and advice on how to save money from saving a few pounds on your energy bills to finding the best online savings account. Our guides are completely free, impartial and offer you advice to help improve your personal finances.

Top travel insurance tips

When you go travelling it can be a particularly exciting time in your life, whether you’re going for a year, a month, a week...

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3 ways young people can start saving for retirement

A common misconception is that only “old people” should be worried about saving for retirement. In reality, retirement isn’t something that you should...

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3 tips for developing financial discipline

‘Self-discipline’ is a term whipped around by fitness experts, nutritionists, fashion addicts, technoheads and everyone in between. We all lack self-control occasionally, conquering particular aspects of our lives, basking in our accomplishment...

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Getting car finance with a bad credit rating

While the news has contained some rather interesting stories recently about people who have tried to outwit the banks, when it comes to credit, for most of us, credit terms will...

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How can you financially prepare for retirement?

Retirement and pensions are touchy subjects in today’s economic climate. The retirement age is set to increase along with life expectancy, and the introduction of new government pension schemes is causing unrest among many trying to financially prepare to...

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How does UK income tax work?

Every person in the UK gets a certain amount of tax-free allowance each tax year. This means that you don’t pay tax on this amount of...

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Common sense: a surefire way to make savings on your energy bills

More households than ever in the UK are currently in a state of what is known as ‘fuel poverty’. The problem is, that although money can be saved through cutting down...

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Best money saving tips for travellers

Going on holiday is a highlight of the year – a time to relax after week after week of slogging away in the office hard at work. However, they are also...

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Save on your house sale with an online agent

Savvy shoppers know very well by now that the best way to save money is to carry out a little research and to shop around on the internet. Some of the very best prices for products can be found...

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How much does it really cost to have a baby?

Raising a baby is often the most rewarding experience that a person can go through in his or her lifetime. However, for those who are considering going on the adventure of becoming a parent, it is important to realise...

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Tips for surviving unemployment

Unemployment continues to plague many families across the country, as people try to come to terms with losing their jobs. Dealing with the loss of your job can be...

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Top ways to save for a holiday

Holidays are a big expense for any family but a much-needed break from the drudgery of work, school, bills, and the stress of everyday life....

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Can a loan help me?

There are times in life when you could find yourself in financial difficulty. For many people, they just about manage to get by each month...

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Accounting: outsourcing vs in-house

When you’re responsible for running a company, knowing what aspects of the business to keep in-house and what to outsource can be...

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10 ways to save money and keep track of your finances

In these increasingly tough economic times it is important to find ways to save money wherever you can. Rising bills, increased rail...

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Is debt consolidation a good idea if you’re struggling?

Getting out of debt can be really hard at times and it can often feel like an overwhelming task you have to overcome. So if, like so many people, you have a lot of...

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How your credit score can affect your financial future

Being in the know when it comes to the affect your credit score has on your life is a huge priority.  Your credit history and your credit score can affect whether or not you receive a loan that...

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Tips on how to save and earn extra money

Everyone dreams of being able to say they are completely financially independent. However, this isn’t always as easy as we would hope. Many people have trouble getting to this...

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How to reach your savings goals quicker

Everyone wants to save some money. Whether it be for extra financial security or to put cash by for a big-money purchase, it’s good to know that you have some money set aside for the things you want in life....

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How to get the best deal on your car finance

Car finance is readily available, even if your credit history is poor. However, it’s also big business, with car dealers sometimes earning more commission on the finance than they do on the car itself. Around three quarters of the 700,000...

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How to get the best deal for your energy

The easiest way to cut your energy bills is to make sure you pay the best price for your energy supply. Compare energy prices using an energy prices comparison site accredited by OFGEM. Using...

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4 tips to help improve your credit score

Millions of people want to learn how to repair their credit score as it has a constant and direct effect on your daily life and well-being. When your credit rating gets...

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Why you should use your savings to get you out of debt

Most people at one time or another will borrow money from a bank or a building society, whether in the form of a credit card, mortgage or...

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Financing your study abroad in the US

Studying abroad is an exciting prospect that can really get the mind racing – but it is also an expensive one. It is therefore...

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Understanding the basics of borrowing

A payday loan can really help out a family in need. It is a loan that is given to a family until they get paid each month. There are certain...

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How can I make money online?

According to statistics, the average UK adult spend up to nine hours a day surfing the internet – more than any other European nation! Whilst you’re sitting at your computer,...

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Cashback credit cards: earning while you spend

Credit cards don’t have to be just a means of spending money – they can also help you make money! Many credit card providers run schemes, often targeted at new customers, where you...

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How can I keep my car insurance costs down?

Car insurance is one of those costs that you just have to pay, like it or not. But it can be pretty expensive; in fact it can be seriously expensive for some people....

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Is it worth protecting your no claims discount?

Protecting your no claims discount is a tricky subject and there are certainly a few pros and cons. Many people point out that if you have a protected no claims bonus and you have an accident,...

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5 ways to save money in a week

We’re all aware of the saying ‘look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’ but this really rings true when it...

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Financing a house purchase

Buying a home is the biggest purchase most people ever make and although it is not as easy these days to find finance for the purpose as it was before the recent recession...

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Stats show that the UK is the place to be for entrepreneurs

With many business failing since things went pear shaped a few years back. Many people in the UK have resorted...

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How to enjoy retirement life

We spend most of our working lives making compromises. We start life full of ideas and plans for spending our free time but can rarely find enough...

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5 tips for maximising the profit on property developments

Being a property developer is not an easy task, to say the least. With the amount of competition you have in the market, not to...

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5 unforeseen costs of buying a house

When you are buying a house for the first time, or upgrading from an older house to a newer one, there are going to be large costs associated with this move. However,...

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8 top tips for maintaining your holiday home

While it is true to say that location is perhaps the critical component in letting a holiday home, nevertheless, the condition of the property is...

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5 easy ways to get quick cash

The need for quick cash is a common one. Whether you find that bills are a little higher this month, or repairs are suddenly needed for your car, a few extra pounds...

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Tips on exporting to developing countries

Over the past few centuries the world has come together more than ever before. This has increased significantly since the birth and...

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5 secrets for staying afloat financially after retirement

Many people of retirement age rely on the state pension, supplemented perhaps by a modest savings account or small monthly pension. But sometimes it seems like it doesn’t stretch far enough. Using a little creativity, resources can...

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Finding low cost car hire

There is little doubt that for many people, economy is a prime consideration when choosing a car rental solution. However, there are a few things you may be able to...

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Benefits of black box insurance for young drivers

The ability to drive is something that most young people look forward to and start their lessons as soon as possible...

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Is it better to rent a property rather than buy one?

The question of whether it’s better to rent a property than it is to buy is a hotly debated topic, especially with the unpredictable nature...

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PPI explained

Over the past few years, payment protection insurance (PPI) has received a lot of negative publicity with financial providers being accused of mis-selling it to customers. If you’re not sure exactly what PPI is and...

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Ways to save and make money around the home

Reducing your outgoings in order to save some money usually starts with the luxuries. You might scour charity shops for high street brands or just cut down...

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How to get the best deal on insurance, pension schemes and utility bills

Most of us consider the likes of car insurance, pension schemes and utility bills as part of our outgoings, but the majority of people aren’t particularly money savvy...

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5 inventive ways to invest for your pension

Saving for retirement is something which many people put off thinking about…but for those of us who are interested in seeking new and interesting ways to invest for a pension, there are some very inventive strategies to take…the...

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Top tips for better budgeting

Sticking to your monthly calculations can be difficult, especially if you have debts or high living costs. We all struggle to make ends meet from time to time, which is why the team at Money Saving Advice has put together...

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Getting a better deal on your home energy bill

The cost of living is rising as a whole, but utilities – particularly electricity and gas – seem to be increasing at a far quicker rate...

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Saving money on your energy bills

One of the most common wastages around the home is electricity. We all need it to power our kitchens, light up our living rooms and, in some...

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Haggling on the high street

Quibbling over a price is something that you might be used to doing at a market or car boot sale but it’s not something we’re used to doing in high street stores. It’s surprising, however, how many retailers are...

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How can I reduce my car insurance?

The cost of keeping a car on the road is rising, but one area where you don’t have to shell out to stay in the...

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Comparing credit cards

If you’ve decided that you’d like to take out a credit card it can be a minefield trying to find...

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Using your home to make money

There are many people out there who’d like to earn a little extra pocket money, but have you ever thought of using your home to generate a cash injection?...

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Changes to your benefit entitlement

With legislation changing all the time, it can be difficult to keep up to date with just what benefits you are entitled to. This could mean that you’re missing out on money...

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Debt advice for pensioners

Accumulating debt is something that tends to be associated with the young, which is a common misconception. We live in an ageing society and...

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Are you missing out on tax credits?

Did you know that the British public is entitled to more than £7billion in tax credits that are currently unclaimed? A report released last year on the UK’s tax entitlement revealed that thousands of families throughout the country are...

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Getting the best deal on a car loan

Buying a new car is a significant investment but often a necessary one: most of us need access to a vehicle...

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Should I transfer my credit card debt?

Credit cards are one of the most expensive forms of debt as their Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of interest is extremely high in comparison to other types of borrowing. If you are in credit card debt, sometimes...

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Should I consolidate my debts?

Sadly in these times of austerity, debt is something that thousands of households across the UK face. With rising food and utility prices, wage freezes and job cuts, more and more families...

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How to save money when you dine out

We all enjoy eating at a restaurant, whether it’s a birthday celebration or just a weeknight treat. However, treating your friends and family to a slap-up meal can get very expensive. That’s why we’ve put together ten handy...

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How can I save money on my fuel bill?

Petrol and diesel are one of those necessities; even with prices rising at the pump, most of us still need...

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Five free family activities!

Entertaining your children at weekend and during the holidays can be an expensive activity. Play centres, theme parks and attractions all have entry costs, even...

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Earning money through cashback websites

Did you know that you could save money on everyday items just by purchasing them through a cashback websites? Let’s jump straight in! How do cashback websites work? Cashback websites work by directing you to the product website you...

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5 ways to save money on new technology

Technology is moving faster than ever before and right now more and more people are buying those must-have gadgets that were unheard of just a few short years...

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What are the advantages of paying for my cremation now?

As worrying as the thought may be, plans for your death and funeral should be made if you want to avoid leaving a financial and emotional burden placed on those...

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Working for yourself: where to start

For many employees around the UK the thought of becoming self-employed and working for themselves is a dream yet to be attained. On the surface, becoming self-employed offers individuals benefits...

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Options for older people keen to boost their income

If you’re looking to retire in the next few years, you could be easily forgiven for dreaming about how you will use all that free time you’ll have at your disposal upon giving up...

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A simple and safe way to profit on your home

Many people take great pride in buying a house, and over the years making small improvements and embellishments to make it...

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How to avoid your overdraft

The role of a good money manager doesn’t end in saving money every month. A smart money manager is one who plans out a monthly budget, sticks to it and tracks each penny...

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Head injury compensation advice

If you or someone you know has recently suffered from a head injury, you know that the experience can be one of the scariest periods of a person’s life. Head...

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How do I file a claim for medical negligence?

Every year there are thousands of cases of medical negligence in the UK, so if you have received substandard treatment from a doctor, you are certainly not alone. Clinical negligence happens...

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How to get the best deal on your mobile phone contract

While mobile phones certainly seem to be getting better, they do also seem to be getting more expensive; at least at the top end of the market, where some phones are worth £500 or more....

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What are the main advantages to getting a credit card?

There are numerous advantages to getting a credit card and really, every responsible adult should at least consider getting one. Here are a few reasons why: Advantage 1: Build up your credit score You need a...

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What are the best money saving websites?

If you are interested in saving money then there are numerous websites dedicated to just that end. But spending all of your time reading about money...

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A complete guide to ‘No Win No Fee’

When pursuing an accident injury compensation claim, it’s advisable to find a solicitor who specialises in this field. Often a solicitors...

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Tips for caring for antique guns and swords to ensure they retain value

Having antique swords and guns on display in your home can certainly lend a touch of authentic period glamour to your decor; however, as...

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If I need money fast what can I do?

What can you do if you suddenly find yourself short of cash and in need of some extra money to cover unexpected costs...

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How can I cut the cost of car insurance?

Car insurance is one that we would all rather not have to pay for, but unfortunately if you drive you have...

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Tips for dealing with clinical negligence

Whether you’ve gone in for a routine procedure or a major surgical operation, the consequences of clinical negligence can be crippling. As well as suffering from pain and other physical...

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How can I find the best online savings account?

For the most part, online savings accounts are pretty simple; you want somewhere to put your money where you can earn the best possible interest, so that when you need...

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Can I claim PPI back directly from the bank?

PPI always seems to be in the public eye and if you have had any loans in the past few years there is a good chance you may have money owed to you. You can claim back your PPI money...

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Which are the best apps to help me save money?

Using your iPad or iPhone to save money is a great idea; after all, you are paying a hefty premium for owning them in the first place, so you might as well make them work for...

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How can insurance help you save money?

The signs of a full rebound in the economy are, if not non-existent, are hard to find. For the majority of households, the need to make cutbacks has never been more...

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A quick guide to multi car insurance policies and how they work

There was a time when having a single car was a luxury and only the rich would have more than one, but in recent years it has become...

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What are the main disadvantages to getting a credit card?

For most people, getting a credit card is a great idea; they help to build up your credit rating, protect you from fraud and are pretty universally...

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The benefits of using an independent financial advisor

With any significant financial decisions, such as when looking at pensions, investments or mortgages, it’s always a good idea to use an independent financial advisor in order to help you make the best decision possible....

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How to get your spending under control and save money

Budgeting isn’t the funnest thing in the world, but assuming you aren’t already a millionaire you are going to have to do some of it in...

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How to write a family budget and save more money

There are various ways you can save money on a day to day basis, plenty of tips to follow and lots mistakes to avoid and if you do all...

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5 unusual ideas to make some quick money

We’re not talking about starting a business per se, although of course that is certainly one way to make some extra money – but not everyone wants to start a business and...

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5 things you shouldn’t do to improve your credit score

In the effort to increase their credit scores, some consumers are making mistakes that actually make the problem worse. The following are some of the most common mistakes people make– have you made any of them? 1. Closing old...

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Advantages of gold investment

When people start talking about alternative forms of financial investments, it is fair to ask why. Generally speaking, most people’s thoughts jump to the stock market when...

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Working from home: Guide to self-employment

Every 9-5 office worker can admit that at some point in their career the idea of working from home has crossed their mind. Truth be told many of us hate the Monday morning...

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Adding value to your property the green way

A competitive property market which presents a consistent fall in housing prices is a recipe for a poor return on investment for home...

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8 ways to save while travelling

There always seems to be a mismatch between enjoying your ideal holiday and having the budget to pay for it. To get the most out...

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Staying social on a budget

After a hard, stressful and demanding week at work there is no better way to relax than socialising with your...

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What options are available to borrowers looking for finance?

In today’s world there are a number of credit options available to borrowers and this can be looked at in a couple of ways: The positive spin is that loans can be essential for...

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Tangible investments: Investing outside the financial sector

If you live in the Western world your confidence in the financial sector will have been shaken to the roots in recent years. Interest rates on savings are at an all-time low in Britain. The Eurozone...

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Personal finance advice for now and the future

As you’re probably aware, the economy could be in better shape and millions if not billions of people around the world are still feeling the pinch. This is why it’s become hugely important, especially in...

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How to save money on your life insurance policy

There are a large number of life insurance products for sale in the UK and the types of policy can vary between suppliers. Furthermore, just as there are a number of different types of policy,...

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5 things to consider when buying used cars

Many people are taking a new stance when buying cars. Rather than paying for expensive, luxury, brand new cars, a lot of people are realising that used cars...

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The 3 golden rules of improving your credit score

You don’t have to take a finance class to learn the basics of a good credit score.  And golden rules are golden because of...

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Is your credit card working against you?

For most people who have a wallet or purse full of credit cards the chances are they’re costing the individual money. Credit cards should work for you...

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How to save on travel money

We all know not to change money in the airport – it’s the most expensive way of doing things and should only...

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Which loans carry the least risk?

When looking for a loan, it’s important to weigh up different kinds of risk. The level of risk attached to...

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Is equity release a good alternative to downsizing?

If you are approaching retirement or already retired and wondering whether your amassed pension savings and other investments are going to provide you with a comfortable enough income for your retirement, then the...

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Choosing the best care home

Not all choices in life are easy ones to make, and sometimes we are forced to take difficult decisions. When choosing a care home...

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5 simple frugal living tips

There are many reasons why you need to save money. It could be that you are saving up for something that you want to...

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2 great ways to lower your monthly outgoings

There are so many nifty ways to save money in other parts of your life, but the two biggest are being savvy with your shopping and spending. We have already talked about more extreme options like...

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5 smart ideas to cut holiday costs

Everyone needs an opportunity to get away from it all, but if you’re not exactly flush with cash, you’re probably thinking twice about taking an...

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6 easy rules for getting accepted for your first credit card

Ok so you’ve decided to get your first credit card, whether it’s a Manchester United credit card or a standard card from your bank, you know what charges to look out for and you’ve found...

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What is a personal loan and is it right for you?

A personal loan is exactly what it sounds like, a loan which is intended for personal use. You can spend this on whatever you like, it...

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Money saving kitchen tips

Every single one of us have kitchen appliances at home, we all use them on a daily basis so the energy costs can...

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Secrets to saving money when you hire a car on holiday

So you’ve gone on holiday, and you’re hiring a car. You’re not entirely sure you can navigate across half of the country without some help. Here are a few tips for...

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Returning to work? Childcare options to suit your budget

Returning to work after having your baby can be a very emotional process.  In order to get back into “work-mode”, finding the right method of childcare and a provider you trust is the key to making the...

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5 ways to make extra income from your property

It’s always nice to make a bit more money to put towards savings, a new car or a dream holiday. Here are a few ways you can make extra income from your...

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Tips for avoiding online fraud

There are thousands of people who can claim to have been victims of fraudulent activity after having their details used by criminals online. Banks are doing all they can to prevent such things from happening and their methods tend...

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How to maintain your empty property

As a landlord, you are likely to want to keep your property occupied by tenants for as much time as possible. However, there may well be periods when, for various reasons, you...

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How to grow your small business

All businesses need to start somewhere, and to achieve success, some of the biggest companies used a number of tricks which helped them to build up a large customer base which trusted them. While the chances of growing...

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How does ‘going green’ impact your bank balance?

Green energy often scares off consumers because it requires an up-front investment.  But with energy prices from the “big six” steadily on the rise, more and more...

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Summer money saving tips

Summer is the best season there is in terms of getting out in the fresh air and really discovering what this country has...

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Claiming compensation for accidents on holiday

If you go overseas on holiday, you’ll want to stay safe, although no amount of caution can prepare you for any accidents that could happen during your stay. If you were to break a leg after falling...

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3 steps to managing your finances

Being able to effectively managing your finances can make the difference between living a relatively stress free life where you have no major money concerns or having to constantly look over your shoulder and worry...

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Why a starter home is obselete

The concept of a starter home is starting to become obsolete in today’s property market… and here’s why: Buyers have had to wait Instead of sinking their hard-earned cash into a mortgage that couldn’t promise any immediate...

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Feature phone vs smartphone

If you love technology and literally can’t leave home without a few prize gadgets then you are probably also pretty enamoured with your smart phone; and why wouldn’t you be? It no doubt contains your whole life; contacts, email accounts,...

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Advantages of prepaid cards

Typically with a credit card we are expected to fill out an application and, as is often the case, we can sometimes find we do not fulfill the requirements. This can be a hassle in the modern world when cards...

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Why should you use cloud technology for your business?

The term cloud technology has only been around less than a decade, but it seems to have grown in popularity to the extent that everyone is talking about it for one reason or another. The main advantages that...

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Maximise your earnings and career with these CV tips

The first step when applying for a job is to create a killer CV. Many people, especially those that have applied for countless jobs, fail to provide their CV polishing efforts with the...

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SMEs: Money-saving benefits of downloadable templates and forms

It is always wise to explore ways to save money and be more efficient when owning and operating a business but during times of economic uncertainty when so many businesses are winding up or becoming...

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3 surefire ways SMEs can save money

In today’s economy it is so vitally important for businesses to find ways to cut costs and save on operating expenses wherever possible. This is especially essential to the longevity of small...

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Creative ways to deal with economic uncertainty

With disposable income at an all time low, UK consumers are looking for creative ways to save money so that bills can be paid with a little left...

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Care home fees: Claiming what’s owed to you

In recent years there has been a huge focus on mis-sold payment protection insurance and by now there probably isn’t anyone living in...

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Being green is key to a happy working life

More than half of the UK’s workers feel they would be happier and more positive at work if the companies they work for were more supportive of their efforts to be green, a national survey has...

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Ways to repair your credit

Saddled with the label of ‘bad credit’ you probably find it difficult to run your life because life dictates that we need credit in order to survive. For example, we need a good credit score...

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A few ways to reduce your energy bills in the summer

Our utility bills often come as a bit of a shock. With the rise in prices and the increasing number of power hungry gadgets coming into...

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How to invest in private companies

Everyone understands the basic idea behind investing in public companies and becoming a partial owner in those corporations. Fewer people understand how to invest in private companies, although it can be a very attractive investment strategy, if...

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How to set your ecommerce business up online

In order to set up your ecommerce business online, you must put yourself in the mind of your customers. Most of the ecommerce sites that are online...

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Cutting the cost of delivery for big items on eBay

More and more of us are turning to eBay to purchase a lot of large items such as furniture, baby cribs, children’s playground equipment, electrical goods, even motorbikes and cars. However,...

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Branding your freelance business

When you are freelancer, you need to be an adaptable person who can wear many hats. You need to be an...

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10 of the best debt advice tips

With the current economic conditions more challenging than ever, getting into debt is becoming a reality for many of us. If you...

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Smart ideas to save money on your wedding day

There is no one in the world who would ever want to start his/her marriage laden with debt. But the practices of the modern society demand it. Is it fair to spend lavishly just to...

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6 arguments for and against buying an iPhone

iPhones are certainly one of the most popular phones ever; they have been for a long time and are constantly evolving. But there are of course other options on the market, and if you are looking...

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Quick tips for cutting down your home bills

We all want to save a few more pounds these days, and short of cutting out that trip to the local coffee shop every lunch time (and perhaps on...

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5 types of credit cards that will help you save

Credit cards are largely regarded as a simple and efficient way to throw money down the drain. While this may be true in some cases, what can you do when you have taken out credit already? Your credit...

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How to keep your personal accounts like a pro

When it comes to your finances, it pays to keep organised, so following some of the practices you may use in your professional life could make...

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6 tips to save money buying a car

Buying a car is one of life’s milestones – and milestones usually come with an expensive price tag. But not necessarily! Here are 6 tips...

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Saving money in the home is easier than you think

Saving money is an important subject for many of us, but rest assured it is easier than it sounds.  The home is one of the first places to start...

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Top 10 easy accounting mistakes to make

Few people can consider themselves professionals when it comes to accounting but really, accounting isn’t all that hard. By avoiding the common mistakes people...

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3 reasons your business loan was declined

The UK Government has made their feelings known and that banks need to do more in bringing financial relief to help out businesses Despite this, the reality is that many businesses will see their loan applications denied and...

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20 things to consider for first time landlords

Buying your first buy to let property is exciting and can be a great investment. Here are the issues to consider before tossing the keys to your...

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Broadband: Connection speed vs cost

We all use the internet in different ways – some just stick to social networks and checking the news, others play games with people on the other side of the world and...

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How to have a perfect Valentine’s Day on a budget

Think of Valentine’s Day and images of dozens of red roses, romantic trips to Paris and plush meals out spring to...

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How to find the right rental property

Finding the right rental property can be challenging, but it’s important to move somewhere that is both appropriate and convenient. Everyone deserves a...

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How to save money on flights this summer

If you’ve been thinking that the summer vacation getaway you’ve been dreaming of is too far out of reach because of your finances, then think again. Believe it...

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4 simple finance tools you might not be taking advantage of

We all would love to make our lives easier, save more money, and make more money. There are some very basic and overlooked tools out there that you may not be taking advantage of. Take a quick through...

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How to save money on business liability insurance

Owning a business requires a very high level of responsibility. If you happen to be a business owner, you know this. You should...

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Top tips for transferring money for travel

If you’re planning a trip overseas and are going to be abroad for a period of time such as being relocated abroad for work – you...

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Understanding the differences between invoice discounting and factoring

More and more companies are finding a lifeline in invoice finance companies. However, there are many more small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) which are failing to take advantage of the service because they find...

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4 ways to save money using a prepaid debit card

Are prepaid debit cards the best choice for everyone? No. Can you rack up extortionate fees? Absolutely. Then why would anyone use a prepaid debit card? That is a great question with many answers. One of the most...

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Top tips for exchanging your holiday money

When it comes to foreign exchange, it’s best to plan in advance. Many of us are guilty of leaving it till...

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Simple tips for cutting back on your utility bills

Utility costs seem to be constantly on the rise and so is the amount of energy that a typical family uses due to the amount of...

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Secured and unsecured debt consolidation loans

Debt consolidation loans are available in a number of forms, including secured and unsecured debt loans. Many people opt with a secured or unsecured...

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How do I calculate my net worth?

Knowing your net worth can be a useful tool to understand where you are at financially and how you measure against your financial goals. It...

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Student loans: What you should know

With the rising cost of university, studying beyond college is starting to become for the privileged only unless you are willing to...

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5 things you need to know about self employment

Self employment has some distinct advantages – almost everybody at some point during their employed life has thought about the advantages of being your own boss and reaping the rewards for your hard work. Many then dismiss the idea...

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Should you secure a loan on your penson?

Using pensions as loan collateral is becoming increasingly popular among people who are approaching their retirement years. For many, their pension funds are their largest asset. If you are expecting to...

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Why do you need life assurance?

By guest writer Graham Turnbull The title of this article is a very good question, and one I used to hear many times as a Financial Advisor of some 15 years. Many of us have a real aversion to...

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Top 5 tips to cut your costs

The cost of living seems to get a lot more expensive as the years go by. We all have to pay taxes, bills and rent/mortgage, so...

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5 creative taxable ways to add to your income

Adding to your income can come from two distinctive methods: Tax-free additional income Taxable additional income It is important to...

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5 tax-free ways to add to your income

There are so many reasons why people want to make extra cash – to save up for their dream holiday, buy a car save for a mortgage downpayment and so on. Adding to your income can come from two distinctive...

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5 simple everyday money saving tips

Make your income go further with our simple and yet very effective money saving tips: 1. Car sharing Petrol costs can add up and many motorists are quickly finding...

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What is an ISA?

Everybody knows that they should save for that rainy day but knowing where to start can be like trying to dodge a whirlwind. The government gives an allowance to individuals each year on how much...

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How to protect yourself against fraud

Fraud costs the UK economy billions of pounds every year and is constantly becoming more sophisticated as technology advances. So what measures can the every day individual take to protect themselves against fraudsters? Email Nearly everybody...

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Should you have an emergency fund?

Life is full of the unexpected. By having an emergency fund you can prevent yourself from being caught out and potentially avoid a financial disaster. Whether a medical emergency, house repairs, or redundancy, you can protect the...

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How a slow cooker can save you hundreds every year

It’s true, a slow cooker can save you a fortune. Buying a slow cooker will save you heaps of cash in no time at all. People often wonder if they’re expensive to run,...

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How to tackle your debt by increasing your income

If you have created a budget and you are really panicking about the level of debt you have or the length of...

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How to save money while shopping

Whenever most of us go shopping, we always seem to spend more money than we intend to. So here are some simple...

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How to create a budget and stick to it

Budgets are an essential tool to managing your money whether individually or in a business. A budget is an estimation of monies...

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7 Christmas budgeting tips

Christmas is one of those times of year when our pockets always feel lighter. The season is an incredibly busy time of the year where a relatively...

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How to set personal finance goals for next year

Setting yourself something to aim for financially is incredibly important. Having a set of objectives that then lead to an...

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How to enjoy a debt-free Christmas

Christmas is a time we should all be able to enjoy ourselves by spending time with the family and enjoying good food and drink. However, the cost of Christmas...

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Learn how to budget your money

Budgeting is a great way of taking control of your finances. Budgeting helps you to be fully in control of how much you spend and how much you save. It also makes it easier for you to get out of...

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10 simple money saving tips for everyone

It’s not always easy to save money, but if you follow these simple tips, you’ll be able to save a some...

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How can I cut the cost of import car insurance?

It is a well known fact that imported cars and vehicles are generally more expensive to insure than their equivalent UK produced (or UK spec) vehicles. There are a few reasons for this...

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