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Tips, guides and tools for smart budgeting and money saving

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How to save £100 in tax with the right cash ISA

If you have money in an ordinary savings account, you might want to consider switching your spare cash into an ISA, as you could...
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Prepayment and water meters: Are they worth it?

Energy bills can be one of the biggest drains on our family income, and sometimes paying by meter can help us budget or cut...
CTFs and Junior ISAs explained

CTFs and Junior ISAs explained

Child Trust Funds (CTFs) have now been closed to new savers and replaced by Junior Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs). Here, we look at the differences...

My mate marmite

Marmite, marmite, marmite... what's the deal with you? You stick my beak together, you stink and yet I still love you. I have witnessed you being...
Lorraine Heller

Do you have a question on child benefit?

We seem to have child benefit coming out of our ears (not literally of course, that would be nice…) The changes announced in George...
Jess Neale

Food glorious food

Last weekend I made my lasagne recipe for the family, which is one of my personal favourites to make (and to eat!). I do...
hate the bank

10 things we hate about our banks

Despite statistics showing that we are more likely to get divorced than switch current accounts, our relationships with our banks do not always run...
henrietta oxlade

Investment risk is like a box of take-away doughnuts

I observed an interesting behavioural trait in my office last week. It was our mortgage broker’s birthday – and he brought in a massive...
top tip from the Budget and child benefit

How to hold on to your child benefit

More than one million families are set to lose some or all of their child benefit after changes announced in the budget. At the moment,...
Sue Hayward

What I liked about the Budget announcement

Yes as you might expect, I was watching the Budget yesterday; sporting both my ‘money journalist’ hat and one as a working mum. And...
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