Money

Money

Tips, guides and tools for smart budgeting and money saving

Octer half term costs

Redundancy insurance or illness protection?

If money were no object, I would think it fair to assume that we would all have insurance coming out of our ears –...
interest only mortgages

Interest only mortgages: Why they won’t save you money

Lenders are cracking down on interest only mortgages. Santander, for example, now demands a 50% deposit if you want to take out an interest-only...
best savings rates

How to find the best savings rates

Putting money into a savings account every month is no easy task, but if you do manage to put something aside, make sure you...
first time buyers

First-time buyers: Fees and costs

Buying your first property can be an expensive thing to do, so it’s important to be aware of all the potential costs you will...
family holiday savings

How to save for your holiday

It suddenly feels as if summer is nearly upon us.  If you’re taking a summer holiday this year, you probably have around four months...
personal pension plan

How to start a personal pension

As a nation, we are living longer. That’s great news – but it also means we are likely to need much more money to...
family in the park

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...
water meters

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...
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