Topic: Student Debt | Posted: 3 weeks 6 days Student life is synonymous with building up debt while scraping by on baked beans and wearing extra jumpers to save on the heating bill.But, according to recent research, that doesn't mean youngsters at university are necessarily bad with money.Figures from life insurance provider SunLife show that - even though about 500,000 of the young people starting univer
Topic: Money Saving Tips | Posted: 3 weeks 6 days Is it time to take out a new home energy deal? Thousands of Britons will see their energy bills rise when their dual fuel tariffs come to an end next month. A total of 24 dual fuel tariffs from providers such as British Gas, Scottish Power and Extra Energy are due to expire on September 30, according to research from price
Topic: Money Management | Posted: 1 year 5 weeks It's easy to get carried away with festive cheer - and I don't just mean at your work Christmas party. We tend to spend a lot more on going out around Christmas and New Year. And on top of that, most of us have to buy presents for our loved ones - not to mention splash out on a family feast. So it's h
Topic: Money Management | Posted: 1 year 7 weeks Five financial scams you NEED to know about Fraudsters use lots of cunning tricks to part you from your hard-earned cash.So it pays to keep up to date with the most common scams... 1.
Topic: Debt News | Posted: 1 year 16 weeks More than 27,000 people became financially insolvent in England and Wales between April and June this year, according to the latest figures from the Insolvency Service.
Topic: Money Saving Tips | Posted: 1 year 22 weeks Taking out travel insurance is just as important as remembering your passport and tickets when you are heading off on holiday. That's the message being sent out by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), which have conducted research indicating that almost four in ten younger Britons think otherwise.
Topic: Money Management | Posted: 1 year 24 weeks Interest rates are going up - but when will the hike come and how will it affect you? Those are the questions worrying millions of Britons with variable-rate mortgages that will become more expensive when the Bank of England decides to increase the base rate from its current low level of 0.5%. Here, we explain why rates are likely to go up
Topic: Money Management | Posted: 1 year 25 weeks How will you survive financially when you stop working? The State Pension alone, which is currently worth a maximum of £113.10 a week, won't be enough to provide you with a comfortable standard of living once you retire.
Topic: Money Saving Tips | Posted: 1 year 29 weeks How to cut the cost of a weddingGetting married is a big event in anyone’s life, and all brides and grooms want things to be as perfect as possible on their big day.
Topic: Money Saving Tips | Posted: 1 year 29 weeks Get the best deal on your travel money The pound has jumped by some 5% against the euro in the last year, making European holidays more affordable.But the strength of the pound will only help to make your summer holiday cheaper if you scout out the best exchange rate and avoid costly credit and debit card charges.
Topic: Bailiffs | Posted: 1 year 33 weeks Being hounded by bailiffs can feel like a living nightmare.But knowing your rights will help you to manage the situation - even if you do not have the money to pay them to go away. Here, we explain why bailiffs might come knocking at your door, and look at what you can do to protect yourself and your belongings.
Topic: Money Saving Tips | Posted: 1 year 34 weeks Just one in five consumers trust energy companies to tell them the truth, according to recent figures from consumer group Which?. However, the good news is that new rules mean energy companies must now provide clearer and more detailed information that allows you to see exactly how much you are paying for what. From this month, gas and ele
Topic: Credit Rating | Posted: 1 year 35 weeks Your credit score is what makes the difference between you being accepted or rejected for a credit card, mortgage or loan. So making your credit file as attractive as possible to banks and other lenders is hugely important.There's no need to despair if past debt problems have damaged your credit score, though.
Topic: Banks | Posted: 1 year 36 weeks More than half of Britons never change their bank and stick with the same current account through thick and thin, according to new research from vouchers website TopCashback. But current accounts have changed a lot over the last few years, meaning anyone who fails to shop around for a better deal is almost certainly losing out financially.
Topic: Money Saving Tips | Posted: 1 year 40 weeks What with all the horrifying images of waterlogged Britain in the media at the moment, it's easy to imagine how devastated you would be if your home was flooded. Even with home insurance in place, the consequences of a disaster such as a flood or a fire can be horrendous.
Topic: Debt Management | Posted: 1 year 42 weeks UK households now owe close to £1.5 trillion on credit cards, loans and mortgages, according to figures from the Bank of England. And many of those deepest in debt are struggling to cope with their repayments. Here, we put the spotlight on the various debt solutions on offer from free debt advice organisations such as Debt Advice Fou
Topic: Money Saving Tips | Posted: 1 year 43 weeks There are some great money saving apps out there and we've come up with our Top 10 to help guide you through the maze of apps that are out there. We tell you where you can currently download them from, but be aware that some charge you to do this, so always shop around and check out the app reviews for the best ones to help you save money.
Topic: Misc. Debt | Posted: 1 year 44 weeks Millions of Britons have used payday loans to see them through a short-term cash flow crisis.But while month-long payday loans give you quick access to extra cash, they are an expensive way to borrow – particularly if you cannot repay the full amount by the due date.
Topic: Money Saving Tips | Posted: 2 years 4 days 1. Make a budget A typical family spends more than £820 on Christmas, according to YouGov - which just shows how important it is to budget in preparation. In fact, budgeting is a great habit to get into next year and the years after!
Topic: Money Saving Tips | Posted: 2 years 10 weeks It’s that time of year again…and is it me, or does time fly that much faster with every year that passes? We’re left with memories of hubbie burning the sausages on Summer barbeques and toddlers squealing in paddling pools. (Well, at least we had a Summer this year.)