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Funding life goals can top £1m

The average cost of funding typical life goals including getting married, buying a home, having children and retirement is £877,000, finds the Lloyds Bank Family Savings report.

Savings | 15 Oct 2014
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Tips for dealing with long-term care costs

Long-term care is a depressing subject and one that few want to contemplate. This extent of the unwillingness to address the problem was revealed this week in a survey by specialist insurer Partnership.

Utilities | 08 Oct 2014
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Preparing your finances for rising interest rates

The defining feature of the post-Crisis economic environment has been low interest rates, but it is now coming to an end: How should investors prepare?

Mortgages | 07 Oct 2014
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A third of Brits squabble over the thermostat

If your household is warring over whether to turn on the heating, you’re not alone – a third of Brits have argued with the person they live with over the thermostat.

Utilities | 07 Oct 2014
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Are small energy suppliers as bad as the Big Six?

Last week energy regulator Ofgem sent a series of scathing letters to big and small energy suppliers alike, criticising the entire industry for poor handling of customer complaints.

Utilities | 01 Oct 2014
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Product launches of the week

The latest dual fuel tariff from npower is just one of the financial products to hit the market this week.

Investments | 26 Sep 2014
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Consumer confidence hits new high

Consumer confidence has risen to a new high, according to the Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report for August.

Savings | 24 Sep 2014
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How to save money on your water bill

As autumn takes hold your gas and electricity bills may tick up out of necessity, but you can still save on another utility: Water.

Utilities | 24 Sep 2014
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Product launches of the week

A new energy provider, a student finance app and a raft of new mortgage offers came to market this week.

Mortgages | 19 Sep 2014
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Household electricity hacks

As the winter nights close in your utility bills may shoot through the roof. Save on energy wherever you can by using these simple household hacks.

Utilities | 18 Sep 2014
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Inflation hits under 30s hardest

This month’s official inflation report shows that the headline rate of inflation fell from 1.6 per cent to 1.5 per cent, but research from Alliance Trust shows some age groups are benefiting more than others.

Investments | 17 Sep 2014
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Energy providers launch scheme to give money back

The UK's largest energy providers have launched a new scheme to enable customers to get their money back.

Utilities | 10 Sep 2014
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Top broadband tips for students

For modern day students broadband is essential. It helps with studying, socialising, money management and staying in touch with loved ones.

Utilities | 05 Sep 2014
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How to cope with an unexpected redundancy

Whether it's you or your partner who has lost their job, redundancy can take a toll on your emotional and financial health. Here’s how to take control.

Savings | 02 Sep 2014
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Is your energy tariff about to expire?

Thirteen fixed-rate energy tariffs are set to expire in the coming weeks, leaving consumers facing bill hikes if they don’t make the switch now.

Utilities | 26 Aug 2014

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