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Five golden rules for wedding budgeting

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How to slash £160 off your annual mobile phone bill

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Record number to jet away for Christmas: flight delay & cancellation rights

A record number of people are expected to celebrate Christmas and New Year abroa...

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Understanding

How the April changes will affect the pound in your pocket

As we head into the 2017/18 tax-year, a number of key changes take place to exis...

Buying a new car? The finance options explained

March is one of the busiest months for new car purchases, but if you’re left c...

The easy ways to prevent your car failing its MOT

Carrying out basic car maintenance could avoid the main reasons cars fail their ...

Why buying a car will be more expensive from April

The way vehicle tax is calculated for cars is changing from 1 April 2017 and it ...

Volatile pound: how to bag the best deal on your foreign currency

With the pound still trading close to a record low against the dollar and mult...

Dealing with divorce: tips for a smooth financial separation

Find out what happens to your assets, debt, savings and pension in a divorce.

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Parents can now pre-register for tax-free childcare scheme

Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the government’s Tax-Free ...

Plusnet fined £800,000+ for billing ex-customers

Plusnet has been fined £880,000 by the telecoms watchdog for continuing to bill...

The ultimate guide to spring cleaning your finances in 2017

Spring is nearly in the air and so it’s also the time to get your financial af...

Summer holiday: should you buy currency now?

With the weakness of the pound following the Brexit vote, many are wondering whe...

How to keep an elderly relative's finances safe

Mental health issues among older people are becoming increasingly prevalent. If ...

Prescriptions and dental treatments to rise in England from April

NHS prescriptions and the cost of dental care will increase in England from Apri...

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