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A penny saved is a penny earned, as the old saying goes. Learn how to make your money go further and prepare yourself for a rainy day with these easy-to-follow tips.

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Redundancy from an investment perspective

Sadly, Christmas coincides with companies doing their end of year accounts. If i...

Five ways to boost your bank balance at Christmas

From switching gadgets off stand-by, to turning your thermostat down by just one...

Six quick and safe alternatives to sending Christmas cash in the post

Millions of pounds of Christmas money is lost every year whether it goes missing...

How to pay for private school fees

News that private school fees have risen by more than a fifth in five years whil...

How parents can help towards their child’s higher education costs

From school fees to university costs, how can parents help contribute to the cos...

10 of the best ways to make and save money on everyday tasks

Whether you’re saving for a holiday, or simply looking to put enough aside for...

Understanding

New to self-assessment? Why you should start your tax return this week

There are less than three weeks to submit your tax return but if you’re new to...

Your ISA mix: how many can you open and hold?

You may be familiar with the £20,000 annual ISA allowance, but there are now a ...

Open Banking: what it means for you

Whether it’s through online banking, contactless card use or being able to tra...

Why you should keep hold of your payslips

Many people fail to understand the importance of holding on to payslips. We expl...

Your essential guide to 2018 tax allowances

A host of annual allowances and thresholds in England and Wales are set to chang...

Three-year Pensioner Bonds mature soon: your savings options now

The first of the hugely popular three-year Pensioner Bonds will mature from 15 J...

News

BLOG: Love and money are uneasy partners

Two surveys this week should give you unromantic pause for thought this Valentin...

Inflation levels out at 3% for January

The UK rate of inflation remained at 3% in January, official statistics reveal. ...

RateSetter launches ISA paying up to 6%

Peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter has launched an Innovative Finance ISA ...

Bank of England warns interest rates set to rise sooner and faster

The Bank of England said interest rates will need to rise faster and sooner than...

Millennials: the financially responsible generation?

Millennials are often labeled as being financially irresponsible, but they may b...

West Brom launches Help to Buy ISA

Building society the West Brom has brought a Help to Buy ISA to the market, with...

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