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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.

How to

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

HMRC clamps down on tax avoidance: 18 ways to pay less tax in 2018

Anyone who takes advantage of artificial schemes to avoid tax may end up repayin...

Non-disclosure of assets upon divorce: is anywhere safe to hide?

The divorce process can lay bare not only couples' emotional entanglings, but al...

Significant lack of awareness of flexible and portfolio ISA rules

There is a significant lack of awareness among consumers about ISA features, suc...

Had a windfall? How to keep it safe…and earn the best returns

It’s a nice problem to have, but where should savers with large pots of cash p...

You can earn more than you think and be eligible for the Marriage Allowance

The Marriage Allowance enables eligible couples to receive a government tax brea...

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...

News

PPI complaints soar 40% in just six months

Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) complaints rose to 1.55 million in the second...

HSBC relaxes criteria for its premier account

HSBC has announced changes to its premier account, including a reduction in the ...

Finally, some savings accounts beat inflation

The UK rate of inflation came in at 2.5% for March, which means finally, a numbe...

Inflation eases back to 2.5% putting May rate rise in doubt

The UK rate of inflation fell back by more than expected in March, helping to re...

One in two easy access accounts pay below the 0.5% Bank base rate

Of the easy access accounts currently available on the market, 52% pay less than...

Markets suggest 85% chance of May rate rise as wage growth accelerates

Average weekly earnings have turned positive for the first time in more than a y...

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