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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

Employment levels are hitting new highs, but an average of 110,000 people are st...

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...

How to have the ‘savings talk’ with your children

Five top tips for parents who want their kids to be good with money from an earl...

The ‘lazy’ ways to make and save money

If you value your time over the effort needed to save a few quid, these websites...

Understanding

Married couples set to claim £900 tax break

Eligible married couples will be able to claim a tax break totalling £900 via t...

Employment Tribunal fee refund scheme opens: how to claim

If you brought a claim to an Employment Tribunal in the past four years, you may...

Revealed: the fastest and slowest banks to pass on the rate hike

For the first time in a decade, the Base Rate has risen – doubling from 0.25% ...

How would higher interest rates affect you?

The Bank of England is now discussing a potential interest rate rise by the end ...

Three-year Pensioner Bond holder? Why it matters when you opened it

The first of the three-year Pensioner Bonds are due to mature in January 2018 bu...

‘I opened a 5% regular saver account but the interest earned is much less – why?’

A number of regular saver accounts pay headline grabbing 5% interest rates. But ...

News

Surviving spouse can claim £600 married couples tax break

Married couples are eligible to receive tax breaks worth around £600 in total, ...

Current account and credit card cashback less rewarding

The cashback offered on current accounts and credit cards is tightening in the r...

Santander launches premium current accounts with added perks

Santander has launched current accounts for ‘select’ and ‘private’ custo...

Variable savings rates fell ahead of interest rate rise

Average rates for variable savings accounts fell in the run up to the Bank of En...

Equifax was unable to cope with 2,000 calls a day

The CEO of Equifax has written to MPs to explain why customers seeking help and ...

The tooth fairy: the first step on the road to savings

The tooth fairy is getting stingier over time though she still leaves an average...

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