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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

Five ways to teach your kids the value of money

Today kicks off My Money Week, a national initiative aimed at teaching school-ag...

Private school fees soar: tips to cover the costs

Private school fees rose by 3.7% last year, almost double the rate of inflation ...

Five ways to save money abroad this Easter

If you’re off on holiday this Easter, there are plenty of ways to save money w...

12 simple ways to improve your financial situation

The year is flying by already – it’s time to start making the most of it. He...

Inflation is the silent enemy of savers: here’s a plan to beat it

Cash savings are being eroded by rising inflation but they still have a place in...

Top money saving tips for students from students

Essential money saving advice for anyone about to start uni - straight from the ...

Understanding

Spending abroad: should you use a debit, credit or prepaid card?

If you’re going abroad and you don’t want to carry cash, you have three opti...

Warning: why the value of your savings is probably going down not up

You may sleep better at night knowing you’ve got some money tucked away in a s...

Ten ISA myths exposed

'I should wait until after Brexit'. 'I'm too old'. 'I don't need to protect my s...

ISAs: your back-to-basics guide for 2018/19

Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your unused ISA allowan...

BLOG: Scams can happen in minutes – as one of our readers discovered

This week, I was happy to help one of our readers get all her money back after s...

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

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

News

Bank of Mum and Dad handles deposits as well as withdrawals

The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is not a one-way street, with younger generations ...

Eight easy access accounts now pay 1.5%…but all come with a catch

Activity in the easy access market has been hotting up recently with two market-...

Seven million people could not use payment cards last year due to IT glitches

More than seven million people were unable to use their debit or credit card due...

Ditch the high street: savers could earn extra £7bn with smaller rivals

British savers are missing out on £7bn of interest a year by sticking with big-...

One in four Briton’s savings would last them less than a month

One in four Britons could cope for less than a month if they had to live solely ...

The best bank accounts for your holiday spending

The days of having just one bank account for all your spending are long gone.

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