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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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Five everyday habits putting our money at risk

Keeping our bank accounts safe from criminals and hackers is often at the forefr...

The ultimate holiday money-saving guide for 2019

Planning a trip away can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive so here are ...

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...

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

How a PPI windfall could impact benefits, care funding and inheritance tax

There are just days to submit a compensation claim for mis-sold Payment Protecti...

Scammers clone saving and debt sites

The financial watchdog is warning consumers to be on guard after a number of leg...

Hargreaves Lansdown partners with BLME for savings

The Sharia-compliant bank’s products will be available on the investment platf...

First Direct ditches £10 a month fee for 1st Account

First Direct has scrapped the monthly fee on its current account.

Monzo starts offering loans to current account customers

The challenger bank has added a range of personal loans to the products availabl...

Action Fraud under attack after newspaper report

The police-run service is accused of misleading fraud victims into thinking thei...

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