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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

Barclays issues money mule warning to university students

Bank warns that young people are being actively targeted by criminals as they st...

Threefold rise in the number of inflation-beating savings accounts

Savers will welcome the latest inflation figure as it means the number of saving...

More than one in 10 new bank accounts opened are with fintech brands

The 2019 State of Pay report from Vocalink reveals a steady rise in the populari...

Poorer areas worst hit by free-to-use cashpoint closures

Free cash machines are vanishing faster from more deprived areas than affluent o...

VIDEO: The best ways to save for children

Kids are an expensive business but if you have any spare money to set aside, sta...

Rise in the number of providers cutting or pulling fixed rate bonds

Declining competition has seen the interest rates on fixed rate savings accounts...

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