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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

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 ...

The essential money-saving guide for your 2018 holiday

Planning a trip away can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive but these ar...

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

Facebook plans cryptocurrency launch in 2020

Tech giant Facebook has ambitious plans to set up a digital payments system acro...

Savers can still beat inflation with a one-year fixed account

News of higher inflation will come as a blow to savers because fewer savings acc...

Rising energy prices push inflation to 2.1%

Higher energy prices and air fares have helped to nudge inflation above the Bank...

New peer-to-peer lender targets 7.5% return with education loans

Lendwise, a new peer-to-peer lender, aims to pair investors with students and pr...

Revealed: the financial topics Brits wish they’d been taught at school

Pensions has topped the list of financial topics UK workers wish they’d been t...

HSBC offers new customers up to £175 or a free hotel stay

HSBC has relaunched its current account switching offers, which include up to £...

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