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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

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...

Redundancy from an investment perspective

Sadly, Christmas coincides with companies doing their end of year accounts. If i...

Five ways to boost your bank balance at Christmas

From switching gadgets off stand-by, to turning your thermostat down by just one...

Six quick and safe alternatives to sending Christmas cash in the post

Millions of pounds of Christmas money is lost every year whether it goes missing...

Understanding

How married couples can claw back £1,000 from the tax man

From the new tax year, eligible married couples will be able to claim a £250 ta...

A guide to Sharia savings accounts

A number of Sharia savings products have upped their game in recent months, beat...

Savings accounts: should you choose monthly or annual interest?

Savers looking to house their money in cash accounts may be given a choice of wh...

‘I forgot about my son’s Child Trust Fund, what do I need to do?’

As the first 16-year-olds start taking control of their Child Trust Funds, many ...

Hargreaves Lansdown launches cash savings hub: how good is it?

Investment platform Hargreaves Lansdown has launched a cash savings hub, allowin...

Do your Premium Bonds die with you?

There are 1.5 million unclaimed Premium Bond prizes worth nearly £60m waiting t...

News

BLOG: Why it’s good to talk (about money)

This week is Talk Money Week which encourages people to have an open conversatio...

29 savings accounts beat inflation, but most people won’t switch

A total of 29 accounts now match or beat inflation, but the majority of savers w...

Millennials want more financial education

The millennial generation wish they had received financial education at school s...

Five things that might put you off switching current account

A number of banks are offering cash incentives to tempt savers to ditch their cu...

Workers could soon be auto-enrolled into easy access savings accounts

Workers will be able to contribute to easy access savings accounts straight from...

Boost for workers as wage growth climbs to 10-year high

Latest estimates suggest average pay continues to increase, with wage growth rat...

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