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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

Metro Bank raises £375m in discounted share sale

The challenger bank surpassed expectations after completing a £375m fundraise, ...

Open banking ushers in new world of personal finance

A quiet revolution in banking has been taking place over the last 15 months, alt...

Fraud and scam complaints soar by 40%

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) recorded a 40% rise in fraud and scam comp...

Bank customers demand new tech but are reluctant to use it

Concerns about security and privacy is putting bank customers off using new tech...

Savings app Moneybox now lets you invest ethically

Mobile savings app Moneybox has launched a socially responsible investment optio...

Metro Bank assures customers their money is safe as rumours set in

Metro Bank has been forced to reassure customers that their money is safe, after...

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