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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

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...

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...

Understanding

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...

The key dates for your finances in 2019

With so much Brexit-related uncertainty, it won’t be easy to plan entirely for...

Why it can pay to save with app-only banks

New app-only banks have made everyday banking slicker, but some have taken it a ...

Check now: millions of married couples could be owed £900

Millions of married couples are missing out on a tax break worth up to £900.

Fathers: why the low take up of Shared Parental Leave?

Take up of Shared Parental Leave since its introduction in 2015 has been unexpec...

News

How to save £2,500 a year on bills

Brits may be overpaying their bills by £2,500, according to analysis by Experia...

The ISA offering 10% and tackling UK’s waste problem

Savers who would like to fund new green and social infrastructure can do so via ...

Three ways to ‘Marie Kondo’ your spending habits

If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo, you’ve probably been living under a roc...

How customers rate their own bank

Metro Bank has come out top in a banking customer satisfaction survey.

RBS delivers Brexit warning after doubling profits

In spite of a strong 2018 which saw taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)...

Could these hacks help you save £6,000 a year?

The average UK household could save up to £5,950 a year, but research shows tha...

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