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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

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...

VIDEO: How to help children with the cost of university

As thoughts turn to university, parents will be wondering how they can support t...

News

Grandparents give £21bn to family each year

Millions of grandparents give their family cash handouts in a bid to pass on the...

Name checks will be carried out to stop money going to fraudsters

Banks will soon be able to check the name on an account due to receive money in ...

The banks that let you freeze your card if you lose it

If you’ve ever mislaid your debit card, you’ll know the feeling of blind pan...

Less than 2% of savings market beats inflation: where to put your money

Rates on savings accounts are rising but nearly all are failing to outpace infla...

Deadline looms to submit paper tax return

If you’re planning to submit a paper tax return, you’ve got just two weeks l...

Wage growth reaches highest level since financial crisis

Latest earnings estimates suggest average wages have increased in the past year,...

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