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Does Cutting Back Boost Your Finances?

A third of households switch to cheaper food at the supermarket to save money, with more than half (53%) of Brits admitting to cutting costs this year. Other popular ways to cut back include using less gas and electricity and spending less on new clo…

Beware the ‘Vampire Economy’ and Other Financial Frights

Did you know we’re spending more money than ever in the dead of night, boosting what’s been dubbed the ‘vampire economy’? One in three Brits in a survey by Barclaycard reckoned they spend more money shopping online at night than they did five years a…

Beyond Uni: A Saver’s Guide

You’ll learn much more at university than your chosen subject – it’s also the place where many of us learn to be financially independent. From cashback to mystery shopping, here are our favourite tips from the university of life…University is a valua…

The Perils of a Pension Spending Spree

Research for Channel 4’s Dispatches suggests that the government has seriously underestimated how people will use their new pension freedoms. Big dangers face an ageing population that may have lots of ready cash, but less awareness of where to find…

Do You Know the Most Common Ways You Waste Money?

No matter how savvy you think you are, there’s a good chance you waste little sums of money here and there – and they could be adding up to £360 a year. We’ve some simple rules to help you claw some of that money back. A new survey suggests one in f…