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Do You Suffer from Money Tunnel Vision?

Do You Suffer from Money Tunnel Vision?

Recent research suggests that over half of adults in the South East of England couldn’t pay an unexpected £500 bill. If you’re in this situation despite an apparently healthy income, you may have ‘money tunnel vision’. Here’s how to correct it. ‘Annu…

Does Cutting Back Boost Your Finances?

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

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

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

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?

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…

Revealed – The Cost of Being Loyal

Revealed – The Cost of Being Loyal

We all know that you can save money by switching your services, but even so many prefer to stick with their existing company. Yet new research has found the cost of staying loyal to be almost £1,000 a year. That’s a huge amount of cash which most of…

The Power of Pocket Money

The Power of Pocket Money

Kids are getting close to £10 a week in pocket money these days – although some have to earn theirs through various jobs and chores. The average weekly amount is £9.70, which can be simply pocket money, made up through an allowance or earned. The ann…

Quick Ways to Detox Your Finances This January

Quick Ways to Detox Your Finances This January

By now, we’re betting you’re sick of the sight of tinsel, the smell of turkey and you’re regretting those eight mince pies you scoffed during the Queen’s Speech. The health industry knows you’re feeling over-indulged right now so push lots of regimes…

Budget 2017 – What You Really Need to Know

Budget 2017 – What You Really Need to Know

We take a look at the key themes from the budget last week and assess how they may impact you. Who were the winners and who were the losers and what does it all mean for your finances? The economy – plenty more pain on the way. From a forecast point…

Use the Force: What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Money

Use the Force: What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Money

With the first Star Wars movie released 40 years ago, we wanted to share four lessons about money we can all learn from Luke, Leia, Han and co. 1. A drink can cost you an arm (though not a leg). In Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi (a Jedi) takes Luke to a ba…

A Glowing Tan Without Financial Burn

A Glowing Tan Without Financial Burn

Fees and hidden costs for using credit and debit cards abroad are increasing. Make sure you don’t return home to some blistering bills. Having survived the winter and made it through the spring, the sun has finally got its hat on! Summer is here and…

6 Smart Ways to Manage Your Spending

6 Smart Ways to Manage Your Spending

Do you open bank statements with a sense of dread? Or can you often guess the balance to within a few pounds? If you’re thinking about taking financial advice, then prepare to know your spending habits like the back of your hand. Here’s how.…

The Hidden Message in the Autumn Statement

The Hidden Message in the Autumn Statement

The Autumn Statement from Philip Hammond set out the Treasury’s plans to prepare the UK economy for the challenges of Brexit. We go through the Chancellor’s key announcements to tease out the underlying message he sent to workers, savers and pensioners. I…

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