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Saving for the rainy days

June 1, 2012

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  We are frequently reminded to save. It can be hard to get motivated to however and a few concrete examples can help motivate us to squirrel a little extra money away for rainy days. Motoring Even when things are going to plan running a car is a constant drain on the finances. There are [...]

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How to make your cash last by ditching the debit card

May 25, 2012

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  For most of us it will be pay day around now. And for those of us who have been penniless for the last couple of days there is an instant urge to go out and start spending all over again. Well put a hold on it just for a second and think about handling [...]

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How to get a better deal on your mortgage

March 30, 2012

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  All mortgages are not created equal and getting a great deal with a favourable interest rate can save you a lot of money over the life of the loan. There are many different mortgages to choose from, so how can you be certain that you are getting the best rate available? Here are some [...]

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Are you interested in your partner’s finances?

March 6, 2012

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  According to the latest research by YouGov on behalf of CallCredit Information Group, a significant number of people know next to nothing about their partner’s financial situation. The research suggests that 34% of all UK adults who are in a relationship have no idea about the financial history of their other half and could [...]

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Avoid being stung by gym fees

February 3, 2012

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  It has emerged that some gym contracts will be investigated by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) over long contracts and unfair cancellation policies. Even though the OFT will not name the companies implicated in the investigation, it can confirm that there have been concerns raised over the complicated terms that gyms can use [...]

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Personal Finance 2012: Guest Post from Kate of CurbYourConsumerism

February 3, 2012

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We’ve been busy lately at the Money Lion Towers! We’ve been talking to some of the best finance writers online, and this week we’re delighted to host their ideas and opinions about how to manage our personal finances and private banking in 2012. Today’s guest writer is Kate from CurbYourConsumerism.com. I’m not a fan of the term [...]

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Re-evaluating your finances in January

January 3, 2012

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  So the Christmas tree and decorations are down, you have cleared away all that drink from new year, well what is left of it anyway (!) and made your new years resolutions… then the credit card bill comes in! Panic! Did you really need to buy all that? Did you treat yourself too much? [...]

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40% of households suffer financial slump

August 22, 2015

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40% of households have seen their finances take a dip in the last month, according to financial information company Markit. In a study of 1500 adults, Markit used the Household Finances Index (HFI) to determine the state of the country’s personal finances. They have found that debt levels have gone up in a large proportion [...]

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