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April 2013

Universal Credit starts in the North West today - but nearly half of us don't know what it is

Universal Credit starts in the North West today - but nearly half of us don't know what it is

Published 29 April 2013 by

Recent research by thinkmoney shows that around half of people in North West England don't know what Universal Credit is, despite it being rolled out in the region today. This guide explains a bit more about what Universal Credit is, and who it affects.

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April 2013

How much do your children's birthday parties cost you?

How much do your children's birthday parties cost you?

Published 29 April 2013 by

The average child's birthday party costs £107.76, according to new research by thinkmoney. How much do you spend on parties for your little ones? Have a look at thinkmoney's findings to see how you compare.

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April 2013

10 eco-friendly gadgets and gizmos to help you save money (and the planet)

10 eco-friendly gadgets and gizmos to help you save money (and the planet)

Published 26 April 2013 by

Eco-friendly gadgets and gizmos help you save energy and preserve the earth's resources. They can also save you money while you're saving the planet! This week Helen has found a range of deals and offers on 'green' gadgets to help you both in your home and outdoors.

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April 2013

Jubilee Action Update - how Think Money Group supports children in Rwanda

Jubilee Action Update - how Think Money Group supports children in Rwanda

Published 25 April 2013 by

A team from Think Money Group will soon visit Musanze, Rwanda to see how money we've raised for Jubilee Action is being put to good use.

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April 2013

Neither a borrower nor a lender be

Neither a borrower nor a lender be

Published 22 April 2013 by

For Shakespeare Day, we wanted to find out if lending to friends really does put the friendship at risk. We found that almost 3,000,000 relationships have been damaged in the last 12 months alone.

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April 2013

How to stop your money running out before the end of the month

How to stop your money running out before the end of the month

Published 22 April 2013 by

Nearly half of the people asked in a recent survey said they have run out of money before the end of the month at least once in the past year. This guide explains how a good budget could prevent this.

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April 2013

Helen's Hot Deals 19.04.13 - exercise offers to help you get fit for summer

Helen's Hot Deals 19.04.13 - exercise offers to help you get fit for summer

Published 19 April 2013 by

You could find something to help you get fit and healthy for a bit less in this week's Helen's Hot Deals. Have a look at these offers on sporting equipment, accessories and gadgets that could get you exercising.

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April 2013

Introducing: thinkmoney's new budgeting calculator!

Introducing: thinkmoney's new budgeting calculator!

Published 17 April 2013 by

Using a budgeting calculator can help you to stay on top of your household spending - and identify areas where you may need to cut back. thinkmoney's new budget calculator could help you do this, and it's really easy to use too.

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April 2013

Will unhappy banking customers switch in 2013?

Will unhappy banking customers switch in 2013?

Published 15 April 2013 by

There have been predictions that this year will be a big year for people switching their bank accounts. This is partly due to upcoming changes in the switching system - and partly due to customer dissatisfaction and complaints.

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April 2013

Helen's Hot Deals 12.04.13 - garden tools, plants and furniture

Helen's Hot Deals 12.04.13 - garden tools, plants and furniture

Published 12 April 2013 by

The weather has got a little bit drier and warmer recently - could there be a few nice weekends ahead of us? Here are some deals and offers on gardening tools, equipment, decorations and plants that could help you get your garden sorted out for summer - for less.

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April 2013

How to stop your kids accidentally spending your money on apps and games

How to stop your kids accidentally spending your money on apps and games

Published 12 April 2013 by

There has been some controversy recently about 'free' apps that have paid-for elements, which may encourage children to accidentally spend their parents' money. This guide explains how to spot the apps that have 'paid-for elements' and how to set up your computer, tablet or smartphone to prevent your little ones spending any of your money.

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April 2013

25% drop in current account fraud in 2012

25% drop in current account fraud in 2012

Published 10 April 2013 by

Experian found that the number of people making fraudulent applications for current accounts fell by 25% between the first and final quarter of 2012.

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April 2013

Reality of Bank Charges - Infographic

Reality of Bank Charges - Infographic

Published 8 April 2013 by

Bank charges cost people in the UK more than one billion pounds every year. We did some research into just how many people are affected by charges for things like unauthorised overdrafts and missed payments. Take a look at our findings below.

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April 2013

Helen's Hot Deals 05.04.13 - music, film, books & games

Helen's Hot Deals 05.04.13 - music, film, books & games

Published 5 April 2013 by

It's still not very hot outside, so if you're looking to spend your evenings curled up with a good album, book, film or game, you might benefit from the latest deals and offers. Helen has found some entertainment deals to help you.

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April 2013

Moving home: DIY or 'man & van' service?

Moving home: DIY or 'man & van' service?

Published 5 April 2013 by

Any help is welcome when you're moving home - but did you know you could save over £300 if you drove the van yourself?

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April 2013

1 in 5 bank with their mobile

1 in 5 bank with their mobile

Published 3 April 2013 by

Around 1 in 5 people in the UK use their mobile to manage their money. That's an increase of over 100% since 2010.

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April 2013

Everything you need to know about Universal Credit

Everything you need to know about Universal Credit

Published 2 April 2013 by

thinkmoney offers a budgeting service that is an ideal companion to the Universal Credit - a new monthly benefit that will replace many other benefits.

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April 2013

Thinkmoney to launch left-handed cash machines from 2015

Thinkmoney to launch left-handed cash machines from 2015

Published 1 April 2013 by

From 2015, thinkmoney will become the first account provider in the UK to offer left-handed cash machines to customers.

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