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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

29 April 2013

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

29 April 2013

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

26 April 2013

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

25 April 2013

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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Neither a borrower nor a lender be

22 April 2013

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

22 April 2013

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

19 April 2013

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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Introducing: thinkmoney's new budgeting calculator!

17 April 2013

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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Will unhappy banking customers switch in 2013?

15 April 2013

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

12 April 2013

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

12 April 2013

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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25% drop in current account fraud in 2012

10 April 2013

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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Reality of Bank Charges - Infographic

8 April 2013

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

5 April 2013

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

5 April 2013

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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1 in 5 bank with their mobile

3 April 2013

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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Everything you need to know about Universal Credit

2 April 2013

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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Thinkmoney to launch left-handed cash machines from 2015

1 April 2013

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

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