December 2012

thinkmoney's 2013 resolutions challenge: could you do it?

27 December 2012

Making New Year's resolutions could help you to save money and live better. thinkmoney carried out some research into the subject. Plus, we've come up with a 2013 resolutions challenge for you.

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Have you spent more this year?

21 December 2012

By looking at how you've been spending, you could identify ways you can budget better and make the most of your money.

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Dan's Last-Minute Christmas Deals - 21.12.12

20 December 2012

With only one weekend left before Christmas Day, there's little time left to find that perfect gift for under the tree. If you're looking for that last-minute gift, here are some affordable ideas to help inspire you.

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What you should know about…paying bills by Direct Debit

19 December 2012

Here's a look at what you need to know about making payments by Direct Debit - from how they work and how they can be set up, to how they can be cancelled.

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Over a third 'turn to savings in run-up to Christmas'

17 December 2012

Christmas can be one of the most expensive dates in the calendar - and two new pieces of research provide some insight into how people are approaching their finances during the lead-up to Christmas.

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Dan's Deals for Pets - December 2012

14 December 2012

This week, we've searched the internet for some of the best money-saving deals for pets: from pet beds to parrot toys and hamster wheels to dog boots, you'll be spoilt for choice!

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Infographic: where does your money go?

13 December 2012

How do people across the UK typically spend their money every month? Our infographic provides some revealing answers.

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Do you know how a continuous payment authority works?

13 December 2012

A CPA - Continuous Payment Authority - could be a handy way of making regular payments. But it's important that you know exactly how one works, and how you could cancel one, before making any firm decisions.

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Budgeting - it's about your future

12 December 2012

British families say nearly £2 million would be a life changing sum of money. If you don't win the lottery, how can you secure your financial future?

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The real cost of Christmas 2012: is it all too much?

11 December 2012

How are people planning to manage their finances over the festive period? Here at thinkmoney, we decided to carry out a survey to find out - and discovered some very interesting answers.

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Will more banks offer accounts to undischarged bankrupts?

10 December 2012

Trustees can currently make a claim against a bank, and pursue them for any money paid out from a bankrupt's account. If this rule was changed, would more banks be willing to offer accounts to bankrupts?

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Is your bank account at risk from telephone fraudsters?

7 December 2012

Cases of telephone-based fraud are on the rise - yet more than one in ten banking customers don't realise that they should never give out their PIN.

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Dan's Christmas Deals for kids

7 December 2012

Looking for some inspiration for kids' presents this Christmas? From Furbies and Harry Potter DVDs, to Star Wars LEGO and Barbies, we have it covered!

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Is the Funding for Lending Scheme harming savers?

6 December 2012

Savings rates have been falling since the introduction of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), according to research. But that doesn't mean saving isn't worthwhile.

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Think ahead - to Christmas 2013…

5 December 2012

Spending £500+ on Christmas could break the bank - but saving £44 a month sounds a lot more realistic. This time next year, could you be looking forward to a fully funded festive season?

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11 million Brits 'struggling to break even every month'

4 December 2012

23% of people in the UK are struggling to 'break even' at the end of the month, research from uSwitch.com indicates - and 14% say they're worse off now than they were 12 months ago. But planning a budget could make a big difference.

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Are you one of the 58% who hunt for a bargain outfit?

3 December 2012

Christmas is less than a month away - which often means parties and social gatherings galore. Here we look at how people are planning to budget for their party attire.

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2 million couples over 40 have never discussed their finances - could this affect retirement plans?

3 December 2012

Being unwilling to talk to your partner about your finances could make it difficult to budget and plan for the future - especially retirement.

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10 million UK households 'feeling the squeeze with their finances'

3 December 2012

Over a third of the UK population - that's 10 million households - are feeling the squeeze with their cash in the current climate. But what ways are there of improving the way you keep track of your cash?

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