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January 2013

How to protect your bank account from hackers

30 January 2013

There are a number of really easy things you can do to make it more difficult for hackers to get into your bank account.

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How to fully furnish your house or flat for under £1,500

28 January 2013

Here are a few suggestions to help you furnish your house or flat as cheaply as possible, without having to compromise on style!

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Is your current account working for you?

28 January 2013

The OFT has recommended that banks make their current accounts more transparent to make it easier for customers to compare and switch. This may make the market more competitive – which could mean more choice for consumers.

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How are we doing? A look at families' finances in the UK

23 January 2013

The Aviva Family Finances Report provides some real insight into the changing fortunes of families all over the UK. There's good news as well as bad.

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Mobile payments: what are your options?

21 January 2013

Paying by mobile phone is set to overtake cash and cards in the next few years. But did you know you can already pay for things this way? We compare some of the different ways you can pay with your smartphone.

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Helen's Hot Holiday Deals

18 January 2013

This week Helen has scoured the web for some of the best holiday deals. If you're looking for some inspiration for affordable holidays this year, read on.

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23% of people in the UK were at risk of poverty and social exclusion in 2011 - what does this mean?

17 January 2013

There are a number of definitions of poverty and social exclusion. This guide intends to explain what they mean, and who might be suffering from poverty in the UK.

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Budgeting tops list of UK's financial priorities

17 January 2013

We looked at people's financial priorities for 2013 - and found that budgeting is a priority for more than half of us, closely followed by switching to cheaper deals on energy and mobile phones.

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Paying with a text message in 2014 - how will it work?

16 January 2013

Making payments with your mobile is set to be 'as easy as texting' after the launch of a mobile payment service in 2014 - which will be available to 90% of UK current account holders.

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Energy bills - switching could save you more money than you think

15 January 2013

With more energy bill rises expected this year, we offer some advice on switching.

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Alcohol-free in the New Year? You're one of over 5 million.

11 January 2013

More than 5 million of us kicked off 2013 with a promise to lay off the drink - at least for a while. If you're looking for reasons to join them, they're not hard to find.

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thinkmoney's guide to the new flat-rate state pensions and automatic enrolment

10 January 2013

Pensions are a complicated subject, which is why thinkmoney has put together this guide. It explains the latest pensions reform, as well as everything you need to know about automatic enrolment.

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Is smoking burning a hole in your pocket?

9 January 2013

A 20-a-day smoker could save nearly £3,000 in one year by quitting. Three suggestions of better ways to spend that money...

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12% of income spent on work costs

8 January 2013

New research suggests that people who work spend one pound in every eight that they earn on work-related expenses.

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How to keep your credit rating fit and healthy in 2013

7 January 2013

An in-depth guide to improving your credit rating - and keeping it healthy throughout the year.

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New year, new energy bill - are you sure you're paying enough?

4 January 2013

The winter months mean more expensive energy bills - and with prices rising recently, now is a good time to take a fresh look at your budget.

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One in six still paying for Christmas 2011 - have you planned for the year ahead?

3 January 2013

If you're one of the many people in debt following the festive period, planning for the year ahead is important. Why not set yourself a challenge to improve your finances in 2013?

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Budgeting: the no. 1 New Year's resolution

2 January 2013

When we asked people about their New Year's resolutions, we were delighted to find 'Stick to a budget' in the top spot, with over half seeing it as a priority.

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