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January 2013

How to protect your bank account from hackers

How to protect your bank account from hackers

Published 30 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

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

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

Published 28 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

Is your current account working for you?

Is your current account working for you?

Published 28 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

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

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

Published 23 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

Mobile payments: what are your options?

Mobile payments: what are your options?

Published 21 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

Helen's Hot Holiday Deals

Helen's Hot Holiday Deals

Published 18 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

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

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

Published 17 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

Budgeting tops list of UK's financial priorities

Budgeting tops list of UK's financial priorities

Published 17 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

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

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

Published 16 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

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

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

Published 15 January 2013 by

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

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January 2013

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

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

Published 11 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

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

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

Published 10 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

Is smoking burning a hole in your pocket?

Is smoking burning a hole in your pocket?

Published 9 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

12% of income spent on work costs

12% of income spent on work costs

Published 8 January 2013 by

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

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January 2013

How to keep your credit rating fit and healthy in 2013

How to keep your credit rating fit and healthy in 2013

Published 7 January 2013 by

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

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January 2013

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

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

Published 4 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

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

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

Published 3 January 2013 by

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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January 2013

Budgeting: the no. 1 New Year's resolution

Budgeting: the no. 1 New Year's resolution

Published 2 January 2013 by

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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