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March 2016

Keeping your kids safe online

Keeping your kids safe online

Published 31 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Educate your kids about the importance of staying safe online with our top tips.

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March 2016

How to claim Personal Independence Payments

How to claim Personal Independence Payments

Published 31 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Find out how much you could get if you’re disabled or have a long-term illness.

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March 2016

What is an Economy 7 electricity tariff?

What is an Economy 7 electricity tariff?

Published 30 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Can it save you money – or will you pay more?

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March 2016

Coming soon: a new way of paying your thinkmoney account fee and improved statements

Coming soon: a new way of paying your thinkmoney account fee and improved statements

Published 30 March 2016 by Hayley Cox

Later this year we are going to be bringing you a new, even better thinkmoney.

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March 2016

Will you be able to get help with school travel costs?

Will you be able to get help with school travel costs?

Published 30 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Find out what financial help is available.

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March 2016

Spring 2016: affordable sunglasses for your face shape

Spring 2016: affordable sunglasses for your face shape

Published 30 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Our guide has affordable sunglasses to suit all – and they’re all under £10!

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March 2016

NHS dental treatment fees to rise in April

NHS dental treatment fees to rise in April

Published 29 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Need to make a dentist appointment? The cost of an NHS check-up is rising.

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March 2016

What does PayPal Buyer Protection give you?

What does PayPal Buyer Protection give you?

Published 29 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Make sure you’re covered in case you need to make a claim.

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March 2016

Getting married abroad – fees and legal requirements

Getting married abroad – fees and legal requirements

Published 28 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Planning to tie the knot somewhere sunny and idyllic? Find out what you’ll need to know.

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March 2016

What are National Insurance credits?

What are National Insurance credits?

Published 28 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

When you’re not working, you can continue to qualify for certain benefits by receiving National Insurance credits.

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March 2016

Can my landlord increase my rent?

Can my landlord increase my rent?

Published 28 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Will your rent stay the same or can this increase?

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March 2016

What is a no claims bonus?

What is a no claims bonus?

Published 27 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

If you’ve not made a claim on your car insurance, you could see your premiums fall as a result of your no claims bonus.

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March 2016

How to make sure a website’s not a scam

How to make sure a website’s not a scam

Published 27 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Stay safe online and don’t get tripped up by dodgy sites.

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March 2016

When do student loan repayments start?

When do student loan repayments start?

Published 27 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Just graduated or left uni long ago? Let’s find out when you’ll make repayments.

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March 2016

Benefits if I work less than 16 hours a week

Benefits if I work less than 16 hours a week

Published 26 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Find out what you could be entitled to claim.

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March 2016

Will car insurance go down at 25?

Will car insurance go down at 25?

Published 26 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Many people believe there’s a magic age when your car insurance premiums will get cheaper, but is this true?

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March 2016

How to avoid getting scammed on eBay

How to avoid getting scammed on eBay

Published 25 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Would you sell an item on eBay for someone else? Here’s why you shouldn’t.

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March 2016

Going on a drive this Bank Holiday? Check your car

Going on a drive this Bank Holiday? Check your car

Published 25 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Make sure your car is in top-top condition before a long drive.

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March 2016

Make money from your home with ‘Airbnb’ tax break

Make money from your home with ‘Airbnb’ tax break

Published 25 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Could you benefit from the Budget giveaway?

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March 2016

Building you a new, even better thinkmoney

Building you a new, even better thinkmoney

Published 24 March 2016 by Hayley Cox

Later this year we are going to be bringing you a new, even better thinkmoney.

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March 2016

Does building insurance cover carpets?

Does building insurance cover carpets?

Published 24 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

If you’ve burned a hole in your carpet, find out how you could make a claim.

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March 2016

Top Easter eggs under £2

Top Easter eggs under £2

Published 24 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Bargain Easter eggs could help to keep both you and your kids happy this Easter!

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March 2016

How to wear a midi skirt

How to wear a midi skirt

Published 23 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

The midi skirt is one fashion trend coming in for spring that you don’t have to spend a fortune to pull off!

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March 2016

1.7m workers could miss out on National Living Wage

1.7m workers could miss out on National Living Wage

Published 23 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Self-employed workers won’t benefit from minimum wage rise.

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March 2016

Easter craft: DIY ideas for kids

Easter craft: DIY ideas for kids

Published 23 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

We’re sure your kids will love taking part in these Easter crafts and they won’t cost you a fortune to make either!

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March 2016

What does car insurance cover?

What does car insurance cover?

Published 22 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Will your policy protect you when you need it?

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March 2016

Receive tax credits? You could now get less

Receive tax credits? You could now get less

Published 22 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Although the planned cuts to tax credits were delayed, new rules could mean some families will miss out.

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March 2016

Can you appeal a council tax liability order?

Can you appeal a council tax liability order?

Published 21 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

If you find yourself in council tax arrears you could be issued with a liability order.

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March 2016

Do joint accounts affect your credit history?

Do joint accounts affect your credit history?

Published 21 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Setting up a joint account with a partner can create a financial link between you both – here’s how this could affect your credit history.

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March 2016

Understanding your tax code for 2016/17

Understanding your tax code for 2016/17

Published 21 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

It’s not just a collection of letters and numbers – your tax code shows how much Income Tax you’ll have to pay.

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March 2016

Free things to do in the evening in London

Free things to do in the evening in London

Published 20 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Find out how you can unwind in the capital after work without spending a penny.

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March 2016

Monitor your water usage with free water-saving gadgets

Monitor your water usage with free water-saving gadgets

Published 20 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

If you’re on a water meter, you could reduce your bills by applying for free water-saving gadgets.

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March 2016

Spring cleaning your house on a budget

Spring cleaning your house on a budget

Published 20 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Time to give your house a thorough clean? It doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

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March 2016

Do I have a debt problem?

Do I have a debt problem?

Published 19 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

It can be hard to pinpoint whether you actually have a debt problem or are just starting to struggle with your finances.

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March 2016

What does the Insurance Premium Tax increase mean for you?

What does the Insurance Premium Tax increase mean for you?

Published 19 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Will the rise to Insurance Premium Tax have an impact on your insurance premiums? Let’s find out.

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March 2016

Lifetime ISAs to launch to help under-40s save

Lifetime ISAs to launch to help under-40s save

Published 18 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

The Chancellor announced the new account in the Budget on Wednesday (16 March) – find out what it means for you.

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March 2016

Do I have to pay bedroom tax if I'm disabled?

Do I have to pay bedroom tax if I'm disabled?

Published 18 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

You may be exempt from the bedroom tax if you’re disabled, but this will depend on your circumstances.

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March 2016

What is an IBAN?

What is an IBAN?

Published 18 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

To help you understand banking jargon, we’re taking you through what an IBAN is and when you’d need to use it.

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March 2016

Will you qualify for the new Help to Save Scheme?

Will you qualify for the new Help to Save Scheme?

Published 17 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

To get people on lower incomes saving, the Government has announced plans for a new saving scheme.

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March 2016

How much does it cost to furnish a flat?

How much does it cost to furnish a flat?

Published 17 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

You don’t have to spend over your budget to furnish an entire house or flat – we prove that you can do it for less than £1,500.

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March 2016

Budget 2016 – what this could mean for your finances

Budget 2016 – what this could mean for your finances

Published 16 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

A raft of financial changes were announced by George Osborne in the Budget speech, here’s what they could mean for you.

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March 2016

Benefits if I work 16 hours a week or more

Benefits if I work 16 hours a week or more

Published 16 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

We take you through the benefits that you could be entitled to if you work 16 hours a week or more.

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March 2016

How to put together an office capsule wardrobe for women

How to put together an office capsule wardrobe for women

Published 16 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Make sure you’re all set for the working week by putting together a capsule wardrobe for the office.

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March 2016

Where you can get free Wi-Fi

Where you can get free Wi-Fi

Published 15 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

There’s no point using up your own data allowance when you can connect to a free Wi-Fi hotspot.

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March 2016

New version of ransomware on the rise

New version of ransomware on the rise

Published 15 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Security firms are warning about another form of ransomware that’s been on the rise.

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March 2016

Can car insurance be transferred to another car?

Can car insurance be transferred to another car?

Published 14 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

We take you through how you can transfer your current cover over to your new car.

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March 2016

What is a returned Direct Debit?

What is a returned Direct Debit?

Published 14 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

If a Direct Debit is ‘returned’, what does it mean for your finances?

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March 2016

How far back can you claim tax rebates?

How far back can you claim tax rebates?

Published 14 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Due a tax refund for previous years? Find out if you’ll be able to claim.

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March 2016

Is car insurance valid without MOT?

Is car insurance valid without MOT?

Published 13 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

In the UK, it’s a legal requirement to have car insurance and an annual MOT check if your vehicle is more than three years old.

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March 2016

How to budget for your spending style

How to budget for your spending style

Published 13 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Find out how to manage your money – whether you’re a saver or a spender.

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March 2016

What to look out for when shopping on eBay or Amazon

What to look out for when shopping on eBay or Amazon

Published 13 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Don’t get caught out by counterfeit goods.

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March 2016

Does home insurance cover mobile phones?

Does home insurance cover mobile phones?

Published 12 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Debating whether to get mobile phone insurance? You may already be covered under your home contents policy.

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March 2016

Finding the right mobile contract for you

Finding the right mobile contract for you

Published 12 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Don’t waste money on an expensive contract you’re not making the most of – here’s how to save.

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March 2016

Unauthorised overdrafts could cost up to £690 a year

Unauthorised overdrafts could cost up to £690 a year

Published 11 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

It costs to use a planned overdraft but could cost even more if you hadn’t planned to borrow.

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March 2016

Prepaid energy tariffs to be capped for low-income households

Prepaid energy tariffs to be capped for low-income households

Published 11 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

After two years, the CMA has unveiled the first proposals of its report on the energy market.

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March 2016

What help are you entitled to after pregnancy?

What help are you entitled to after pregnancy?

Published 11 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

To help you cope with the cost of raising a child, you can receive certain benefits and help from the Government.

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March 2016

Car rental club – is it cheaper than getting a car?

Car rental club – is it cheaper than getting a car?

Published 10 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Can’t afford a car but need help getting around? A car rental club could be an option for you.

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March 2016

Rights to benefits and help while pregnant

Rights to benefits and help while pregnant

Published 10 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

If you’re pregnant, you can receive certain help and benefits from the Government.

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March 2016

Capsule wardrobe 2016 – men

Capsule wardrobe 2016 – men

Published 9 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Organise your wardrobe and save while you’re at it by putting together a men’s capsule wardrobe.

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March 2016

Can I get 4G mobile internet in my area?

Can I get 4G mobile internet in my area?

Published 9 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

4G’s not available everywhere in the UK but is it where you live?

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March 2016

Is council tax included in my rent?

Is council tax included in my rent?

Published 9 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Will you have to make a separate payment for council tax? It depends on your landlord.

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March 2016

New, improved thinkmoney – coming later this year

New, improved thinkmoney – coming later this year

Published 9 March 2016 by Hayley Cox

Find out about some of the exciting changes we have in store for thinkmoney.

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March 2016

Confident about your pension? How to make a plan in your 20s

Confident about your pension? How to make a plan in your 20s

Published 8 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Nearly half of over 50s don’t know how much they have saved up.

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March 2016

My neighbour has damaged my property, will I be covered?

My neighbour has damaged my property, will I be covered?

Published 8 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

We look at who’s responsible for damage caused to your property that wasn’t your fault.

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March 2016

How much tax do you pay on savings interest?

How much tax do you pay on savings interest?

Published 7 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Find out how much your savings interest is taxed.

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March 2016

Fibre broadband – is it worth the cost?

Fibre broadband – is it worth the cost?

Published 7 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Fibre broadband can make surfing the web much faster, but is it worth the extra cost?

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March 2016

What is learner driver insurance?

What is learner driver insurance?

Published 7 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Want to practice in your own car or the car of a friend or relative while you’re learning to drive? You might want to consider learner driver insurance.

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March 2016

Checking for any outstanding finance when you buy a car

Checking for any outstanding finance when you buy a car

Published 6 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Unpaid finance on used cars is on the increase.

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March 2016

Could switching to a water meter save you money?

Could switching to a water meter save you money?

Published 6 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

If you’re looking to save on your water bill, then switching to a water meter could be an option.

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March 2016

Can I get broadband without a phone line?

Can I get broadband without a phone line?

Published 5 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Broadband without a landline is possible, but it might not necessarily be the cheapest option.

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March 2016

Check your credit history isn’t holding you back

Check your credit history isn’t holding you back

Published 5 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

A bad credit history can stand in your way when trying to secure credit.

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March 2016

Women to retire on half as much pension as men

Women to retire on half as much pension as men

Published 4 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

A report carried out by the Pensions Policy Institute reveals the inequalities in pension savings.

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March 2016

What is subsidence insurance?

What is subsidence insurance?

Published 4 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Subsidence on your property can make it harder to get insured, meaning you might need specialist cover.

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March 2016

Can I pay monthly for car insurance with bad credit?

Can I pay monthly for car insurance with bad credit?

Published 3 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Problems with your credit history? Some insurers might turn you down for monthly payments.

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March 2016

10 Mother’s Day gifts under £10

10 Mother’s Day gifts under £10

Published 3 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Here’s our pick of 10 gifts for under £10 to show your mum just how much you care.

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March 2016

Capsule wardrobe 2016 – women

Capsule wardrobe 2016 – women

Published 2 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

Wouldn’t it be great if everything in your wardrobe matched with each other? Well, they can with a capsule wardrobe.

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March 2016

How to get the most out of your work’s perks

How to get the most out of your work’s perks

Published 2 March 2016 by Kyri Levendi

With pay not expected to rise much this year, we’re taking a look at how you can get the most out of your work’s perks.

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March 2016

Android Pay set to launch in the UK this month

Android Pay set to launch in the UK this month

Published 1 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

Will you be able to use the rival to Apple Pay?

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March 2016

'16' number plates released – save on a cheap second-hand car

'16' number plates released – save on a cheap second-hand car

Published 1 March 2016 by Emily Bancroft

You could get a good deal on a used car – check out our top tips

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