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Ruth Jackson

Ryanair compensation: what you need to know
Ryanair - Michael O'Leary
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Ryanair compensation: what you need to know

What to do if your flight is cancelled and what compensation should Ryanair be paying
30 Sep 2017
Beware the auto-renewal insurance trap
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Beware the auto-renewal insurance trap

Shop around every year, says Ruth Jackson, to stop your insurance premiums rocketing up
28 Sep 2017
10 things to know about the TV licence
Samsung $20,000 TV
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10 things to know about the TV licence

You might still need a licence even if you don’t have a TV - and nine other facts
22 Sep 2017
Why you need to switch your energy provider now
Big six face grilling
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Why you need to switch your energy provider now

Making a change can prevent a sharp rise in your bills
19 Sep 2017
Property Pact: how you can become a mortgage lender
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Property Pact: how you can become a mortgage lender

Make more on your savings while helping first-time buyers get on the property ladder
14 Sep 2017
Four back-to-school money lessons
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Four back-to-school money lessons

From saving on your credit cards to planning for your retirement
12 Sep 2017
Everything you need to know about tax-free childcare
PFUNGSTADT, GERMANY - JULY 11:Kindergarten worker Marita Feigenspan explains to young children the human organs with a model in a Kindergarten (Kita) on July 11, 2013 in Pfungstadt, Germany.
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Everything you need to know about tax-free childcare

Find out if you are eligible and how much you can claim
5 Sep 2017
Five ways to cut down your energy bills
Energy bills
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Five ways to cut down your energy bills

You should consider switching, but also look at whether you can move to direct debits - and try to use less energy
10 Aug 2017
Four things you need to know about your overdraft
Lloyds Bank
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Four things you need to know about your overdraft

Charges for current account borrowing can be higher than the fees for payday loans
8 Aug 2017
Should you sell through an online estate agent
An estate agent hangs a promotional sign in the shop window
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Should you sell through an online estate agent

You will most like pay less - but be aware of services you aren't getting, or could end up paying more to get
7 Aug 2017
How to ask your boss for a pay rise
BBC pundit Gary Lineker
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How to ask your boss for a pay rise

Do your research and make sure you are setting out your value to the company
1 Aug 2017
The three best joint bank accounts
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The three best joint bank accounts

Whether you are using your account for shared expenses, household bills or savings, here are the best options
31 Jul 2017
Should you repay your student loan?
Student loan
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Should you repay your student loan?

Early repayment only makes sense if you can pay off your loan entirely
21 Jul 2017
Five facts about debit cards
Credit card fees
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Five facts about debit cards

Plastic has now overtaken cash as the main way to pay in the UK
21 Jul 2017
Five ways to get paid to shop
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Five ways to get paid to shop

From cashback on your purchases with plastic to mystery shopping, you can earn money even as you spend it
13 Jul 2017
Five things to consider when remortgaging
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Five things to consider when remortgaging

Make sure you shop around and be watchful of hefty hidden fees
10 Jul 2017
Five things you need to know about the pension triple-lock
Arlene Foster and Theresa May
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Five things you need to know about the pension triple-lock

Some have said the pension up-rating mechanism should be replaced with a double-lock
4 Jul 2017
Six reasons to ditch your reward credit card
credit debit cards
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Six reasons to ditch your reward credit card

Most companies charge high interest, offer low-value benefits and can often change terms with little notice
22 Jun 2017
Don't leave buying foreign currency to the last minute
British pound euro
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Don't leave buying foreign currency to the last minute

The pound is likely to remain volatile for a while - and buying in advance can get you a much better deal
19 Jun 2017
Boost your childrens' savings by switching their CTF
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Boost your childrens' savings by switching their CTF

Charges are much higher than for Junior Isas so it can be well worth finding any forgotten funds
15 Jun 2017
The 55% 'death tax' you may not know about
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The 55% 'death tax' you may not know about

Benefits paid out after death are often counted towards the deceased's pension allowance
1 Jun 2017
How to get the best value on your wedding finance
Pippa Middleton wedding
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How to get the best value on your wedding finance

More and more people are seeking a loan to fund their big day
26 May 2017
Credit card time bomb looms for borrowers
Credit cards
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Credit card time bomb looms for borrowers

Many people are lured into zero-per-cent deals but don't make moves to pay off their debt
15 May 2017
The problem with the Bank of Mum and Dad
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The problem with the Bank of Mum and Dad

Parents have effectively becoming the ninth largest lender in the UK
12 May 2017
Five tips to teach your children about money
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Five tips to teach your children about money

Financial education is now on the national curriculum, but that might not be enough
11 May 2017
Triodos launches ethical current account
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Triodos launches ethical current account

Bank lends to the likes of charities, community schemes and renewable energy projects
26 Apr 2017
Is it time to grab a long-term mortgage?
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Is it time to grab a long-term mortgage?

It is now possible fix for five-years for less than two per cent
25 Apr 2017
Why you should be an Isa 'early-bird'
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Why you should be an Isa 'early-bird'

Research from Fidelity found investors would make £8,570 more over 10 years
19 Apr 2017
'Offline' savers miss out on best rates
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'Offline' savers miss out on best rates

Even the newest bond from NS&I is online available online
11 Apr 2017
Budget sting in the tail for Airbnb landlords
Airbnb
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Budget sting in the tail for Airbnb landlords

Hosts may be stopped from claiming rent-a-room tax relief
16 Mar 2017
Should you consider an investment 'ready meal'?
Markets fall; Hong Kong shares; stockmarket
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Should you consider an investment 'ready meal'?

Ready-made portfolios give expert insight through cheap, off-the-shelf options
28 Feb 2017
Premium bond prizes are shrinking: are they still worth it?
Premium Bonds
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Premium bond prizes are shrinking: are they still worth it?

Changes will mean one fewer £100,000 prize is handed out, overall odds of winning will be unchanged
17 Feb 2017
Is stamp duty damaging the economy?
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Is stamp duty damaging the economy?

Some economists say tax acts as a barrier to people buying homes
26 Jan 2017
Why the FSCS will now protect £85,000 of your savings
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Why the FSCS will now protect £85,000 of your savings

Compensation limit is rising to take account of the fall in the value of the pound since June
23 Jan 2017