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Ruth Jackson

Household debt is soaring: should we be worried?
Frances O'Grady
In Depth

Household debt is soaring: should we be worried?

New figures from the TUC show the amount owed by British households is at an all-time high
16 Jan 2017
Four top tips for managing your money in 2017
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Four top tips for managing your money in 2017

Shopping around for interest rates, a better mortgage deal and your energy tariff could save a bundle
23 Dec 2016
Five tips to cut the cost of your Christmas travel
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Five tips to cut the cost of your Christmas travel

Paying in advance and splitting tickets can save significant sums from rail fares
20 Dec 2016
The return of 100% mortgages
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The return of 100% mortgages

Some banks are once again offering the entire value as a loan - but parents need to be prepared to step in
8 Dec 2016
What is the pension triple lock and why does it matter?
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What is the pension triple lock and why does it matter?

Since 2010 the guarantee has caused the state pension to rise by a generous £1,100 a year
6 Dec 2016
Insurance tax rise means it's time to review your cover
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Insurance tax rise means it's time to review your cover

You may not need some insurances if you have a pay-for bank account
2 Dec 2016
Is the pension exit charge cap too high?
Pensions
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Is the pension exit charge cap too high?

New schemes will not be able to apply a charge, but old funds can charge one per cent
25 Nov 2016
How the Autumn Statement will affect you
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How the Autumn Statement will affect you

Less taxes and a savings gesture, but fewer perks and a stealth tax hike on insurance policies
24 Nov 2016
How to cut your Christmas costs with cashback
Christmas shopping
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How to cut your Christmas costs with cashback

Credit cards, debit cards and specialist websites allow you to earn while you spend
17 Nov 2016
Don't listen to pension scare stories
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Don't listen to pension scare stories

An article this week claimed you need a pension pot of £725,000, but you may only need to save half of that amount
10 Nov 2016
Remortgage now and save £40,000
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Remortgage now and save £40,000

Borrowers might be advised to look beyond the cheapest two-year fixes
4 Nov 2016
Why the state pension is more complicated than you think
Pensions
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Why the state pension is more complicated than you think

Even the government's own department in charge of the benefit didn't understand how it worked
25 Oct 2016
Where should you put your cash after latest rate cuts?
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Where should you put your cash after latest rate cuts?

Santander, Lloyds Club and Nationwide offering best rates on savings - but riskier peer-to-peer pays much more
20 Oct 2016
Three ways to get the most holiday money for your pound
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Three ways to get the most holiday money for your pound

Planning ahead could mean the difference of €100 on £500 worth of spending money
11 Oct 2016
Why you might want to switch your savings to Nationwide
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Why you might want to switch your savings to Nationwide

HSBC, First Direct and M&S regular savers the latest to be hit with rate cuts
5 Oct 2016
How we're missing out on £5bn in insurance savings
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How we're missing out on £5bn in insurance savings

"Prevention is better than cure," says Axa UK chief executive
13 Sep 2016
The gender pay gap UK: How bad is it?
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The gender pay gap UK: How bad is it?

Despite efforts to level the playing field, there is still a substantial difference between the salaries of men and women
26 Aug 2016
Will Help to Buy Isa small print scupper my deposit?
Housing
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Will Help to Buy Isa small print scupper my deposit?

Government bonus is not payable until completion, but a big deposit is due earlier at exchange
25 Aug 2016
Why you're facing a £30,000 pension black hole
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Why you're facing a £30,000 pension black hole

Period of slower returns would knock a big hole in future income potential
5 Aug 2016
ATM scams are on the rise - and banks want to blame you
ATM cash machines
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ATM scams are on the rise - and banks want to blame you

According to new figures, fraud at cash machines rose to £32.7m last year
26 Jul 2016
How to earn up to 8.7% on your savings
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How to earn up to 8.7% on your savings

Savers should seek to move under-performing funds - and should look beyond traditional cash Isas
22 Jul 2016
Rental scams a growing part of £10bn annual fraud cost
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Rental scams a growing part of £10bn annual fraud cost

Local Government Association reckons that only five per cent of scams are ever reported
15 Jul 2016
Credit cards turn 50: Four top deals to meet any need
Credit cards
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Credit cards turn 50: Four top deals to meet any need

Whether you are looking to pay down debt, reduce interest on purchases or spend abroad, there are some great deals out there
13 Jul 2016
Brexit: What to do about your holiday money
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Brexit: What to do about your holiday money

Decision to leave the EU sent the pound to 31-year lows against the dollar
30 Jun 2016
Have Innovative Finance Isas failed?
Tax for cash-in-hand
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Have Innovative Finance Isas failed?

One in four Isa holders was expect to review option, but there are few on the market
24 Jun 2016
Travel insurance: How to make sure you are properly covered
Holidaymakers at a beach in Protaras, Cyprus
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Travel insurance: How to make sure you are properly covered

ATOL-protected packages will allow you to change destination without paying a fee if travel advice changes
9 Jun 2016
Getting to grips with your pension savings
The Bank of England's chief economist Andy Haldane
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Getting to grips with your pension savings

The Bank of England's chief economist has said he doesn't understand pensions - so what chance do the rest of us have?
6 Jun 2016
How to make sure you don't fall victim to £12m holiday scam
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How to make sure you don't fall victim to £12m holiday scam

Fraudsters are using tactics similar to those used to intercept payments in the housing market
26 May 2016
Five ways to cut the cost of your summer holiday
Holidaymakers at a beach in Protaras, Cyprus
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Five ways to cut the cost of your summer holiday

Going on holiday outside of term time can be an expensive business
18 May 2016
Should all mortgage age limits be scrapped?
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Should all mortgage age limits be scrapped?

Nationwide and Halifax this week increased the options for middle-aged borrowers
13 May 2016
Should you defer taking your state pension?
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Should you defer taking your state pension?

Your weekly benefit will go up if you delay taking it, but that's not always the wisest option
5 May 2016
New deal: How supermarket offers are changing
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New deal: How supermarket offers are changing

Most big supermarket chains have changed the way they try to lure buyers. Now Asda is being forced to follow suit
29 Apr 2016
Is a Lifetime ISA better than a traditional pension?
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Is a Lifetime ISA better than a traditional pension?

With the offer of a government bonus, the new savings scheme seems too good to be true
28 Apr 2016
Government forced into U-turn on 'granny flat' tax
Housing; property; estate agents
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Government forced into U-turn on 'granny flat' tax

Properties will annex for elderly or disabled relative would have been classified as two homes
14 Apr 2016
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