Laura Whitcombe's blog
The problem with energy switching is it’s painfully dull and takes far too long. But it starts off easily enough. You simply punch in your postcode into a comparison site, along with how much energy you use or how much you pay for it and some details about your current tariff. Then up springs a list of all the deals that could save you money.
I’ve just returned home from a six-day trip to Sardinia. It was my first visit to Italy, and it coincided with my first experience of shoddy service from an airline.
What do bodily fluids, chocolate, fishing rods, mirrors and guitars have in common? No, not a dodgy camping trip. The answer is Parcel Monkey. More specifically, it’s that they’re all on the delivery company’s restricted items list.
I’m not very good at getting up early, so I never have time to make myself a sandwich for work – nor am I organised enough to box up leftovers to have for lunch either.
I’ve just realised my laziness has cost me at least £700 in shop-bought lunches over the space of a year.
I recently enjoyed a week’s holiday in Tenerife with some friends and was able to flex my personal finance skills – twice.
I’ve had a NatWest Advantage Gold account for the past four years. Mostly, it served me well but having reviewed my finances at the end of 2013, I decided it was time to call it a day.
I think I may have experienced the best customer service in Britain in the past few weeks – from John Lewis and the Gina Conway beauty salon in Wimbledon.
Now that financial education is to be taught in all secondary schools from the start of the new school year, 16-year-old Christopher, who is doing work experience with Moneywise today, shares his views on what money means to him.
Let me start off by saying that I’m a big fan of car hire in general – it’s much more cost effective than buying a car that ends up sitting in a driveway for days on end because you commute to work. And sharing cars is much more eco-friendly too.