Articles by Emma Lunn

Are you owed a refund?

Friday, 23 November 2018 | Article

Here are five refunds you could be owed – and how to claim them

Guide to shopping for electronics on the grey market: do's, don'ts, and is it even legal?

Friday, 23 November 2018 | Article

Tempted to buy that latest iPhone in the US or a similar, cheaper model from China? Then read our guide to the pros and cons, so you don’t pay out for a dud deal or get stung by sky-high import taxes

Big ticket item? Think twice about 'Buy now, pay later' offers

Friday, 09 November 2018 | Article

Tempted at the till by deals that mean you can go home with your new sofa, TV or leopard skin coat on credit? It’s great if you know you’ll pay the loan back on time, but watch out for the sting in the tail…

Airport lounges - serious money saving or a waste of cash?

Friday, 03 August 2018 | Article

Travelling abroad can be exhausting – so wouldn’t it be nice to get the VIP treatment and relax in a private space away from the crowds?

Buying a freehold home? Check the small print

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 | Article

Freehold means you hold your property outright for ever– but it’s often far from ‘free’. Inflated fees, rents and covenants can add hundreds to your annual bills, so ask your solicitor to check for hidden charges

Five steps to making money on Instagram

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 | Article

Snapping and sharing photos – and getting paid for it – is many people’s dream job. But is it really possible to earn an income on Instagram? Moneywise shows you how to get started

Cashless payments: the pros and cons of going digital

Monday, 30 April 2018 | Article

“The writing looks to be on the wall for 1p and 2p coins,” wrote one personal finance analyst after the government published a call for evidence on the future of cash and digital payments in its Spring Statement.

How to sell or scrap your car

Friday, 07 April 2017 | Article

If a failed MOT, collision or old age has rendered your car too costly to repair, it could be time to send it to the scrapyard. We look at the best ways to make money from getting rid of a clapped out motor.

How to make a budget

Friday, 01 June 2018 | Article

The word ‘budget’ can conjure up complex spreadsheets and the hassle of noting every penny you spend. But making a budget can be the first step towards taking control of your finances – we highlight the main ways to do it.

Top tips for beating damp and mould

Friday, 09 December 2016 | Article

Read any debate about the private rented sector and you’ll notice that one issue comes up time and time again: damp.