Articles by Rebecca Atkinson

The answers to your top pension questions

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Q: When is it good to SIPP?
What are the tax pros 
and cons of taking out a self-invested personal...

Don't get stung by these hidden broadband costs

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 | Article

1. Line rental

Most internet service providers don’t quote the cost of line rental, but this is one expense you really must take into consideration. Unless you...

Five recession-inspired scams

Friday, 19 February 2010 | News

During times of economic crisis everyone is looking for ways to make more money, and unfortunately fraudsters are no exception.

The pint of beer that saved one man £11,003.38

Friday, 19 February 2010 | Article

I was recently supping a pint of bitter in my local pub with a good mate of mine, when he suddenly blurted out that he hadn’t slept in a week after receiving a letter from a firm of debt...

How to negotiate estate agent fees

Friday, 19 February 2010 | News

House buyers and sellers have been urged to negotiate estate agent fees - and even consider using alternatives to sell their homes - amid...

Beat the rising cost of raising a family

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 | News

The cost of raising a child from birth to age 21 now tops £200,000, according to research from LV=.

Pay rises for public sector despite the recession

Thursday, 18 February 2010 | News

Private sector workers have suffered a pay freeze over the past year - but their counterparts in the public sector enjoyed an inflation-busting 3.7% rise, according to official figures.

Do we really need more banks?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

The high street has undergone some visible changes since the credit crunch hit at the back end of 2007. Well-known retailers such as Woolworths and Borders have fallen victim to the subsequent...

Crackdown on energy bill price hikes

Tuesday, 16 February 2010 | News

Energy suppliers have been warned they may be forced to give customers advance notice before they put up prices.

Credit card rates hit 12-year high

Monday, 15 February 2010 | News

The cost of paying on plastic has hit a 12-year high, with the average credit card interest rate now 18.8%.