Articles by Ruth Jackson

How can I stop a PPI claims firm from selling my details to scammers?

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 | Question and Answer

I have just been contacted by Help Your Claim regarding assisting me to claim for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) policies.

How to transfer your cash Isa savings to an investment Isa

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 | Article

Is your cash Isa earning next to nothing in interest? Then consider transferring it to an investment Isa. We outline your options and explain how to transfer.

What is investment risk?

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 | Article

What is risk, and how do you work out how much of it to take with your pensions and investments? And how do you reduce your risk level if you are uncomfortable with uncertainty?

10 unusual ways to boost your home's value

Friday, 14 October 2016 | Article

If you’re thinking of selling up, it’s good to know how desirable your property really is. We highlight the outside influences that could add thousands to your sale.

10 tips to grab a mortgage deal

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 | Article

Tweaking the way you save and spend – and reviewing your borrowing strategy – could make a lender view your application more favourably. Find out how to improve your chances of securing a home loan.

Gold: how to buy, sell and store gold coins, bars and jewellery

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | Article

In these uncertain times, investing in physical gold can provide a safe haven for your money.

Why your living costs in retirement might be less than you expect

Thursday, 22 June 2017 | Article

It’s easy to dutifully pay money into your pension each month without thinking about how much income you will need when you retire.

Short-term loans that won't break the bank

Thursday, 09 June 2016 | Article

In the past decade, much has changed about the way we borrow money. Traditional lenders have become more picky about who they will lend to, and low interest rates have made borrowing much cheaper.

How to pay for your funeral

Friday, 20 May 2016 | Article

Your funeral is the fourth most expensive thing you will ever pay for after buying a house, having children and getting married.

Would a Brexit make you richer or poorer?

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | Article

There are only a few weeks left until the nation goes to the polls on 23 June to decide whether to stay in the European Union (EU) or to leave it, in what has been coined a ‘Brexit’.