Articles by Ruth Jackson

Pension income dropping

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 | News

Annuity rates have fallen by 20% over the past three years, as a result of government action to keep interest rates low and inflation under control.

Unemployment - the truth behind the figures

Monday, 26 November 2012 | Article

September saw the government release some good economic news. The number of unemployed people fell by 7,000 to 2.59 million in the three months to July.

EDF announces energy price hike

Friday, 02 November 2012 | News

EDF Energy has become the latest energy provider to announce it is increasing its prices.

Five steps to getting cheaper broadband

Friday, 24 October 2014 | Article

The internet has been a big part of most of our lives for more than a decade. Despite being a fairly new innovation it is hard to imagine life without it.

Scottish Power announces price rises of 7%

Monday, 15 October 2012 | News

Scottish Power has become the latest energy company to increase its prices.

The energy firm will increase gas and electricity prices by an average of 7% from 3 December.

Five steps to trimming your energy bills

Friday, 12 October 2012 | Article

The cost of heating and lighting your home has rocketed by 140% in the past eight years, according to uSwitch, whereas the average salary has increased by just 20%.

Shares to buy, hold and sell: Chris Hiorns

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 | Article


Hiorns increased the fund’s holding in Wolters Kluwer in June. The Dutch information and software group provides services to legal, tax, finance and healthcare professionals.

Can you bank ethically in Britain?

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 | Article

You don't have to line the devil's pockets. Pick a bank that cares about the greater good instead of profit.

10 ways to turn your home into a goldmine

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 | Article

Times are tight. Most of us can only expect a marginal increase in our wages this year - if we get anything at all - and yet the cost of living is still on the rise. So what can you do to boost your income?

Does your postcode affect your petrol price?

Friday, 14 September 2012 | News

Where you live could have a huge effect on your petrol bill, according to research from Santander Credit Cards.