Articles by Ruth Jackson

Beat your debt into submission

Monday, 18 November 2013 | Article

It's a bumper time for borrowing. Credit card companies are battling for customers with longer and longer 0% deals and personal loan rates are at record lows.

Top tips to surviving the weekly commute

Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Article

1. Do the maths first - a daily commute may make sense.

Remember to fill in your tax return

Friday, 14 December 2012 | News

It's that time of year again; in among the Christmas festivities you need to fill out your tax return. The deadline is 31 January.

The best credit cards to help tackle Christmas debt

Monday, 03 December 2012 | Article

Despite all those good intentions to budget and save money, most of us get a bit carried away at Christmas.

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%.