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All hail the two pound coin – the saver’s champion

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 | Blog | By Mark Stammers

The two pound coin has to be Britain’s most-saved coinage. Where the pound coin is the most common ingredient in our pocket change, the two pound is a larger and more infrequent guest.

Ticked off by rip-off booking fees

Monday, 13 March 2017 | Blog | By Adam Williams

Going to the theatre or a music gig is an expensive business. There’s the cost of the ticket, the travel to the venue and the price of drinks once you’re inside.

Fun facts about the Budget

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman


Today sees the last spring Budget, with future Budgets to be delivered in the autumn rather than in March or April of each year.

City Survivors: (Unbelievably,) millennial women still face a lifetime gender pay gap

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Women’s rights have progressed massively since 1928, when we were finally allowed to vote in parliamentary elections, and since 1970, when the Equal Pay Act was introduced to prevent direct and indirect discrimination in the...

My two favourite retirement rules of thumb

Thursday, 16 February 2017 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

I like rules of thumb relating to retirement, because sometimes the best advice is the simplest. Here are my two favourites:

City Survivors: Housing White Paper doesn’t do enough for first-time buyers

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

The number of 25-year-old homeowners has plummeted by more than half in 20 years.

Your shout: Reader insights

Friday, 10 February 2017 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

Thank you to everyone who has written to Moneywise over the past few months. We always find your contributions insightful, thoughtful and often entertaining. Here are a selection of your views. 

Share tips: Don't trust the newspaper pundits

Monday, 30 January 2017 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

I was fascinated to read in Private Eye that only one major newspaper – the Sunday Times – beat the FTSE  100 index with its share tips for 2016.

Is it already time to start saving for Christmas?

Friday, 13 January 2017 | Blog | By Adam Williams

It seems crazy to be thinking about Christmas so far ahead of the event but it is definitely smart to plan ahead for what is undoubtedly the most expensive part of the year.

City Survivors: Beat your Christmas debt hangover

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

As we come down from the highs of the festive season, it's not just our heads that may be suffering; our bank balance may also have taken a hit - which is particularly difficult for those already struggling with debts to...