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How to win £50 million - buying a ticket is not enough

Friday, 08 January 2016 | Blog | By Tom Wilson

The UK’s gone a bit Lottery mad this week. Camelot, the company that runs the National Lottery, sold 200 tickets every second in the final hour before Wednesday’s record £50.4 million draw.

Football transfer crowdfunding? No thank you!

Monday, 16 November 2015 | Blog | By Tom Wilson

Update: This article has been amended following feedback from GiveInSport. They've since clarified they will refund money, less fees, in the event that a club does not accept donations.

How I was nearly left without car insurance

Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Blog | By Mark King

In late-July 2015, my wife and I renewed our car insurance policy with General Accident (GA), mainly because the firm’s quote was extremely competitive and the company is part of Aviva, an insurance giant with a good...

Proud - and broke - at my daughter's graduation

Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Blog | By Hannah Nemeth

In September, I attended the graduation ceremony of my daughter Amy in London, along with hundreds of other proud parents.

How I got my parking fine cancelled

Monday, 12 October 2015 | Blog | By Rachel Lacey

I’ve had a bit of a bad run with parking fines lately and unfortunately not with the ‘nice’ transparent council ones.

What I've learned from Moneywise

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 | Blog | By Laura Whitcombe

It’s time for me to bid Moneywise a very fond farewell. I’ve spent the past five years learning about money and how to take charge of my own personal finances as well as, hopefully, helping you to do the same.

Make money from the Marvel comics boom

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 | Blog | By Mark Stammers

When I was thirteen I started collecting Marvel comics, inspired by my best friend who had a collection.

In praise of retailers who put the customer first

Friday, 28 August 2015 | Blog | By Hannah Nemeth

We’re all so ready to complain when things go wrong with goods or services we’ve bought that it’s only fair to sing the praises of the retailers who understand the importance of good customer service.

The holes in our schools' finance curriculum

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | Blog | By The Moneywise Team

As a 16-year-old who's just finished her GCSEs, it's fair to say I have little to no financial awareness.

The bugbear of being a leaseholder

Friday, 10 July 2015 | Blog | By Hannah Nemeth

Before I bought my studio flat in Camden six years ago, I hadn’t given much thought to the disadvantages of buying a property leasehold – and in a large early Victorian house divided into five flats, owning the property...