Rip-offs

Gym contracts ruled unfair

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 | News

Lengthy gym membership contracts have been deemed "unfair" by a High Court ruling.

The latest mobile phone rip-off

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | TV /Video

When my phone contract was running out I decided I was happy and would stick with Vodafone.

Reckless drivers face on-the-spot fines

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | News

New government plans will give the police the power to issue on–the–spot fines to careless drivers instead of taking them to court.

Give cold callers the cold shoulder

Monday, 07 March 2011 | Article

I've had a phone addiction since childhood. Growing up in our crazy house in Ireland, calls to the house would be received and answered up to three in the morning without a complaint.

Holiday clubs: The new timeshare con

Friday, 04 March 2011 | Article

Lounging on the beach during a backpacking holiday in Mexico, a Moneywise employee and her partner were bombarded relentlessly by salespeople offering free breakfasts at a nearby five-star hotel.

Beware the store cards that punish you for not spending

Monday, 28 February 2011 | Article

When it comes to debt, store cards are notoriously bad.

How you can beat cowboy builders

Thursday, 10 February 2011 | Article

As a kid I used to love everything about cowboys - from what they wore (boots with spurs and Stetsons) to their steely gaze and coolness in a showdown.

How to avoid service station rip-offs

Thursday, 10 February 2011 | Article

Service stations are one of the most expensive places to buy food and drink in the UK with drivers being charged up to twice as much than on the high street.

How to appeal unfair parking tickets

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 | TV /Video

From insurance and petrol, repairs and tax, the expense of owning and driving a car quickly rack up. So getting stung with a parking fine is just another cost we can do without – especially if you think it's unfair.

Avoid the supermarket rip offs

Friday, 28 January 2011 | TV /Video