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Five common financial mistakes to avoid

Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Article

1. Trying to time the markets

Predicting the best time to invest in the stockmarket is very difficult. Some say it's the hardest part of a fund manager's job, so for private investors it is even more tricky.

Comparison sites rapped by MPs for misleading sales practices

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 | News

The UK's five biggest price comparison websites have been forced to defend their sales practices before a group of MPs.

30 ways to save money: 21-30

Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Article

Life is getting ever more expensive with utility bills rising, increasing house prices saddling us with bigger mortgages and inflation helping nudge the cost of everything else upwards.

30 ways to save money: 11-20

Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Article

Life is getting ever more expensive with utility bills rising, increasing house prices saddling us with bigger mortgages and inflation helping nudge the cost of everything else upwards.

Cost of raising a child reaches £229,250

Thursday, 22 January 2015 | News

The cost of raising a child to the age of 21 has hit an all-time high of £229,251, up 3% from £222,458 this time last year, according to insurer LV=.

Wedding planning on a budget

Monday, 12 January 2015 | Blog | By
When it comes to wedding planning, everyone's budget is different.

Why you shouldn't join the gym this January

Monday, 29 December 2014 | Article

Want to get fit for less this year? Well, unless you're 100% sure you'll go at least a couple of times a week, don't sign up to an expensive gym contract.

My five-step personal finance battle plan for 2015

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 | Article

New year is a good time to make plans and forge resolutions to be adhered to (yes, adhered to, not broken) over the coming year – and 2015 is no exception.

Almost 350,000 families could miss out on childcare support

Monday, 22 December 2014 | News

The new childcare support system is so complex that some 335,000 families could lose out on financial help, research has revealed.

The UK's most desirable places to live

Saturday, 20 December 2014 | News

The tranquil district of Hart in Hampshire has been named the most desirable place to live – for the fourth successive year.