There is a new HMRC scam text looking to gain access to your bank details

The HMRC Scam Text You Should Be Aware Of

At the moment it is just one scam after another, and this week is no different as the HMRC scam text does the rounds in full force. If you haven’t had the ‘lucky’ text yet informing you of a tax rebate windfall, I’ll give you the gist. What is the HMRC scam text? You’ll  receive a text from either…

Abandon Big Six! Isn’t It Time You Joined The Exodus?

More people than ever before have opened their eyes, didn’t like what they could see and have abandoned the Big Six energy companies – HURRAH!! If you are still stuck on a standard variable tariff with a Big Six supplier you may want to consider joining the exodus, and quick! EDF Energy have whacked up their prices by 8%…

Why you should never let your insurer auto renew your car insurance

Why You Should Never Auto Renew Your Car Insurance

The new registration plate is due March 17 making it one of the busiest months of the year in the world of car insurance, so let me ask you this…. If I owned a shop and I was selling cans of coke for £150, would you pay over the odds, or shop around? I’m guessing you’d shop around, so…

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How To Deal With A Spendthrift Partner

Today’s article is a guest post from Francesca who blogs over at From Pennies To Pounds, where she details her journey about escaping the clutches of debt, saving money and her mission to earn enough money to gain financial freedom. When you are determined to pay off your debt, or achieve particular financial goals, it can be incredibly stressful to…

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You Can Now Book A Babysitter Like A Taxi

Mobile phone apps have revolutionised the way we order taxis, choose a restaurant and book a holiday, but now you can also book a babysitter directly from your mobile phone too. I have to admit when I first saw this my initial reaction was you must be bat-shit crazy to even consider it. However, many parents are entrusting their children…

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How To Protect Yourself From Being Short Changed

There are many ways in which you can find yourself short changed, and I’m not just talking about mistakes at the checkout. A recent study from Paymentsense kicked up some interesting regional results. It would appear we’re a trustworthy bunch up in the North, with a third (34.5%) of those surveyed saying they would feel too guilty walking away…

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5 Things I Can’t Live Without: I’m Here For A Good Time Not A Long Time

If you have read any of the many personal finance blogs on the tinterweb you will be familiar with seeing things people have given up to save money. There are certain things I’ve given up myself over the last year, such as four day pub benders and ordering take-aways five days out of seven. However, there are some things…

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The Easiest Way To Teach Children Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees

Teaching children money skills is a hot debate. Who should be responsible, parents or teachers? Although financial education is now compulsory in UK schools, there is no set curriculum and free schools and academies to not follow the national curriculum anyway, meaning it is ad hoc at best. There was a time I thought more should be done in…

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How To Make A Lucrative Income From A Spare Room

Making a lucrative income from a spare room in your house is not as hard as it may seem. There is currently a spare room rental boom due to the lack of affordable accommodation, the taxman is on your side and it’s not exclusive to homeowners either! You can currently earn up to to £7,500 from renting out your…

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