Web browsing, email records, even your social media accounts. Big Brother is going to be watching you to make sure you're paying your taxes with the launch of a new 'super computer'

BEWARE! Big Brother Is Coming To Check You’re Paying Your Taxes

Web browsing, email records, even your social media accounts. Big Brother is going to be watching you to make sure you’re paying your taxes with the launch of a new ‘super computer’ Her Maj’s Revenue and Customs are set to unleash a new ‘super computer’ which claims to identify ANYONE who is paying too little tax. The ‘Connect’ system uses…

2017

Luxury Holidays And Latest Tech Top Big Ticket Shopping List Of 2017

A tumultuous 2016 has not put Brits off spending big in 2017, according to credit score and report site ClearScore. 82% plan to splurge on ‘big ticket’ items next year, with holidays abroad topping the wish list for nearly half of UK adults (45%). “Staycations” follow close behind for 38% and high-end tech, such as MacBooks and SLR cameras will…

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Which Very Common Debt Isn’t On Your Credit Record?

This is a guest post by Sara Williams who blogs about everything to do with debt and credit ratings at Debt Camel. It’s natural to assume that all debts, or at least the important ones, will show on your credit file. There are three credit reference agencies in Britain – Experian, Equifax and Call Credit – so if you check your credit…

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Thinking Thrifty’s Top 20 Money Quotes

I made some pretty substantial changes to my spending habits this year. I’ve read a lot of personal finance material from other bloggers and books from the guys who’ve gone out there and reached financial independence. Over this last year I’ve read many money quotes from MANY great minds. Below are my favourite twenty, I hope you enjoy them and…

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10 Horrible Mistakes You’re Making With Your Credit Card

Christmas is around the corner and many of us will have turned to the credit card to help cover the cost. If you’ve applied for credit to get you through Christmas you should know exactly what you’re dealing with in order to stay away from common mistakes. In this short guide I’ll explain what you need to stay clear of if…

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How A Prepaid Card Stops You Getting PayPal Scammed (Like I Was)

Earlier this week I awoke to a bit of a shock, I had been PayPal scammed and my bank emptied. Some clever bugger had hacked my PayPal account and helped themselves to numerous goodies at my expense as I had my main current account linked to it. Luckily, we have enough security measures around these days to get your money…

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How To Deal With PayPal Fraudulent Activity On Your Bank Account

This  morning I walked into a raft of emails in my work account. I have my eBay and PayPal linked to works email as it’s the one I tend not to ignore and check most frequently. Well, to say what I saw was a shock is an understatement. Over the weekend I have been the victim of PayPal fraudulent activity…

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How Much Of Your Credit Limit Should You Use?

I was recently contacted by one of my good friends who was quite literally foaming at the mouth in anger. One of the best thing about being a personal finance blogger is a year down the line people are choosing your blog posts for you!  To improve his credit score he had taken out a high interest credit card solely…

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How To Avoid Being Conned Into Extortionate Ground Rent Charges

Reading the small print when buying a new-build home is vital if you don’t want to be caught out with extortionate ground rent charges. Ground rent charges kill the sales of homes all over the UK, but how did people manage to get themselves into this situation unknowingly? Well, the simple answer to that is not reading the small print….

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