Council tax

Why You Could Be Overpaying For Council Tax

You would think that it is impossible to be in the wrong council tax band right? WRONG! It seems that when the council tax bands were first being classified it wasn’t the thorough valuation on properties that you would expect. It is now estimated that 400,000 homes in England and Scotland could have been placed in the wrong council tax…

Parking Ticket

How to never pay for parking fines again

Parking fines are the thorn in the side to many motorists in the UK. There is nothing quite like that feeling of rage when you return to your car only to see the dreaded yellow ticket stuck to the windscreen! If have felt aggrieved and were sure you had done nothing wrong your prayers may just have been answered. At the…

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…… It is a period of festive madness. Thinking Thrifty rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Debt Empire. During the battle, Thinking Thrifty rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEBT STAR, an armoured space station with enough bad financial advice to destroy the credit files of an entire planet. Pursued by the Empire’s sinister enforcement agents, Princess Payer races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen debt management plans that can save her people and restore financial freedom to the galaxy…

Debt Wars: The Financial Force Awakens

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…… It is a period of festive madness. Thinking Thrifty rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Debt Empire. During the battle, Thinking Thrifty rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEBT STAR, an armoured space station with…

Purchase Protection

What You Should Know About Purchase Protection

Today was a classic example of why you should shop smarter with purchase protection. A girl in my office was left seething today after being ripped off by an unscrupulous trader on the internet. She had made the mistake of purchasing from a dodgy website. The Michael Korrs bag she was expecting to receive was nothing more than a very…

PPI

Why The PPI Clock Is Ticking And You Need To Claim It Now

The PPI scandal shows no sign of going away. After a supreme court decision last year decided that if a PPI seller neglected to advise the consumer that they had been paid a commission from the products provider that the sale was unfair and mis-sold. Susan Plevin, a 59 year old college lecturer, and the subsequent court judgement, has opened…

balance transfers

Why 0% Balance Transfers Aren’t Free

Balance transfers appear next on the FCA’s hit-list. Just when you thought there was nothing left for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) left to tackle, Which? The consumer group, have announced today that we are not necessarily getting all the relevant information when it comes to 0% balance transfers. £334m is paid in balance transfer fees each year Not for…

store cards

Christmas Countdown – The Danger Of Store Cards.

Would you like a store card today? With just 13 weeks until Christmas, for many of us, the panic has already set in and we are considering credit such as store cards to keep up. The “must have” presents children crave present a sizable headache for parents up and down the country worrying about how they are simply going to…

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