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What are the best ways to save

What are the best ways to save

‘Savings!’ Remember that word? With the credit crunch and austerity taking centre stage in recent years, the idea of having a few pennies to put away for a rainy day has felt like a distant memory. This WAS the rainy day. But with a glimmer of light starting to appear at the end of that

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How to switch your bank account

How to switch your bank account

In September 2013, the Current Account Switch Service was introduced to make switching bank accounts easier and quicker. The scheme standardises the process of switching across the UK, regardless of who you bank with. 1) Compare bank accounts Since the launch of the seven day switching service, there has been an influx of incentives available

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Investing In Shares

Investing In Shares

There was a time when investing in shares was seen as the realm of the yuppie. However, times change and these days investing in shares is much more popular. One reason for this is accessibility – the Internet has made buying and sharing shares a much less daunting prospect, now anyone with some spare cash

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Keeping your savings protected

Keeping your savings protected

There was a time when no one thought twice about placing money in a bank or building society for safe keeping. And then we had the financial crisis and a few big name banks collapsed. Panic set in. While this may now seem like a distant nightmare it has left a scar that may never

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Setting Up A Savings Goal For 2015

Setting Up A Savings Goal For 2015

It’s a proven fact that those who set themselves a specific savings goal are more likely to achieve their target than those who simply save willy-nilly. And seeing your savings balance creep upwards each month is the ideal incentive to keep going. The start of a new year is the perfect time to begin your

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Budgeting tips for parents

Budgeting tips for parents

For me, budgeting has to be one of the dullest activities on the planet. But in the spirit of debt avoidance is it is also one of the most important. Sigh. Fortunately, there are a few tricks of the budgeting trade that can help make the activity a little less tiresome. Here are some budgeting

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