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    Credit card do’s and dont’s

    We have a love:hate relationship with credit cards, those innocuous little plastic rectangles that sit in our pockets. On the one hand they offer instant access to all our heart’s desire – well, up to our credit limit anyway. And on the other hand they can quickly become the root of untold financial difficulties through

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    job seekers allowance sanctions

    Job seekers allowance sanctions

    Recent changes in the rules regarding eligibility for Job Seekers Allowance have thrown many recipients into disarray. The ensuing confusion over who must do what and when has resulted in many recipients being sanctioned, which basically means their benefits have been stopped. Sanctions are designed to help job seekers focus on actively seeking work, and

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    Choosing the right loan for you

    Choosing the right loan for you

    If you are planning a major purchase, such as home improvements, a new car, or even want to consolidate existing debt, you might want a loan and choosing the right loan for you can be difficult. A personal loan gives you a set amount of money, usually from £1,000 to £25,000, which must be repaid

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    Can I get an energy grant

    Can I get an energy grant

    The cost of energy bills has risen dramatically over the past decade. If you’re struggling to pay your bills, you may be entitled to an energy grant. There have been many schemes introduced over the past few years designed to help those in need. Did you know you could be wasting hundreds of pounds if

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    Is equity release right for me

    Is equity release for me

    If you’re a homeowner, over time your property builds up equity. You can choose to release some or all of the equity in order to receive a lump sum of money but is equity release for me? While it can seem like a great idea, it isn’t always the best option. It is a long

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    Benefits and support systems for ex armed forces

    Benefits and support systems for ex armed forces

    Stepping outside the bubble of service life can be daunting, especially if it’s all you’ve ever known. But the path back to Civvy Street can be smoothed with a little help from the benefits and support systems for ex armed forces that operate across the UK. Certain key provisions exist to help those leaving the

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