Few Britons are switching energy providers

Posted in Money Saving, Utilities on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 10:40 by Jessica Haynes.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released new figures demonstrating that more Britons than usual are staying with their current providers of utilities such as gas and electricity.

Vouchers lose validity when a business goes under

Posted in General on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 12:46 by Martyn Shaw.

During difficult economic times, bad news for one group of people can often cascade through the economy to affect many others. Such is the situation when a company goes into administration. The most obvious group affected are the employees who will lose their jobs; their reduced spending power will in turn lower overall demand in the economy, which can set off a chain reaction as additional stores reduce employee hours to compensate for lost sales.

Britons’ debt management practices during austerity

Posted in Banking on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 12:53 by Martyn Shaw.

The challenging economic times have taken their toll on both wages and hours for many families. The extent of the impact may have been underestimated, however; unemployment and inflation figures do not tell the whole story.

Frugal habits for rich and poor alike

Posted in Money Saving on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 15:25 by Jessica Haynes.

A few years ago, a bestselling book entitled The Millionaire Next Door revealed startling information about the attitudes that rich people have towards money. Now, an interview with Jim McCarthy, head of Poundland, reveals that his own attitudes are similar to the ones revealed in the book.

British families struggling to make debt repayments

Posted in Debt on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 13:18 by Jessica Haynes.

According to the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, debt levels in the UK are having an adverse effect on families, consuming nearly one-fourth of income left over once a family has paid its regular monthly bills.

FSCS coverage: details vital to consumers

Posted in Savings & Investments on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 13:46 by Jessica Haynes.

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme protects investors in some situations but not others. Cash held in a bank account, for example, is generally covered by the FSCS.

Mobile Phone Review: The LG Spectrum

Posted in Money Saving on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 11:27 by Martyn Shaw.

Verizon has launched another top of the line, high-tech, high-end Smartphone. The LG Spectrum, Verizon’s newest additional to its popular line up, is selling out fast in other continents. Last December AT&T started to launch the Nitro HD, while Verizon is accentuating the Optimus LTE. Verizon has designed and offered numerous high-end smart phones to [...]

How To Choose The Right Cell Phone

Posted in Money Saving on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 11:18 by Martyn Shaw.

Modern mobile phones can do almost anything, which makes them smart phones.  The features that many manufacturing companies have to offer nowadays make it possible for you to do other things with it other than calling or texting other phone owners.  When buying one, make sure that you choose a model and brand that suits [...]

New inflation figures don’t add up

Posted in General on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 14:25 by Martyn Shaw.

The latest release of inflation figures has many Brits scratching their heads. According to the Office of National Statistics, inflation is actually falling and is down to slightly more than 3.5% as measured on the Consumer Prices Index. The Retail Prices Index is currently reflecting a slightly more realistic figure of 3.9% but, according to [...]

Looming Stamp Duty Deadline Leads to Surge in First Time Buyers

Posted in Mortgages & Property on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 11:27 by Jessica Haynes.

First-time homebuyers in the UK are exempted from paying Stamp Duty as long as their home purchase totals less than £250,000.


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