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Computer insurance: do you need it?

Reading Time: 5 mins PCs can be expensive so with like any new gadget you buy, you’re probably going to be offered computer insurance when you get to the till. You might be tempted to get the insurance there and then but don’t be fooled. On average electrical retailers are known to charge their customers three to four times … read more

Accident insurance – what you should know

Reading Time: 4 mins The very thought of dying  or being seriously injured and leaving your loved ones to bear the financial burden is enough to make anyone think about getting accident insurance. But whilst accident insurance may sound similar to critical illness insurance, it is in fact a completely different kettle of fish.

Cheaper travel insurance for over 65s

Reading Time: 5 mins Travel insurance for over 65s is hard enough to get and if you suffer from pre-existing medical conditions it can be almost impossible. However, we’ve found out how to get pensioners travel insurance even with pre-existing medical conditions.

Don’t be scammed by a pension scam!

Can you spot a pension scam? Many people can but, like so many frauds and scams nowadays, the perpetrators are coming up with new angles all the time, so many of us are getting taken in. Find out how to spot a pensions scam and what to do to make sure you keep your retirement … read more

Will Savings Affect My Benefits?

Reading Time: 6 mins Claiming Universal Credit and other benefits is tricky enough for most people – but as you start to save, you might find your entitlement drops. Or, you could have too much in your savings already to apply for benefits. Here, I’ll take you through the main ways savings could (and don’t) affect benefits. Universal Credit … read more

What to Do When You’re Executor of a Will

Reading Time: 11 mins It’s a tragic time when someone dies – but it also comes with a lot of paperwork. If you’ve been assigned executor of a will, there’s a lot of things to do. It can be overwhelming and knowing where to start is often confusing. Use this checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered, in … read more

The Latest COVID-19 Scams – Anyone Could Be a Victim!

Reading Time: 5 mins It’s an unfortunate truth that, whenever there’s a crisis, certain people will try to make money out of it. And when it comes to COVID-19, it’s sadly no different. The worst thing is that scammers are more tech-savvy than ever – which means they’re taking advantage of the anxiety we’re all feeling in the middle … read more

Top 10 ways to grow your money

Reading Time: 9 mins Don’t let your financial fears ruin your retirement – you can invest and grow your money for your old age. You can find safe investments and good money-making ideas if you know where to look, and that’s where we come in. There are some simple principles you can follow year-on-year that will help you make … read more

Should I Transfer My Final Salary Pension?

Reading Time: 4 mins Changes to the rules around pensions in 2015 mean that people now have a much greater choice over what they do with their money than they did a few years ago. With a greater number of options emerging, the question of whether people should consider transferring their final salary pension is once again on the … read more

Can’t get a loan? 10 ways to get some money fast

Reading Time: 11 mins So you can’t get a loan? But you REALLY need some money now. Cheap loans can be tough to find if your credit’s not great – which is ironic given how low the Bank of England base rate is at the moment. So what do you do if you’re refused a loan? Don’t despair – … read more

Buying a House With Friends

Reading Time: 6 mins Have you ever thought about buying a house with friends? Whilst many of us may be thinking about owning a home with a partner one day, buying with a friend or two could be the way to property ownership. It’s harder than ever to get a foot on the property ladder with increasing house prices … read more

Benefits for over 60s

Reading Time: 20 mins Turning 60 needn’t be a milestone to dread: there are plenty of things to look forward to, including a host of exciting perks and freebies, and a number of incredibly valuable benefits for over 60s. This article came about when we were asked a question: With this in mind, we have tracked down the best … read more

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