Feel like a holiday? Find out about a holiday property bond

Reading Time: 3 mins  What is The Holiday Property Bond (HPB)? We have all seen for decades its intriguing advertisements in magazines, often fronted by cheery  Sue Barker or Judith Chalmers. The HPB is a bit like a time share but more flexible and less prone to bad press. If you have a sense of value, like luxury holidays, … read more

Luxury Christmas gifts for less

Reading Time: 4 mins Updated: 21 November 2013 Money’s tight for everyone this year, but we’ve worked out how you can have a luxury Christmas for less. Whether you’re after designer beauty products, posh jewellery for the Christmas party, or getting pampered like a celeb, we’ve been trawling the web for great deals without a hefty price tag.

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

Mobile Phone Insurance

Reading Time: 6 mins Mobile phone insurance is something you don’t think about until you lose your phone and suddenly your whole world collapses. However, the problem with phone insurance is that it’s normally very overpriced. Here’s how to keep your phone safe without breaking the bank.

Cheapest flights

Reading Time: 7 mins Going on holiday has just got a whole lot more expensive thanks to a recent rise in Air Passenger Duty (APD). The latest blow to household budgets will see hundreds of pounds added to family travel costs. APD increased by 2.5% from 1 April 2013, making a 6% rise since 2001. A survey shows that 81% of … read more

More job scams

Reading Time: 2 mins I’ve been hearing about yet more job scams posted on internet sites (particularly sites like Craigslist and Gumtree). Most of them sound too good to be true and that’s the first test of whether something is a con or not. Seriously, if they’re offering loads of cash for a really easy job and want to … 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.

How to save £1,900 a year by cycling

Reading Time: 5 mins Did you know the average cyclist has the fitness levels of someone ten years their junior? So it’s no wonder that Britain now has around 27 million cyclists leaving the car behind and embracing the outdoors. Cycling isn’t only a way to maintain your health and fitness levels, though. This environmentally-friendly means of transport can also … read more

Cheap days out: Bank Holiday on a budget

Reading Time: 4 mins Whatever the weather this Easter Bank Holiday, there are still lots of ways you can have fun on the cheap. We’ve found you a host of ways for you and the family to spend the weekend without delving too deep into your pocket – in fact some of them won’t cost you a penny! Entertainment … read more

eCommerce: 10 steps to start a company

Reading Time: 7 mins We’re sure you’ve heard about eCommerce by now. It may be something you’ve looked into but you’re unsure if it’s worth getting involved in. Read on to discover is eCommerce is for you: Thinking about starting an ecommerce company? Here we have ten steps that will help you to start an eCommerce company, attract customers … read more

UK holiday idea: a weekend in rural Liverpool

Reading Time: 6 mins “Rural Liverpool!?” you ask… ‘Rural’ may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of Liverpool, but look again. Not only is the city blessed with fabulous parks and green spaces but it is surrounded by fantastic countryside and, of course, rivers, sea and marshlands. Come for a weekend and you … read more

First-time buyer mortgages – light at the end of the tunnel?

Reading Time: 2 mins I’ve been writing and talking about the difficulties the first-time buyer (and some ‘second-steppers’) is facing in this tough mortgage market. Here’s the piece I wrote for Metro last week  (about the 5th one down) and I was also on the Alan Titchmarsh show with Martin Roberts, talking about how people can get on the … read more

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