Pay for Home Improvements

Follow the steps below to make sure you get your house in order when paying for home improvements. Compare tradespeople and set a budget Why? This will stop the cost of your renovations spiraling out of control by avoiding the `extras` you hadn`t planned for. How? List all the things you want done and ask for quotes rather than estim [...]

Do You Need Contents Insurance

What would you do if you lost everything in your home? Buying everything again would cost a fortune so contents insurance is vital if you`re going to cover yourself for unexpected events like a burglary or a fire. What is home insurance? What is contents insurance? What does contents insurance cover? What contents insurance doesn`t [...]

Should we manage money jointly or separately

Managing your money together when you`re in a serious relationship can be tricky - find out how to plan your joint finances and avoid headaches and arguments over money. Things to think about when deciding how to manage your money Share, divide, pay an allowance or keep your money separate? Don`t jump straight into the deep end What [...]

How to Choose The Right Bank Account

This guide to choosing the right bank account is for you if you`re trying to decide what type of account best fits your needs or you want to know which features of an account you should compare. It can also help if you`re thinking of switching your bank account. Choose the type of account that suits your needs Decide what charges and feat [...]

Free Financial Advice Your Options

There are many ways to get free financial help and information. But it also pays to know when you might need the type of advice free services can`t provide. Where to get free financial help Where to get general money advice Other help and information When to pay for financial advice Where to get free financial help You can g [...]

Car Insurance for Young Drivers Top Tips

Are you 17 to 25 years old? If so, your car insurance is likely to be very expensive. Read our top tips to help you get the right cover at the cheapest price. 1. Pick your level of cover 2. Push down your insurance risk 3. Push down the cost 4. Shop around 5. Check up on your insurer 1. Pick your level of cover [...]

Extended Warranties Are They Worth It

An extended warranty can sometimes be a form of insurance policy that covers you for repair costs after the manufacturer`s or retailer`s guarantee has expired. But are they worth the money? Extended warranties can be expensive, most new goods are made to a high standard and you already have statutory rights which give a high level of protection. [...]

What If You cant Afford To Save

Even a small amount of savings can come in handy and stop you tipping into debt if things go wrong. If you are only just making ends meet, you might think you can`t afford to save, but it`s surprising how you can find small amounts here and there and they soon add up. Loose change adds up Keep a spending diary Money going up in smoke? [...]

How to Help Teenagers Manage Their Money

Parents play an important role in shaping their kids` financial behaviour and attitude towards money. Many teenagers rely on their mum and dad to set the right example when it comes to managing finances. Of course it`s not always easy to talk to teenagers about money, particularly as they approach adulthood. Bearing that in mind, we`ve pinpointe [...]

The Best Ways to Pay Bills

Paying your bills on time is a challenging, but essential skill to learn. If you don`t you could end up in arrears and that can leave you in debt, affect your credit rating and even stop you buying a home. We take a look at the best ways to pay bills and give tips on what to do if you`re struggling to keep up and pay on time. How to pay bill [...]