Get Holidays for Less

We all want to pay less for our holidays, without sacrificing our fun in the sun (or snow, or city streets). Find out how to cut costs on your travel, currency and insurance cover. Getting a great deal on your holiday Your tips for paying for a holiday Using a price comparison website When to go and when to book Package holiday o [...]

Prepaid Cards Explained

If you want to pay with plastic, but don`t want a debit or credit card, a prepaid bank card might be the right option. There are lots of different cards out there, and they can be particularly useful for young people and holidaymakers. What are prepaid cards? Charges and fees Why use a prepaid card? Picking a prepaid card Don`t t [...]

Living On a Low Income Tips

Managing money and making ends meet when you`re on a low income takes careful organisation. We`ve pulled together some of the best ways to make sure you`re using all the tricks in the book to help you stay in control when you`re on a tight budget. Work out your budget Look at ways to cut costs Claim all the benefits you`re entitled to [...]

Do You Need Travel Insurance

Travel insurance (or holiday insurance) is important if you want to make sure you`ll be able to afford medical care when you`re abroad. Why take out travel insurance? What does travel insurance cover? What isn`t covered by travel insurance? Do you still need travel insurance if you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)? Ca [...]


Critical illness cover, also known as critical illness insurance, is a long-term insurance policy to cover specific serious illnesses listed within a policy. Should the worst happen, it gives a tax-free `lump sum` - a one-off payment, to help pay for your mortgage or rent, debts, or pay for alterations to your home such as wheelchair access should [...]

Car Insurance When Driving Abroad

Whether you`re taking your own car abroad or hiring a car when you get there, you have to have insurance. Be careful - it`s easy to spend too much on unnecessary car hire cover and the excess can be very high. Car Insurance When Driving Abroad If you`re taking your own car abroad If you`re hiring a car abroad Watch the excess on your hi [...]

Car Insurance Choose the Right Level Of Cover

You are legally obliged to have car insurance. There are three levels of cover to choose from and oddly enough the best cover - fully comprehensive - is often cheapest. It also pays to know how your no claims bonus works and how to get the excess levels right on your policy. Car Insurance - Choose The Right Level Of Cover Do you need car insu [...]

Should I Save Or Invest

If you`re not sure whether you should save or invest, the answer is probably both. It all depends on your goals and your financial situation. This guide covers the basics to help you plan out your finances for short term savings and long term investment. Should I Save Or Invest? What`s the difference between saving and investing? Who shoul [...]

How to Set a Savings Goal

People who set a money savings goal save faster than those who don`t! So if you really want to get that deposit for a home, or save enough for a dream holiday, name your goal, work out how much you can save each month and get started. Then sit back and watch your money start to grow! How To Set A Savings Goal Step 1 - Name your goal Step 2 [...]