If you thought that the price of your gas and electricity couldn’t get any higher, then think again. It is predicted that there will be more energy price rises this Summer and Autumn, heaping more misery on us poor consumers. So what can you do to limit the effect of these rises? Well, firstly, it’s […]
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Blueprint for Financial Prosperity recently wrote a post which gave a brief look at 5 different budgeting systems. Here is a summary of the different methods mentioned, along with my own thoughts on each of them. Envelope budgeting – not tried this one myself yet, it’s where you put an amount of money in an […]
UPDATE 24th November 2008: If you’re looking for information on the latest changes to tax rates announced today, please see our post on the pre-Budget report key points. Last year, in How Much Tax Will I Pay?, I wrote about SimplePound’s useful Excel spreadsheet which helped calculate how much Income Tax and National Insurance you’ll […]
MoneySavingExpert Martin Lewis has just updated his site with his latest views on the bank charge situation, and despite refund claims still being on hold until 22nd May at the earliest, he believes the time is now right to put in your claim if you haven’t already done so. The reason? The six year rule: […]
Plonkee recently replied to a meme on her best financial move in college – I chimed in in her comments, but I thought it was something worth expanding on here. I was pretty fortunate that I was in one of the last university years who did not have to pay tuition fees, plus I also […]
If you’ve seen today’s new you’ll likely already know that the 7 banks and 1 building society who were taken to court by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) have lost their case. In the long-running saga, this ruling by the courts is really only the start for the OFT – although the judge ruled […]
You may have noticed that today is Earth Day – “intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth’s environment.” Whilst I do what I can to be green, I don’t particularly go out of my way to save the planet, which is something I’m a little ashamed of. But going green needn’t be […]
It looks as if the long-awaited result to the bank charge court case will be annouced this Thursday, 24th April. If you recall, last year the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) started a court case against 7 different banks and building societies, to decide whether it can claim that their charges are unlawful under unfair […]
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