overdraft

What is an Overdraft

Many banking institutions have account management features that seem to benefit the customer, but many are also a way of generating revenue. Overdrafts are a common accommodation that banks make to help ensure a customer has the funds they need, even if they aren’t in their account. In fact, banks generated £1.2 billion of revenue […]

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billing errors

Common Billing Errors and How to Spot them

Earlier this year, an energy supplier overcharged almost four million households, amounting to nearly £300 million in excess fees.1 Bill errors such as these are very common and certainly not limited to energy suppliers. Mobile, internet, credit cards — each of these has room for error that could cost you a sizable amount over time. […]

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Grocery Shopping Hacks

Grocery Shopping Hacks

Grocery shopping is a task that we must do, but that doesn’t mean we can’t practice some control over each excursion to the market. There are dozens of ways you can shop smarter before, during and after your trip to the market. Here are our favourite tips to help you save and still get all [...]
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Plan the Ultimate Staycation

How to Plan the Ultimate Staycation

Rules For a Better Staycation: Take off of work and cancel other obligations. Treat this like any other holiday and isolate yourself from any professional or social responsibilities. Fitting in work and to dos amongst fun activities isn’t a holiday — that’s everyday life. Complete all the chores you normally do around the house. Start off [...]
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How to Find the Best Hot Deals Online

About a decade ago, only 10% of the world’s population was shopping online. Now, more than 85% of people around the globe turn to the web to make purchases.1 While the practice of going to actual stores will never dissappear, there is something to say for the convenience of online shopping. Online shopping makes it [...]
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The True Cost of Commuting

The True Cost of Commuting

It’s raining, the bus is late, the traffic’s stuck and you’re struggling to locate a few stray coins mixed in among the receipts in your pocket. Chances are, you’re not even particularly keen to get to where you’re going1: the office, the shop floor, the coalface. In such circumstances, it’s difficult to make an objective […]

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Finance Tips for Couples

Finance Tips Throughout Your Relationship

First comes love (and conversations about finances), then comes marriage (and decisions about joining finances), then comes the baby in the baby carriage (and learning to delegate finances). Try out these simple finance tips to help stay on track with your budget. At every stage in a relationship, it’s important to discuss each other’s views, […]

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9 Unusual Uses for Bananas

9 Unusual Ways You Can Use Banana Peels

The humble banana – it’s almost impossible to sing its praises high enough, from its versatility in cooking and smoothies, convenient wrapping and, above all, the delicious taste. But before this post becomes a peon to the curvy yellow fruit, one ominous question looms on the horizon – what to do with the apparently inedible […]

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Budgeting Calculators

Budget Calculators

Getting married? Kids going back to school? Need to allocate for the month? If you’ve decided to get serious about budgeting in the new year but lack the proper tools to do so, we’re here to help. The three calculators below will help you plan your finances responsibly, no matter what you’re budgeting for! Wedding […]

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