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Buying a used car? Then know your consumer rights

Mini cooper s

Whether buying a used car privately or through a dealership, it's important that you know your consumer rights to make sure you don't get stung.

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Confused.com guide to private medical insurance (PMI)

Vaccination

Private medical insurance (PMI) is a great way to cover the costs of private health care in order to bypass lengthy NHS waiting lists. PMI is designed to cover the costs of receiving private medical consultancy and treatment for curable, short-term illnesses or injuries (known as acute conditions – see below for more details) that occur after a policy begins.

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The way we pay now

Confused.com author Carl Chamber

If you like the feel of cash in your hands, enjoy it now because its days could be numbered.

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Nationwide joins Santander in restricting counter service

Confused.com author Carl Chamber

First Santander, now Nationwide – are banks and building societies killing off the counter service?.

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Go the extra mile with these fuel-efficient tips

Confused.com author Carl Chamber

As petrol hits a record high, Confused.com’s Carl Chambers offers tips on how to feel less ripped-off at the petrol pumps

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Budget 2010 proves darling is a scrumpy old man

Confused.com author Carl Chamber

Confused.com’s Carl Chambers on Alistair Darling upsetting the apple cart by levying a huge hike in cider duty.

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Ker-ching!!! How to get yourself on the rich list

Confused.com author Carl Chamber

Carl Chambers checks out which industry sectors are most likely to get you to the top of the rich list.

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Confused.com guide to VAT-free goods and services

Money

Now that Britain is shouldering a colossal £178 billion deficit, rumours abound that the next government – Labour, Tory, or even a Lib Dem-involved coalition – will have to increase VAT to help lighten the burden of debt.

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13 home moving costs to consider on top of the mortgage

Pound coin path

Now that the property market seems to be emerging from its slump, here’s some information on the costs involved in a home move.

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Should older drivers re-sit their driving test?

Woman learning to drive

Despite high-profile calls for older drivers to be forced to retake their driving test, research shows that drivers over 70 years of age are actually amongst the safest on UK roads.

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Carl Chambers

Carl Chambers

Carl Chambers worked as a consumer interest writer at Confused.com between 2007 and 2010. We miss his terrible puns!

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