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Car boot sales: Your consumer rights

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Don't get ripped off when shopping. Here are two key pieces of legislation you should know when buying or selling at a car boot sale.

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Confused.com’s guide to investing in gold

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Another month, another statement showing your savings aren’t earning much interest. Maybe it’s time you thought about investing your money in something solid?

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How to cope if you lose your job - Confused.com’s survival guide to redundancy

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The dreaded ‘R’ word. It’s one you hope never to hear. But, worryingly, redundancies have been on the increase ever since the economy took a tumble.

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Get Pension savvy and make the most of your golden years

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We spend our working lives looking forward to the day we can relax and retire, but before bowing out of the job market, it’s important to be financially prepared.

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Confused.com’s guide to maternity pay

Pregnancy and safety

If you’re a new parent, it can be tricky managing that work/life balance with the demands of paying off your credit card and household utilities.

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Why it pays to be an early bird when it comes to pensions

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Pensions can be confusing but, when it comes to saving for later life, it pays to start as early as possible. Nearly one in two Britons will have kicked off the New Year with a resolution to get their finances in shape.

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What to look for in a new current account

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The answer to the question – like so many questions to do with the personal banking services we use – is really not so very different to the way we’d answer “what to look for in buying a new car”: namely, it all depends what you plan to use it for.

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Finding the best current account for you

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The days are probably long gone when you’d pick a bank account (probably the same bank your father used) when you first started work and stuck to it for the rest of your life.

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How to switch your current account

Piggy bank

Old habits certainly die hard, don’t they? For many of us, there‘s a kind of inertia when it comes to banking. At an early age, we choose a high street bank – probably on no firmer basis than it’s the one our father used – and feel tied to it for the rest of our lives.

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Loans - what do you need to consider before taking a loan?

Money

Handy pointers with regard to taking out a loan, and the consequences of debt

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