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How to cut the cost of moving home

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Moving home? Save money with these useful tips.  Read More…

10 steps to prepare your car for winter

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With winter approaching, a few minutes' maintenance could see your car through the worst the weather has to offer.

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How to buy a new car with a loan or credit card

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Motorists gearing up to buy a new set of wheels now that the "64" plates have been released are being urged to snap up one of the cheap loan deals or competitive credit card offerings currently up for grabs.

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Buying a home? Why you'll need life cover too

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Just 11% of people think having life insurance is a top priority when buying a new home. But who's going to cover the mortgage should the worst happen?

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£3bn unclaimed in forgotten pension schemes

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More than £3 billion is thought to be languishing in unclaimed pensions. Here's how to get your hands on your share of this cash.

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Should you fix your mortgage for 10 years?

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New homebuyers with small deposits can now fix their loans for a decade. But is this long-term security worth the extra costs and restrictions?

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The pros and cons of opening a joint account

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If you're getting hitched or moving in with your other half, is it wise to unite your finances as well? We take a look.

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Annual mortgage statements explained

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Don't ignore your annual mortgage statement as being clued up about your borrowing makes it easier to switch to a better deal when the chance comes. We explain all.

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Five money saving tips to cut the cost of Christmas

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Given that it’s still only September, you may be trying desperately hard to avoid any mention of the C-word.

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Top tips for the reluctant landlord

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Many Brits have faced difficulties selling their homes in recent years given the uncertain economic climate, and have been forced to let their properties instead.

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Esther Shaw

Esther Shaw

Esther Shaw is a regular contributor to and is the former deputy money editor at The Independent and Independent on Sunday. Before that, she worked as a money and City reporter on The Daily Express and Sunday Express.
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