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Lois Avery


Newlyweds take note: Don’t start married life underinsured

Bride and groom opening champagne

Wedding dresses, rings and gifts can cost thousands of pounds. So before walking up the aisle or setting sail on honeymoon, there are a few things couples should do to ensure their new possessions are safe.

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Do funeral plans save you money?

Retired couple

Funerals are expensive, so many are opting for pre-pay packages to spread the cost. But are they worth the money? Here’s what you should know.

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The risks of buying a write-off motor

A red car
Armed with all the facts, buying a car that’s a write-off can be a bargain for cost-conscious buyers – as long as you weigh up all the costs.  Read More…

Crucial things to check before buying a car

Car breakdown

You may have just found your dream car, with a great price tag and great looks: but don’t let your heart rule your head. Failing to make some basic checks could prove costly.

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Video guide: How to cut your household energy bills

Take control of your energy bills video

Heat and light your home for less. Watch our video guide to cutting your household gas and electricity bills, with the Energy Saving Trust.

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Could an old car save you money?

An old red Mini
Most drivers choose a car based on price, make, model and even colour. But new figures show that the economy is playing an increasingly important role in our choice of car.  Read More…

Ghost brokering: Could your car insurance policy be fake?

Don’t get caught out by a fake car insurance policy

Don’t get caught out by a fake insurance policy. We investigate a new fraud phenomenon known as ghost brokering and explain how to avoid becoming a victim.

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Dogs blamed for thousands of family feuds

a pug tilting its head in confusion

The average dog will cause nearly 2,000 family arguments during its lifetime, that’s nearly three rows a week, according to new research.

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How Jabbakam could help protect your home

A masked burglar tries to break into a property

If you’re looking to get a home-security camera to keep an eye on your property when you’re not around, we’ve reviewed one of the latest in the market to help you in your search.

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Best last-minute petrol station gifts

Christmas chocolate gift

It’s Christmas Eve, the high-street has closed, and you’ve yet to do your Christmas shopping. Don't panic. Your loved ones may not thank you for this but, you can always fall back on the humble petrol station.

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Lois Avery

Lois Avery

Lois joined Confused.com in 2010 after working for Dyson and as a local newspaper reporter in Wiltshire. After a year writing financial journalism at Confused.com, Lois won the 2011 'most promising newcomer' at the BIBA journalist of the year awards.

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