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Buying your first home: Exchange & completion

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After your lender has approved the mortgage, and your solicitor has completed all the required searches, it’s time for both buyer and seller to exchange contracts.

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Landlord and tenant responsibilities in rental properties

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If you’re renting a property, or renting one out, do you know your rights and responsibilities? Well, we’ve got a few tips and pointers for knowing where you stand.

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The future of energy generation

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To reduce global reliance on fossil fuels, much research is being made into more sustainable ways of generating power. Take a peek into a possible future here.

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Beginner’s guide to flying: Booking your ticket

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A handy guide to booking your flights if you’re new to airline travel. This covers where to shop, how to pay, flights for young children, and sorting out the all-important travel insurance.

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Beginner’s guide to flying: The flight itself!

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If you’re new to airline travel, you may find it a little daunting. However, your handy travel companion is here to put your mind at ease.

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Step-by-step guide to the energy switching process

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For those who aren’t serial energy switchers, the process of changing who supplies you with your gas and electricity can seem daunting.

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Know your policy: Extra goodies in your travel insurance

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If you’re off travelling, taking out insurance is a must for pretty obvious reasons. However, there are also reasons for taking out insurance which may be a little less obvious.

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Energy switching advice for students and home movers

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If you’ve moved home recently or are about to, there are always chores to get out of the way – including sorting out your energy supply.

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What to do if you smell gas – safety tips from

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If horror stories of gas explosions leave you tossing and turning in your bed, fear not. There are ways to keep your home safe from gas leaks - and it doesn’t involve cooking over an open fire!

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Beautiful Krabi, Thailand

Recession? Resmession! Despite the financial pinch, the public are still keen to go on holiday. Indeed, trips away are one of the last ‘non-essential’ expenses that consumers will axe when cutting back on their spending. And rightly so – it’s important to get away and unwind once in a while.

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Owe Carter

Owe Carter is a content producer who's worked for since 2007. He's the author of our Carless Cities report.

Twitter: @ConfusedOwe
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