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Third of UK smokers turn to e-cigarettes

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The number of people who have tried e-cigarettes has risen from nine per cent in 2010 to 35 per cent in 2013, as smokers look to kick the habit.

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Dumb ways to invalidate your car insurance

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Ignoring "road closed" signs and driving into deep flood water is the latest example of foolhardy motorists putting their cover at risk. We look at the silliest reasons for claims to be turned down.

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Rise in home insurance claims following storms

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Home insurance claims for damage to property during the recent storms have surged. We look at when insurers pay out – and when they won't.

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Does my contents policy cover me for Christmas gifts?

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We've normally got more expensive stuff in our homes over Christmas. But are they covered by home insurance? Our home insurance expert explains all.

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Gender gap opens over car insurance costs

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Figures published this week show a new gender divide has opened up over car insurance prices.

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Smokers shortchanging their families over finances

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Smokers who take out life insurance buy cover which is typically worth a quarter less than non-smokers, finds exclusive research by Confused.com.

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When to book to bag a cruise bargain

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When it comes to bagging a cruise bargain, it pays to book well in advance or as last-minute as possible. We explain why.

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How insurers decide liability in a multi-car accident

Sheppey Kent pile-up

A multi-car pile-up in Sheppey, Kent, earlier this month, has been blamed on drivers not adapting to the foggy conditions. We take a closer look at this - and at how insurers decide liability in such cases.

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Six things to consider when buying travel insurance

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Travel insurance is a holiday essential provided you get the right sort of cover. Mhairi Edwards, head of travel at Confused.com, explains all.

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Avoid these common insurance rip-offs

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There has been a sharp increase in complaints about the likes of home and car insurance over the past few years. Here's how to avoid falling foul of some of the more common traps.

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