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If you’re wondering how much you spend each month on those little bits and bobs, then try our handy budget calculator tool.

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Top 10 car-buying regrets

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A third of motorists have bought a car they later regretted, according to new research. Here's the run-down of regrets - and ways you can avoid making the same mistakes.

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Blog: The waterproof Sony Xperia Z reviewed

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Sony is positioning the new, fully waterproof Xperia Z as its flagship handset for 2013. Has the Xperia Z got what it takes to propel Sony to a podium finish, considering the tough competition from Samsung and Apple?

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New OrSaveIt app encourages impulse saving

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New mobile phone app OrSaveIt aims to turn you from an impulse buyer into an impulse saver. Money journalist Neil Faulkner looks at how it works.

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Has tipping become a tax for customers?

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Tipping is a strange and bewildering custom. Knowing when to hand over extra money – and how much to give – can be extremely embarrassing. We explore tipping etiquette.

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Would you take a class on how to use a smartphone or tablet?

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Has the relentless advance of technology bamboozled us to the point that we now need classes to learn how to use our mobile phones? It seems so, as a number of further education colleges across the country have started offering tuition in this area.

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Blog: Who’s to blame for death of the high street?

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Chris Torney ponders whether it’s his - and other shoppers’ - fault that HMV and fellow high-street stalwarts such as Blockbuster, Jessops and Comet have gone into administration in recent weeks.

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Vouchers accepted at collapsed HMV

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HMV's administrators have confirmed that gift cards and vouchers can now be redeemed in stores, following protests from customers.

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HMV to go into administration

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The high-street music and DVD chain HMV has announced the appointment of Deloitte as administrator, putting more than 4,000 jobs and the future of its 238 stores in jeopardy.

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Things you never thought to buy secondhand

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Neil Faulkner looks at goods you might not have thought to buy secondhand, but it’s definitely worth considering.

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