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Five steps to beat Christmas debts in advance

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The cost of the festive season can take the shine off Christmas for many of us. But a bit of forward planning can help you cope with the extra expense.

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Fear of missing a deal costs Brits £1,500 a year

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Clever sales tactics are the reason many of us spend money on cut-price products we don't really want or need. We explore a modern phenomenon.

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Six reasons you should switch banks

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The competition watchdog is investigating why so few of us switch bank accounts. Here are six reasons you should be looking for a new provider.

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How to get your home ready for winter

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With winter already making itself felt, now is the time to have a look around the exterior of your property and make sure it’s in good shape ahead of the worst weather.

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How to choose between a credit card and a loan

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If you need some extra money, you may be looking at a credit card or a personal loan. But before you decide, read our guide on the best way to borrow.

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What does 1GB get you? Mobile internet explained

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All muddled up over megabytes? Can't get your head around gigabytes? Let us ease the stress and explain exactly what you get for your mobile phone's data allowance.

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New iPhone 6 & rival smartphones compared

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Not only has the iPhone 6 been announced, there are also new Android and Windows phones on the market. Apple, Samsung , Sony, Nokia: we compare the latest smartphones.

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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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47% of card holders offered extra credit without asking

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Nearly half of credit card holders have been offered a credit limit increase by their provider in the past year despite not asking for one.

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Blog: Why I hate giving cash as a wedding gift

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Nearly half of us are being asked to stump up cash instead of wedding gifts, finds new research. A sign of the times or plain bad manners asks Sue Hayward?

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