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Five ways to get more life from your laptop

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Can't live without your laptop? If so, these five maintenance tips can help you avert a crisis.

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Extra bedroom adds most value to your home

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If you want to boost your home’s value, adding a bedroom or enlarging your kitchen is the best option, say experts. Would you rather improve than move?

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One in seven Brits cheat financially on their partners

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One in seven people in a relationship say they regularly lie to their other half about how much money they spend, according to new research.

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Blog: Is Britain a nation of hoarders?

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The rise of self-storage businesses has been driven by our love of shopping and our inability to throw things away. Is Britain a nation of hoarders?

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The pros and cons of opening a joint account

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If you're getting hitched or moving in with your other half, is it wise to unite your finances as well? We take a look.

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Smartphone review: Samsung Galaxy S5

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, out in the UK on 11 April, is set to be one of this year's hottest smartphones. We take a look at its main features, cost and availability.

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8 game shows that make us miss the 80s

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From a virtual reality nightmare to teens busting for a ‘p’, here’s our pick of the best British game shows from the era of tracksuits, aerobics and Sade.

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Are fines for term-time family holidays fair?

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A row has broken out over new fines for parents who take children out of school for family holidays. But given the cost of peak-season breaks, is this fair?

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Blog: Why should we have to pay for paper bills?

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Paperless billing, like self-service checkouts, is here to stay it seems, as more household utility firms impose charges on customers who prefer a hard copy. Is this fair?

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Homeowners urged to prepare for mortgage rate rise

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Good economic news makes a rise in interest rates more likely. We look at how homeowners can prepare for higher monthly mortgage payments.

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