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Blog: How do you budget?

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Increasingly irritated by shop assistants who fail to hand over receipts, consumer journalist Naphtalia Loderick asks: how do you track your spending?

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Does my contents policy cover me for Christmas gifts?

Presents under a Christmas tree

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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Know your rights when Christmas shopping

Christmas tree decorations

When shopping, it's important to know your rights in case things go wrong and purchases need to be returned. Here's a run down of what you need to know to protect your festive purchases.

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Review: Santander 123 credit card with Amazon cashback

Paying online with a credit card

Santander is now offering 1 per cent cashback when you use its 123 credit card at Amazon.co.uk this Christmas period. We take a look at the pros and cons.

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Common credit card pitfalls to avoid

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The Financial Ombudsman Service has had more than 5,000 credit card complaints this year. We look at common credit card pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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Spread the cost of Christmas with a 0% credit card

Cost of Christmas

With careful planning and strict budgeting, the right type of credit card can help you cover the cost of Christmas without storing up big problems for the New Year.

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Five reasons your smartphone battery keeps dying

iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3

Having a computer at our fingertips in the form of a smartphone is handy but a drain on the battery. Here are five reasons your battery keeps dying and how to fix it.

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Features & costs of new iPhone 5s and 5c

iPhone 5c

Following its 20 September launch, the new flagship iPhone 5s and budget model 5c are in demand. We look at the features and costs of Apple's newest phone.

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Five money saving tips to cut the cost of Christmas

Woman Christmas shopping

Given that it’s still only September, you may be trying desperately hard to avoid any mention of the C-word.

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Where can you make the biggest switching savings?

Money in a wallet

New rules that will make it easier to switch bank account are expected to lead to a sharp increase in the number of transfers carried out.

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