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Blog: Is it selfish or financial sense to have one child?

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Is it selfish or financial sense to have one child? Mum-of-one and personal finance journalist Sue Hayward says money matters when it comes to raising a child.

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Where to buy your next buy-to-let property

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Southampton, Blackpool and Hull top the list of the most promising areas to purchase a buy-to-let property, according to research by HSBC.

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Find your lost and unclaimed money

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It's easy to lose track of old bank and savings accounts, premium bonds, pensions and life insurance policies. Find your lost and unclaimed money.


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Blog: Why is it so hard to get a mobile phone unlocked?

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If you want to switch networks, you may have to unlock your mobile phone. But this can be surprisingly complicated - and can cost, as Sue Hayward found.

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55% fear Budget will leave them worse off

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As many as 55 per cent of Brits fear they will be worse off after Wednesday's 2013 Budget announcement, with only six per cent confident of benefiting from changes, according to new research by Lloyds TSB.

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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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Top tips to get your finances back on track

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Have your New Year’s money resolutions slipped already? Personal finance journalist Esther Shaw explains how to get your bank balance heading back in the right direction.

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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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Is iPhone popularity a mirage?

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Ask anyone what the most popular smartphone is and they’ll probably give you the same answer: the iPhone. But is this true?

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