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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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Borrowers clueless about credit ratings

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Many borrowers lack basic knowledge about how credit rating systems work and even what the ratings actually represent, according to new research by Confused.com.

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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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Blog: Top stress-busting gadgets

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We asked bloggers to write a post on what would be their ideal stress-busting gadget for 2013. Here’s our round-up of the best entries.

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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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Half of Brits risk being declined credit

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One in two UK adults are currently at risk of being declined credit by mainstream lenders, new research shows. What can you do to improve your credit record?

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Five top tips for cashback cardholders

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The number of cashback credit cards has doubled over the past two years. To make sure you’re making the most of these increasingly popular deals, follow our five top tips.

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