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How to save £919 on the new iPhone 7

27 September 2016 12:12

If I had £1 for every press release I’ve received in the past fortnight telling me how to save money…

In an endless sea of financial press releases, there’s always a gem

26 September 2016 12:36

When you write for The Spectator, it’s tempting to stick to the more cerebral issues of the day. As money…

Current accounts are a salvation for savers

23 September 2016 11:36

Spenders and savers alike would no doubt appreciate some kind of reward for staying loyal to their bank or building…

Parents shoulder the burden of university costs for their children

22 September 2016 11:39

If your child is about to head off to university they can expect to leave with a debt as well…

Let’s put a stop to letting agents taking advantage of young people

21 September 2016 12:11

It’s with a shiver down my spine and clenched teeth that I recall my first rented flat in London. I was…

Could the technology behind Pokémon Go! help encourage more of us to save for our retirement?

20 September 2016 12:07

It might seem far-fetched, but in recent years a couple of financial companies have started hiring from the gaming industry…

Is donating to large charities a waste of money?

16 September 2016 13:03

At the height of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the dead and dying lined the streets, locals too scared…

People look to share schemes to save their communities

15 September 2016 11:31

Community share schemes are becoming an important weapon in the long-standing fight to save our communities. Numbers of local pubs,…

The business of dying: funeral costs soar

14 September 2016 11:55

It is more than half a century since Jessica Mitford published her landmark work of investigative journalism, The American Way of…

Is the Older People’s Shared Ownership Scheme all that it seems? We investigate

13 September 2016 10:28

The housing crisis is often seen from the perspective of younger homebuyers when the lack of affordable housing is a…

Keeping finances secret can be bad for your wealth (and health)

12 September 2016 11:31

How much do you know about your spouse? Hair colour, date of birth, where they grew up, what they do for…

Savers paying the price as the country meanders towards Brexit

9 September 2016 11:33

Oh to be a saver in a country currently run by Bank of England boss Mark Carney. Oh dear, indeed.…

House sellers must be realistic if they want to do a deal

8 September 2016 11:12

After a long summer of uncertainty following the Brexit vote, data is finally dribbling in. While some of it strikes…

The Archers. Credit: BBC

The Archers, financial abuse and THAT storyline

7 September 2016 12:23

Millions of us will be tuning in to The Archers this week to see if Helen is found guilty of…

‘Pulling a sickie’ doesn’t pay

6 September 2016 12:06

Ah, the time-honoured tradition of pulling a sickie. It’s as old as employment itself and us Brits have forged a…

Parents willing to pay tens of thousands more to live near a top school

5 September 2016 12:59

I have no recollection of my first day at school. I was four-years-old so it’s not surprising that I can’t dredge…

One month on, what the base rate cut means for you

2 September 2016 11:14

It’s a month since the Bank of England cut the base rate to 0.25 per cent, the lowest level in…

Borrowing from friends and family can have serious consequences

1 September 2016 11:27

If a pal turned to you for financial help, would you lend a hand? If you have the cash it’s…

New pensions help may not reach those who need it most

31 August 2016 12:07

Pensions advice allowance. It’s not the sexiest of phrases but, if all goes to the Government’s plan, this new proposal…

What would you save from a fire? For many people, it’s their mobile phone

30 August 2016 11:49

We Brits love a good anniversary – and a round number. This year we’re celebrating, among other things, the bicentenary…

Cheer up, you’re better off than you think

26 August 2016 10:22

‘I’m not loaded, I’m just ordinary,’ protested a wealthy friend of mine, when another chum teased him about his money.…

Rule changes could scupper full state pension payouts

25 August 2016 12:30

Pensions: about as easy to understand as the theory of relativity. Successive governments have pledged to simplify and clarify the…

Never mind the gap, what about working women who decide not to have children?

24 August 2016 11:41

There’s nothing like the issue of the gender wage gap to get people going. Research published yesterday by the Institute…

Home-ownership is a healthy obsession, we just need to make it easier for people to buy

23 August 2016 10:53

When I was a child a woman visited our home every Friday night. My mother gave her money fresh from…

How to slay your investment returns: spend money on things you love

22 August 2016 12:12

When I moved to Manchester from London a few years back, I hummed and hawed over what to do with…