from personal finance experts- Melanie Wright & Paul Lewis
How home equity can be used to make home improvements
Are you eligible for a £140 discount from your energy provider? Paul Lewis explains how to claim
The Chancellor has announced his Autumn Budget, but what do the changes mean for you?
Paul Lewis explains who pays for the cost of care
Before you retire, it’s a good idea to work out how much you’ll need to cover your monthly costs
You may be able to boost your pension pot
Watch out for insurance renewal increases
How to make sure you get the best savings rates
There is £400 million languishing in pension funds that the owners have forgotten about
Get a Will drawn up this November without it costing too much, says Paul Lewis
Why thousands of men grow moustaches in November
Pensioners in the capital need the most money to cover their bills, says Melanie Wright
Anyone whose flight is cancelled has the right either to a refund or a re-booked flight, says Paul Lewis
Melanie Wright explains how to make sure you're not on the most expensive tariff
Paul Lewis explains when tax is due on savings interest
Switch your savings account and increase your interest rate by up to 1.29%, Melanie Wright explains how
The good news is that you should get your money back
Almost all graduates overpay their student loans, says Paul Lewis
Many money-saving energy tariffs are about to end – take action now to avoid paying more
Thinking of giving up smoking? You could join thousands of people who are taking part in the ‘Stoptober’ challenge next month in a bid to kick the habit
Increasing numbers of grandparents are helping their first-time buyer grandchildren onto the property ladder
Paul Lewis has the answers
Just imagine what life would be like if you could step out of your front door and walk along a beautiful coastal path or countryside location
If you’re considering writing or updating a will, it’s worth knowing that leaving gifts to charity not only helps good causes, but could also reduce your Inheritance Tax (IHT) rate.
If you’re planning on driving away one of the new ’67’ registration cars introduced on September 1, it pays to do a bit of financial planning before heading to the forecourt.
Here, we explain...
Planning ahead could save you much worry – and money
Three measures of inflation are confusing the picture
Millions of people in the UK have private medical insurance, but many people worry about rising premiums as they get older
Footballer John Terry’s online holiday photos alerted burglars that his house was empty
Four ways to reduce tax in retirement.
The earlier you start thinking about IHT, the easier and less damaging it is
You are if you’re still working beyond pension age
Sort your travel cover and money before you go
There’s a price to pay if you cash in your pension early
With many options available to help people support their retirement, peer-to-peer lending should be one to consider.
Swapping your pension for a lump sum could be risky
As the name suggests, equity release involves unlocking wealth from your property.
Not claiming pensions immediately is better for some than others
Motorists planning on driving their car overseas this summer should make sure they swot up on foreign road laws and check their motor insurance policy terms and conditions before setting off.
We all need energy meters, but demand the latest model
Retirement should be the longest holiday of your life, but many people find themselves facing various financial challenges when they stop work.
The Election result means some good news for your finances
Thousands of us stick with the same internet, phone and tv provider year after year, despite the fact savings from switching often run into hundreds of pounds.
Want to give money to children or grandchildren?
Almost 64,000 funeral plans have been sold so far this year, according to new figures from the Funeral Planning Authority
Low rates are a real problem for those relying on their savings to produce an income
If British Airways’ computer crash cost you, make a claim
Beware automatic payments you have forgotten about
When you pay for something on holiday using a debit or credit card, you’ll usually have to fork out a ‘non-transaction fee’ which can be as much as 3% of the amount you’re spending.
It’s important to understand what sort of advice they can offer you, and how much it is going to cost.
Millions of people could still claim for mis-sold PPI, says Paul Lewis
Read the small print if you take on a car loan, says Paul Lewis
More than one in five homeowners are using property wealth to clear mortgage debt
Households will face energy price increases when fixed tariffs expire at the end of this month - switch now to get a better deal
Paul Lewis says cat, car or home insurance is about to cost more
Think ahead if you’re handing over Power of Attorney, says Paul Lewis
Many internet-only accounts are offering higher interest rates
Paul Lewis explains how to avoid the financial fraudsters
More than £1 billion lent in the first three months of the year alone
Paul Lewis says the new bereavement benefit will cut pay-outs by £100 million
Last week saw the launch of a new current account, designed for those who want to ensure their money makes a positive contribution to society
Stocks and shares are worth a try...
Healthcare doesn’t have to mean big bills, says Melanie Wright
Paul Lewis explains why now is the right time to make your money work
Paul Lewis answers your equity release questions
It may pay to change your gas and electricity supplier says Paul Lewis
The value of your house can improve your life – and now it’s a safe bet says Paul Lewis
Last week saw the launch of the new fixed rate savings bond designed to help savers
If you inherit the family home, Probate Fees are set to soar, says Paul Lewis
25% bonus from the government which could total up to £32,000
Young or old, if you depend on benefits, prepare for a squeeze says Paul Lewis
Make sure you don't leave your insurance and currency to the last minute
You can save £80,000 under new Inheritance Tax rules, says Paul Lewis
Maximise your retirement income
Paul Lewis says the Chancellor will leave some people £600 worse off
Ensure your estate goes to exactly who you want it to says Melanie Wright
Here’s how to earn £652 from your current accounts, says Paul Lewis
Check your insurance
The rules around who pays for care are complex, says Paul Lewis
You don't have to depend on politicians to help give your finances a boost says Melanie Wright
So write down your legacy and save a hefty fee, says Paul Lewis
Make sure you think carefully about what sort of financial protection you'll need
Patience pays off says Paul Lewis
Give charity collectors pennies and they can turn them into pounds, says Paul Lewis
Broadband users who fail to regularly review their deals risk paying much more than they need to
Breaking up is easy says Paul Lewis
Scottish taxpayers could be paying an extra £314 a year, says Paul Lewis
New rules due to come into effect in April should help reduce inheritance tax (IHT) bills for people wanting to pass on their homes to their descendants
Free Money - Up to three million couples have not claimed the marriage allowance says Paul Lewis
Fed up with train delays? Your credit card might be able to ease the pain says Paul Lewis
Losing a loved one is upsetting enough, yet thousands of people face the additional stress and worry about how they will pay for funeral costs
Help for the self-employed
If an investment offer seems too good to be true – it probably is, says Paul Lewis
Older homeowners released a record £2.15 billion from their properties last year via equity release schemes
10% of the British population now have private medical cover
Paul Lewis reveals a Brexit bonus for savings
Beware the directory enquiries rip-off, says Paul Lewis
Record numbers of people switched energy suppliers last year, but millions continue to pay over the odds for their gas and electricity.
There’s still time to buy a bigger state pension at a bargain rate says Paul Lewis