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New 3% savings account from Natwest – is it worth it?

New 3% savings account from Natwest – is it worth it?

You can't beat this high-interest rate on cash savings. But there are a few catches. In the same week that NS&I announced huge interest rate cuts, Natwest has introduced a market-leading account offering a huge 3%. But you can't move all your savings over. The...

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The best cash savings accounts (September 2020)

The best cash savings accounts (September 2020)

Low saving rates mean you're losing out in real terms against the inflation rate. So what can you do? Here are my top places to put your cash to make as much as 2.75%. (This article is updated at the start and the middle of each month after inflation rate...

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The foods you can freeze… and the ones you can’t

The foods you can freeze… and the ones you can’t

Don't just fill your freezer with ready meals and ice cream. There are loads of surprising foods you can freeze to help you avoid food waste and save some cash. As I wrote earlier in the year, a freezer is a great helper in saving money. You can stock up on reduced...

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Pret’s coffee subscription: How YourPret works

Pret’s coffee subscription: How YourPret works

For £20 a month you can get five drinks a day. With people still working from home and offices closed or half full, places like Pret a Manger has been struggling to get customers through the doors. Jobs have been cut and stores closed. So the marketing people there...

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Regular savings accounts explained

Regular savings accounts explained

How you can save every month for a higher rate. I'm a huge fan of monthly or "regular" savings accounts. They're great for people putting money aside every month, and they also tend to have some of the highest interest rates! Even a year ago, before rates dramatically...

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How to find bargain second-hand clothes

How to find bargain second-hand clothes

This September Oxfam is urging us to shop second-hand in a bid to reduce the environmental impact of making new clothes. Thirteen million items of clothing are added to landfill every week in the UK! That's a huge amount of material that could be recycled or...

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