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Take a look at all the blog posts Andy has written and find hundreds of tips and tricks to help you be Clever With Your Cash.

 

Is your holiday protected?

Is your holiday protected?

Whether you book through a travel agent or do it yourself, there are a few things to look for to make sure you're protected financially if something goes wrong on your holiday. Personally I always book my holidays myself, nabbing the best deals from different sites....

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The best ways to collect and spend Nectar points

The best ways to collect and spend Nectar points

If you've got a Nectar card, are you making the most of your points? One of my most popular articles is Why I hate Nectar points. It's mainly about my frustration with the Double Up scheme, which I think is a bit of a joke. So why am I writing another post about...

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Cash hack: The loophole that boosts your supermarket spending

Cash hack: The loophole that boosts your supermarket spending

Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and Co-op all offer Christmas saving schemes with incentives of up to 6% to help fund festive food shopping. Here's how they work, and how to get the best return possible. The idea behind these supermarket savings schemes is to help people...

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How to sell your old phone and make some money

Selling or recycling your old iPhone or Samsung could get you hundreds of pounds! Here's everything you need to know to sell your old phone. I used to upgrade my handset every time my contract ended, which meant I'd get a new phone every two years. But for the last...

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Is a smart meter worth it?

I've previously resisted getting a smart meter, but in July I had one installed. Here's why I got it, and whether I think it's worth it. This summer my energy company finally made the switch (in my area at least) from first-generation smart meters (known as SMETS I)...

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Ways to save money on the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

Ways to save money on the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

If you really want to buy the new iPhone 11, top-end iPhone 11 Pro or larger Max versions of these handsets when they go on sale, it won't be cheap. But it can be less expensive. I've a few tricks to help you save money on the latest Apple mobile phones. You probably...

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How to quickly clear your credit card debt

How to quickly clear your credit card debt

Your credit card debt is probably costing you more than you think. But you can fix that and save money by clearing it as quickly as you can. I try to pay by credit card as much as I can for two reasons. One, I earn 1% cashback on most of my spending, and two, I know I...

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The best student bank accounts

The best student bank accounts

The best 0% overdrafts and freebies for students. I write a lot on the blog about the best bank accounts, but picking a student bank account is very different. I chose my bank at uni, many years ago, because it was one of two or three on campus. In the late 90s it was...

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