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Hacks to boost your savings pot

Hacks to boost your savings pot

How to get more money in your savings before you spend it. Saving isn't always easy - but it can be. In this video, I've got a few tricks you can use to make sure you're actually putting money aside every single month. Plus the technology that will save on your behalf...

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Santander changes cashback and interest on 123 accounts

Santander changes cashback and interest on 123 accounts

From 5th May 2020 you'll earn less interest and potentially less cashback on the Santander 123 and 123 Lite accounts. Are they worth sticking with? Following news that the Natwest and RBS Reward accounts will change in February 2020, Santander has also revealed that...

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Can split tickets really cut the cost of train fares?

Can split tickets really cut the cost of train fares?

Ticket splitting, where you buy individual tickets for parts of the journey rather than just one return, is hyped as a top way to save on trains.  For years this has been a slightly hidden trick, requiring guesswork on your part or using a small website to work...

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0% balance transfer credit cards – the good and the bad

0% balance transfer credit cards – the good and the bad

Balance transfer credit cards can be a useful way to help clear debts. But there are dangers with using one if you don't follow the rules. This Be Clever Basics guide is going to explain how 0% balance transfer cards work so you can find out if one is right for you....

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How to set savings goals you’ll actually stick to

Anyone who wants to build up a savings pot is alright by me. Having savings isn't just vital for emergencies, they're also key to letting you live the life you want without resorting to borrowing. The problem for many though is that just saying "I want to save more"...

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How to survive until payday when you’ve got no cash

How to survive until payday when you’ve got no cash

The mistakes to avoid, and the tricks to help keep your funds going until the end of the month. When you've had an expensive month or there's been an unexpected cost, the knock-on effect usually means there's very little left in the bank to get you to payday. It's at...

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My tricks to save money on flights

My tricks to save money on flights

I love travelling to far-flung places, which doesn't come cheap. But I can usually find ways to cut the price I pay for my flight - often saving hundreds of pounds. I'm probably not going on a big holiday this year, but I've just been looking at some flights for...

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Seven steps to get the best value hotel rooms

Seven steps to get the best value hotel rooms

Get the best price on hotels, motels and resorts with these tips. On most of my holidays, it's accommodation which is the biggest expense each day. But this article isn't about finding the cheapest possible hotel room. Don't get me wrong. I'm not someone who goes for...

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