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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.


Are you oversharing on social media?

It's easy to reveal more about yourself online than you realise - and that could help scammers and hackers. This week a couple of blogging friends shared one of those little games that are so popular on Facebook. This one used your answers to tell you "Who you are"....

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Cash hack: Save 2% at Amazon every time

If you regularly shop at Amazon then this is a handy trick to save money. Update 26/219 - It's been dropped down to 2%, but still represents a saving if you're shopping there Contents How to get an extra 4% off at Amazon Kids Pass 30-day trial for £1 offers How...

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Fix your finances in 2019 part 3: Sort out your savings

How to get in the savings habit, get the best interest rate and make sure you stick to it. If you've been following these fix your finances posts over the last few weeks you'll have a good sense of where your money is going and hopefully have also started reducing the...

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How to spot a scam email

The telltale signs to look for that show an email probably isn't legit. This week I spotted news of a TV Licence email scam that has been doing the rounds, conning at least £233,455 out of 200 people - and that's just the ones reported to Action Fraud. Emails were...

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Fix your finances in 2019 pt 2: Better manage your borrowing

From credit cards to mortgages, it pays to get on the best deal possible on any debts or money you borrow. Last week I shared the basics of fixing your finances, from working out what you really have through to identifying the easy places to trim your spending. This...

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Fix your finances in 2019 pt1: Know your money

If you're looking to finally get on top of your finances this year, this series of blog posts will help you kick things off. Over the next few weeks I'll be giving you tips on managing your debts, your savings and your spending - all essential to being in control of...

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Got an HMV gift card? Spend it NOW

Music and movie retailer HMV is on the brink of collapse once more.HMV is now in administration, meaning if it doesn't find a buyer the retailer could disappear from the high street and online. This isn't the first tome either. The chain went under in 2013 and saw...

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Should you regift an unwanted present?

The do's and don'ts of passing on bad or duplicate gifts. There's a good chance at some point each year you'll be given a gift you don't want or need. It's frustrating and disappointing but also a bit awkward. So what do you do with it? Well the worst thing you can do...

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