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Cash Chats is a weekly podcast Andy hosts to help you with your finances. He’s joined for these friendly and accessible conversations by a member or friend the UK Money Blogger community to cover topics as diverse as freebies and investments.

Cash Chats #79 – My 14 current accounts

Are you still with the same bank you joined when you first got an account? Chances are that's the case, or perhaps you've switched once, maybe twice. If so, you're losing out. There's no reason you can't have more than one account, and there are definitely advantages...

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Cash Chats ep78 – Your money MOT

Don't ignore your money, get a true understanding of where it all goes. In this week's episode I want to take you through a little warm-up. You can make sure everything is working ok with your finances before you start doing anything good or bad with your money. It's...

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Cash Chats 77 – Should you be stockpiling food?

Welcome back to Cash Chats! After a bit of a break, this is the first episode of 2019 and I've looked at stockpiling. In part this is due to fears caused by the impending Brexit, particularly in the event of a no-deal exit from the EU. Reports state prices will rise...

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Cash Chats ep75: How to win at Black Friday

With days to go until Black Friday, I've shared my top tips to help you bag a bargain in these huge annual sales. Now there's obviously some cynicism around Black Friday. That's understandable - it's a manufactured event to get people spending money they hadn't...

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Cash Chats 74: Are luxury advent calendars a rip-off?

I'm joined by Cora Harrison to see whether posh advents for adults are worth the money. Festive advent calendars have changed. When you open the windows you don't just get pictures of snowmen or angels. Even that late 80s upgrade of small chocolates seems traditional...

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Cash Chats 73: The energy price cap explained

A cap on how much electricity and gas costs seems a good idea - and it is. But it's not as simple as saying everyone is going to pay less. In this episode of Cash Chats, I break down who the cap applies to, how it works, and why you shouldn't get complacent. And my...

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Cash Chats ep72: Pay less for broadband

In this episode of the podcast you can find out how to pay less for your internet. This week I haggled an extra £8 a month off my monthly broadband charge - which was already £22 off the standard price. My total saving over 12 months is going to be £336. So in this...

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Cash Chats ep71 – Where to put your savings

This week I'm sharing where I think the best places are to put cash savings. With two new savings accounts offering 1.5% I've looked at whether they're any good, or if you can get a better rate elsewhere (spoiler: you can). I also discuss why most of you don't need an...

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