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Cash Chats is a twice-weekly podcast Andy hosts to help you with your finances. At the start of the week 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. Then on Thursday you can listen to a bonus “deals of the week” episode – a quick run down of the hottest offers from the last seven days.

Cash Chats #98 – How cashback sites work

One of the easiest ways to make some extra cash is to shop via cashback websites. In the last six years, I've made more than £4,000 using the main sites - TopCashback and Quidco. Easy money. Free money. It might sound like it's too good to be true, and there are risks...

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Cash Chats #97 – Supermarket loyalty cards

Are you getting the most from your points? There have been some big changes to the world of supermarket loyalty schemes. First Nectar added extra ways to earn points at Sainsbury's, and now Tesco has launched a premium option costing £7.99 a month. Along with the...

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Cash Chats #96 – Your money in the countdown to Christmas

It might seem a little early to talk about Christmas, but there are just two months to go and it'll creep up on you much faster than you expect. And the sooner you think about your finances over the festive period, the more further your money will go. In this episode...

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Cash Chats #95 – The best cashback and reward credit cards

You could be hundreds of pounds better off if you swap your debit card or cash for a credit card that pays you every time you spend. If you manage them right, a cashback credit card can be the best weapon you have in your wallet to boost your income. Here Andy shares...

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Cash Chats #94 – Where to put your savings

You can still get above inflation interest for your savings - but it's harder than it was six months ago. In recent weeks and months, savings rates have been cut from 5% to 3% at TSB and 3% to 1% at Tesco, 5% Regular Savers have been axed at Nationwide, First Direct...

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Cash Chats #93 – FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early)

This week Andy has been joined by his money blogging friend Ken Okoroafor. Ken is a keen advocate of the FI and FIRE movements where people work hard to reach financial independence well before the normal retirement age. He tells Andy how he got started and shares...

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Cash Chats #92 Does it matter if cash is dying?

Cash is no longer king. It’s dying. New figures show 80% of sales are with a debit or credit card. Debit cards are most popular - 57% of sales according to the British Retail Consortium, but this is the first time credit card use has overtaken cash. Is this a good...

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Cash Chats #91 Why you need more than one bank account

If you've only one bank account you not only run the risk of being locked out of your money, but you could be missing out on free cash and higher interest elsewhere. This week on the podcast, Andy takes you through the reasons why you should open up more than one bank...

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Cash Chats #90 How We Shop

This week's episode is a little different, as Andy is joined around a table with fellow money bloggers to chew the fat on how we shop. It's a universal topic - we all spend money - but we all do it in different ways. Whether we prefer the high street to online, choose...

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