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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 #83 – Save money at the cinema

This week I'm talking about going to the cinema. I love watching films on the big screen but it doesn't always come cheap. Still, I manage to pay around £6 or less each time I go, and you can too. In this week's episode find how you can get your hands on six free...

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Cash Chats #82 – Happy New Financial Year

It's the start of a new tax year and with it are a fair few changes to your finances. Here's a quick run through of the major things you need to know. I've put some bullets below of the main points, but I've gone into more detail in this week's podcast episode. Don't...

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Cash Chats #81 – Do you need an ISA?

Tax-free interest on savings is great - and you don't need an ISA to get it. As we approach the end of the financial year and the start of the new one, banks and building societies are pushing ISAs hard. Newspapers are full of adverts encouraging you to max your...

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Cash Chats #80 – Should you pay the TV Licence fee?

Does paying to watch normal TV represent good value for money? And if not, do you have to pay the Licence Fee? Over the next few weeks, quite a few bills are going up. One - from the 1st April - is the TV Licence, which will increase by £4 a year. It means you're...

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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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