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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 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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Cash Chats 70: Mental health and money w/ guest Charlotte Burns

It's World Mental Health Day, so in this episode, I talk to fellow money blogger Charlotte Burns about how mental health and money problems are interlinked. Make sure you subscribe to get every episode, and it would be great if you can also leave a leave a review over...

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Cash Chats ep69

This week on the podcast I've shared my Christmas money checklist. There are just 12 weeks left until Christmas Day which means it's time to think about how much you're going to spend over the next few months. Please do leave a review over on iTunes - and of course...

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Cash Chats ep68: The death of the department store?

Is this the end of Debenhams, House of Fraser and John Lewis? And what do their struggles mean for customers? We've had all three major department stores hit the headlines over the last few weeks, so I've taken a look at what's happened, including news that House of...

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Cash Chats ep 66: The interest rate rise and your savings

This week I talk about the recent interest rate and how it will affect you, mainly in terms of the return you can get on your savings. The Bank Of England increased the base rate of interest from 0.5% to 0.75% earlier this month, making it the highest rate we've seen...

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