Christmas shoppers could avoid giving one of 60 million unwanted gifts this Christmas by opting for a gift card that ‘gives the recipient the chance to choose their perfect present’.
Making the most of Christmas can easily be done if you keep on top of your budget, shop wisely and take advantage of offers.
If you're planning to upsize your home then there's a number of key things to consider, including the budget for a new home, type of mortgage you're after and the total amount that's going to be borrowed.
With the summer fast approaching, many of us will be looking to make the most our budget. By spring cleaning finances you can ensure that summer spending is just how you want it to be.
With the new tax year well under way now is the perfect time to make the most of your finances. By putting all your finances into perspective and saving for the future, this tax year could see you and your finances flourish.
Every year the pressure involved with meeting the expectations of loved ones can be huge and Valentine’s Day is certainly no exception. However, it is possible to stretch your cash further by planning ahead, shopping around and looking for the best deal.
People looking to make the most of their money this Valentine's Day could well look towards the elusive voucher code to see their money stretch further. A recent poll has suggested that people are more open to being money conscious in romantic situations.
The most expensive and indulgent month of the year is almost over – and now it’s time to treat our financial hangovers. Here are our top tips for simple money saving day-to-day, to give you the healthiest possible financial start to 2012.
Drawing up a successful well-thought out budget could help consumers avoid having to turn to credit cards and debt to fund major events like Christmas. And while there is still time to save a bit of money ahead of this year’s festivities, a budgeting bank account provider wants people to plan ahead for 2012.
Cash-strapped Brits are cutting back on basics such as food and clothes in order to keep spending on ‘lifestyle essentials’ such as holidays and nights out. Protection specialist LV= found the average household splashed out £5,850 on the top 10 luxury items in the last year.
Parents can now control their teenagers’ spending with a new prepaid MasterCard especially for the over 13s. The product enables mums and dads to set children a monthly allowance which they can upload from their own ‘parent’ card.
Mexico and Turkey are proving popular destinations this year as holidaying Brits seek out favourable exchange rates and cost-effective all-inclusive packages. American Express has recorded a significant jump in the volume sales of Mexican and Turkish currencies.
A new 10-point financial plan has been designed by wealth management experts to help newlywed couples set themselves up for a better future. Advisers at Baigrie Davies say the plan outlines some of the financial issues that should be tackled by married couples.
Households are set to spend an average £267 each on Royal Wedding festivities, new research reveals. The Co-operative Bank has found those who won’t be jetting off to sunnier climes for the four-day break will be celebrating the occasion with friends and family at home.
Twelve top money saving tips have been released to help people combat the VAT increase and rising living costs.
Savvy university students are saving millions of pounds a year by pooling their financial resources, according to a new poll by Barclays. The bank found more and more students are using 'kittynomics' to manage their living expenses.
Hundreds of pounds can be trimmed from the average family budget by following some top money saving tips. Moneymaxim website has come up with five New Year's resolutions which it says will help people save money in 2011.