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Is the Cost of Commuting Getting Too Much?

Something like 1 in 6 people have considered quitting their jobs because the increasing cost of fuel prices means that their daily commute to work is costing too much. People really are struggling ..
(June 18, 2008)
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Crazy Store Cards Still Charge Up to 24 Per Cent APR!

New rules and regulations have recently been introduced to try and stop the rip-off APRs you might have seen with store cards. However, some store cards are still charging almost 50 per cent more ..
(June 22, 2008)
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Are New Tracker Mortgages Good Or Bad?

Over the last few months and again today I've seen new tracker mortgages being pushed by lenders here in the UK and it got me thinking about the current mortgage market and if these products are a ..
(June 26, 2008)
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Your Diet The Basics

There are no real guaranteed ways to loose weight and most people want to loose weight very quickly, guaranteed and never put it back on - if only! But, your diet is the starting point. Here are, in .
(July 10, 2008)
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Running Will Help You Lose Weight

Lots of people, including myself, start running because they want to lose weight. Because running is probably one of the hardest cardiovascular exercises you can do, for most people it is a very good .
(July 14, 2008)
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How Do You Spot the Debt Signs?

Any mature individual will always try to keep his or her finances in control. However there are some who cannot; and there are some very common tell tale signs which imply that a person may be on the .
(July 28, 2008)
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How to Deal With Debt Stress

In the present fast sedentary lifestyle, debt stress is a very common phenomenon. It can affect almost anyone, from a college student, to any employed person; the advent of the credit card has ..
(July 28, 2008)
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What Can You Do To Save Money When Motoring?

With the price of petrol hitting $135 a barrel this week, prices at the pumps hit 114p per litre, diesel around 123p a litre, so can you do anything to cut the costs of motoring? Aside from ..
(May 22, 2008)
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How The Credit Crunch Is Affecting Existing Credit Card ..

You might wonder why or how the credit crunch can continue to affect the everyday finances of people in UK? Don't forget it's not just the fact that the cost of living continues to soar; lenders are ..
(May 13, 2008)
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What Next For The UK Economy?

Industry experts had predicted the interest rate hold but it surely is becoming harder for the Bank of England to make these rate setting decisions. Rising inflation means that food prices and fuel ..
(May 07, 2008)
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Loan Or Car Purchase Plan?

I'm thinking of buying a car soon, not a brand new car but one that's maybe a few years old. So, given the current financial climate should I get a personal loan to fund the car or should I go for a ..
(April 06, 2008)
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Mortgage Withdrawals

Over the last 2 weeks there have been more and more lenders either increasing their mortgage rates or, even worse for consumers, withdrawing their most competitive mortgage deals altogether. Some ..
(March 30, 2008)
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The Rise Of Fixed Rate Mortgages

Fixed rate mortgages have reached offers of a ming blowing 30 year term although the average interest rate of a fixed rate mortgage is increasing even though the bank of england base rate is starting .
(March 26, 2008)
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Personal Loans Are Changing

It's quite surprising to me but not only are interest rates across various financial products like personal loans and credit cards increasing but lenders are also making changes to what customers can .
(March 26, 2008)
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The UK Nation of Financial Worriers

In the UK over half a million of us spend an average of 25 hours per week worrying. Property and our possessions are the things we worry about the most. The fact is the credit crunch has had a ..
(March 25, 2008)
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Fixed Rate Mortgage Misery?

If your fixed rate mortgage comes to an end this year you'll be one of the 1.5 million people re-mortgaging and you could be shocked at the effect interest rate increases will have on your wallet ..
(March 19, 2008)
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Are You Seeking Mortgage Debt Advice?

Today in the UK there are more people than ever looking for advice on repaying their Mortgages. Are these the people who borrowed way beyond their financial means? January and February this year have .
(March 17, 2008)
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Do You Just Ignore Your Credit Card Bill?

Do you simply choose to ignore your credit card bill? Large numbers of people in the UK admit to this alarming habit, but perhaps even more concerning is that these people also live in the false hope .
(March 17, 2008)
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Where You Live Can Affect Your Energy Bills

Rather worrying I thought, an independent piece of research has revealed that where you live can affect how much you pay for gas and electricity. In January around 4 UK utilities providers varied ..
(March 16, 2008)
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6.5 Million People Consolidate Debts

As many as 6.5 million people have consolidated debts in the last 3 years in order to try and keep in control of their finances. Alarmingly 1.29 million of us have unsecured debts of more than ..
(March 16, 2008)
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The Budget 2008 Brings No Good News For First Time Buyers

Yesterday's budget brought no real rest bite for first time buyers as the Mr Darling announced that the stamp duty threshold will unfortunately remain the same. People who are buying into shared ..
(March 12, 2008)
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The Loans Rate Hike

Unsecured personal loans. Over the last year interest rates available on unsecured personal loans have continued to increase. The average rate for all loan amounts is now up to a maximum of 4.6 per ..
(March 12, 2008)
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3.2 Million Of Us Own 5 Or More Credit Cards

A staggering 3.2 million of us in the UK own 5 or more credit cards. I suppose this is hardly surprising given the last few years in the UK financial services industry, credit has been made far too ..
(March 03, 2008)
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The Budget 2008

The Budget for 2008 is set to be delivered tomorrow at 12.30pm by the Chancellor Alistair Darling. I'm sure you've already seen the press coverage suggesting that Alistair Darling is merely ..
(March 10, 2008)
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6 Percent Loans

6% loans are getting harder to find but there are still some good loan rates to be found, especially if you take the time to compare loans via a comparison site. The mainstream loans are heading ..
(March 09, 2008)
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