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  • Back to basics: Everything you need to know about savings accounts

    All of us need some savings in place, whether we plan to use them as a rainy day fund, to cover the cost of any emergencies, or to help us achieve a particular goal, such as g

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 02 October 2013

  • 5 painless ways to save more money

    Although we all know we should be saving more money each month, many of us simply never get around to it.

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 24 September 2013

  • Does inflation matter?

    Inflation may have dropped slightly last month, but savers face an on-going battle to keep pace with the cost of living.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 19 September 2013

  • 10 ways to prepare for the cost of Christmas

    Believe it or not, it's now just three months until Christmas – and festive decorations, gift ideas and confectionary are already appearing in the shops. But if the thought of

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 18 September 2013

  • Will you ever be able to retire?

    If it feels like your retirement is getting further away as you get older – rather than closer – you certainly won't be alone.

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 18 September 2013

  • Focus On: Save easy with the Post office

    There’s nothing savers can do about current low savings rates – but that shouldn’t stop you saving.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 12 September 2013

  • Introductory savings rates to be investigated

    Savings accounts housing a trillion pounds held by 80% of adult Brits are to be scrutinised by the market watchdog.

    Kevin Pratt

    Updated: 10 September 2013

  • Time to leave NSI?

    Hundreds of thousands of people with NS&I savings accounts will see their rates slashed this week, so is it time for you to get shot of the state-owned savings bank?

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 04 September 2013

  • How to reach your savings goal

    Most of us have a reason to save, whether it’s a deposit for our first home, Christmas, kids’ university fees or our own retirement years.

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 29 August 2013

  • The best branch-free money deals

    With many of us preferring to manage our money online these days, it's not surprising that bank branches are rapidly starting to disappear from our high streets.

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 21 August 2013

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