Esther has spent the past 17 years writing about personal finance and property matters for a wide range of newspapers, magazines and website, and it’s her aim to make money easier to understand.
She strongly believes that knowledge is power when it comes to getting a grip on your finances, and wants to help people from all walks of life feel empowered about money matters.
"Many people feel out of their depth when it comes to their finances, but money doesn’t have to complicated. With almost two decades of experience, I will help you navigate your way through the jargon to find the right deals for your needs."
Think you know your way around your plastic? We dispel six common credit card myths.
Think you’d spot a scam a mile off? We look at just how easy it is to get caught out.
Concerned about how the cost-of-living crisis is affecting your household budget? Take steps now to get on top of your finances in 2023
Struggling with energy bill costs? Here's how you can find financial assistance.
Potholes causing you problems? If your car has been damaged by a pothole, here’s how to report the issue – and how to make a claim
Feeling the squeeze? Make sure your finances are tough enough to cope with the pressure
Finding bills a burden? You don’t need to go into debt to deal with them. We show you how
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Hoping to head overseas this summer? Here are some simple ways to cut the cost of cover
Help to Buy (England) is a government scheme designed to give first-timer buyers a helping hand. Here’s all the information you need
Fraudsters are using ever more sophisticated scams to con us out of our cash. Our guide explains how you can avoid falling victim
Feeling a bit confused when it comes to cash Isas? We separate the fact from the fiction
There’s never been a better time to go electric – here’s how it could save you money this winter
Wondering what the new year will hold? We take a look at what lies ahead
Hoping to pick up a bargain? Here's how not to burn a hole in your wallet
Finances taking a festive battering? Here’s some simple ways to keep your spending in check
Don’t get blasé about your credit rating. You need to keep a close eye on it
Don’t settle for paltry returns. Move your money to make it work harder for you
Thinking about taking out a credit card? Follow these rules and you won't go far wrong.
Finances feeling stretched? Here's some suggestions to help you survive the festive season
Hitting the roads this winter? Here's how to do so safely
Feel a bit baffled by inflation? We explain how it affects you and your finances
Making an application for a home loan? Here’s the key information you’ll need to provide
Set to start your Christmas shopping? Don’t get stung by choosing the wrong way to pay
Think your rating is something you can ignore? You're wrong - we look at why it's so important.
Worried about surviving the festive spend? Here's how to go about it without breaking the bank
Financial worries keeping you awake? Take steps to feel good about your money
Hoping to bag some bargains? Here's some tips to help you stay within your budget
Struggling to squirrel money away? Here's why it's important - and how to get into good habits
Worried about rising living costs? Implement your own changes to ease the pressure
Got some money frights? Fear not. There’s plenty you can do
Baffled by your credit rating? Here’s the lowdown on how it’s worked out
Take advantage of the extra time to tick jobs off your to-do-list. We show you how.
Feeling a little out of control? Here's how to get your finances in shape between now and the end of the year.
Not quite sure who sees your credit report and rating? Here we give you the lowdown.
Extreme weather could be just around the corner. Make sure your home is protected
Confused about what life insurance actually covers and why you might need it? We give you the lowdown on this important safety net.
Been turned down for a credit card? We look at why you may be getting rejected
Looking to save on gas and electricity? Here’s some tips to help you keep a lid on costs
Bank balance taking a battering now you're going into the office again? Read our useful tips on how to spend less
Guilty of always leaving everything until the last minute? Make big savings by being prepared
Supplier stopped trading? There’s no need to panic
Wondering what to do with your energy, mortgage and savings? Consider getting your finances in a fix
Looking to make a big purchase? Long interest-free deals are available, but use your card with care
Hitting the road for the first time and looking to drive costs down? We show you how
Concerned a low score will hold you back? Here’s the lowdown on getting a home loan
Think it won’t matter if you’re a little late paying? We look at the repercussions
Finances in need of a reboot? Now's the time to get some goals in place.
Not sure about the new fuel rules? We clear up any confusion.
About to take the next step? Here’s the lowdown on making a success of living together
Need to bump up a poor rating? Here’s 12 quickfire steps to help you on your way
Not sure who to go with during your studies? We help find the best bank for you
Feeling a little out of control with your cash? We help you get your financial affairs in order
Former partner hampering your chances of getting credit? Take steps to de-link your reports
Want to help your little ones learn about cash? Here’s some simple ideas to get you started
Worried about getting the right cover for your stuff? We help you on your way.
Not quite sure what to do now rules are being relaxed? Here's some steps to help you stay in control.
Worried about making your student loan last the distance? We show you how.
Baffled by some common credit card terms? We help clear up any confusion.
Read our guide full of simple ways to boost your bank balance
Don't think the summer is the time to cut energy bills? We show you how you can save money and the planet.
Worried about debts mounting up? Here's some hacks to help you slash what you owe.
Being open about money is key to a happy relationship. We look at how to start the conversation.
Home loan rates are at some of the lowest on record. Here's how to get your hands on a cheap deal.
Worried about costly day trips? Here’s how to save during the school holiday.
Making plans for a holiday abroad? Don't forget to factor in these additional expenses.
Wondering how to best use the cash you’ve stashed during the pandemic? We look at the options
Planning a road trip getaway? Make sure you give your car a once-over before you set off
Credit rating taken a pummelling during Covid and lockdown? We show you how to get it back on track
Is working from home going to be the new normal for you? Here’s the lowdown on how to stop your energy bills creeping up as you spend more time at home.
Looking for ways to bring your energy bills down? Here’s how to keep a lid on costs in the kitchen
Set to start driving again? Carry out some essential safety checks before you do
Worried about falling victim to opportunistic thieves? Here’s how to safeguard your outside space
Planning on tying the knot this summer? Here’s our guide to getting married in 2021
Set on buying a home, but worried about a low credit rating? Here’s what you can do.
Property in need of some TLC? Here’s how to get your home ready for when lockdown lifts.
Find yourself dreading financial discussions? Here’s some help on how to open up about money matters
We take a closer look at how green energy tariffs work
December 25 may seem a long way away, but it’s never too early to get saving. Here’s how to go about it
Got a new cat or dog in recent months? Get the peace of mind of having cover for vet fees
Did you buy or adopt a dog during lockdown? Act now to get home and pet insurance in place
Made some pledges to improve your financial health in 2021? We help you hold firm to your plans
Stumped as to what to buy your little treasure? Why not choose a gift that will teach them how to save?
Got some bad financial habits you just can’t shake? Here’s some tips on how to change your ways
Presents starting to pile up around the house since you started your festive shopping? Here’s how to make sure you’re covered in the run-up to Christmas.
Want to avoid earning next to nothing on your savings? Here’s some ways to help you max your cash
Worried about rising home insurance costs making a dent in the household finances? Here’s the lowdown on simple ways to keep costs down.
Worried about being able to afford Christmas this year? Here are some budgeting tips to help you keep costs under control
Fancy yourself as a bit of a dab hand at DIY? Then check your home insurance before opening your tool box
About to buy a new house or flat? Now’s the time to check you have the right life insurance to cover your mortgage
Keen to watch the footie this autumn? With some matches being aired on Amazon Prime, you’re going to have the need for a good broadband speed
Got a lower credit rating than you’d expected? Here’s some of the things that could be having an impact
Worried that back-to-school costs could make a big dent in the bank balance? Here’s our guide to help you keep bills to a minimum
Worried about the cost of a will? Here’s how to get a professional one written in return for a small donation to charity during November
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to give your money a makeover