Category Archives: Save Money

Grilling on a Budget: 5 Effective Ways to Save Money While Grilling

You will have to shell out revenue for high priced meat cuts, regularly pay a visit to the grocery or marketplace for components, often acquire charcoal and so on. But the real truth is, there are lots of strategies how you can work all around this. There are particular recommendations you can abide by if you happen to be grilling on a spending plan, so that you can enjoy a backyard barbecue supper a lot more normally […]

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Sainsbury’s to launch Nectar ‘double-up’ promo – here’s what you need to know

The ‘double-up’ promo lets you double the value of your points on selected items including toys, Christmas decorations, electricals and cosmetics. The supermarket giant has confirmed that you can spend up to £100 worth of double-up vouchers in any of the 11 selected categories. You’ll be able to exchange your points for double-up vouchers online between 30 October and 5 November, or via the Nectar smartphone app between 13 and 19 November. Unlike previous years, you won’t […]

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Looking for a safe haven? Cash isn’t it

If Shakespeare was an investor instead of a playwright, he might have said, “to be in cash or to not be in cash, that is the question.” (Sorry.) At least, that’s what many investors are asking themselves today, as the market moves sideways and as recession fears increase.  In August, economics guru David Rosenberg, wrote in the Globe and Mail that investors should be in cash and other more liquid investments because the world is going to […]

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Payday lender QuickQuid goes into administration – what you need to know

I’ve got a QuickQuid loan – should I continue repaying? If you’re a QuickQuid customer, you should carry on making repayments, according to the administrator Grant Thornton.  Caroline Siarkiewicz, acting chief executive at the Government’s Money and Pensions Service, said: “If you miss any repayments you could be hit by fees and additional charges, and it could also harm your credit rating.” I was mis-sold a loan – what will happen to my complaint? A large number […]

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How to Afford the Holidays this Year: The Skip and Stagger Approach

If you’re like me, the upcoming holiday season brings with it a mix of excitement and dread. While you might love the spirit of Christmas — holiday jingles, festive gatherings with those near and dear to you, the aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting from your kitchen — you might also fear digging into a debt hole to afford it all.   How much potential debt are we talking about here? According to a MagnifyMoney post-holiday debt survey, in 2018 […]

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Your Holiday Shopping Just Got Cheaper with Amazon and Discover

This year, Thanksgiving falls six days later than usual (on November 28), which means the time between eating turkey and opening Christmas gifts is less than 30 days. To ease the stress of a shortened holiday shopping season, Discover is partnering with Amazon to offer cardmembers exclusive deals and discounts via “The Discover Store,” a dedicated online storefront and various brick-and-mortar retail pop-ins through the end of December. In addition to the storefront, Discover it® Cash Back […]

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Plusnet to hike broadband and phone charges from December

Six broadband-only packages are increasing by £2 a month, and line rental charges are also increasing by £1 a month for other customers – Plusnet has said no customers will be hit by both the line rental and broadband increases. Those with fixed price contracts, which have been the only type of broadband and line rental contracts available since 8 August 2018, won’t see their prices change. Plusnet has confirmed that affected broadband and line rental customers […]

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Three won’t give automatic compensation for outage – but you can claim

‘I got £10 credit after haggling’ Technically, if you were affected by the outage you could try using your consumer rights to claim for a service not provided, though this remedy would likely be a proportion of your monthly charge and so you’d get pennies in return. Instead it may be better to ask Three for compensation, if you feel you’re owed more for any inconvenience you faced. Three has told customers to contact it on the phone to […]

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What happens if you don’t pay taxes on the sale of an investment condo?

Q. Three friends and I pooled our money ($100,000 total) two years ago as a down payment to buy a rental condo in Toronto. All four of our names are on title. We flipped the condo this past May for a total profit of $120,000 after expenses. That’s a $30,000 capital gain for each of us, which is pretty good. This is where it gets tricky: I plan to declare the capital gains from the condo sale […]

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Virgin Mobile customers furious over pay-as-you-go shake-up

The best thing you can do if you’ve been sent this email is to switch firm or grab one of Virgin Mobile’s monthly JAM packages. If you receive an email and do nothing, you’ll automatically be moved to the new tariff. If you want to stay with Virgin Mobile, the provider’s JAM packs start at £5, giving 250 minutes, 250 texts and 250MB. They refresh automatically every 30 days provided you have enough top-up credit in your account. […]

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