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NHS dentist charges: are you paying too much?

Let's face it; going to the dentist isn't cheap. This makes knowing when you're entitled to NHS treatment and how much you should be paying for it all the more important. We explain.

In debt? What's the worst that can happen?

Being in debt and struggling to pay your bills can be frustrating and stressful, especially if you are feeling pressured into making repayments you cannot afford. But how far can companies actually go to reclaim your money?

How to get help with vet bills

Keeping your pet fit and healthy can cost you a lot, especially if something unexpected happens when it's quite possible to be faced with a vets bill amounting to thousands of pounds.

How to get a fair financial divorce settlement

Divorcing may be something you never thought you would experience, but even if it is unexpected you will need to protect your finances as well as your heart. We examine how to organise your finances through a divorce.

Direct debit rules: FAQs

Using a direct debit can be a convenient and hassle-free way to pay your bills, leaving the company you're paying to do all the leg work. Here we answer all your most common direct debit questions...

Should I fix my gas and electricity prices?

With gas and electricity prices always changing, is now the time to fix your energy tariff, or will you just end up paying over the odds? Here is how to weigh up whether fixing makes financial sense.

Can insurers check my driving history with DVLA MyLicence?

From Summer 2014 insurers will have access to a new DVLA database containing details of your driving history. We take a look at what the new MyLicence system means for your insurance.

Chargeback claims: how to get your money back

If you have made a purchase only to discover that the company you dealt with has gone bust, or disappeared before you received your goods, you may be able to claim your money back through the Chargeback scheme.

Should I make up my National Insurance contributions?

Fail to pay enough National Insurance before you retire and you could miss out on the full state pension. But does making up your missed payments make financial sense?

How the lives of 10 lottery millionaires went disastrously wrong

Every week, millions of people buy lottery tickets in the hope that this week, finally, it will be their turn to win big. But is being a lottery millionaire all it is made out to be? Not according to this sorry bunch...

How to stop spam text messages

Spam texts are not only a minor irritation but also a menace that catches out even the savviest of mobile users. Here is how to stop spam texts dead in their tracks.

8 ways to raise money for charity

Finding different ways to raise cash for a good cause can be fun and entertaining, as well as providing your chosen charity with some vital support. Here are 8 ideas for raising money for charity.

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