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How to get on the property ladder with no deposit

If you are not able to build a big enough deposit and starting to feel that owning your own home is just a pipe dream, do not despair. Here are several ways to get onto the property ladder without a hefty lump sum.

Home schooling: good for your child & your finances?

A good education will teach your child all the life skills they need to succeed and set them up for the future. A home education can be just as rewarding as sending them to school, but does it make financial sense? We investigate.

I have a significant amount of cash: What's the best place for my money?

If you've inherited some money, received an unexpected windfall or saved up a tidy sum, knowing what to do with the money can be tricky. Here's what to do if you have a significant amount to invest.

How do I gift money without being taxed?

"It's my money and I can do what I like with it," right? Wrong. There are a set of rules governing the 'gifting' of money - how much you give, how often and to whom determines if the gift will be liable for tax. Here is what you need to know.

Your no claims bonus questions answered

With the cost of car insurance rising exponentially year on year, a decent no claims bonus can help make car insurance more affordable. Here is everything you need to know about your no claims bonus.

5 ways to check a website is legit

Worried a website is a wee bit dodgy? Sense a site is slightly suspicious? Here are 5 quick and easy ways to check if a website is legit.

Can you keep money accidentally paid into your bank account?

We all dream of receiving an unexpected windfall, but if you did receive an erroneous payment into your bank account - would you ever be able to keep it?

Is Amazon Prime worth it?

For 79 a year, Amazon Prime offers one-day delivery, music and instant video streaming and multiple extra features for customers, but does it offer good value?

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...

Do you have to pay private parking tickets?

Returning to your car to find a parking ticket attached to your windscreen can make your heart sink. However, with unscrupulous private parking companies issuing tickets beyond their authority we ask, do you have to pay up?

What are the pros and cons of the Help to Buy scheme?

The Help to Buy scheme has been under the spotlight in recent months, with stories of happy new homeowners balanced with accusations that the scheme is distorting the housing market. But importantly, can it help you buy?

Is it safe to buy from ticket resale sites?

If you are not able to buy tickets direct from the venue, you need to be extremely careful you do not get ripped off. Here is what you need to know.