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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.

The flat rate state pension: FAQ

Plans for the new flat rate state pension have now been set out. Here is what it means for you, whenever you are set to retire.

6 Essential facts for people with prepaid gas and electric meters

We help you get to know energy prepayment meters: how they work, what they cost, and how to pay less for your prepay energy.

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 you claim winter fuel payments?

In winter, getting all the financial help you're entitled to is essential if it's going to help you stay warm. If you're 62 or over, you can claim up to 300 in a winter fuel allowance - here's how.

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.

Should I fix my gas and electricity prices?

With gas and electricity prices continuing to climb skyward, 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.

New Childcare scheme (from autumn 2015)

The new Tax-Free Childcare scheme due in autumn 2015 has been delayed to 2017. When it is introduced, it will support parents' childcare costs and replace the existing Employer Supported Childcare.

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?

Unlocking your iPhone: what are your options?

If you are thinking of buying an iPhone, choosing the right network now could mean 'unlocking' potential savings on your mobile phone bill sooner rather than later. We take a look at the different options currently available.

7 ways to save up a mortgage deposit

With the cost of renting almost the same as paying a mortgage, it can be an uphill struggle to save a deposit. We look at how you can buy your own home and get a foot on the property ladder instead.

Should I buy a house or keep renting?

There are undeniable benefits to buying your own home, but getting on the property ladder can be hugely expensive, too. We weigh up the pros and cons of buying vs renting to help you decide which is better in the long run.