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How to write a cheque

Writing a cheque is becoming a dying art but still one you need to master. So whether it is to pay a bill or for a friend's birthday, here is how to write a cheque.

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 is the new Right to Buy scheme?

A revamped Right to Buy scheme offers council tenants in England up to 77,900 (or 103,900 in London) off the market price of their council home. Here is what you need to know about the scheme.

How to get a mortgage if you are an older borrower

If you are approaching or enjoying retirement but need or want to get a mortgage you may find that your options are somewhat limited. Here is how to find a mortgage if you are an older borrower.

How to rent out my house

When selling up seems impossible renting out can be a handy alternative. We take you through what you need to consider if you are thinking of renting out your home.

How to start investing in shares

Has your savings rate got you looking for alternative ways to use your hard earned money? Whether it's for long term growth or to generate income, investing in shares can be a profitable way to use your savings!

How to declare yourself bankrupt

If you're in financial trouble and struggling to repay your debts, you might be considering bankruptcy. We look at exactly what declaring yourself bankrupt involves, what the alternatives are and how to work out your best option.

How to buy a car

Whether you're looking for a snazzy new sports car, a people carrier to ferry the kids to school or a comfortable commuter vehicle it makes sense to get the best deal possible on your new set of wheels - we show you how.

Who supplies water to your home?

If you've just moved into a new house, you'll need to find out who provides your water to set up your account. Here's how to find out your water supplier.

How can I check if a company is legitimate?

If you're worried about the authenticity of a company it's always worth double checking they're legit before you have any dealings with them whatsoever. We look at how you can find out whether you can trust a company or should avoid them at all costs.

How to get a fair financial divorce settlement

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

How to spend less on entertainment

Where would you be without modern entertainment, but have the rising costs left you unable to join in your favourite leisure activities? We look at ways you can spend less and still enjoy the entertainment you love.