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Joel Kempson

Joel Kempson, Personal Finance Writer

Joel Kempson devotes his time to helping people navigate the world of personal finance and make informed decisions about their money. He spent his early career writing about TV, movies, comic books and rock music.

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Last minute holiday checklist

Last minute holidays can be a great way to bag a top deal, but there are still a few things you cannot afford to forget. Here is what you need for a safe last minute trip that won’t break the bank.

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A first time buyer guide to buildings insurance

There are a lot of costs to consider when buying your first home, but buildings insurance is one you can’t ignore.

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What is the cost of death?

The costs associated with dying are not a lot of fun to think about, but planning ahead could save you and your loved ones thousands when the time comes.

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How to find the right classic car insurance

The right classic car insurance can significantly cut your annual premiums. Whether your vehicle is a vintage classic or a trusty labour of love you can’t bear to replace, this guide has you covered.

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How much does a pet cost?

Getting a pet is an emotional decision, but it’s important not to forget about the cost. Here are some key costs to think about so that you can make sure looking after your pet properly won’t be too expensive.

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What is interest?

Borrowing costs money. A lender will usually charge a borrower a percentage of the money lent, rather than a flat fee. This is called interest. This guide covers the basics of how interest works, what it is and what it means for your finances.

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Money.co.uk: Financial guidance on retirement

COVID-19 has created turmoil in global financial markets, hitting many people’s pension pots. Money.co.uk comments on this concern and gives guidance for those thinking about retirement

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Lockdown sees job vacancies continue to plummet

New data reveals that almost half of UK businesses (42%) have less than 6 months of cash reserves as a result of lockdown restrictions. Money.co.uk comments on the state of the jobs market across the UK.

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How to manage your hay fever and plan a low-allergen garden

As parks reopen and people continue to take full advantage of their garden, money.co.uk has put together a guide to creating a low allergen garden and help hay fever suffers to manage allergy flare ups while enjoying the warm weather.

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What are my parental leave and pay rights?

Babies are expensive, but there are ways to make sure a newborn doesn’t break the bank. This guide explains what support you are entitled to and how to make sure you get it.

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Lockdown leads to a surge in online shopping

Research from money.co.uk reveals the items that Brits have spent on since lockdown began, as over one third of Brits head online more often for retail therapy, than before the COVID-19 crisis.

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As the effects of coronavirus continue to hit the high street with the collapse of Oasis and Warehouse, money.co.uk comments.