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Martin Lane has seven year's experience writing and editing personal finance articles.

In that time he has extensively covered topics including car insurance, loans, property and travel.

Martin left Money.co.uk in 2019.

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Are debt collectors allowed to harass you?

We explain exactly how and when debt collectors are allowed to contact you so that you can prepare yourself for when they call, and complain when they've overstepped the mark.

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Should you invest in investment trusts?

Investment trusts have lower fees than other grouped investments but can be more risky and volatile too. Here is how to decide if they are the right choice for you.

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Why there's never been a better time to ditch your TV package...

If you're paying a fortune each month for a Sky or Virgin Media subscription, now could be the time to think about cancelling. Here are the best ways to get your TV and movie fix for less.

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Sneaky wedding costs to look out for

Keeping track of all the different costs involved in organising a wedding can be tricky, particularly when there are so many hidden expenses that can sneak up on you when you least expect it.

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How to complain about financial services

If you are left out of pocket or are mistreated by your bank or insurer you may want to complain. Here is how to get your complaint heard.

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Can Short Term Foster Parents Get Financial Help?

If you provide short-term foster care or are considering foster care on a part-time basis this guide outlines what support is available to help you cover the costs.

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What's the cheapest way to borrow money?

There are hundreds of reasons why you might need to borrow, but unless you're on the ball you could end up pouring your money away on beefy interest rates and bank charges. Here are the best ways to borrow whatever you need the money for.

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What do the Child Benefit changes mean for your finances?

Child Benefit rules have changed and you may now need to pay back some or even all of your benefit to the taxman. We examine how the changes affect you and if there is anything you can do to keep your Child Benefit.

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How is inheritance taxed?

Inheritance tax is undoubtedly one of the most unpopular taxes in the UK, yet for the vast majority of people there is nothing to pay. So what exactly is Inheritance Tax? Here is what you need to know.

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Gift vouchers for companies in administration: your rights

We explain your options if a store that you have gift vouchers for falls into administration.

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7 easy ways to watch live sport for free

Watching free sport on a dodgy website is illegal, the quality probably won't be great and your stream could cut out at any moment. So, what's the best legit way to watch live sport free?

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The 7 things you need to do if you get hacked

Having your accounts hacked can be frightening, especially if fraudsters get hold of your bank details or private data. Here is what you need to do if you think you have been hacked.

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