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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 prenuptial agreements fair or unromantic?

We take a look at when they are a smart idea and whether you should get one if you are tying the knot in the near future.

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8 easy ways to save money on your wedding

The average cost of a wedding is now well over £20,000 but you do not need to spend a small fortune to have the best day ever. Here are eight easy ways you can save money on your wedding without compromising your dream day.

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What is an investment trust?

Investment trusts allow you to team up with other investors and an expert fund manager, but to get the best return possible you need to choose the right one. Here is a breakdown of how they work and how they can make you money.

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How to keep your bank details safe online

We now buy everything from holidays to groceries online and use the internet for much more besides. But while there are countless benefits you do need to protect yourself. Here's how to stay safe online.

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How to complain about a debt collection company

If you have been harassed, publicly embarrassed or treated unfairly or unreasonably by a debt collector or a bailiff you are entitled to complain.

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Negative equity but need to sell: Your options

Being stuck in negative equity when you need to sell your home puts you in a difficult situation - but there are ways to get around the problem. We explain your options.

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Why did my application for credit get turned down?

Being turned down for credit is inconvenient and worrying, especially if you don't know why it's happened. Find out why your application might have been rejected by the bank and what you can do about it.

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Emigrating? How to prepare your finances for moving overseas

Starting your new life in some far flung corner of the world is both thrilling and daunting in equal measure. Here's how to prepare your finances for the move, wherever you're emigrating to.

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Free fertility treatment: how to play the NHS lottery

If you need fertility treatment and don't have oodles of cash to spare, it's likely you'll have to face the NHS postcode lottery. We explain why the treatment on offer depends on where you live and exactly what you should expect.

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Council MOT centres: the route to a hassle free MOT?

If you're fed up with worrying about unscrupulous garages making your car's MOT a misery, turning to a council MOT centre could be the answer.

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9 easy ways to add value to your home

Want to increase the price of your home without spending a fortune? Here are 9 easy ways to add value to your property without getting the builders in

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Can debt collectors take money from your bank account?

Worried that cash will be taken from your bank account by companies you owe money to? We explain whether this is likely and what you can do about it.

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