Conversations about: Money

Is it time to ditch your traditional savings account?

by , Money Editor Money 30 June 2015
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Interest rates on traditional savings accounts are now so poor that many of us are deciding to choose alternative homes for our money. But is it really time to turn our back on them altogether? (more about savings accounts ...)

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Travel money myths and why I miss travellers’ cheques

by , Conversation Editor Money 27 June 2015
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Getting travel money used to be simple. When I first went abroad to Greece 20 years ago I brought travellers’ cheques - like everyone else seemed to do at the time. (more about travel money ...)

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Should you be nudged away from making financial mistakes?

by , Stirling Behavioural Science Centre Money 26 June 2015
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Is it right to shape people’s behaviour to help them make better financial decisions? In this guest post, Professor Liam Delaney explores the pros and cons of ‘Nudge’… (more about 'nudge'...)

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Is your bank now putting customers before sales?

by , Senior money researcher Money 25 June 2015
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The idea of banks putting customers first may make you laugh. Especially if yours still tries to persuade you to take out a packaged current account with benefits you don't need. Or when you think about the PPI saga. (more about banks ...)

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Have you had problems with an online order?

by , Digital Producer Money 20 June 2015
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Do you know your rights when you want to return goods that you bought online? And just as importantly, can you rely on retailers to give you the information you need? (more about online orders ...)

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Are your bills higher because of how you choose to pay?

by , Online Writer Money 19 June 2015
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There's no pleasant way to pay the bills, but being charged extra for how you choose to pay is rubbing salt in the wound. Did you know that not paying by direct debit and getting paper bills could cost you £243 a year? (more about costs for paying your bills ...)

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Is it unBritish to haggle – or the only way to get a fair price?

by , Technology Researcher Money 13 June 2015
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When I asked Which? readers for their haggling stories, many told me of savings they'd made using just a phone call and a dash of charm. But not everyone liked the idea - one even claimed haggling was 'unBritish'. (more about haggling ...)

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What would make you switch current account?

by , Conversation Editor Money 10 June 2015
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What would make you switch banks? It’s a question I’ve thought about for months as my bank has done one thing after another that has niggled me. But this month, I’ve finally taken the plunge. (more about switching bank account ...)

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How can you improve the security of your garden shed?

by , Conversation Editor Money 24 May 2015
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The garden shed used to be where you threw a few garden tools and the man of the house went to escape the family. But many now store thousands of pounds of equipment making shed security a bigger issue. (more about shed theft ...)

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Did stock problems with Frozen toys affect Disney’s ratings?

by , Which? Magazine Editor Money 23 May 2015
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Each year we ask customers to help us find the UK’s best and worst shops. One of the more surprising results this time was Disney Store falling from 2nd to 43rd in one year. Could the 'Frozen effect' be to blame? (more about best and worst shops ...)

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How long have HMRC helplines kept you waiting?

by , Senior Money Researcher Money 11 May 2015
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You're still facing long waiting times and having your call cut off when phoning Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs – that’s clear from the stories you’ve told us. So we're starting a poll to find out how long you've waited. (more about HMRC helplines ...)

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Making money out of old books, CDs and gadgets

by , Money and Travel researcher Money 10 May 2015
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Sometimes I look round my home and wonder how it got so cluttered - books I've read, CDs played to death, gadgets. The idea of getting rid of them and earning money sounds appealing, but is it too good to be true? (more about selling your unwanted stuff online ...)

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Your view: high prices stop you going to the cinema

by , Conversation Moderator Money 25 April 2015
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We asked you if ticket prices have affected how often you go to see films. Plenty of you said they have, hardly surprising when some cinemas charge up to £15 a ticket - and that's before popcorn and refreshments. (more about cinema prices ...)

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Are you ready for ‘smart’ ATMs?

by , Researcher/Writer Money 9 April 2015
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Smart phones, smart meters, smart watches… what about smart ATMs? What are these new beasts of the high street, and could they come to a town near you? (more about smart ATMs...)

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