Do you like Snickers? Well, after this week I know that Katie Price and Rio Ferdinand do, because they’ve been paid by the company to tweet about it. It seems like a bit of fun, but can celebrity endorsement go too far?
We recently investigated six financial products we believe you can do without. We think each one represents poor value for money – and often there are cheaper, better alternatives. Do you have any to add?
Many shops will still try to sell you an extended warranty when you buy a kitchen appliance or TV, but they’re not always your best or most cost-effective option. So, are extended warranties worth buying?
Millions of us take out insurance to cover our home, car, health, pets, life, holidays, wedding and teeth. And yet, if one in 10 people insure their mobile, why don’t they also insure their own income?
If you’ve visited your bank branch recently, did they try to sell you another financial product? If this is why you visited, then fine. But what if you were only looking to get some cash out, or order a chequebook?
Disability discrimination, like scurvy and rationing, should be a thing of the distant past but unfortunately there are still examples of financial companies letting down disabled people.
With the Labour Party Conference in full swing, here’s the second of our politician Q&As. This time we quiz Chris Leslie, Shadow Financial Secretary to the Treasury, on the current state of financial services.
I have my savings, current account, cash Isa and credit card with a single financial provider – a Which? recommended provider, naturally. But are we missing out on better deals by sticking our eggs in one basket?
In an age of civil partnerships and gay fostering and adoption, I can’t think of any financial product that now needs to be tailored to a gay customer base, or which discriminates against it. Can you?
Extended warranties are under the spotlight again – this time the OFT is investigating their value for money. But do we really need a study to find out what we already know – that warranties are largely not worth buying?
Are your finances fighting fit and raring to go or poorly and a bit under the weather? If you’re unsure what diagnosis to give your money situation, maybe it’s time to have a financial health check…
Have you ever used a financial adviser to help you out with a money decision? Did you stop to ask about their qualifications? Most of us don’t, and yet a ‘qualified advisor’ may only have an A-level equivalent.
Heard of the RU64 rule? Probably not, but it plays an important part in simplifying people’s pensions, so good news it’s staying. But could other complicated financial products benefit from the same treatment?
If you’re forking out a fortune for the likes of mobile phone insurance or extended warranties it could be time for a financial MOT. Money Editor James Daley won’t be buying these pointless products.