Month: August 2016

Parent survival guide: Back-to-school on a budget

When you have children, it can be a financial nightmare to budget for their return to school while also juggling the rest of your financial responsibilities. Here are a series of tips on how to master back to school on a budget: Take inventory Take inventory of what your children might already have from the […]

5 ways students can manage their money

University is the first time many youngsters are introduced to the idea of ‘money management’. Suddenly, they’ve got to learn to pay for bills, rent, food and other expenses on a limited budget. Needless to say, it can be a daunting time. So to give students the best possible chance of managing their money, here […]

How to get out of your mobile phone contract takes a look at the options available to you for getting out of your mobile phone contract. Traditionally, the mobile phone industry has offered the best deals to those who commit to longer-term contracts. They work by offering people a “free” phone, alongside monthly tariff payments over a period of 18-24 months. While this […]

Understanding what you should and shouldn’t put on your credit card

Credit cards can be a great way to borrow money, but it’s important that you know what should and shouldn’t be put on your card to get the best use of it. This, of course, depends on what sort of credit card you have. If you are unsure on what purchases should be made on […]

Different credit cards types and why you might need them

Totally Money explains some of the different credit card types on the market and how they might be useful, to ensure you make the right choice when looking for a credit card. There are several different types of credit card on the market and you can get some great benefits by choosing the one that’s […]

Top tips to get the best mobile phone contract shares with us their top tips on how to get the best mobile phone contract on the phone you want. You’ve come to the end of your phone contract and you can finally change your old, battered phone for something much shinier…exciting times! However, for many it can also be quite daunting. Pushy salesmen […]

The Financial News You Need To Know With Sarah Pennells – August 26 2016

Help to Buy ISA: who’s it helping? If you’ve taken out a Help to Buy ISA to help you boost your deposit, you could be forgiven for being pretty fed up now. Why? Because it’s emerged that the government’s flagship tax-free cash savings product that was launched with a big fanfare last December to help […]

5 reasons to get your broadband and TV sorted this September

Stop what you’re doing, pour yourself a cuppa and take a seat, because September is nearly here and some of our favourite shows are returning to the small screen. Here are 5 programmes you can look forward to next month if you’ve got your TV and broadband packages sorted. 1.The Premier League A firm favourite […]

How safe is your passport?

It might feel as though every man and his dog are jetting off to sunnier climes at the moment, as summer 2016 reaches its peak. But if you’re heading out of the UK, how confident can you be that your passport is safe? According to figures from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), over 21,000 […]

The Financial News You Need To Know with Sarah Pennells – August 18 2016

Sarah Pennells is a personal finance journalist and the face behind We think she does a great job at explaining financial subjects in a very clear and accessible manner. You can find her column below where she writes about the latest financial news, and helps you get more from your money. New rules for banks […]