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Are you being fleeced for paper phone bills?

I was horrified to find out last week that I am paying £3 extra every time BT sends me a paper bill in the post for my second landline. As they do it every month, that’s a whole £36 a year on top of the iniquitous rental charge of £19.99 a month. It’s not often you have the Daily Mail to thank for a...
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Price cap is going up – so fix your energy bills NOW

Warning: unless you get your act together and fix your home gas and electricity bills soon, you’ll be paying more come April. It was announced this week that the government’s energy price cap is going up by more than 10% from 1 April. That means if you are on a variable rate tariff, your bills will ...
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My tips to get the best mobile phone contracts for kids

Much as I resent the amount of time the mini-Minteds spend plugged into their phones, I’m also paying for it so I need to find the most cost-effective contract. Both of them have fully paid-up handsets which have a good few years of usage in them. That puts me firmly in the SIM-only market. We’ve be...
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Can I save £1,000 on my energy bills this year?

As we've gone back to winter today, I thought I'd better hit the comparison websites for a new energy deal. Last year I managed to save around £1,000 by switching to Sainsbury’s from British Gas. Could I do the same again? Well, not by staying with Sainsbury’s. They’re more than keen to boot me off ...
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Switching gas supplier: not just a lot of hot air

Unbelievably I have saved well over £1,000 on my energy bill – just by switching supplier. I knew you could cut your costs quite radically doing this but I never got round to it. To be frank, I could never figure out my annual usage and then got stalled on the comparison websites when they asked for...
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