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How to save money on breakdown cover

Along with the rest of the country at least part of our Christmas holiday will be spent chugging up and down motorways visiting friends and relations. My car is a boring reliable Japanese tank but this time last year it refused to start - embarrassingly enough in the school car park. After that, I b...
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Why can't I get a deal on car insurance?

As Skinted Minted often points out, shopping around before renewing your insurance/utility contract is a good idea. So then why doesn’t it work for me? Actually, that’s not fair: I saved 30% by shopping around for my home insurance earlier this year – see here . But on car insurance, it’s a differen...
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How to save £££s on your car insurance

I am a middle aged woman, live in the countryside and own a boring, elderly Japanese car. I’ve only had one tiny shunt – around 15 years ago – and I don’t drive many miles. Still, my car cover costs more than £200 a year: add on road tax at £230 a year plus MOTs, services and being a car owner is ex...
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Insurers charge more than credit cards to pay monthly for car insurance

I was thinking about paying my car insurance monthly until I saw the cost on my renewal notice for doing so: 28.8% APR representative or 12% of my premium extra. Crikey, that’s more than most credit cards, I thought. Just to be certain I double-checked with Moneyfacts. According to their latest figu...
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