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We asked readers to write in with their views on the use of tallow in the new polymer £5 note, which we have since discovered is a finalist to the "World banknote of the year" competition.

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The ‘C’ word. Whether it fills you with dread or gets you rushing out for tinsel to Deck the Halls with, there’s no escaping the fact Christmas is approaching.

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This is surely the most obvious personal finance tip ever – perhaps even more hackneyed than saving money by not buying a coffee every day – but…  it really is worth opening your letters.

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Households are frequently told they could save up to £300 by switching energy tariff, but often it’s hard to be motivated even by figures as big as this.

So to help give you that extra push, I’m going to tell you my story. 

I moved into a new flat last year, and once everything was sorted out, checking the energy provider was high on my to-do list.

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“Dreams can come trust,” Gabrielle famously sang in 1993 and is still singing today - the Brit award-winning singer is back on tour this autumn. But the reality is that, unless you happen upon a chance stroke of luck, you need to work hard and plan to achieve your financial dreams.
 
Moira O'Neill's picture

Plenty of people in retirement will be surprised and disappointed by the government’s decision to scrap its plans for a secondary annuities market.  Under the plans existing&nb

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This book’s actual title is somewhat longer than what we’ve given it in our competition to win one of two copies. Its full title is ‘Loaded: Money, psychology, and how to get ahead without leaving your values behind.’ You can see why we shortened it.

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‘Stoptober’ got off the ground on 1 October, and I am one of hundreds of thousands of smokers who will try not to smoke over the next 28 days.

Moira O'Neill's picture

The FTSE 100 index of the biggest companies traded on the London Stock Exchange almost closed at a record high yesterday. It ended the day at 7,074, just below its previous highest close of 7,104 on 27 April 2015. However, at the same time, the pound plunged to a new 31-year low against the dollar.

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Every morning on the way to work I buy a coffee.

Not the kind with syrups and fruity flavours and bits hanging out of it that makes it look more like a cocktail - the coffee for people who don’t like the taste of coffee - but a simple black filter coffee, which costs £1. I do this because drinking instant coffee makes me want to die.

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