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Cost of loving: Valentine’s Day ideas that won’t break the bank
There are plenty of low-cost or free ways to show someone you love them

Jess Clark and Rupert Jones

08, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Cost of living crisis: how to make smart money decisions in tough times
Interest rates rose this week, adding to pressure from bills. We look at how to make the best choices in an uncertain world

Sandra Haurant

04, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Social housing: don’t assume you’re not eligible for a council property
Look into local authority or housing association options because you may be surprised

Jess Clark

28, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Low-cost housing: how can you escape the rent rat race?
Some people are paying only £150-£300 a month to rent. We explore options that could help you cut housing costs

Jess Clark

28, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Boxing Day sales: how UK shoppers can get the best deals
Top tips for saving, with many retailers expected to offer larger than normal discounts

Jess Clark

24, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Royal Mail urges people to use or swap non-barcoded stamps
Deadline is 31 January, although there will then be six-month grace period with such post still delivered

Rupert Jones

23, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Mind the gap: draught excluders are back as Britons rush to cut energy bills
The 1970s staple is once again becoming a hot product, with energy costs rising and temperatures falling

Miles Brignall

17, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Decent pay would boost nurses’ morale | Brief letters
Brief letters: NHS workers’ strike | Boiling point | Breaking bread | Waterford’s blaa | Christmas clearance | Wrapped up | Getting published

13, Dec, 2022 @5:39 PM

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Does a kettle use more electricity than a TV? How much power your gadgets use
We test what devices consume, with households increasingly worried about rising energy prices

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

13, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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How to dry clothes indoors and save money on laundry
From using a radiator and a sheet, to wrapping in a towel. And there’s tumble dryer hacks, too

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

12, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘I got £10,000-plus of food for free’: the bin diver making the most of thrown-away groceries
As supermarket prices soar, some Britons are hunting out food that would otherwise go to waste. We talk to one of them

Laura Whateley

10, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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How to have a thrifty Christmas that doesn’t feel cheap
Living costs are soaring but you can economise with your celebrations and still get great results

Zoe Wood and Jess Clark

04, Dec, 2022 @10:48 AM

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