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Our Your Money section provides all the latest personal finance news and advice, including investment tips, advice on controlling a household budget, and tips on shares and foreign investments.

According to a recent study around 31 per cent of us say our finances are our biggest daily worry

Strike a healthy financial balance

More people worry about money troubles than they do their health, a new study reveals

People fall victim to financial fraud every day

Facing up to fraud

Think that you would never fall for a scam? Think again, warns Vicky Shaw

Start the year with a new financial plan

New year, new financial plan

Vicky Shaw has some easy resolution tips for your bank balance

Saleswoman and customer at checkout counter

Taking care of gift gaffes

Christmas is over and, as you munch your way through cold turkey sandwiches, it’s time for the inevitable Christmas-present de-brief

A general view of grocery shopping

Does it pay to be average?

Are you Mr or Ms Average when it comes to your family’s weekly shopping habits? Read on to find out

Credit cards

Why not swap cards this Christmas?

Are you happy with your current account? If the answer is no, then Vicky Shaw  asks what is stopping you from switching

Shopping

Time to bank on the truth

Ever been less than truthful about the state of your bank balance? You’re not alone; according to new research, we’re a nation of financial fibbers. But, says Vicky Shaw, it’s time to face the truth

It now seems many home owners will struggle to pay off the capital of their interest only mortgages

’til death do debts depart

Would paying off your mortgage until death help to defuse the interest-only mortgage time bomb?

Don't be fooled by copycat websites

Don't be fooled by copycat websites

Melissa Thompson looks at ways to spot scams aimed at grabbing your cash

The Government believes few people will choose to blow their pension on big ticket purchases, while most will welcome the new financial flexibility

Pensions: Save or splurge?

Will you be splashing out on a Lamborghini with your pension pot next year? Vicky Shaw looks underneath the bonnet of the retirement savings revolution

Turning the thermostat down and insulating your loft are just two simple ways to cut bills

Turn down your bills

Looking to cut your household bills this winter? Who isn't? Luckily, Vicky Shaw offers some welcome tips

Making plans now should ease the pain of predicted interest rises

Keeping interested

If you're a homeowner, there's no time like the present to start planning for interest rate rises, says Vicky Shaw

Start your Christmas financial planning early

Get an early start on your festive finances

The summer has barely left us but many people have already started their Christmas financial planning. Vicky Shaw reports

If you are the victim of a hit-and-run driver it's vital to contact the Police and your insurer right away

Don't end up on road to ruin

The net is closing in on uninsured drivers. Vicky Shaw reports

These are uncertain times for mortgage borrowers

Don't let fate find your rate

Think about moving your mortgage before costs rise, says Tricia Phillips

Students are settling into life at University

Learning from other students' lessons

Heading out to university? Vicky Shaw shares some advice on how not to make money mistakes

Children will learn about managing finances in lessons

Questions of money

Financial education reforms could add up to more money staying in the next generation’s pockets. Vicky Shaw reports

Financial jargon can be confusing

Money talks

The language of money can be difficult to master. Vicky Shaw helps to translate it

More people are turning to the internet to do their shopping and banking

Advances in technology slipping seamlessly into routines

New technology is transforming how we carry out our daily financial tasks, says Vicky Shaw

Track down some bargains to save money at the start of the new school year

Do your homework for new school term deals

The summer break gives many parents a welcome opportunity to spend some extra time with the children

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