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Have you ever had those moments in life where you've been disappointed to find something isn't quite what you thought it would be? It's happened to us all, but it really doesn't have to be that way with a savings account.

Whilst some choose to spend money on material goods to feel joy, pleasure can also be derived from saving money and seeing the balance grow over time. And that can be good for your mental wellbeing, too.

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In 'Is a smart home a smart choice' we looked at some of the tech that can save you money, but there are still a number of additional things you can do to help you cut down the overall cost of your energy bills.

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Having a few pounds around the house can be useful for small unexpected payments, like a takeaway or the window cleaner, but how much have you got tucked away? And could your money be doing more for you?

The Great British Bake Off is back, but whilst the contestants may know the perfect recipe for a cake, what ingredients do you need to make a notice account? And how long will it take for your savings to rise like a Victoria sponge?

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Love it or hate it, social media is very much part of our lives. Many of us rely on it to keep connected, especially during lockdown, but with growing popularity comes a greater chance of falling victim to fraud.

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If the old saying is to be believed, the only thing that's guaranteed is death and taxes. But there is something much better that can be guaranteed, and that's the sum at the end of a fixed-rate savings account.

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You may know a little about the ISA allowance being the maximum amount you can save into an ISA, but what does it mean, what is the limit, and has it always been that amount? We delve into the history of the ISA allowance.


Patience is a virtue. And when it comes to saving for the future, that patience can be rewarded. Whether you're looking at notice accounts, fixed rate cash ISAs or fixed rate bonds, waiting can most definitely be a good thing.

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