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Fiona Vanier

Fiona is a freelance writer specialising in personal finance. She has a particular interest in helping people struggling with debt, and finding new and interesting ways to travel on a budget.

What to do when someone dies: a financial checklist

Knowing what to do when someone dies can be difficult. But don’t worry. This article covers the key things you need to do and... More »

Can I cash in my pension before I turn 55?

You might be wondering whether you can cash in your pension before you turn 55. We take a look at whether it's possible and... More »

4 apps to manage small business expenses

Running a small business is hard work, but there are apps that can make it easier. Looking for an app to manage business expenses?... More »

6 great places to retire in the UK and the average cost to live there

Are you close to retirement and considering relocating? Here are the six best places to retire in the UK and the average cost of... More »

Where can I find low income support?

If you are struggling to make ends meet, it's useful to know where you can access low income support. This article outlines some useful... More »

How to start a cleaning business step by step

Are you a dab hand at cleaning and want to get paid for it? Wondering how to start a cleaning business? Read this article... More »

Why are electric cars so expensive?

Electric cars may be environmentally friendly, but they are still very expensive. We take a look at some key reasons why. More »

How much should you spend on an engagement ring?

With Valentine’s Day looming, you might be planning to pop the question. We take a look at how much you should spend on an... More »

Understanding loan to value (LTV) and why it matters

If you want to get a mortgage, you will need to know what loan to value is and how it is used. This article... More »

How do cash advances work?

If you have a credit card, you may be tempted to use it for a cash advance. Read on to make sure you know... More »

Can I retire at 60 and claim State Pension?

Most UK employees will get a State Pension on retirement. If you’re wondering whether you can retire at 60 and claim State Pension, then... More »

How long do you need to keep your tax records?

Keeping tax records is an important part of money management. If you are wondering: how long you need to keep your tax records for,... More »

What is the FTSE 100?

You've probably heard it mentioned in the news, but if you are wondering what the FTSE 100 is, then this article has you covered. More »

Important UK tax deadlines

If you are self-employed or a sole trader, you must file your tax return. Here are the UK tax year dates that you need... More »

Final salary pensions: everything you need to know

If you have a final salary pension but you're not sure how they work, don’t worry. This article outlines everything you need to know. More »

How to cut small business costs in a hurry

Many small businesses are currently under pressure. If you want to know how to cut business costs in a hurry, then check out our... More »

Need bicycle insurance? Here’s everything you need to know

Bicycle insurance is not compulsory, but it is useful. If you are thinking about buying it but wondering if it’s worth it, read this... More »

Does Experian Boost really work?

If you check your credit score regularly, you'll know about Experian. But do you know about Experian Boost? Read this article to find out. More »

What are dividends?

If you're thinking of investing in shares, then you may have heard of dividends. If you are wondering what they're all about, this article... More »

What to look for in a good investment property

When investing in real-estate, what should you look for in an investment property? If you’re thinking about investing, read on to find out. More »