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Insulate your home on the cheap

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Insulate your home on the cheap

The snowflakes are real, honest!

Last year I discovered my new flat was about as well insulated as a beach hut.

Every room and window seemed to be letting in a draught but since I’m from Yorkshire I tend to think that as long as it’s above freezing it’s warm enough for shorts.

My other half disagreed and decided we’d have to make the place as warm as we could, for as cheap as possible.

Thankfully another Yorkshire trait means I know how to save a ‘few bob’ so after a quick brew I cracked on with it. Here’s what I did…

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Rising energy costs: time to switch?

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Is it time for you to switch?

Is it time for you to switch?

If your gas or electric bill keeps hitting the doormat with a heavier and heavier thud, you may be wondering if you’d be better off with another provider.

Even the most energy-frugal among us don’t appear to be safe from those deadly price hikes. All it takes is a jump of a couple of pounds on these bills to tip a person’s budget over the edge.

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Know your rights: September’s changes in debt law

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Justice scales law

Her arm must get very tired holding that all day

The months are flying by and it’s that time again already!

After a quiet August there’s more to talk about in this month’s debt news including basic bank accounts, rent arrears, fuel poverty and more…

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