Alexandra Walmsley

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HMV reclaims second place in entertainment market from Tesco

HMV growing market share again, as Amazon holds on to position of biggest entertaimment retailer<p>HMV is making a comeback on the high street by winning shoppers from Britain’s supermarkets, according to the latest entertainment industry data.<p>The retailer grew its share of CD, DVD and video game …

Forget the Joneses! Now we do DIY to add value to homes: Two thirds admit spending on home improvements in bid to increase property's value

• <b>New report finds 68 per cent of people decorate to bring up property's value</b>• <b><br>Figure is triple that of 2012 as property prices rise in parts of</b> …

I've been demoted and demotivated. What should I do?

Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy's own insights. Here is the latest dilemma – what are your …

Move over eBay, FaceBay is just one of the new ways to sell unwanted stuff

There was a time, not so long ago, when eBay seemed the only place to head if you wanted to sell second-hand goods online. But for some the online auction giant is no longer as attractive as it was, with relatively high fees and an apparent bias towards buyers – <i>The Observer's</i> consumer champion Anna …

6 Everyday Hacks to Help You Save Money

If you’ve given up on saving money because you think budgeting and tracking expenses are too hard, it’s time to rethink your strategy. You don’t have …

How Parents Can Teach Kids About Money

Start with small steps and take advantage of teachable moments.<p>At a recent conference at George Washington University on financial literacy among …

Man pushes Brussels sprout up Snowdon with his nose in four days

It took four days and 22 sprouts for Stuart Kettell to push a brussel sprout up Mount Snowdon with his nose in a bid to raise money for charity<p>A man has completed his challenge to push a Brussels sprout up Snowdon using his nose.<p>Stuart Kettell, from the West Midlands, took four days to reach the …