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I’ll get my pension soon, but I’ll have to keep working to pay off my mortgage'

I earn £33,000 a year but I still have £55,000 on my mortgage with repayments of £675 a month. I’m about one month off from collecting my pension under the old system, but I’m going to have to work past the retirement age to pay off my mortgage.<p>I bought my council house in south-east London for …

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Retire wealthy: three super funds for dividend investors

There are many benefits to investing with a focus on dividends. For starters, dividends can provide you with a second income stream and put you on …

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When is the best time to book a hotel room for a good deal?

I made a reservation two months in advance – but now the same rooms are 25% cheaper<p><b>Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper.</b><p>When is the best time to book a hotel room? I am …

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'Why won't the RAC pay out over my vandalised car?'

<i>Three months ago my car was vandalised while parked in a town in Umbria and the two side windows were broken.</i><p><i>I informed my insurance company, which I had found via the RAC, and also the RAC itself with which I had a European breakdown cover policy. I did not make a claim under the insurance as the</i> …

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'I had cancer – but my insurer tried to wriggle out of paying'

When Sheila Hastings* heard just days after her daughter’s wedding that she had an “aggressive” form of kidney cancer and major surgery was inevitable, she was comforted that at least she had a “critical illness” insurance policy taken out with Zurich eight years earlier.<p>These policies are supposed …

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'I'm 81 and in failing health. Yet TalkTalk cut off my emergency line'

<i>Earlier this year I decided to change to TalkTalk for TV, phone and broadband.</i><p><i>The company emailed thanking me for the order at a cost of £38 per month for 18 months and then £54 a month after that. It told me that an engineer would come between 8am and 1pm to install my telephone line and</i> …

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'Our house fell apart – but our insurer won't pay the full amount'

A Sussex family has accused Direct Line of “shocking and appalling” treatment following an eight-year battle over a subsidence claim during which time, they say, the property has worsened each year to the point of becoming dangerous.<p>Robert Sherburn first reported cracks in the walls back in 2010, …

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Revolutionary guards killed in attack on Iran military parade | Financial Times

At least 10 people have been killed, including members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, and at least 21 people wounded after militants opened …

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Petrol price war looms after 3p per litre drop in wholesale costs

Fuel retailers may be about to engage in a price war, the AA has said.<p>A 3p per litre slump in wholesale costs this month suggests pump prices could be about to drop, according to the AA. This would be welcome relief for motorists who are being hit by prices at a four-year high after 11 consecutive …

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Frozen food myths debunked - what you can and CAN'T store in the freezer

Experts have debunked a series of myths around frozen food which millions of Brits believe to be true.<p>Researchers who carried out a detailed study …

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Voice recognition: is it really as secure as it sounds?

With millions of us accustomed to barking orders at Alexa and Siri, it’s probably not surprising that voice recognition services offered by banks and other organisations are taking off in a big way.<p>It emerged this week that HM Revenue & Customs has so far signed up about 6.7 million people to its …

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Average cost of moving house now more than £12,000: how to cut your costs

<b>Between packing boxes and shifting furniture, moving home can be back-breaking work, and new research suggests your bank balance may also feel the</b> …

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Don’t waste your money on bitcoin, FTSE 100 growth shares could boost your retirement savings

Having risen by 78% in the last year, the performance of bitcoin has easily beaten that of the FTSE 100. The index is up just 1% over the same …

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Is your broadband slow because of your outdated router? - Here's how to get one for free

IF you feel like your broadband is slow, it may be a result of an old router.<p>In fact, more than a million homes in the UK - up to five per cent of …

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This 8.1% yielder could top up your State Pension

Most experts agree that the current State Pension, which stands at £8,546 per year is not enough for most people to live on comfortably. So today, …

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Four in ten travel insurance complaints upheld

<b>Last year, more complaints about travel insurance – made to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) – were upheld in favour of the consumer than for</b> …

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Game on for Sky as Fox and Comcast launch 24 hour bidding war to take over media empire

A long running battle for the takeover of Sky is set to come to a close this weekend as a 24 hour bidding war kicks off.<p>Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century …

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How safe is saving and how risky is investing? This is Money podcast

As banks went kaput a decade ago, the safety of our savings was thrust into the limelight.<p>Most had never considered that cash in the bank was at risk …

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Now TV offers and deals: Price of Sky Sports passes slashed ahead of West Ham United Vs Chelsea game

Online streaming service Now TV offers households an alternative way to catch up on television without the hassle of a contract or fluctuating …

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Rude Harry Potter candles are the perfect Christmas gift for any wannabe witch or wizard

Every Harry Potter fan knows that Hogwarts is a magical place.<p>And now you can bring some of the magic into your home - and add a little sass at the …

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52% of people have been cold called by someone claiming to be a trader

<b>More than half of Which? members have had a trader phone out of the blue or turn up unannounced at their home or that of a relative, according to a</b> …

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M&S are selling £8 roast dinner meal deal bundles in stores all this weekend

High street favourite M&S are serving up a meal deal many Brits will love - a classic roast dinner.<p>The £8 meal deal bundle includes a main dish and …

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Firebox launch limited-edition Christmas pudding flavour Unicorn Tears Gin

If you're a gin-lover you will almost most certainly love the new Firebox tipple - a limited-edition Christmas pudding flavour Unicorn Tears …

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200,000 workers left out of pocket by law-breaking bosses that aren't paying the minimum wage - your rights

A record £15.6 million of underpayment to workers has been uncovered in the past year, leading to huge fines against employers, official figures show.<p>…

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Lidl has brought back its CREME BRULEE flavoured ice cream for £1.99

IT'S enough to make you say "sacre bleu" - because Lidl has brought back its popular £1.99 Crème Brûlée ice cream.<p>The creamy concoction tastes of …

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Confused shoppers spot Asda selling Easter chocolate - in September

Easter might still be seven whole months away, but for some strange reason, Asda is gearing up earlier than ever for the big day.<p>Confused shoppers …

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Iceland has started selling fish other supermarkets reject for this very important reason

ICELAND will start selling fish that would otherwise be thrown back into the sea either dead or dying just because it's not cod.<p>The supermarket will …

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Why a stocks and shares ISA beats buy-to-let every time

I always felt that buy-to-let was over-hyped. Although many investors have done well, generating attractive rental yields and capital growth from …

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Pound collapses after Theresa May's Brexit non-speech

The pound has collapsed to a 12-month low in the wake of Theresa May's statement on Brexit.<p>On Thursday it emerged her proposed deal was dead in the …

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U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.68%

© Reuters. U.K. stocks higher at close of trade; Investing.com United Kingdom 100 up 1.68%<p>Investing.com – U.K. stocks were higher after the close on …

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