Mobile roaming: Is Three’s deal a magic number?
Using mobile data abroad unnecessarily costs a small fortune, so I applaud any networks which make it cheaper. Three Mobile’s new Euro Internet Pass costs a flat £5 a day and gives you unlimited usage — one of the cheapest deals out there. But there are two things that can catch you out if you’re not careful,...
From bed bug to cyber bug
After a week in bed nursing the flu, I’d had enough of soup, Lemsip and most of all, daytime TV. Instead, I took the time to sort my finances, showing that good can come from feeling dreadful. With the ability to focus my eyes on the screen and navigate the remote control with my fingers, I wondered...
Can you top my 2p biscuits?
I’m taking a quick break from the hard-hitting world of personal finance to talk biscuits. While at my local Asda recently, I spotted a large stash of Decorate Your Own Christmas Tree biscuit packets (6 biscuits per packet), reduced from £3.50 each to 2p. MoneySaver that I am, I couldn’t resist picking one up. Well, five packets,...
Why won’t banks give me a savings account?
You’d have thought it was easy to apply for a savings account. Especially as you’re giving banks money. Think again. I’m in week four of trying to apply for an account, with no luck. It appears the problem is an archaic mixture of banks’ bungling attempts to verify my identity, and curious information on my credit report....
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