I fostered cats for a few months... here's how you can care for dogs, rabbits etc too (all for free)

As a cat lover living in a sixth-floor flat in London, getting a cat full-time never seemed fair – especially as I like to travel occasionally. I thought I was doomed to live a miserable, cat-less existence... until I started researching dog fostering for our MoneySaving for dog owners guide, and discovered the RSPCA needed cat fosterers too.

UK bargain-break tips, including hotels from £25/night and cheap holiday-cottage deals

Summer's here, homeschool's nearly out and after the 2020 we've had so far many are understandably ready for a break.

Stream live music for free: Virtual gigs & classic shows from Elton John, Little Mix, Oasis & more

While lockdown is easing, sadly most live music events will be cancelled until at least Saturday 15 August, and with strict measures needed to reopen safely, even then many venues may not be able to for some time. But thanks to the wonders of technology, the music needn't stop...

WARNING. 20+ coronavirus scams to watch out for and how to protect yourself

The coronavirus pandemic has often brought out the very best in people and society – but upsettingly, it's also brought criminals and lowlifes out of the shadows to prey on our pockets. Action Fraud has reported that £4.6 million has been lost to coronavirus-related scams since lockdown started.

Gutted there's no Glastonbury? You can still experience it for FREE via TV and streaming

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there'll be no Glastonbury this year. While the UK's biggest music festival periodically takes a break to allow the land it takes place on to recover, this year is the first time it's been cancelled since 2001 – and on its 50th anniversary too. Bummer.

Coronavirus insight: Thousands tell MSE how the pandemic has impacted their personal finances

Since the beginning of the UK lockdown in March, thousands of MoneySavingExpert.com user comments have been read, digested and passed on to officials by our Campaigns team, as scores of people laid out the kind of money worries they are facing as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cheap and easy swaps for hard-to-find baking ingredients such as flour, eggs, milk & more

The past several weeks have seen grocery shortages in many shops most won't ever have seen, unless they're old enough to remember rationing like my dad (hi Dad!). With most of us at home, baking is a popular way to pass the time, but with many struggling to pick up their usual key ingredients such as flour and eggs, there's been renewed interest in wartime recipes, as well as vegan baking.

How to access groceries if you're vulnerable and 'shielding' due to coronavirus

Over a million people classed as 'extremely vulnerable' (or 'very high risk') have been asked to stay at home until at least the end of June 2020, to protect themselves from the current coronavirus pandemic. And there are many more who fall into a 'high-risk' category. Along with health concerns, this has caused many to worry about accessing basic supplies, particularly with the high demand for supermarket delivery slots. 

British Airways repatriation policy lottery left a sour taste while abroad for 57 days due to Covid-19

I'm unhappy with British Airways. It's an airline I like, but I'm disappointed in it.

How to earn £50-£150 in a couple of hours via market research focus groups – including the top 12 agencies to join

If you're willing to give your views on anything from fantasy football to chocolate spread or luxury cars, you could walk away with £50-£150 from taking part in a market research focus group.

Plus now all of these projects have moved online, so you can usually take part wherever you live in the UK. We've rounded up the top agencies to join, based on which are the best payers and have the most projects available.