Check your Facebook settings NOW – it’s likely you’re allowing third-party applications to access your data

Did you know, you’ve probably given numerous third-party applications access to all your personal data through Facebook, without even realising? If you’ve ever logged in to almost anything via Facebook, eg, booking sites or streaming services, used public Wi-Fi, played Candy Crush or answered any fun quizzes at any point, you’ll be affected. If you quickly ticked...

My electricity costs HOW MUCH?! Rogue smart meter tells MoneySaver she owes £100,000+

Energy costs may have been higher than usual over the past few weeks given the recent cold snap – but one MoneySaver got a REAL shock when checking her smart meter. Sainsbury’s Energy customer Janette McAdam, 59, found she’d apparently racked up a bill of more than £100,000 in just one day, and is used to her...

I’ve invested in Bitcoin – it’s been a roller-coaster. Here’s what I’ve learned

You know what, the headline is wrong. I didn’t invest – I gambled. I bought £250’s worth of cryptocurrency – Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin – in December. I know nothing about them, I just saw the price rising and thought I could make a quick buck. Yet I only bought what I could afford to lose, as...

Consume a LOT of mobile data? Under 26? Take a look at this…

There’s a newish kid on the mobiles block…and Vodafone is behind it. Voxi is setting out to capture the youth market by offering unlimited data for popular apps – here’s the download: Unlimited video & music data (for 6 months). Netflix, Spotify, Apple Music – but with a catch Unlimited social & chat data (ongoing). Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook,...

How to withdraw your money from Coinbase

Bitcoin – the word on everyone’s lips at the end of last year – is in the news again, though this time the graphs are all heading in the other direction. The value of the cryptocurrency has nosedived in recent days, with a Bitcoin now worth less than £6,000, having been worth over twice as much in...

8 things many of us do on holiday that could invalidate our insurance

Holidaymakers rely on travel insurance for complete peace of mind but if you fail to comply with the T&Cs you’re likely in for a nasty shock. In the news this week was a stark reminder that something as simple as having a glass of wine could invalidate a claim. And there are plenty of other common holiday habits that...

Would you PAY to book your sunbed by the pool in advance?

An option to book a sunlounger before you begin packing your suitcase sounds like a winning idea – but it comes with a €25 (£22) price tag. Thomas Cook has today announced the launch of its ‘choose your favourite sunbed’ option, which lets you pick your poolside spot up to six days before you jet off, and...

Retired? Want to get paid £10k to travel the world?

Another day, another opportunity of a lifetime/PR stunt. Compare The Market is searching for someone who’s retired to go on a ‘senior gap year’, with all expenses paid up to a total of £10,000. The winner of the website’s competition will travel the world for up to 12 months, visit up to 12 destinations and be given...

Would you charge your five-year-old RENT to teach them about money?

Here at MoneySavingExpert.com we’re all about the importance of financial education. But one American parent’s approach has prompted fierce debate… A Facebook post by Essence Evans, from Atlanta in Georgia, is currently going viral. Written on Sunday, it now has more than 300,000 shares and counting – and it’s all because of her novel approach when it...

13 ways to use less plastic AND save cash

Plastic waste has been in the headlines recently, with the PM proposing plastic-free aisles in supermarkets, Scotland planning to ban plastic cotton buds and Iceland stores aiming to slash plastic use. And it’s with good reason – shockingly, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation predicts there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050.

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