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...

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...

Does your Pensioner Bond mature this Sunday? What should you do with the cash?

Pensioner Bonds are simply fixed-rate savings accounts, launched in January 2015, paying a massive 4% interest for the three-year version (and 2.8% on the one-year version which matured in 2016) – though, as the name suggests, they were only available to those 65+. In total, just under 900,000 people took one out between January and May that...

An Apple bug means iPhone users could be charged more… for being grammatically correct

If you’re a punctuation pedant when it comes to texting, beware. A bug in Apple’s iOS 11 operating system means if you include an apostrophe in an SMS message, your character count will be slashed from 160 to just 70. This issue was first flagged by MoneySaver David, who found that when sending an SMS message (NOT...

12 ways to STOP wasting food and drink

Are you always throwing out food that’s gone off? In November it was claimed that new food labelling guidance could save shoppers £1 billion a year by prolonging the lifespan of food and stopping edible items being thrown out. That’s likely to be introduced later this year – but in the meantime we’ve 12 tips to help you stop throwing...

Three customer? You can get FREE cinema tickets, coffee, pizza and more via this free app

Free stuff. Unless it’s a cold or a bin bag full of half-eaten Jaffa Cakes, free stuff is awesome. And if you’re a Three customer, you can now use the mobile network’s new rewards app to get lots of it. The Wuntu app (‘Wun’, ‘tu’, Three, geddit?) is available for iOS and Android. It’s free to download,...

Have energy prices fallen? No – but average usage has

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a small drop in the prices we give for energy tariffs on MSE and in our weekly email. In September, for example, when we wrote about energy tariffs in the weekly email for our collective, we said the average cost of standard deals from the big six stood at £1,151. Yet...

‘I flew to New York for £69’ – was it worth it?

Earlier this year low-cost airline Norwegian launched a new route from the UK to New York, with one-way tickets selling for just £69. But what sacrifices do you have to make to get a price that low? We sent MSE Megan to find out… Editor: Fancy testing a flight to New York for us? Me: YES Editor:...