Many car insurance policies only cover you for stolen, but not lost, car keys. In reckon that it’s more likely that I’d lose my car keys than have them stolen.
Therefore, one of the benefits of having M&S Premier Car Insurance was the inclusion of Keycare. This benefit provided by a third-party, covered stolen or lost keys, (up to three per key fob, including car and house keys) replacement locks and any call out charges. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m so glad that I made the decision to buy an annuity, an income for life, from my pension pot at the earlier possible date, when I hit my 55th birthday.
This is because annuity rates have fallen so much since April 2014. I recently got a quote for an inflation linked annuity with a five-year guarantee based on the size of my pension pot in early 2014. The initial payment quoted was more than 20% less than the quote I accepted in April 2014, two years and five months ago.
The business world is changing fast. Everyday, there is a new trend that has the potential to lead to a completely new direction. The use of the internet is itself a business trend that has become a great influence on how any kind of trading is done. More than ever before, investors are entering the market with the aim of creating wealth, urged on by the establishment and success of large online trading platforms such as the CMC markets.
Unfortunately, a number of people who try their hand in the industry do not attain as much success as they expected. In some cases, there is total failure and losses whose result is disillusionment and a negative bias on any kind of investment. There are, nevertheless, many success stories whose main ingredients include adherence to a certain set of rules. Read the rest of this entry »
I am on the Greek island of Corfu. I was supposed to fly back to Newcastle yesterday, Sunday 9 October. But my easyJet flight from Corfu to Newcastle was cancelled when a strike by Greek air traffic controllers was announced the day before my flight.
Sorting this out has entailed phone calls to the UK totalling 113 minutes.
As my Three mobile package includes 200 minutes, there is no charge for making these calls to the UK, as Three’s Feel at Home package allows me to use my UK plan in Greece for calls back to the UK.
I have a weakness for expensive perfume.Lancome and Estee Lauder are my favourites. I’ve tried using cheaper perfumes, but I either didn’t like the scent and/or they didn’t have any staying power.
Recently, I ended up buying perfume with what started with a quest to find the cheapest hydrocortisone cream.
Annoyingly, the pharmacy website which offered the lowest price hydrocortisone cream at £1.29 for 15gr, wouldn’t let me buy more than two tubes, and had a delivery charge of £3.15 for orders under the value of £40.
That’s when I thought why not buy some perfume in order to get the free delivery. When I started to do price comparisons, the perfume on that pharmacy website was overpriced.
We make a habit of regularly checking the tyre pressures of our Skoda Fabia at our local Tesco supermarket petrol station.
Keeping the tyres on your car at the correct pressure helps you save money on the cost of running a car..The tyres last longer, plus fuel and braking efficiency are maintained.
Last week, my husband put in the normal 20p fee to check the tyres into the machine. But no air was coming out. In fact, as he tried to put air into the first tyre to get it up to the desired pressure, all that he achieved was for some air to come out of the tyre.
It was then that I spotted that the air minimum vend price had jumped in price to 50p. This was a whopping increase of 150% in the price to check our tyres.
It seems unjustifiable for Tesco to hike the price of checking type pressures by so much. But then every little (or not so little) helps increase Tesco’s profit.
Three Mobile have extended their ‘Feel at Home’ scheme, which allows UK customers (except those on Essential plans) to use their UK allowance overseas with no additional fees in specified countries.
It was great to be able to use my mobile phone in Sweden last month to upload photos and check my emails when out and about without worrying about paying for roaming. I don’t like being dependent on hotel WiFi. It’s not always reliable, and you have to be back at the hotel to use it.
I thought that it was a bit sneaky of Three Mobile to increase the number of countries in the scheme just after the peak Summer holiday season,
Since the 23rd of September the cost of entry to the EuroMillions lottery has risen from £2.00 to £2.50, meaning players across the UK have to pay 25% more for each ticket they buy.
However, thanks to Lottoland you can continue to play EuroMillions for £2.00.
By playing online through Lottoland you can enjoy the full EuroMillions draw, including the jackpot and lower prize tiers. This isn’t a short term promotion, Lottoland is committed to giving its players the best lottery experience, so they can enjoy Europe’s favourite jackpot at a more affordable price. Read the rest of this entry »
The Virgin Money Regular E-Saver pays a fixed rate of interest of 2.25%. This is a fixed term account, which runs until 20 October 2017. The account can only be opened and operated online,
You can open the Virgin Regular E-Saver account with as a little as £1. The maximum deposit is £250 per calendar month. You do not have to pay into the Virgin Money Regular E-Saver every month. The maximum balance is £3,500, which equates to 14 monthly payment of £250.