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Member Advice on Moving House

(+) A much nicer home (-) The stress and expense of moving (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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Member Advice on Debt Issues

(+) None (-) Distressing, splits families apart, losing everything (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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79 reviews

Members Advice on buying a house

(+) The feeling you get when you unlock the door for the first time (-) Things can and likely will go wrong if you are complacent (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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11 reviews

Member Advice on Insurance

(+) Shop around (-) Too many fiddle the insurance (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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Members Advice on Bankruptcy

(+) fresh start, no more debts (-) financial restraints, bad credit rating, possibility of losing all assets, embarrassing (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Member Advice on Avoiding Credit Fraud

(+) SAVING YOU MONEY, TIME, HASSLE (-) NONE, APART FROM TIME OF READING THE ARTICLE (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2001)

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10 reviews

Member Advice on Dealing with Credit Card Problems

(+) You can reduce your chances of fraud (-) You will eventually suffer fraud (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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Family Days Out On A Budget

(+) quick attraction comparison price website (-) not much data at present, cannot list attractions the define children price by height (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2011)

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Member Advice on Choosing Pet Insurance

(+) Cover for illness, injury and disease. (-) A good policy can be expensive, but a cheap policy may be a waste of money. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2005)

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Member Advice on Market Research

(+) Fairly well paid, flexible employment (-) No guarantee of work, can be difficult, having to pay expenses, are you sure to get paid? (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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8 reviews

Member Advice on the National Lottery

(+) Nothing wrong with debauchery if your not mesmerized by assets (-) National obsession for the silver haired brigade (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2002)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Internet Banking

(+) access your account from home or the office, usual facilities available like ATM cards, no charges (-) security issues possibly (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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52 reviews

Member Advice on Credit Cards & Loans

(+) Few (-) Many (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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23 reviews
Member Advice on Finance - Member Advice on The European Single Currency

Member Advice on The European Single Currency

(+) Stability, convenience, (-) Boring banknotes (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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17 reviews

What Do You Want From Your Bank?

(+) They are liable to many discrepancies and can be sued (-) Delving into your money pot regulary (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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9 reviews

Members Advice on Student Bank Accounts

(+) Free accounts which offer bonuses and freebies (-) You're only expected to have one, so you need to know which to choose (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Choosing a mortgage

(+) Learn about the best options out there in one go (-) Could convince you to purchase a property (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2002)

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10 reviews

Member Advice on Wills and Legal Issues

(+) Your money goes to the people you want it to (-) There is an initial cost (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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5 reviews

Member Advice on Premium Bonds

(+) capital guaranteed, tax free winnings, potential of jackpot wins (-) relatively low returns on investment and high level of investment needed (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2003)

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8 reviews

Member Advice on How to Save Money Shopping Online

(+) Good bargains, Money saved (-) Can't think of any (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Becoming a Host Family to Foreign Students

(+) Get to me some interesting foreigners (-) Can get a "bad penny" (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Saving Money Online

(+) Opportunities to save, and earn money on the internet (-) Can be time consuming as you need to do your research to find the best offers. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2010)

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Member Advice on Stockbroking

(+) You could make a fortune (-) You could lose a fortune (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Investment Trusts

(+) low management fees and "zeros" give an absolute return (-) not completely risk free (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Renting Via Letting Agencies

(+) Added Security, Range Of Benefits, They Do The Hard Work (-) It Will Cost Money, You Need One You Can Trust (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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8 reviews

Member Advice on Chosing a New Gas or Electricity Supplier

(+) You could save some money! (-) You've still got to spend rather a lot! (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2002)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Fair Trade

(+) People working and trading with dignity. (-) A few pennies more. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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6 reviews

Members advice on home budgeting.

(+) SAVING MONEY TO BUY THINGS YOU WANT (-) NOTHING, HOW CAN SAVING MONEY BE BAD (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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5 reviews

Member Advice on Auctions

(+) Make some real money (-) You must be organised and keep up with the admin (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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5 reviews

Member Advice on Maturing Pensions

(+) More freedom, flexibility and choice. More incentive to invest in pensions. (-) More scope for making wrong choices. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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Operation Relocation

Advantages: A much nicer home
Disadvantages: The stress and expense of moving

I was recently reading one of those lists that appear in the media from time to time rating the most stressful life events. This particular one listed moving house as the fifth most stressful thing a person can experience, behind the death of a child, dea ...

Collingwood21 29.12.2007 ˇ Read full review
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MOVING? HAVE SENSE- DO NOT read this!!

Advantages: A New Carthartic exciting begining. Getting rid of junk . De-cluttering your life.
Disadvantages: Expensive. Another of life's challenge.. (and the rest!)

Moving house. It was inevitable one day. With a bi-polar husband 3 kids and 15 yrs later; we finally received 'that 'phone call that changes your life for ever.. We were moving. I knew we were only a number...a dot on the Borough Council ...

christina44 22.07.2006 ˇ Read full review
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Blood Sweat and Tears

Advantages: New life experiences and change of scenery brings great satisfaction
Disadvantages: Can cost a lot of money

Well I thought I would give you all interesting insight into what I have been doing over the past few days. Yes, I said DAYS not WEEKS! If you've ever lived in a rented property, you will know that whenever it comes to moving everything moves very quickly ...

rlb3 28.04.2005 ˇ Read full review
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Take the hassle out of moving yourself

Advantages: The excitement of living somewhere new
Disadvantages: Stress and packing - are they the same thing?

I have lived in five countries and have moved house nearly 20 times. In the last 15 years, I've only hired a removals firm once; the rest of the time I've done it myself with the help of a few friends. While it is very stressful, I've come up with a few w ...

rappinhood 31.08.2005 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Moving House

HELP

Advantages: you can move on to a bigger, better, quieter house!
Disadvantages: it is very very stressful and lots of hard work

They sure got it right when they said that moving house is in the top 5 of most stressful things in life! I am not just talking about the selling/buying of a house, but all the packing and unpacking that goes with it! Having moved 20 plus times in my rela ...

LICARUS 13.08.2001 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Moving House