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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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Member Advice on Insurance

(+) Shop around (-) Too many fiddle the insurance (*) (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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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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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 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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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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Member Advice on Stockbroking

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

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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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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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Member Advice on ISA's

(+) Ease of application (-) Stock market fluctuations (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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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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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 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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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 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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Member Advice on The European Single Currency

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

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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 Council Tax

(+) It could be higher (-) Everything else (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2002)

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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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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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Member Advice on Selling Endowments

(+) Can make 30% more on it, no tax or comission is taken off, what you are quoted is what you get. (-) Not all policies can be brought, certain criteria has to be met, not all companies are dealt with (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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Member Advice on Credit Cards & Loans

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

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Member Advice on How to Improve Your Credit Rating

(+) Only for the con man (-) Debt and lifelong worry (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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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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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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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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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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Members Advice on Customer Complaints

(+) Getting what you want. (-) Can be time consuming. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2003)

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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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How to Find, Finance & Buy a house!*UPDATE*

Advantages: The feeling you get when you unlock the door for the first time
Disadvantages: Things can and likely will go wrong if you are complacent

*******UPDATE 23rd SEP**************** At this point in time in the UK, the Financial Services Industry is about to go through a major change as it is now going to be under regulated MANDATORY government legislation. This is due to happen on the 31st ...

drewboy 25.05.2004 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
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The First Time Buyers Guide to house buying!

Advantages: Understand what steps need to be completed
Disadvantages: May make you realise you can't afford to purchase.

This review is based on my current experience as a First Time buyer, who knew absolutely nothing about buying a house so here is my bit of advice at understanding what is involves in making it though the actual sales. When you decide to move out of you ...

KELLYLOUJ 01.05.2006 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
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Who the F*** is Larry?!

Advantages: I'm on the ladder!
Disadvantages: I'm skint, it was a hard slog getting there!

Seeing as I have had my flat for a whole month now and have not yet bored you all to tears with dull house stories, I think now would be a good time, and where better to start than with advice on how to buy a house. Before I start my review, I need to add ...

tazzywazzy 07.11.2006 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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should it be an investment or a home?

Advantages: a place to call your own
Disadvantages: but it is probably the building societies....

I think most men would say that a house is an investment and most women a home Also in my experience most men look to the outside - it's a male's territory - whereas women look at the internal aesthetics I know a couple who personify this - the guy ...

mark-southside 13.04.2004 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY-THAT IS THE QUESTION-UPDATE!

Advantages: Tell me - are there any?
Disadvantages: Tell me - are there any?

...HOW TO REACH THE DECIDING FACTOR? This is an important and vital question. We are undecided and I hope that maybe by publishing this review we can get some helpful feedback from members on Ciao. Here goes:- Having recently sold my husband's modest 1 ...

Sal4Mike 15.09.2006 ˇ Read full review
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