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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 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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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 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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4 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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Member Advice on Selling a House

(+) You get an idea on what NOT to do (-) Its common sense really (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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6 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

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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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 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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Member Advice on Independent Financial Advisers

(+) Expert impartial advise (-) It's down to an individual's opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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Member Advice on Pyramid Gifting Schemes

(+) NONE (-) You will almost certainly lose money (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2001)

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Identity Theft

(+) FOLLOW THE ADVICE, AND SAVE THE HASSLE AND YOUR MONEY (-) LOSING ALL OF YOUR HARD EARNED INCOME (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2009)

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Member Advice on Finance - Some Lifestyle Choices that can Save you Money

Some Lifestyle Choices that can Save you Money

(+) Saving Money (-) Getting used to saving money! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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Members advice on New EEC laws on buying a house in France.

(+) People need to be informed. (-) None. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Member Advice on Preparing Business Plan

(+) Business Plan for all business (-) There arn't any because i wrote it :) (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2006)

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1 Review

Member Advice on the Pros and Cons of Joint Accounts

(+) can help you to save (-) can cause arguments (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2002)

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2 reviews

Income Tax on Ciao Earnings

(On Ciao since: 05/2012)

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Member Advice on Finance - Member Advice on Earning Money

Member Advice on Earning Money

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I wish I could say it's a waste of money!

Advantages: Cover for illness, injury and disease.
Disadvantages: A good policy can be expensive, but a cheap policy may be a waste of money.

You've paid for the dog, or the cat, or the rabbit. Then you have to buy a basket or a hutch and all the bedding. After that you have to pay for food and water bowls and the first supply of food. You'll have spent money on a collar and lead if you've bou ...

SueMagee 27.07.2005 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Choosing Pet Insurance

PET'S GET ILL TOO!

Advantages: Important part of pet ownership
Disadvantages: Can be expensive, run for just 12 months

We had Bea our cat before we got Fudge the dog in 2002, Bea had never shown any illnesses and indeed the only reason we needed the vets were her immunisations each year. But then in 2002 one of the local taxi drivers bitches had puppies and we requested o ...

dabmim 18.10.2005 ˇ Read full review
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Let Me Tell You About Letting

Advantages: Added Security, Range Of Benefits, They Do The Hard Work
Disadvantages: It Will Cost Money, You Need One You Can Trust

What is the difference between an ordinary residential mortgage and one where you specifically buy with the intention of renting? Well apart from the obvious reason of wanting to rent the property out and not live there yourself, there can be quite a ...

criple 09.05.2003 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Renting Via Letting Agencies

An Investments that's as safe as houses?

Advantages: get someone else to pay your mortgage
Disadvantages: in practice this is not a goldmine

I needed to Let my house out in 1988, when a Company relocation forced a move, but property prices had crashed and we were in negative equity territory. Experience showed me that house prices rise and fall in about 10-15 year cycles so I decided to tough ...

mark-southside 24.11.2004 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Renting Via Letting Agencies

MY HOUSE IN THE UK

Advantages: Things taken care of at a distance.
Disadvantages: Sometimes hidden fees.

For ten years, I rented my property in the UK, and when deciding to rent it out, I had to get it right and the things that I took into consideration were as follows : 1. What would I do if the tenant did not pay ? 2. What would I do if the tenant dama ...

thingywhatsit 16.03.2004 ˇ Read full review
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