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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 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 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 Council Tax

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

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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 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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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 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 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 ISA's

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

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4 reviews

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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2 reviews

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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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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1 Review

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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1 Review

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 Independent Financial Advisers

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

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5 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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7 reviews

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

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 How to Improve Your Credit Rating

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

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3 reviews

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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3 reviews

Members Advice on Customer Complaints

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

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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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6 reviews

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 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 Pyramid Gifting Schemes

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

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5 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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2 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

Income Tax on Ciao Earnings

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Member Advice on Finance - Member Advice on Earning Money

Member Advice on Earning Money

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The Host With The Most

Advantages: Get to me some interesting foreigners
Disadvantages: Can get a "bad penny"

The UK provides quite a lot of language schools for foreign students to come here to study English which, in turn, can create an income for English families. Quite a lot of these are based in the South of England especially in the Dorset area. The stude ...

Wearsidelass 11.03.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Becoming a Host Family to Foreign Students

The Hosted Hostee's Guide To Hosting

Advantages: Some hostees (and families) are great
Disadvantages: Others are not

I saw the other op in this category, and felt I should write one too, showing the other side of the story - the hosted as apposed to the hostee. The first holidays I took apart from your bog standard camping in a tent in France ones, were in people’s h ...

zoe_page 08.05.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Becoming a Host Family to Foreign Students

British - foreign exchange.

Advantages: See text.
Disadvantages: See text.

I would just like to write a review on being a host family to a foreign student, after us having had one on a number of occasions in recent years. For your information, we have had the same one from Spain (Madrid) twice and three from different parts of F ...

dynamicnurse 22.10.2010 · Read full review
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Don't be framed !

Advantages: none
Disadvantages: many

As British family feel hard to cope with all the price increase in every sector , many are forced to consider the possibility to let a room to students. Then they find them self walking through the large jungles of schools who are looking for host f ...

Albert127 07.08.2012 · Read full review
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Conservative choice but not a high yield one

Advantages: capital guaranteed, tax free winnings, potential of jackpot wins
Disadvantages: relatively low returns on investment and high level of investment needed

Having chosen a wide number of investments, and left some in a savings account, paying a fairly derisory rate of interest, I moved some of the money into an ING Direct account and put the balance into premium bonds, back in June 2005. Part of the lure of ...

Morgenhund 05.06.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Premium Bonds