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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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4 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 Pyramid Gifting Schemes

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

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5 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 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 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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1 Review

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 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 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 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

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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5 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 Council Tax

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

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6 reviews

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 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 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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1 Review

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

Members Advice on Customer Complaints

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

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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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5 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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UK Budget 2014: Pensions Unleashed

Advantages: More freedom, flexibility and choice. More incentive to invest in pensions.
Disadvantages: More scope for making wrong choices.

INTRODUCTION The Spring Budget of 2014 contained rather a lot of content and a lot of announcements and changes to the existing state of financial affairs. Of course some of these changes were very small and others had been announced before the budget st ...

Vspawn 22.03.2014 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Maturing Pensions

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Another insane George Osborne policy?

Advantages: We live long
Disadvantages: We get older

The governments emancipating pension policy must be the craziest Tory policy since Mrs Thatcher deregulated the City of London. The idea a pensioner can cash in a lump sum of a private pension presses a lot of alarm bells. The first one is the company or ...

thedevilinme 27.03.2015 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Maturing Pensions

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Planning a Trip around the World..

Advantages: Wise investments for the future
Disadvantages: It never seems like the right time to start saving for your retirement

Pensions. How dry a topic to write about. Most of us that have a personal pension or company pension are probably still a little bamboozled about what to expect when we retire, and simply file our annual statements in the file marked pensions and hope it ...

helencbradshaw 02.04.2003 ˇ Read full review
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The good the bad and the down right confusing.....

Advantages: Making sure you have enough for your furture
Disadvantages: you have to save alot to get any gain

With the new "A Day" legislation that came is April 6th 2006 by 2010 you are unable to take any personal pension until the minimum age of 55. The rules that surround pensions are very strict, and complicated, it has taken me well over a year to learn ju ...

buffink 22.09.2007 ˇ Read full review
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MONEY IS TIGHT, FRAUDSTER GIVES A FRIGHT

Advantages: SAVING YOU MONEY, TIME, HASSLE
Disadvantages: NONE, APART FROM TIME OF READING THE ARTICLE

Most people now, when using their credit cards, use a PIN, which according to the finance industry, helps reduce fraud, however, according to certain organisations, credit card fraud is growing. For example, losses from credit and debit card fraud to ...

JAVER1967 08.07.2008 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Avoiding Credit Fraud