Simon Read is Personal Finance Editor at The Independent. He edits the Saturday Your Money section as well as writing for the news and business pages of the Independent and i newspaper.
03 November 2014 04:58 PM
Doorstep crime is getting worse. Older and vulnerable people in particular are being targeted by unscrupulous crooks who knock on their doors and pressure them into paying extortionate prices for unnecessary jobs or goods.
01 November 2014 12:00 AM
If you're planning to light up the sky with a spectacular Guy Fawkes Night extravaganza from the comfort of your back garden, head to Aldi (aldi.co.uk) for some bargain fireworks.
31 October 2014 10:01 AM
If you’re frightened by ghosts this Halloween, don’t tell anyone – it could wipe up to a fifth off the value of your home.
29 October 2014 08:20 AM
A current account for kids? That’s what the Nationwide Building Society has launched today. But before you raise your hands in horror, consider the benefits, for there are some.
25 October 2014 12:53 AM
With half-term upon us, parents will be glad to hear of low-cost ways to keep the children entertained.
25 October 2014 12:48 AM
They're the consumers' friend, yes?
25 October 2014 12:43 AM
If you don't complete your tax return by the end of October, you could be in line for a fine. Paper self-assessments must be returned to HM Revenue & Customs by this Friday – 31 October.
25 October 2014 12:38 AM
'A third extra for free', gift sets, recommendations for a present for Grandpa - just some ways to make you pay more than you intended
25 October 2014 12:30 AM
Millions of people on prepayment meters face "self-disconnection" from their gas and electricity supplier this winter, warns the campaign group Fuel Poverty Action.
25 October 2014 12:29 AM
Tried to buy a second-hand car lately? Research suggests little has changed since the bad old days when smooth-talking sales people would try and flog you a right dodgy motor.
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
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