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When is the best time to buy plane tickets?

When is the best time to buy plane tickets? Copyright free image Copyright free: Arivaran
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Dec 2015
Myths and systems claiming to help you get the best possible deal on airline tickets abound. But what's the truth? How should you time your...

Why has the welfare cap become so complex?

Why has the welfare cap become so complex? Creative commons image CAFOD under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Nov 2015
George Osborne's changes to his welfare cap in the July 2015 budget have made a simple measure almost too complex, say Christine Whitehead and Emma...

What is the 2015 Autumn Statement all about?

What is the 2015 Autumn Statement all about? Creative commons image Mrgarethm under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Nov 2015
The OU's Alan Shipman offers a guide to the things to watch for when George Osborne presents his autumn statement this Wednesday.

Why is there a tax on tampons - and why is it so hard to make sanitary protection tax free?

Why is there a tax on tampons - and why is it so hard to make sanitary protection tax free? Creative commons image Dave Morice under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Nov 2015
A decision taken back in the 1970s means 21st Century women are being taxed for their gender. But, says Michael J Randall, fixing things isn't that...

Have we got Wonga wrong? A defence of payday loans

Have we got Wonga wrong? A defence of payday loans Creative commons image The Network for Police Monitoring under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 03 Sep 2015
The case against payday lenders has been made solidly over the last few years, and some have tried to clean up their businesses. Christopher Mallon...

Small Data: Summer petrol prices

Small Data: Summer petrol prices Creative commons image Albert Bridge under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Updated 27 Aug 2015
It's August - and many families will be heading off soon on summer holidays. But how has the cost of petrol changed over the last ten years?

Budget 2015: The Experts Respond

Budget 2015: The Experts Respond Creative commons image markhillary under CC-BY under Creative-Commons license
Duration 15 mins Updated 09 Jul 2015
A range of reactions to George Osborne's Summer 2015 budget, ranging from the impact on adoption, through defence, to questions of work, tax and...

Baffled by the budget?

Baffled by the budget? Creative commons image By altogetherfool via Flickr under Creative Commons licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 08 Jul 2015
George Osbourne has announced the first Conservative budget in almost 20 years. Are you confused by the lingo? Try our content and get to...

Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money

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Understanding personal finance: Money, money, money Copyrighted image Copyright: Knowdl
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 27 May 2015
Learn how to get on top of your debts and gain a better understanding of banking terms with this interactive learning tool. 

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You and your money

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 24 Jul 2012
An important aspect of personal finance is the way in which individuals and households manage their debt, how much it costs and the different types...