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Friday, 28 November 2014

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‘Will you... move in with me?’

Nearly a third of couples are choosing to buy a home together as a sign of their commitment, rather than get married.

Last updated 28 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Family inflation worries

The majority of families are worried about inflation, with four out of 10 people saying they are too over-stretched to handle any increase in the cost of living.

Last updated 28 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Insurers take the plunge

pothole211 Insurers are bracing themselves for a rise in claims for damage to cars caused by potholes following the severe winter weather.

Last updated 21 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Parents’ cash hope for children

Middle class parents hope to leave their children an inheritance of more than £300,000 when they die.

Last updated 21 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Money, the great divider

mbrowing1 British people are more than twice as likely to end a relationship because of disagreements about money as they are for any other reason, a survey has found

Last updated 14 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

January cash hangover cure

mbhangover1 More than half of workers would like to opt out of receiving their December salary early to help them avoid a financial hangover in January.

Last updated 14 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Take charge of your stress

More than a third of Britons are so stressed about their finances that they worry about money on a daily basis.

Last updated 7 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Childcare cuts coming

Cuts to state-funded help with childcare will cost the average family in Cumbria and the north west £421 a year and force many working mothers to quit their jobs, a thinktank has warned.

Last updated 7 January 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Beware secret price hikes

Shoppers are being advised to compare prices online in order to beat the looming VAT increase.

Last updated 31 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

House prices keep falling

House prices are expected to continue to fall during 2011, with the value of properties in the north set to be the most badly hit.

Last updated 31 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

We Britons keep on giving

Donations to charity increased last year but still remain well below their pre-recession levels, research has shown.

Last updated 10 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Credit debit for cash fall

Debit cards have overtaken cash to become the UK’s most popular payment method for the first time.

Last updated 10 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Funeral price gap growing

The cost of burying someone varies by more than £1,000 across the country, a study has found.

Last updated 3 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cutting the cost of gifts

Britons are planning to cut their Christmas spending by 10 per cent this year so that they can stay out of debt.

Last updated 3 December 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Mixed housing messages

THE housing market contracted during October following a fall in both potential buyers and sellers.

Last updated 19 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

OAPs hit by living costs

money19oaps Pensioners are up to £710 a year worse off than other households as a result of the rising cost of living, research has suggested.

Last updated 19 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Five million hit by changes

Nearly five million people will be hit by the Government’s decision to raise the state pension age with the worst affected losing up to £13,500.

Last updated 12 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Insolvency record high

The number of people declared bankrupt fell to a near five-year low during the third quarter but insolvency figures are still expected to hit a record high this year.

Last updated 12 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

First timers ‘shut out’

A typical first-time buyer would have to save every penny they earned for more than two years in order to get on to the housing ladder, research has found.

Last updated 5 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

CTF replacement announced

A new tax-free children’s savings account is set to be launched to encourage parents to set aside money for their offspring.

Last updated 5 November 2010
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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