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Business: Personal Finance

Robert Little of Bob Little & Co financial planners based in Prospect House Kirkletham Business Park, Redcar. Pic Doug Moody.

Don't sleepwalk into a pension tax trap

Bob Little, Chartered Financial Planners, Kirkletham Business Park, Redcar - Robert Little (centre) (20362708)

Decisions you make when you retire affect you and your family for the rest of your life

SAVINGS: The Government is giving people more freedom and choice over their savings pots

The new plan for getting older

MONEY WORRIES: For some people, there will be no fresh start from worrying about finances this January

Finding a healthy balance

TAKE NOTE: A new study has revealed the numbers behind average everyday spending

Does it pay to be average?

Fuel duty is set to rise from September next year

Fuel duty to rise from September 2015

What's stopping you from switching current accounts?

What's stopping you from switching current accounts?

: Prices at the pumps are the lowest they have been for four years

Motorists welcome fuel price cuts

FUEL FOCUS: Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has demanded an assurance from fuel companies and distributors that they are doing all they can to pass on the price cuts to motorists

Government 'watching very carefully' to make sure crude oil price fall is passed on to motorists

FESTIVE WORRIES: As people turn their attention to Christmas, debt worries will start to increase, a study has said

Stocking up Christmas funds

FOR SALE: The housing marke is giving out mixed messages, says Vicky Shaw

Some home truths

Lenders less willing to grant mortgages to people with less than 10% deposits

Lenders less willing to grant mortgages to people with less than 10% deposits

RIGHT ROAD: Drivers must ensure they are insured

Ensure you're insured

CASH WORRIES: Students must learn from mistakes with their finances, a survey has said

Time to study your finances

SCHOOL VIEW: A survey found 83 per cent of teachers thought money skills should be taught in primary schools

Children set to cash in

MONEY PUZZLE: Getting to grips with financial jargon can be tricky

Learning finance lingo

Rail travellers face 117% fare hikes

Rail travellers face 117% fare hikes

PIGGY BANK: New research from consumer group Which? has uncovered common traits in good savers

Saving the best for later

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Shoppers cash in online

DOING THE SUMS: Nine per cent of parents expect to fork out £900 of more to get their child ready for the new term

Parents facing strict new terms

PULLED BOTH WAYS: Despite the desire to be with baby, two out of three mothers say they feel they need to get back to work because of money concerns

Mothers forced to work by cash fear

ANTISOCIAL LIFE: Do not allow you social life to get you into debt

Stop financial hangovers

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Money worries hit women

Asda cuts fuel prices potentially sparking petrol price war

Asda cuts fuel prices potentially sparking petrol price war

Job vacancies and advertised salaries increase

Job vacancies increase and advertised salaries rise

The Money Advice Service has claimed that 8.8 million adults have too much debt.

Wake-up call over interest rates peril

PIG SAVINGS: You can cut down on the cost of raising a glass or two to the happy couple in a number of ways

Aisle save some money

SAVINGS BOOST: Savers have more flexibility over their pots with ‘super Isas’

New Isa boost to savers

TRAVEL CASH: There are lots of ways to save money when booking, and while on, holiday

Cash in for holiday fun

BE AWARE: Avoid getting caught out in a crash for cash con

Beware the crash for cash scam

Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

It's payback day for payday loans

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

Carney hints at gradual interest rates rise

HM Revenue & Customs

Two million face underpaid tax bill

Sterling six-year high suggests UK may take lead on raising interests rates

Sterling six-year high suggests UK may take lead on raising interests rates

RED-HOT DEBATE: House prices

Debate over Britain's soaring house prices shows no signs of slowing

FALSE IDEAS: The ombudsman is seeing evidence that some people are putting faith in urban myths about what lenders can and cannot do

Some home truths to dispel mortgage myths

Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, MBNA and Capital One all claim to make every effort to pay the correct amount of compensation

PPI victims may have been 'under-compensated'

UK house prices have taken a 3.9% jump taking average values to £184,464

UK house prices grow 3.9%

SEEKING HELP: A record number of people contacted the Financial Ombudsman Service last year

Are you in debt denial?

Home buyer mortgage approvals drops amid stricter lending rules

Home buyer mortgage approvals drop amid stricter lending rules

The retirement ‘taboo’

Number struggling to pay council tax bill 'rockets'

Number struggling to pay council tax bill 'rockets'

HOUSING POSER: What is next for the property market?

House market on move

HIDDEN DANGER: Watch out when sending money to other people

New code to ease errors

£450.4M LOST: A 15 per cent increase in card fraud

Card fraud... it’s a steal

Jobseekers may face benefits ban if they refuse zero-hours contract work

Jobseekers may face benefits ban if they refuse zero-hours contract work

NO TAKEAWAYS: Tightening your belt

Lenders ensure you are living within your means

Protect yourself from more than the hot sun

INFORMAL IOU: Lending money is to become easier

It’s the loan arranger

PENSION POTS: The latest plans will make it easier for people to cash in their pension pots

Looking at impact of new pension shake-up

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