REGULARS 7 Welcome 17 Savings Watch The best deals on the market this month 18 Fight for Your Rights Got a financial problem? We take up the fight
COLUMNISTS 21 Editor’s letter Coming to terms with the realities of inflation 37 George Pitcher Do as the Romans do for a more pleasant life 83 Jeff Prestridge There’s light beyond the pension misery 98 That’s Life with Esther Rantzen Present-giving is an exercise in telepathy UPFRONT8YourShout 12 Steal of the Month 16 Housing Market Round-Up SORTED! 28 Money Makeover 32 Your Finances Fixed COMPETITION 30 WIN a two-night stay in a country cottage in County Durham
Beware festive rip-offs and avoid a financial hangover in the New Year
22 The 12 cons of Christmas
Make sure your hard-earned cash goes exactly where you want it to this year by avoiding these Yuletide rip-offs scam scam
39 Inflation woes for savers Find out how to protect your savings from rising inflation 40 All under one roof With the economic climate affecting more and more families,
many of us are deciding to live together to ease the burden 45 Can you afford to spend ethically? Many of us would prefer to buy ethical goods and services,
but do we have to pay over the odds to go green?
4 MONEYWISE | DECEMBER 2011
Should you believe the supermarket price cut hype?