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 The plight of pensioners 31 George Pitcher The poor picking up the tab is shameful 65 Jeff Prestridge Investors could be about to get a better deal 82 That’s Life with Esther Rantzen End this ‘cash for crash’ plague UPFRONT8YourShout 11 Steal of the Month 16 Housing Market Round-Up SORTED! 22 Money Makeover 26 Your Finances Fixed COMPETITION 24 WIN a luxury two-night getaway in the Peak District 46 WIN £3,000 in an ISA
The UK’s unfair tax system needs overhauling as families are struggling to survive the recession
32 Fiscal policy that’s anything but family friendly The third part of our series on Defending the British Family 36 Our complete guide to savings bonds scam
The spending power of our savings is dwindling but putting your money away for at least 12 months can give it a boost
40 Britain: the debt-ridden island Every four minutes, someone in the UK is made bankrupt.
It’s time we learn to manage debt responsibly 44 Boost your credit rating If you are looking to borrow money sensibly, don’t be written off as a sinner. Ensure your track record is whiter than white
4 MONEYWISE | MARCH 2012
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