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Increase in compensation limit for UK deposit account holders to £85,000 – FSCS

Deposit Guarantee Limit increases to £85,000

The Financial Services Authority has confirmed that the compensation limit for depositors will increase from £50,000 to £85,000. This increase in the limit came into effect from 31st December 2010.

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Personal Finance Management (PFM) Tools in the UK

Interesting article at money-watch.co.uk about the variety of Personal Finance Management tools available in the UK.

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Don’t Let the Postal Strikes Cost You Money

Rob over at Moneywatch has some handy tips for us all to bear in mind with the possible postal strikes in the run up to Christmas.

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WARNING – Malicious Email supposedly from HMRC

I thought you should be made aware that I received a spam email today – purportedly from HMRC (Inland Revenue)

The body of the email contained the following text –

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A few interesting blog posts you might like

Here are three interesting blog posts which you might find interesting – please feel free to share your own favourite posts by posting a comment and a link below.

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We’re going to spend our way out of recession!

I was reading this interesting article over on the thisismoney website about Alistair Darling’s plans to spend “whatever we can” to keep people in jobs during this recession.

In a country where the economy is inextricably linked to the housing market, can it be wise for a Government to simply try and spend its way out of recession?

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Hey, what do you want?

Hi – thanks for visiting shrewdcookie.com. The blog has been running for a few months now and has passed all my expectations! I would really appreciate your feedback. What do you like about the blog What don’t you like (more important!) What should I change? Should I keep it focused on personal finance or should […]

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How to turn 20 pence into £200

I came across a really interesting story whilst surfing the web earlier today.

A technical error has led to the Royal Mint issuing between 50,000 and 200,000 20 pence pieces which have been struck incorrectly.

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