Claire is a Content Writer for Switcher.ie, writing guides to help readers manage their finances and save money on their household bills. Claire also helps look after Switcher’s social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter and previously worked as a Content Designer at money.co.uk.
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Compare bill pay phone deals
If you need a new phone, the right monthly bill pay deal could save you hundreds of euro. Here are some of the best bill pay phone deals.
What is the Christmas bonus?
If you get social welfare payments, you could be entitled to some extra cash this Christmas. Here’s all you need to know about the social welfare Christmas bonus.
How to claim the Fuel Allowance
If you get a social welfare allowance and struggle to pay your winter energy bills, you could be eligible for some extra help. Here’s how to claim the Fuel Allowance.
A guide to the basic Sky TV packages
Sky is a popular choice for TV entertainment packages. Here’s all the info you need to find a standalone TV plan, or a package that includes your broadband and phone too.
Should you get Disney+ in Ireland?
If you love a feel good Disney classic or a piece of Marvel action then Disney Plus could be for you. Here’s what you need to know about the next big streaming service.
Spending abroad: What are your options?
If you’re going abroad, you’ll need to decide whether to use cash or your cards. Here’s how to get a better deal on currency and work out the best way to spend on your trip.
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How to check your credit record
If you’re curious about your credit score, or worried about arrears affecting future borrowing, checking your credit report is easy. Here’s how to check your credit history, your credit check rights, & what your credit score means.
How to use your mobile phone bill to save money
If you often go over your monthly mobile allowance or want to check you’re on the right plan, take a look at your phone bill. Your bill holds the key to how you use your phone and how to save money.
How to get the best gadget insurance in Ireland
Gadget insurance can offer financial protection if your expensive devices get damaged or stolen. Here’s what you need to know about it and how to find the right policy for less.
How to find the cheapest home heating oil
If you use oil to heat your home, our 5 top tips cover how to find the cheapest kerosene and save money.
How to choose a waste collection provider
Sorting out your household waste correctly could save you time and money. Here’s how to find the right door to door collection service for less.
A guide to your holiday consumer rights
If something goes wrong while you’re away or the travel company goes bust, knowing your rights is essential. Here’s what to do if you need to cancel your trip or complain.
What to sort out before you learn to drive
Before you can get into the driver’s seat, there are a few things you need to sort out. Here’s all you need to know about learner permits and insurance to get you started.
What to do with your old mobile phone
If you’ve got a new phone and don’t know what to do with your old handset, this guide can help. Here’s how to: sell, donate, recycle, or trade in your old mobile.
Do you need buildings insurance?
If you’re a homeowner, buildings insurance could save you thousands if your home gets damaged. Here’s what’s covered, extras you can add, and exclusions to look out for.
What are your redundancy rights?
If your job’s unstable and you’re at risk of redundancy, it’s vital to know your rights. Here’s an overview of the process, what you’re entitled to, and how to appeal.
Should you buy a refurbished phone?
If you’re thinking of getting a refurbished phone but don’t know where to start, this guide can help. Here’s where you can get one, how much you can save, and what to check before you buy.
Your guide to tenant home insurance
If you’re renting a property, you’ll need to protect your belongings with the right cover. Here’s a guide to home insurance for tenants.
Your guide to landlord insurance
If you rent out a property, having the right protection in place is essential. Here’s what landlord insurance is and what it can cover.
How to transfer money from Ireland to the UK
Transferring your euro to a UK bank account can be tricky and expensive. Here’s how to do it at the best exchange rate, and save money.
How to check broadband availability in your area
The type and speed of broadband you can get depends on where you live. Here’s how to check what broadband is available in your area.
What is the European Health Insurance Card?
If you’re travelling to the EU, you’ll need to carry a European Health Insurance Card with you. Here’s everything you need to know about the EHIC.
Who offers the best mobile phone coverage in Ireland?
Good phone reception is crucial for making and receiving calls and texts, as well as accessing data. Here’s how to work out which network can offer you the best coverage.
How to afford young driver car insurance
It’s tricky finding affordable car insurance if you’re a young or new driver. Here’s how to keep the cost of your policy down if you’re under 25.
How to get the best car insurance
The right car insurance could save you hundreds of euro. Here are the different types and how to pay less for a policy that works for you.
Should you get single trip or annual travel insurance?
If you’re not sure which type of insurance to choose, take a look at the pros and cons of single trip and annual cover.
How to choose the best travel insurance policy
With so many types of travel insurance and levels of cover to choose from, it’s difficult to know which is best. Here’s how to find the right cover for your trip.