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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.

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Water bills: What charges will you have to pay?

Gone are the days of limitless free tap water in Ireland. Here’s a closer look at the charges from Irish Water and how to avoid them.

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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.

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What help can I get to pay my energy bill?

Here are some of the grants and allowances that could help pay for some of your energy bills.

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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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Do you need travel insurance?

Travel insurance gives you vital financial protection should something go wrong on your holiday. Here’s a closer look at what it offers and whether it’s worth paying for.

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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.

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Your guide to winter sports travel insurance

If you’re hitting the slopes finding the right travel insurance before you ski is crucial. Here’s a closer look at winter sports ski insurance and what extra benefits it offers.

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More helpful guides to save you money

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How does gift and inheritance tax work?

If you receive a gift or inheritance you may have to pay tax on it. Here’s a closer look at how gifts and inheritance are taxed in Ireland.

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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.

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Do you need mobile phone insurance?

Phone insurance can offer valuable financial protection if you lose or damage your phone, but it can also be expensive. Here’s how to work out whether you really need it and how to pick the right cover.

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How to stay safe online

The internet can be a risky place especially for your personal data. Here’s how to stay safe online.

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