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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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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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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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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.

More helpful guides to save you money

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to get the best pet insurance in Ireland

Your pet is part of the family, and like our loved ones we want to protect them when they get hurt or fall ill. However, vet fees are often unforeseen and costly. Here’s how pet insurance works and how you can find the best pet cover in Ireland.

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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.

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How to choose the best health insurance

When you or your family fall ill or have an accident, you’ll want to get the best health care as soon as possible. Here’s how health insurance can protect your family and how to find the best health cover for your needs.

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How to find the best life insurance in Ireland

Ensuring your loved ones are cared for when you die is a concern, but life insurance can ease the financial worry. Here’s how life insurance can financially protect your family and how to choose the best policy for peace of mind.