Esther Shaw

Esther Shaw

Previously Deputy Money Editor at the Independent and Independent on Sunday, and Money Editor at the Sunday Express, Esther is now freelance, and writes for the Observer, Telegraph, Mirror Online, Sun on Sunday, Moneywise and Good Housekeeping.


Latest Articles from Esther

An older couple realise they have been duped by rental fraud
Money

Watch out for rental fraud

Bogus landlords are tricking tenants into handing over deposits for fake homes.

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An older man wonders if something on his Facebook feed is a scam
Money

Don’t get stung by a social media scam

Be careful if you see anyone offering ‘something for nothing’ on social media.

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An older lady takes a grey gap year to travel and see the world
Money

Is it time to take a grey gap year?

Our guide to the financial issues you need to address before seeing the world.

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Christmas shoppers hit the streets in London on Black Friday
Money

Get ready for Black Friday spending

Our tips to help you prepare for a busy day of shopping.

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The front door to a probate registry, based in a large Georgian building
Money

Find a probate registry

A guide to how to find your nearest Probate Registry and what they do.

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An older woman closely inspecting a will
Money

Changing a will after death

To change a person’s will after their death, you need a ‘deed of variation’. This deed allows a will’s beneficiaries to vary or rearrange their entitlement.

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A man fills in a lasting power of attorney form
Money

Don’t delay lasting power of attorney

If the worst happens, someone you know and trust will look after your affairs.

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Towels on a bed ready for house guests
Money

Make money: open your home up to guests

It could be a simple way to boost your income!

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An electric drill and screws to represent DIY
Money

Avoid a DIY disaster this Bank Holiday

This guide will help to ensure you’re not left out of pocket

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