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

Person responding to a phone scam by texting their account details to a criminal pretending to be their bank
Money

Avoid getting caught by a phone scam

Guide to the latest phone scams, with tips to avoid becoming a victim.

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Pile of money to represent the mountains of debt a guarantor could unknowingly find themselves responsible for
Money

The dangers of guarantor loans

Find out exactly what you're signing up for.

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A woman looks concerned by the phone call she has received
Money

How to deal with charity cold callers

Tips to help avoid being put under pressure to donate.

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Beach
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Avoid these 6 holiday scams

Don't get caught out by criminals on your holiday this summer.

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Woman using laptop while on holiday at the beach
Money

Don’t advertise your home to burglars

Beware sharing too much information about your holidays on social media.

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Paper chain
Money

The pros and cons of DIY Wills

A guide to the potential pitfalls of off-the-shelf and online Wills.

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Mature student sitting at a computer in the university library
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Can you afford to be a mature student?

Guide to the financial support and loans available to mature students.

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Mature couple in garden
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Could you claim attendance allowance?

What is attendance allowance? Who is entitled to it? How do you claim it?

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Mature couple with their children and grandchildren
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Signing property over to your children

The costs and considerations of giving your house to your children.

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