Harriet Meyer

Harriet Meyer

Harriet has specialised in personal finance journalism for 12 years, covering property, finance, and consumer issues. She was editor of The Observer newspaper’s Cash section,and writes for a wide range of newspapers, magazines and websites.

Latest Articles from Harriet

A cracked egg with pound coins to represent pension income
Money

How to maximise pension income

With rates at an all-time low, find out how you can get more from your pension.

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AS pile of pound coins to represent boosting savings
Money

How to give your savings a boost

Savers are experiencing rock-bottom returns; don’t accept a dismal deal.

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A pile of pound coins up close to represent watching your finances closely
Money

Safeguard your finances after Brexit

As the UK negotiates to leave the EU, what can you do to protect your finances?

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Doing your own research can help increase your understanding but will rarely be specific to your personal situation
Money

The difference between advice and guidance

Is there a difference in the usefulness and quality of information given?

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Getting a water meter fitted could slash your bills
Money

Adjusting your finances to living alone

Tips to reduce your outgoings and save money if you live by yourself.

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If you fail to inform your insurer about a job change, you could find a claim turned down
Motoring

5 ways to invalidate your car insurance

Some simple mistakes and omissions that could cancel your car insurance cover.

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Cash ISAs are still a good way to protect your savings from the taxman, allowing your money to grow
Money

Are ISAs still relevant?

Has the new tax-free personal savings allowance made cash ISAs irrelevant?

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Direct debits protect consumers and your bank will guarantee to return your money if there is an error
Money

5 direct debit myths busted

Is paying by direct debit really safe?

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As the rules become more complex, it is important to plan your estate carefully
Money

Government proposes changes to probate fees

The cost of applying for a grant of probate is about to change.

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