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

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Keeping your valuables safe on holiday

Don't get caught out by criminals and pickpockets when you are abroad.

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Beware the supermarket car park scam

Shoppers are being targeted by criminals in supermarket car parks.

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Save money by planning Christmas early

Money saving tips for the festive season.

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Personal independence payments

What are they? Who is eligible?

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How to challenge a benefits decision

What to do if you've been refused benefits you feel you are entitled to.

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A catfish is a popular term to describe someone who is pretending to be someone else on social media
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Don't get caught out on social media

Five ways to spot a scammer hiding behind a fake social media profile.

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5 things your bank will never ask you to do

How to tell the difference between a request from your bank and a scam.

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Protecting your home in the summer

Tips to secure your home while you are in the garden or away on holiday.

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How to challenge a Will

If you think a Will is unfair, can it be overturned?

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