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

Flip flop shoes by a swimming pool
Money

8 ways to save on last minute holidays

If you haven’t booked a holiday yet, there are plenty of ways to save money.

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Walking a dog in the park
Money

12 ways to make some extra money

Ideas to help you earn some extra cash and top up your income.

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Coins and pound notes
Money

How safe are direct debits?

Direct debits are a convenient way to make regular payments but are they safe?

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House for sale
Money

What is gazumping and how to avoid it?

A guide to gazumping and some tips to avoid being outbid at the last moment.

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Japanese Knotweed
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What's Japanese Knotweed?

This pretty but destructive plant can affect the sale or purchase of a house.

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A house for sale
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A simple guide to stamp duty

Whether you are buying, selling or downsizing, we explain the stamp duty rules.

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Shredded bank statements and personal documents
Money

Protect against identity theft

7 tips to prevent yourself from becoming a victim.

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5 scams to steal your identity

Avoid common scams used to steal your personal information.

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Money

How to cancel utilities and services

We share tips for cancelling services and avoiding hidden fees.

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