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

Grandmother and granddaughter sitting happily together on a sofa
Money

Giving money at Christmas to grandchildren

A Christmas gift of money can be a wise choice, especially if you look long-term

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Money

How to use balance transfers to clear debt

A guide to using interest-free periods to save money and clear your debt.

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Piece of paper headed Last Will and Testament with a pen resting on the paper
Money

What types of Will are there?

Find out about the three types, what they cost, and the pros and cons.

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Money

How to give your savings a boost

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

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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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How to cancel a credit card

Simply cutting up a card does not cancel it.

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5 common mistakes people make in Wills

Don't fall into these traps and make your Will invalid.

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Personal independence payments

What are they? Who is eligible?

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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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