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

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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Online shopping
Money

12 ways to get a discount when shopping online

Tips and tricks to get special offers and discounts when shopping online.

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Woman caring for her elderly mother
Money

Lasting power of attorney

What happens if it's too late to apply for one?

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Couple looking at their finances
Money

How to review your investments

Make sure your money is working as hard a possible.

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Pile of credit cards
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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Pair of scissors cutting up credit cards
Money

How to cancel a credit card

Simply cutting up a card does not cancel it.

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Person checking their credit card balances online
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Is it time for a credit clean out?

Give your finances the once over with our guide to cleaning up your credit.

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