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

Using a contactless card to pay on a payment terminal
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Consumers warned about new card scam

Could thieves steal money from your bank account by simply walking past you?

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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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Wellington boots and an umbrella
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Is your Will watertight?

How to make it harder to challenge your Will.

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Monopoly money
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What are Ponzi scams?

Avoid becoming a victim of the latest investment scam.

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Signature and pen
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What is a deed of variation?

How can you change a Will after someone has died, without falling into an inheritance tax trap?

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Picture of a cruise ship in a tropical port to represent fake luxury holiday prizes
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Beware of competition scams

Don't get caught out by fake prizes and extortionate claim fees.

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Woman shopping
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How to complain like an expert

Make getting a refund or exchange simple with eight tips for complaining.

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2018 written in the sand on a beach next to waves
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Get a good holiday deal in January

Tips to bag yourself a bargain getaway in the January sales.

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Holiday bag and sunglasses on a towel at the beach
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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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