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Jessie Hewitson

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Retirement just got a lot more expensive - here's how much you need to save

Now is not the time to stick your head in your sand and avoid thinking about pensions because you don't think you will understand them

Homeowners face a mortgage dilemma on who they trust

I am one of the middle-class parents politicians say are bankrupting councils

Article thumbnail: File photo dated 12/09/2018 of model houses on a pile of coins and bank notes. UK mortgage lending is expected to record decade-low growth in 2023 and 2024, an economic forecaster is predicting. Overall, mortgage loans in 2023 are expected to rise just 1.5% net and 2% net in 2024, representing the lowest growth over a two-year period in a decade, according to the EY ITEM Club Outlook for Financial Services. It pointed to high mortgage rates, subdued economic growth and weakening housing market sentiment. Issue date: Monday November 6, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story MONEY Mortgage. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

I've discovered my savings are invested in cigarette and arms firms - should I move my money?

Inflation is more stubborn than any toddler, and the Bank is the exasperated parent