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What to read right now…

In case you haven’t had a chance to catch up with the mini-budget, here’s a crib sheet.

The value of the pound plummeted in recent days due to said mini-budget. But what does that actually mean (other than everything becoming more expensive)?

And here’s what it might mean for your pensions.

Lots of mortgage products have been pulled this week in light of the mini-budget. With rising interest rates, what can you do if your mortgage is coming to an end?

The UK may have taken a (I think) disastrous turn in handling the economic fallout from Covid but we’re far from the only nation trying to handle things. Here’s what the other G7 nations are doing.

The deal that’s a steal…

You’re probably not thinking about booking a holiday right now. Or maybe you are because you desperately need one after all the mini-budget drama.

Either way, Wowcher’s £99 Mystery Holidays* are back.

You pay £99pp for the break – it’s based on two adults sharing so you’ll have to get two vouchers – and you could end up in Barbados, Dubai or beyond.

Of course, you might also end up somewhere closer to home.

Make sure you read the Ts&Cs though.

And an actual freebie…

So energy prices have gone up again this week.

Depending on your situation, you may automatically be eligible for financial help.

But there are also lots of places where you can get one-off payments or vouchers.

The Sun has a comprehensive list.

If you only do one thing…

It’s time to re-evaluate what you’re doing with your savings.

With interest rates rising, there are increasingly better places to stash your cash, especially if you think you might need to access it in the near future.

Even though I’m not enamoured with Premium Bonds, even the odds there are rising and that’s saying something.