PERSONEL FINANCE

Parents confused by child payment changes this week - "I don't understand"

Parents confused by child payment changes this week – “I don’t understand”

When checking their bank accounts yesterday (May 26), many found that a small payment was due today (Friday) when they expected the full usual payment on Monday. The HMRC assured parents that they had “nothing to worry about” after receiving unexpected smaller payments for their children. One quarter of the benefit is paid today (Friday, …

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Today's mortgage and refinancing rates: 15 May 2022 |  Rates remain at a 13-year high

Today’s Mortgage and Refinancing Rates: May 27, 2022 | 30-year fixed rates fell to 5.1%

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate fell this week, falling below 4.8% on Thursday – for the first time in more than a month since it was so low. According to Freddie Mac, the average weekly rate also fell. This week it fell to 5.1% from 5.25% last week. But rates are still well above historic …

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"It doesn't seem real" A woman in tears as her boss gives her £ 39,000 to "make life a little easier"

“It doesn’t seem real” A woman in tears as her boss gives her £ 39,000 to “make life a little easier”

Viewers of Undercover Boss USA on Channel 4 saw Amber, the former basketball team president, who works on the stadium’s interactive team reward her for being so positive and uplifting at work, despite the personal challenges she faced. Undercover Boss USA shows the way bosses go in disguise as their own employees to see where …

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Retirees have warned that 850,000 older Britons may lose their new GBP 650 payment - check now

Retirees have warned that 850,000 older Britons may lose their new GBP 650 payment – check now

It was announced yesterday that Britons who receive certain property-tested benefits will receive a payment of £ 650 to help with living costs. One of them is the Pension Credit, which is intended to help people older than the state retirement age with low incomes. However, the benefit is traditionally under-claimed, which means that hundreds …

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Inheritance tax shock: 175,000 over 70 years threatened by high bill - "It may be necessary to sell the house"

Inheritance tax shock: 175,000 over 70 years threatened by high bill – “It may be necessary to sell the house”

People over the age of 70 choose to live with their partners rather than enter into a real marriage or civil partnership. While it may seem that at this age all romance is without the paperwork of a traditional relationship at this age, it could have dire consequences if one of them died. Since 2002, …

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The homeowners' insurance statement page is a key document that briefly describes the details of your insurance

The homeowners’ insurance statement page is a key document that briefly describes the details of your insurance

If you have a mortgage on your home, your lender will require you to submit a statement page to prove that you are renewing your insurance each year. Westend61 / Getty The Homeowners Insurance Statement page lists the specifics of your policy, such as your coverage and outstanding premiums. When issuing the insurance, you will …

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Here's how I won the bidding war for a hot market house - without making the highest bid

Here’s how I won the bidding war for a hot market house – without making the highest bid

We won the bidding war, even though the next best bid had a little more money and a higher down payment. We made our serious deposit non-refundable so the seller could keep our money no matter what. Renouncing serious money is a safe bet for the seller because he will still get some money even …

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