Dear Lifetise: I can’t afford to be a bridesmaid at my friend’s wedding

Dear Lifetise, my friend is getting married in November and I’m one of her bridesmaids. We’ve been friends since primary school and I love her, but the wedding is turning into a nightmare for me financially. She and her boyfriend have only been together for a year and they got engaged 2 months ago, so […]

Holiday destinations with best exchange rates for UK travellers

The pound has dropped like a little stone, just at the height of holiday season, affecting your Euro and Dollar exchange rates. But do not fear, as there are some places where the pound is still holding its own against the local currency. So, if you haven’t yet booked anywhere to go on hols, here […]

Taking your money on holiday

  Hands up who remembers the old days of travellers’ cheques??! You’d pick them up from the post office or your bank and be terrified of losing them, as they represented all your holiday money for your 2-week trip. Maybe you’d stash them in different places in your hand luggage, so if you lost one […]