People often say that one of the reasons why they don’t save money is because they find it difficult to keep track of what they’re spending. Fortunately, there are lots of money apps out there that can help with this. We round up the best, which are all available on iOS and Android. This is a chance to bin the plastic and keep all your loyalty cards in a single app. The app works with scores of retailers including Tesco, Boots and Lego. You can also link your Avios account.
It’s easy to be wary of credit cards. The interest rates on credit cards are high, with typical interest of around 20 per cent. But used correctly, credit cards can be a sensible way to manage money and get perks such as free flights. Interest on credit cards is not charged if you pay off your bill every month. When going on holiday overseas, it’s nearly always better to pay for purchases using a credit card rather than a debit card.
Saving money is not the top priority for many students, but 19-year-old student and jazz musician Joe Dooley has a specific goal in mind. He wants to save around £5,000 for a vintage saxophone. The Leeds College of Music student says saxophones dating from the 1930s have a darker tone that is harder to replicate in the more modern instruments. Dooley started saving for his dream saxophone a year ago.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".