Start investing this spring with the March issue of Moneywise, which includes a revised First 50 Funds list for beginner investors in time for Isa season as well as a free Easy Isa Guide to saving for your future. Available in WHSmith and online for just £3.95 from today, the latest edition of Moneywise also celebrates 150 years of investment trusts. Plus, we divulge the latest budgeting apps to help save you money, and reveal how you can make money selling your old rubbish.
Sky broadband, TV, and ‘Talk’ customers will be hit with price hikes from 1 April, the telecoms giant has announced. Affected customers will be notified of the changes to their bills by letter or email between 22 February and 23 March. Sky would not tell us how many people will be impacted. Some of these products are legacy products, meaning they’re no longer on sale to new customers, so users will currently pay varying amounts depending on when they signed up.
The amount Moneywise.co.uk users spend on engagement rings has fallen again this year, our latest poll results reveal. With Valentine’s Day this month, we asked how much did you/would you spend on an engagement ring? Most people (43%) selected the £100 to £1,000 option – an increase from the 36% who selected this in our 2017 poll, and up from the 41% who spent this amount in 2016. Meanwhile, fewer people are spending more than £1,000. Our 2018 poll reveals that 37% of people spent more than £1,000.
@briteeth@talkRADIO@EamonnHolmes Hi Pramod, the answer is no, according to most energy experts - you’re better off turning on your heating only when you need to - especially in poorly insulated homes. We’re writing an article on this so keep an eye out for it on @Moneywiseonline
When it comes to insuring a house, it tends to be simple - buildings insurance for the property and contents for your possessions - but what happens when you own a flat? I find out… http://bit.ly/2ESU9ZX
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".