Kara Gammell

Finances expert

Kara Gammell is an award-winning financial journalist with more than a decade of experience writing for national newspapers and magazines such as The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Good Housekeeping, The Metro, The Guardian, The Observer, Marie Claire, The Sun, Cosmopolitan and The Radio Times.

As well as contributing to Compare the Market, Kara has also regularly commentated on consumer issues on television and radio stations such as Talk Radio, BBC You & Yours, BBC Moneybox, BBC Wake Up to Money and Times Radio.

Kara is the founder of a money saving blog called Your Best Friend's Guide to Cash, which promises to help you get more bang for your buck, no matter what your budget.

Her first book, Your Best Friend’s Guide to Cash: Eight Things Every Woman Needs to Know About Money, was published by Harriman House in 2014.

Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Kara lives with her daughter in West Sussex.

Financial superkids: How to teach yours to be brilliant with money

To tackle the "Pandemic Financial Education Gap", Compare the Market has partnered with MyBnk to improve the financial and social mobility of young people by helping them make better financial decisions.

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How to get travel insurance when you have cancer

When you’ve had health problems, a holiday could be just what the doctor ordered. But a pre-existing medical condition such as cancer can make finding quality travel insurance difficult, not to mention more costly.

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Five watch-outs to avoid being swindled by a fake romance

In the Netflix documentary The Tinder Swindler, it’s alleged that Simon Leviev uses dating apps to scam several women out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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Budget-friendly activities for kids

While children eagerly anticipate the school holidays, parents can find it challenging to occupy little ones – especially if they’re on a tight budget. Here are eight ways to keep your kids entertained without breaking the bank - or your back.

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Identity theft: What to do when the fraudster is actually someone you know

If you discovered that you had been a victim of identity theft, chances are, you’d contact your bank right away. The good news is that your bank should refund any money stolen as soon as possible - ideally by the end of the next working day.

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Energy hacks that could save you cash

Many of us will be worried about the news that energy bills are to increase by an average of £693 a year. Whether you own your home or rent a property, there are ways that you can cut costs. Here are ten ways to get started...

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Financial infidelity: What to do about secret debt in your relationship

Would you be surprised if I told you that money is one of the top causes of arguments in relationships along with sex, housework and children? I didn’t think so. But did you know that other than adultery and drifting apart, financial problems are another common cause of divorce?

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