Kara Gammell

Finance 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.

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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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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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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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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