Rebecca Goodman

Rebecca Goodman is a freelance financial journalist who specialises in insurance and consumer affairs.

Working across the national newspapers and for a number of specialist publications, she is driven by helping people to make their money work harder, exposing wrongdoing in the financial services industry, and de-mystifying money issues.

Rebecca's articles

YOLO and FOMO: how your mindset affects your money

The world has become a lot smaller in the last year, and while YOLO and FOMO used to be about the latest restaurant openings, sunny beach holidays, or relaxing spa weekends, they’re now the newest cook-at-home meal boxes, banana bread challenges, and the next jigsaw puzzle to get through.

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Should I stay or should I go? The real costs of moving out of the city

There’s no denying that Covid-19 has had a significant impact on all areas of our lives – including how we work and where we live. Most workers have been working from home over the past year, something that was pretty much unheard of before March 2020.

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The real price of friendship

We’ve all been there, out for dinner with a group of friends and someone orders the most expensive thing on the menu. You, however, still have three days until payday and are looking at just a side salad.

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How to handle your finances for a healthy and happy relationship

If you’re in a long-term romantic relationship, whether that’s someone you're married to or in a civil partnership, you probably have a fair number of joint outgoings and things you spend money on together.

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Going it alone: how to make it as a freelancer

According to official figures, there are more than five million freelance workers in the UK and this number is set to rise. Even though many of us are already working from home these days, ditching a nine-to-five job for a freelance career still comes with perks that you can’t get on the payroll.

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How to tame money anxiety when you aren't even short of cash

Anxiety is a word we’ve all heard a lot more over the past year, whether it’s about the coronavirus pandemic or our finances, or both. Money anxiety is something anyone can experience at any time, not just when big financial commitments are looming or we’re short of cash.

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Why is everything suddenly so expensive?

Have you noticed that the price of everything seems to be creeping up? That your household budget doesn’t seem to stretch as far as it used to? You're not alone – 60% of people are already making cutbacks amid rising costs according to research by AJ Bell, the investment company.

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Parking fines on private land – to pay or not to pay?

We’ve all been there, parking in a supermarket while we dash in to get some groceries only to come back to a parking ticket slapped on the windscreen. But if the ticket has been unfairly given there are ways to appeal against it, and to avoid paying.

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When does sharing become stealing? The truth about handing over your memberships to your mates

Subscriptions can be expensive so many of us share with family or friends to spread the cost. But is it allowed? And what, exactly, are the rules?

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Period product requests at foodbanks are up 600% – what can we do to help?

Remember when Covid hit the headlines and suddenly we faced the possibility that we wouldn't be able to buy toilet roll on our weekly shop? Panic buying took over the nation and left supermarket shelves empty.

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Received an unexpected windfall? How to do the right thing with it

If you’ve won the lottery, received a bonus at work, or inherited a small sum of money out of the blue it might be tempting to put it towards a dream holiday. However, there are far more valuable things to do with the money.

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How to find affordable PCR tests for your holiday

There’s a new cost to a summer holiday and it can be a big one. If you’re counting down the days before you jet off on a well-deserved foreign holiday, you’re probably keeping a close eye on the latest government rules around foreign travel.

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'Ring' doorbells and other “affluence clues” that could make your home a target by burglars

Smart technology has come on in leaps and bounds in the past decade, especially after lockdowns forced us to turn to technology to replace human interaction.

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