Esther Shaw

Esther Shaw

Guest author

Esther Shaw is a former Personal Finance Editor of the Independent on Sunday and now works in personal finance for the Daily and Sunday Express as well as Moneysupermarket.

Esther's Posts

Why it’s vital to have a rainy day fund

29/01/2015

Why it's vital to have a rainy day fund

Having a rainy day fund can help protect you and your family against those expenses that have a habit of cropping up unexpectedly.

How to cope if you end up overspending on your budget

29/01/2015

How to cope if you end up overspending on your budget

If you’re busting your budget making a lot of impulse purchases each month, you may need to think about making a few small tweaks to your spending behaviour.

How to turn impulse buying into impulse saving

29/01/2015

How to turn impulse buying into impulse saving

Each time you get tempted to splash out on a new top or a nifty little gadget, think about transferring that same amount from your current account into your savings account instead.

Saving money on holiday costs

15/12/2014

Saving money on holiday costs

Esther Shaw offers some tips that could help you save on your holiday costs.

Budgeting for big payments

15/12/2014

Budgeting for big payments

Esther Shaw offers her tips on how to budget for occasional large payments you might have to make.

Shopping in the January sales

15/12/2014

Shopping in the January sales

Esther Shaw offers some tips to make sure you get the most out of the January sales.

Saving money when Christmas shopping

26/11/2014

Saving money when Christmas shopping

Esther Shaw suggests some simple ways to keep costs down this Christmas.

Food shopping for less

26/11/2014

Food shopping for less

Esther Shaw suggests some simple ways to can save money on your food shopping.

Saving on the cost of commuting

26/11/2014

Saving on the cost of commuting

Commuting costs are the bane of many a life, but there are a few ways to try and reduce them.

How to curb the impulse to buy

05/11/2014

How to curb the impulse to buy

Do you have trouble denying yourself the occasional treat? Read our tips on how to rein in the urge to impulse buy.

Our Savings Calculator - how it can help you

05/11/2014

Our Savings Calculator - how it can help you

Find out more about our Savings Calculator

Evaluate your providers

05/11/2014

Evaluate your providers

Find out how you could save money by evaluating the providers of household utilities

Not keeping up with the Joneses

29/01/2014

Not keeping up with the Joneses

Seek out budget alternatives to key desirable items, and save money without compromising on style.

Christmas gift ideas for hard-to-buy-for relatives

23/10/2013

Christmas gift ideas for hard-to-buy-for relatives

What to buy for that awkward auntie or difficult dad? Esther Shaw has a few ideas up her sleeve.

ARCHIVED Do your sums

26/08/2012

ARCHIVED Do your sums

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