Your Money blog: How much your fixed-term savings or investment plan is really costing you

Alice Haine   |  February 10, 2017

According to figures from a UAE financial expert, more than half the amount you invest into a fixed-term savings or investment product could be swallowed up by charges.

The Debt Panel: Emirati government employee with Dh350,000 in debts seeks a Dh1m loan to finish building his villa

  |  February 7, 2017

The bulk of the Emirati's debt comes from a personal loan to build the villa, but more money is needed after the first contractor ran away.

Your money blog: How to jazz up your car for under Dh1,100

Alice Haine   |  February 2, 2017

Options include installing a hands-free kit for your smartphone for Dh155 or a reverse camera for Dh299.

The Debt Panel: Dubai telesales worker fears her residence visa renewal will be rejected over her Dh130,000 debts

  |  January 31, 2017

The debtor says her Dh7,000 monthly salary is not enough to manage the debts on her loan and four credit cards.

The Debt Panel: Suicidal Dubai baker who blames his Dh600,000 debt on own ‘lies’ begs for help to save his life

  |  January 24, 2017

The baker has a well-paying job, but he needs to be honest about his issues and ask for help.

The Debt Panel: Dubai administrator earning Dh5,000 owes Dh87,000 after taking ‘too many’ cash advances on her credit cards

  |  January 17, 2017

The Filipino has Dh34,000 in credit card debt and a personal loan with an outstanding balance of Dh53,000.

Your Money blog: 6 tips to help you save money on your car insurance in the UAE

Alice Haine   |  January 15, 2017

From comparing all the options to upping your excess and getting a no claims certificate – here are some ways to reduce how much you pay for motor insurance.

Your Money blog: Dh13,000 bill to move from one apartment to another in the same Abu Dhabi building

LeAnne Graves   |  January 14, 2017

The National's LeAnne Graves moved from a Dh100,000 apartment to a Dh90,000 pad in the same block on Al Reem Island.

Your money blog: How to negotiate a rent decrease in Abu Dhabi

Jessica Hill   |  January 13, 2017

Alan Kaye, the head of sales and leasing at District Real Estate, reveals his eight tips to help you pay less for your home in the capital.

The Debt Panel: Abu Dhabi small business owner owes Dh1.35m and is struggling with Dh70,000 monthly repayments

  |  January 8, 2017

The entrepreneur has three loans and 13 credit cards, which he regularly uses to pay salaries, company bills and his rent.

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