Zero-interest credit card offers aren't a free ride, beware of trapsNow is not a good time to be running up the balance on your credit card. Martin Lewis says he was rejected by House of Lords because he was “honest” about the time he could commit to the roleConsumer expert Martin Lewis has revealed he was recently turned down after applying to become a member of the House of Lords. Cost of living: Families can help pensioners claim benefitsRelatives should check pensioners are making claims as an estimated 850,000 households are missing out. Fuel cost: How to save petrol and dieselWith filling up an average car now costing £100, are drivers doing the right things to save money? How to get the government’s new £650 energy bill grantMillions of households will be eligible for the support measure to help with soaring inflation. Energy price cap: Typical energy bill set to rise to £2,800 a year in OctoberIndustry regulator Ofgem warns households that they should expect higher energy bills this winter. Energy price cap: What do Ofgem’s changes mean for your gas and electricity billsBills would change four times a year for millions of customers under new proposals Gas and electricity direct debits have doubled since price cap rise, say customersBritish Gas, Shell Energy and Octopus Energy customers say that their direct debits have risen by twice as much as the energy price cap increase, according to Britons reclaim £858m in overpaid emergency pensions taxExperts call for change as taxpayers recover another £22m in just three months Martin Lewis warns of 'civil unrest' with many struggling to keep warm and fedMoney expert Lewis warned that his website now gives advice on how to stay warm without heating. Martin Lewis offers ‘desperate’ families advice on staying warm without heating‘Heat the human, not the home,’ is latest guide by financial expert as families struggle to afford bills Is it too late to submit a meter reading?Websites of gas and electricity suppliers collapsed as people rushed to input figures before price rises Martin Lewis gives five tips to save hundreds on fuel as costs soarFrom decluttering your car to turning off the AC- Martin Lewis tells drivers how they can make their fuel last longer Sunak’s statement only ‘scratches the surface’ on energy efficiencyAnalysis: Chancellor could have helped low-income households by pushing green measures, say campaigners How much does National Insurance cost and what does it pay for?The rates are going up from April. Ofgem warns of £2.4bn fallout from energy firm collapsesHouseholds could end up funding payments to suppliers that took on customers of failed rivals, MPs told Martin Lewis warns families facing ‘fiscal punch in face’ with energy bill hike‘You don’t need to be the Money Saving Expert to work out’ government measures are not enough Technology companies to be forced to tackle scam advertisementsA new version of the Online Safety Bill has been amended following criticisms by campaigners including Martin Lewis. Oil and gas prices soar as Russia’s attack on Ukraine intensifiesBarrel of Brent crude moves past $111, while petrol at UK forecourts hit 151.67p on Tuesday 11 ways Tory cost-of-living crisis will squeeze your family next monthEnergy bills are rising along with National Insurance, Council Tax, rail fares and inflation - while other help is frozen, wages suffer a real-terms cut and you have to pay for Covid tests. Here are 11 hits coming next month to your wallet Fixed-rate energy deals: households in Great Britain quoted up to £3,500 a yearMost suppliers have stopped such options or pushed up prices amid market turmoil Graduates to pay back student loans into their 60s under government plansMost university leavers expected to pay more over their lifetime under reforms The worst household appliances to leave on standbyIdling games consoles, TVs and desktop printers and scanners among biggest offenders when it comes to everyday gadgets and devices wasting energy Martin Lewis calls on business secretary to apologise for fraud remarksMoneySavingExpert founder says minister ‘must apologise if he has any shred of decency in him’ Why do energy prices have to go up? And other questionsBBC correspondent Kevin Peachey answers your questions on the rise in energy prices.