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If you sign up to a 24-month contract with a free smartphone, it's wise to get cover. Smartphones do lots of cool things, but they are also notoriously fragile. Believe us, we know! Don't get cover from your mobile phone provider, though. Based on our research, you will get a better deal elsewhere.
Best: Gadgetinsurance.com - €85.99 per year
Hmmmm: mobilecover.ie - €140.29 per year Saving: €54.30.
Summer may never have really happened in Ireland this year, but if you switch now, you can save a substantial amount before the evenings start to get substantially shorter. Our estimate is based on an urban home using the national average and the best-priced option is paid through direct debit.
Best: Bord Gais Energy - €1,037.98 per year
Hmmmm: Pinergy - €1,348.11 Saving: €310.13.
If you're budgeting as you head back to college, you can save a few hundred euro by shopping around on car insurance. Our quote is for a 26-year-old graduate student with no claims in the past five years, no penalty points or convictions, driving a one-litre petrol 2009 Toyota Yaris valued at €5,000.
Best: Allianz - €665.61, via Chill Insurance
Hmmmm: ARB ideal €888.90, via Chill Insurance Saving: €223.29.
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