Leeanne Boulton
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Financial marketer, writer, women's rights campaigner and regional manager for Oxfam's Oxjam Music Festival.

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Things I Wish I'd Known About Money in My Twenties

(0) Comments | Posted 9 June 2015 | (00:00)

Younger people are becoming increasingly financially savvy. Growing up in recession, being online 24/7 and doing their research before making decisions, not just financial ones has been an empowering thing for this generation of twenty somethings.

It wasn't so when I was that age. In my mid twenties I...

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I Want It All, and I Want It Now

(0) Comments | Posted 28 April 2015 | (15:25)

I've never been able to pass up an adventure or the opportunity to try something new.

In the last few years this has led me to (amongst other things) skydiving, sitting on a live daytime telly sofa, white with stage fright, organising a (very successful) multi-venue music festival in addition...

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It's on Us?

(0) Comments | Posted 20 April 2015 | (11:11)

There's no getting away from the fact that we are living in an increasingly material world.

As a marketer, I often worry about how my profession as a whole fans the flame of the ugly world of consumerism, driving wants and desires for things we don't need,...

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In New Scottish Music We Trust

(0) Comments | Posted 26 March 2015 | (19:31)

All eyes were on Austin, Texas last week for the 29th South by South West (SXSW) - the largest and most prestigious music industry conference and festival in the world.

Each year, Creative Scotland - a public body that supports the arts and creative industries in Scotland - selects...

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Oxjam Music Festival Boosted by Rise in Social Businesses

(0) Comments | Posted 27 October 2014 | (14:10)

I've been working with Oxjam Music Festival this year. Last weekend, UK wide volunteer teams' hard work culminated in Oxjam closing festival season in 60 towns and cities across the country. The Oxjam Glasgow Takeover featured four packed stages, a venue dedicated to showcasing up and coming youth musicians, the...

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Living Below the Line: Day Two

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2014 | (12:12)

Today is Day 2 of Living below the line. Yesterday's food came in at an astounding 61p, which I can't quite believe is possible.

Day 1 menu

B: Tea cake (from 15p reduced pack of 6) with jam: 5p
L: Two slice reduced bread and cheese: 7p
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Living Below the Line

(1) Comments | Posted 29 June 2014 | (21:36)

Myself and my regional team are joining thousands of people across the world by taking part in the Live Below the Line Challenge. For 5 days, we will be living on £1 a day for food and drink, with the aim of raising funds for Oxfam, to help improve the...

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Starting a Family? Start Saving Soon

(0) Comments | Posted 1 December 2011 | (23:00)

Whilst undoubtedly a bundle of joy, babies also require a bundle of cash. Common purchases before the arrival of a baby include a buggy, car seat and clothes which cost expectant parents an average of £2,700 before their child's first birthday. And to fund this extra expense, it should come...

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Fed up of high street banks? So are millions of others

(0) Comments | Posted 29 September 2011 | (12:55)

As complaints against high street banks increase, is it any surprise that consumers, increasingly frustrated with poor service, are looking elsewhere for competitive savings, loans and mortgages?

With the Financial Ombudsman Service reporting almost 150,000 new complaints in the first half of the year against UK banks, many Brits are...

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