Care Leavers Need Help To Steer Clear of Debt

Matthew Reed | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK
Matthew Reed

It's that time of year when households everywhere will have recently received new council tax bills. While council tax funds vital services, includin...

'Budget Boxmas': Christmas Gift-Buying For Thrifty Times

Michael J MacMahon | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michael J MacMahon

We are not on the edge of poverty but we don't believe in wasting money. Good food and drink and each other's company (and maybe singing) are the essentials of the festive season for us.

Better Financial Education And Budgeting Skills Best Way To Escape The 'Jams' Jar

Mutaz Qubbaj | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Mutaz Qubbaj

"No Jam today", "pump up the Jams", Chancellor in a Jam": an initially staid acronym for 'Just About Managing' families coined by the new Chancellor of the Exchequer has morphed into a major political buzzword in just a matter of days. At its current growth rate, it's got all the ingredients of a meme.

Are You a Scrooge or a Splurger... or Both?

Michael J MacMahon | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK
Michael J MacMahon

When I launched the second edition of my book Back to the Black ... how to become debt-free and stay that way, we had a party. The subject of debt is ...

The Gender Gap - Do Men and Women Handle Debt Differently?

Maz Deo | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Maz Deo

The sexes are considered to be very different, in various aspects of everyday life and therefore why should this be any more uncommon when it comes to...

10 Food Heroes for 10 Healthy Meals

Hedi Hearts | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hedi Hearts

Many people feel that it is tough to eat clean and healthy while on a tight budget. They feel deprived of nutritious meals that actively contributes to their well-being, as good food has a reputation for being much more expensive than unhealthy food.

10 Tips For Doing Christmas Dinner On The Cheap With The Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

‘Tis the season for some festive fun with the squad before heading back to Mum & Dad’s for the Christmas season. Creating a Christmas Dinner f...

A Step-By-Step Approach To Budgeting For Beginners

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are all sorts of reasons why people don't get around to drawing up a budget: some decide that life is too unpredictable to be reduced to regular...

These Money-Saving Resolutions Will Come In Handy After Your January Ones Have Failed

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The vast majority of January resolutions have come and gone by now. Those short-lived, unrealistic, overambitious targets, that are designed to make u...

How To Handle Christmas With Kids If You're Financially Strapped

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Parents

The cost of Christmas can add up quickly what with food, presents, Christmas decorations and trips to Santa being holiday essentials. It's easy to ...

Top Tips on How to Start Budgeting at University

Charlotte Burns | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Burns

The more you budget, the more fun you can have. Trust me, it's too easy to be put in a situation where you have used up all the money you have for the next six weeks and only have two tins of beans and a mouldy bit of bread left. You're not going to be going out clubbing or having a stress free time if that happens.

5 Money-Saving Travel Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Jordan Freud | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The real world can be expensive and with university starting up, it’s a little bit too easy to get overexcited with your spending. While we can’t ...

How to Successfully Navigate Student Finance

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Leeanne Boulton

If you find your money is draining away too quickly, you could consider getting a job. There will be plenty of employers looking for workers to cover shifts in pubs, cafes and shops at the start of the new academic year.

A Student Summer Holiday On A Shoestring

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Barrett | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

One of the biggest downsides to being a student is three months of summer holiday and no cash to do anything with it, although it's the perfect time t...

The Most Affordable UK University Cities

Dan Jones | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Jones

Starting university is stressful. Although it's a fair while since I went through the process, the daunting task isn't lost on me. The thorniest issues then remain constant now; for some it was the application process, for others achieving their grade expectations, and understandably for many of us, it was the cost.

15 Money Hacks For A Cheap Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Car sharing, taking an old phone and making your own wellies for a pound are just some of the top money saving tips for festivals, according to expert...

9 Cool Places To Go In The UK This Summer On A Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Jennings | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

With exams nearly done, you're going to make it your mission to have the best summer yet. However, if your budget won't stretch far enough to go a...

Shopping For Your Easter Roast Dinner: How Do The Supermarkets Compare?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Lamb, roast potatoes, mint sauce, and of course hot cross buns. That's pretty much our food shop for Easter Sunday. If you're strapped for cash ...

Seven Top Tips for Renovating A Property

Tilly Wikeley | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Wikeley

Having made cosmetic changes to our first flat and embarked on major renovation of our first house, people often ask me what are the key things I've learnt from the experience. We've learnt some the hard way and I know I'd definitely do things differently next time...so here are my top tips for getting the best out of any house project you take on.

Three Best Pieces of Advice for Anyone of Any Age

Vicky Chan | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

Do what you love. Even if no one advises you to do it, do it... Don't know what you love? Love an infinite list of things? Do it all! ... If you're worried about looking 'lame' or 'nerdy', don't worry - I've been there.

Living Below the Line: Day Two

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

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...

Six Things to Consider Before You Travel

Anna Pitts | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Jet setting this summer? Taking a gap year? Before you skip to the travel agents or log on to EasyJet, take a few moments and read this to make sure you've fully thought your travel plans through.

Why Marshmallows and Money Are the Key to Success

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

Understanding the repercussions of everyday financial decisions is just the starting point for good money management. This, along with techniques such as budgeting and making the most of their income, enables students to become 'future capable.'

Managing Your Finances In Five Easy Steps

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

New year, new resolutions right? And we're betting one of them is getting your finances in line? If we're bang on the money (sorry), read on.. S...

Decorating Your Student House For Christmas On A Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

As a uni student, money isn't exactly easy to come by, but that doesn't mean you can't spruce up your pad for Christmas. However, with money tighte...