The UK's stress and personal debt statistics speak for themselves. And the way things are right now, they don't make for a pretty sight. The long cycle of downturn to recovery doesn't feel like it's fully over yet. Maybe reading the news headlines hasn't helped my optimism - they do have a tendency to relay information in a brutal and stark kind of way. Here are some examples of this very phenomenon in action:
We may well be starting to come out of the recession, but by no means are we out of the water when it comes to increasing energy prices. Energy has perhaps been one of the most scrutinised areas of the market place since 2008, with many if not all of the UK's suppliers putting their prices up steadily and with no remorse.
Discounting has been an important selling tool for the travel industry for the past 30 years or more and consumers have come to expect bargains... The result is a plethora of different types of deals and discounts, not all of which are as good as they might appear at first sight. Here's a guide to the various offers and how to get the most out of them.
With student accommodation in Central London regularly highlighted as being some of the most expensive student accommodation within the UK, most students find themselves having to live on extremely tight budgets. So, if you want to "ease the squeeze" without starving to death, follow my Student Guide to Eating on a Budget.