UK Money

5 Money-Saving Travel Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Jordan Freud | Posted 03.09.2015 | 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 02.09.2015 | 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.

Common Misconceptions: The Printing Presses

Christopher Bacon | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

There is a common conception, a common metaphor, held by many people that the government has the ability to print money. Along with this conception al...

Is Corbynomics Too Good to Be True?

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

What makes me nervous is the way Corbyn and his allies are flourishing QE as though it solves all economic problems at a stroke. Using the power of money creation is not something that can be done irresponsibly; it must be subject to two important constraints.

Londoners Are Upset Someone Paid To Have Their Bus Stop Moved

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

A homeowner on a wealthy London street upset locals by paying thousands to have a bus stop moved away from outside their home. Residents from Maida...

In Praise of Permanent Budget Deficits

Christopher Bacon | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

A permanent budget deficit would not be inflationary because the economy is not operating at full capacity. Even if it were operating at full capacity, a (smaller) deficit would still be required to maintain that state of affairs.

Chancers: The Weird World of Professional Gambling

Jak Hutchcraft | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Jak Hutchcraft

Once upon a time the word 'gambler' might have made you think of sweaty, grey-faced men in trackie-bottoms glaring vacuously at fruit machines or screaming at horses on the TV. But gambling is so ubiquitous in Britain today that any stigmatisms it had may be becoming something of the past.

Do You Lie to Your Partner About Money?

Zahra Razavi | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

As much as I can appreciate that finances should be private to some extent, and that individuals have a right to be considered separately from their partners, I just can't imagine keeping a secret credit card or putting lots of effort into hiding big purchases from my partner on a regular basis. I certainly wouldn't dream of hiding £100,000 from him!

A Student Summer Holiday On A Shoestring

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Barrett | Posted 23.07.2015 | 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 UK's Most Affordable Student Cities Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Lovett | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Belfast has been revealed as the most affordable city for students to live and study in, followed closely by Nottingham and Southampton, as shown by a...

Budget 2015: Are British Young People the New Illegal Immigrants

Nathan Coyle | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nathan Coyle

If you are rich and over 25 you really are living the dream thanks to Mr Osborne and his little red box. It's absolutely excellent to see restrictions being lifted on inheritance tax and your banker mates getting financially rewarded for taking ridiculous risks, life is good. So you are under 25? Oh, that is a bit more awkward, sorry about that!

Who Are The Most Successful and How to Be More Like Them

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Successful people come from all backgrounds, you can be a success at any age and men and women have every chance of being a success at what they do. This means that personality traits and actions are more likely to be an indicator of success, and these are some of the traits you will find in a broad range of successful people.

Tsipras - Hero of the Left or Just Reckless?

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

20th of June saw the London anti-Austerity protests as one of the largest London demonstrations in years, as people turned out to stand against Camero...

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...

Crowdfunding is Popular: But Would You Crowdfund Your Funeral?

Emily McLaren | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily McLaren

It's yet to be seen whether or not funeral crowdfunding will really take off, but with the number of dedicated funeral crowdfunding platforms already out there, there's certainly an audience for it.

Funerals Are So Costly They're Plunging Families Into Poverty

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK

A charity has launched a new campaign to tackle funeral poverty, after it was revealed that the cost of dying has risen seven times faster than the co...

Osborne's Attack on Democracy

Christopher Bacon | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

Osborne's new framework is a joke, but reveals the contempt the Conservatives have for the democratic will of parliament. Any future (chartalist) government will be able to revoke the framework, returning the Treasury to a subordinate position. Until then, British democracy will have been weakened by the arbitrary, self-imposed "rules" that serve only a few and narrow interests.

Sex Pistols Sell Artwork To Virgin Money, Twitter Thinks Punk Is Most Definitely Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Virgin Money has announced the launch of a range of Sex Pistols-branded credit cards, featuring artwork from their iconic punk albums. With the sl...

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

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

In the last year of my twenties, the recession hit at the same time as I took a marketing position in the financial services sector. It made me realise that living in financial airy fairy land is not conducive to a healthy, happy life. My thirties have been spent trying to undo the damage I did the decade before.

Parents Show Kids Around Mansions For 'Wealth Education'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents

More than 300 parents in China took their children to visit large villas and mansions last weekend to educate them about wealth. To mark Internatio...

Reducing Stress With Creative Money Management

Chris Smith | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Smith

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:

Little Girl's Lemonade Stand Raises Thousands To Rebuild Her Burnt Down House

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Parents

A 10-year-old girl who was made homeless by a fire has started to turn her luck around - by selling lemonade. Alyssa De La Sala, of Lutz, Florida, ...

Bitcoin Is the World's Most Dangerous Idea. Really?

Matthew Hussey | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

It's this infinite digital ledger system that has the potential to revolutionise how information is spread online. While many think this is still a few years into the future, many companies and individuals are using it today to protect their digital wares.

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...

The Apple Watch Costs Just £55 To Make - Despite £300+ Price Tag

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Tech

The costs of making an Apple Watch is just $83.70 (£54.63), according to a report by IHS Technology, making it Apple's highest mark-up. The total ...