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Love What You Do

Ian Baxter | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK
Ian Baxter

Money matters but starting your own business must be an affair of the heart not just a question of the head.

Tuition Fees: An Unreasonable Burden or Inescapable Necessity?

Thomas Smith | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

Justifiably discontented students threatened by financial loss, and a government that risks losing the vital support of a substantial proportion of the electorate, this is a dispiriting situation in which there is no winner.

You shouldn't need a PhD to understand your home insurance

James Daley | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK
James Daley

Terms and conditions are a necessary evil in today's complex world. As lovely it would be to have insurance policies without exclusions, and bank acco...

It's 2015 And British Women Will Be Working For Free For The Rest Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK

From today, women in Britain will work the rest of the year for free. That's because today marks the point at which the average woman in full-time emp...

Meet The Student Setting Fire To His Student Loan In Protest Against Capitalism

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Meet art student Brooke Purvis. He'll be setting fire to his entire student loan in the hope of demonstrating currency no longer has value. The 24...


Noelle Reno | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

My mother grew up near the poverty line and has maintained a sense of lack or overspending her whole life. My father grew up with plenty of money but in an environment that bred a heightened sense of frugality.

50,000 People Think Changing Australian Currency To 'Dollarydoos' Is Actually A Good Idea

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK

Tens of thousands of people have backed a campaign to change Australia's national currency to 'Dollarydoos'. In a bid to save their countries 'plum...

It's Not Just About the Money!

David C. M. Carter | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Politics
David C. M. Carter

Lord Rose of Monewden, the former CEO of Marks & Spencer, has now launched his 'let's stay in Europe' campaign based on a simple piece of dubious mathematics. He claims that every Briton will be 'better off' by £450 a year if the nation remains in the EU.

A Cure for All Your Money Troubles

Steve Bugeja | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Bugeja

Everyone's got money troubles. The average UK person has got less of it than in 2009, the Government is short by about £70 billion every year and I've switched from tesco own brand custard creams to Aldi own brand custard creams. Basically everyone is skint. Now, what I'm about to tell you may seem shocking, but it's true.

Does Having Money Make You Happy?

Kitty Ussher | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK
Kitty Ussher

It looks like there is good news for people out there stuck in the rat race and wondering what it's all about, apparently there is a connection between affluence and happiness. So don't chuck in the day job quite yet then.

These Are The 'Frightening' Effects Of Tax Credit Cuts On Real People

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.10.2015 | UK

People have spoken out on the effect Tory cuts to tax credits will have on them and their families, as a new Labour campaign is launched to stop them....

Cost Of Raising Kids Increases To Nearly £87,000

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

The cost of raising children up to the age of 11 is now nearly £87,000, which is equivalent to £650 a month, according to a new study. Halifax's...

Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Robin Hood Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK

Britain's shadow chancellor John McDonnell is set to to unveil the Labour Party's backing for the Financial Transaction Tax, more commonly known as th...

Thatcher Should Be On US Bank Notes, Says Jeb Bush

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics

US Republican Presidential-hopeful Jeb Bush has claimed Margaret Thatcher should have her face featured on the $10 note. Jeb, the brother and son o...

Of Refugees and Realities

Gerry Flynn | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK
Gerry Flynn

Somewhere as a species we made a wrong turn and ventured forth down a bleak alley that leads to the veritable knife fight in a skip that modern society is becoming. Because what else are money, economics, politics, state borders and so on, but a fiction in which we collectively believe.

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 09.11.2015 | 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 09.11.2015 | 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 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 UK's Most Affordable Student Cities Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Lovett | Posted 19.11.2015 | 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...