UK Money

This Is The Biggest Strain On Couples In Relationships

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Relationships are full of ups and downs, but there’s one area causing couples more stress than most. New research reveals that money worries are pl...

Mindful Money - What I Learned When I Lost My Credit Card

Juliet Simmons | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Simmons

We don't need to have "real" cash in our hands or our pockets so we spend without thinking with just a tap on a machine. I realised that now I was in a situation where I could only spend the cash that was in my wallet I was thinking more about what I was buying and was more aware of what I had spent.

Binary Options Trading: An Explainer

Shihab S Joi | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech

Find out all you need to know about the thrilling world of binary options trading and how using a fast, reliable and easy-to-use trading platform can ...

Why I Have No Life

Farida Ahmed | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Farida Ahmed

This is the story behind the teller. I work 7 days a week. I have four (and a half) jobs. I am an academic mentor at a Sixth Form College, a Private Tutor, a Nanny, a Blogger and a Postgrad Student all in one. Honestly, sometimes it feels like I literally have no life.

How To Become An Overnight Glamour Puss

Stella Ralfini | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Style
Stella Ralfini

As you will know if you're over sixty, the lips lose definition, the eyebrows become sparse, the eyes look smaller and our confidence corkscrews. Well, listen up soon to be glamour pusses, I've found a hassle free alternative to applying eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and lip-liner every day. It's called micro-pigmentation cosmetic tattooing. And at seventy, I'm loving it.

How To Teach A Six-Year-Old Girl About Money

Lee Carnihan | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents
Lee Carnihan

Was this a realistic way for her to learn about property and money? Nope. Monopoly is nothing like the real world because everyone starts off on an equal footing in terms of their starting position and share of the money.

The Future Of Financial Education: The Financial Sector Needs To Step-up

Clint Wilson | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Parents
Clint Wilson

Yet helping young savers stay safe is not the same as helping them become financially responsible. In this regard, the industry could do more. For instance, payment products should ensure that regular balance updates are provided via text or a mobile app to help a child keep on top of their spending.

Thousands Relying On 'Bank Of Mum And Dad' To Afford Cost Of Living With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than 30,000 middle-aged people are being forced to borrow money from their parents because of the high cost of living with cancer, a new report h...

People Are Pretty Dubious About HSBC'S Claims That 4-Year-Olds Earn Two Grand A Year

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

HSBC has been widely ridiculed for suggesting that the average 25-year-old could afford a deposit on a house as long as save a quarter of everything t...

How Low Income Families Can Tackle Childhood Obesity

Thomas Church | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents
Thomas Church

The report stated 40% of children in the UK's most deprived areas were overweight or obese compared to 27% in most affluent areas. The health of children in Scotland was declared the worst in Europe.

Divorce Payments Increasing After Decades Apart - What You Need To Know

Liz Allen | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Allen

Divorce sounds pretty final doesn't it? But for some couples that is not the end of the story. There have been a few high profile divorce cases recently where the court has ruled that divorce payments must increase, despite the fact that the couples divorced many years earlier and their children are grown up.

The Great British Benefits Handout: Love Is All They Need

Lee Healey | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Lee Healey

Looking down at people on benefits is unhelpful. It's counterproductive, mean and unnecessary. What families on benefits need right now, in this changing world is love, support and a chance.

How We Survived Financial Crisis. Just

Clemmie Telford | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clemmie Telford

2016 was a shitty year. The universal reasons hardly need mentioning: politics going tits up. The loss of so many amazing creatives. And of course Bake Off. But for my family and I we also went through a proper deep dark financial crisis.

Are We Looking After The Gig Economy?

Rich Wagner | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Rich Wagner

So the next time you're booking a long weekend away, taking a taxi ride or getting some shelves fixed, make sure you play your part to ensure this exciting and evolving industry continues to spearhead the UK economy for years to come.

Science Tries To Explain Why It’s So Hard To Save Money

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

There’s good news and bad news in recent statistics on saving for retirement. The good news is that retirement saving in the UK has reached the high...

Crawley Town's 'Pay What You Can' Initiative Is A Breath of Fresh Blizzard Air

Andrew Robinson | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Sport
Andrew Robinson

The attendance on Saturday of 4255 was Crawley's biggest since the 2014/15 season and is simple proof that when the people at the top of organisations, take a step back from the corporate world and occasionally adopt some common sense, you get a response from people - that response being an increase of fans turning up at the turnstiles.

Why I Gave Up My Debit Card And Haven't Looked Back

Oscar Williams | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Oscar Williams

I first came across the "challenger bank" through friends. At the end of a lunch out, my pal Muhsin got out a bright orange card to pay the bill. The waiter instantly recognised it - once you've seen it, you can't un-see it - and the pair started chatting about its merits.

Inherit Something New

Stephen Bailey | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I was reading the Independent at the turn of 2017. I thought to myself, as I do every year new year, new me and so I decided that I had to broaden wha...

The Hidden, Often Rather Saucy, Messages In Money

Leo Kent | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Leo Kent

Over the years, there have been many instances of microtext being used on banknotes as a security measure, in an attempt to make them more difficult t...

Has There Been A New Year's Resolution Backlash In 2017?

Jack Peat | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Peat

As we laid iconic celebrities to rest and watched the world teeter towards global catastrophe we were constantly reminded of two things; that life really is too short, and that we must live every day as if it was our last.

The Changing Face Of Currency

Jess Melia | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Jess Melia

The new £1 coin comes into circulation in March this year and it is a striking example of how money is evolving and changing. The new coin is dubbed one of the most secure in the world due to a string of security features which are aimed at reducing the risk of counterfeit coins being produced.

Should Happiness Be An Economic Priority?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

A double in a person's pay led to less than a 0.2 increase for their happiness on a scale of one to ten. In spite of that, love seems to be the key to happiness with the presence of a partner resulting in their happiness increasing by 0.6 on the same scale. Furthermore, having depression and anxiety resulted in a 0.7 reduction in happiness, alongside the loss of a partner impelling a decreasing plunge in happiness.

How To Assess The Value Of Your Creative Work

Leila Johnston | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

We'd all like to get paid more for what we do. But we have a habit of feeling our stuff is impossible to value because we develop an emotional, personal relationship with it. Doing business with our creative outputs can feel like selling off a section of our very soul.

Why You Shouldn't Cancel Your Trip To India

Emma Rosen | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rosen

ATM out of order. Currency exchange closed. Sorry, this bank has no cash. This is what I was met with at Cochin International Airport, in India's ...

5 Smart Money Moves That Could Make You Richer In The Long Run

Jen Barton | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s never too early to wise up about your finances: the sooner you start putting money aside, the better. And we’re not just talking about your ...