UK Money

10 Surprising Reasons You're Broke

Marianne Power | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Power

Always in the red and lurching between credit cards and overdrafts? Me too. But if you think that your money problems would be solved simply by having more money - you're wrong.

The Oldest Part-Time Profession in the World? Students Turning to Prostitution

Ben Mawdsley | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Mawdsley

The oldest profession in the world is becoming the job of choice for some students across the country, using a variety of means to advertise themselves. ..

The 1% Are Absurdly Rich And YOU May Well Be One Of Them

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

The richest one percent of the world's population own 48% of global wealth. BUT, before you get too angry at those damned entitled folk in their me...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Argue About Money

Suzi Godson | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Arguments about money are the top predictor of divorce... Couples who disagree about finance once a week are over 30% more likely to get divorced than couples who disagree about finances a few times a month.

Wonga Has Just Made The Day Of 330,000 People

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK

Payday lender Wonga has emailed around 330,000 customers to inform them it has wiped out their debt. The move is expected to see the firm lose out ...

330,000 Wonga Customers Will Be Pretty Happy This Morning

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

Wonga is to write off the debts of hundreds of thousands of customers after admitting it made loans to people who could not afford to repay them. T...

Save Your Hard Earned Cash The Easy Way

Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Unless you happen to be one of those enviable types who are just “naturally good with money”, you’ll be forever left wondering: a) where did the...

How Not to Stress About Money

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

The feeling of being trapped is a horrible feeling, when pushed into the corner we usually make irrational choices that further worsen the situation and prolong the suffering. If you're feeling trapped, with debts increasing and that light at the end of the tunnel is appearing further away then GET HELP! Remove any pride from your situation and reach out; you'll thank me if you do!

A Few Useless Words of Advice for Students

Alex McBride | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex McBride

I left it a 'bit late' till I realised that University was the only viable option left for me to spend my afternoons in bed and my early hours watching films I'd seen before and eating Rocky Road bites, but nevertheless, I'm here now and going into my second year at 23...

The Great Mumpreneur Divide

Jo Gifford | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Gifford

They will be dealing with school letters, bake sales, dress up days, poorly small people sent home, packed lunches, homework and after school clubs as well as taxes, accounts, sales, marketing, outsourcers, coworkers - oh, and the actual work that you charge for.

Personal Finance Education Is a Waste of Time, Right?

Michael Mercieca | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Mercieca

I know that any education about the mysterious world of money would have been gratefully received. For a start, it would have made maths lessons a whole lot more interesting - and a great deal more meaningful. Personal finance and money management is, after all, maths in action.

Ten Money Savers for Students

Sarah Willingham | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Willingham

Students spend £1,070 per academic year on books and equipment alone and your student loan will only stretch so far, especially when you discover that the average (non-London) student can expect to spend £22,189 a year! WOW! BUT there are ways to save as a student and still have money for beer!!

Cameron Guru Steve Hilton Says Money 'More Powerful' Than Voting

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's former director of strategy, Steve Hilton, has warned that it is money, not voting, that has the biggest impact on politics. Hilton...

Payday Loans Leave Thousands More Struggling With Debts

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Payday loans are leaving thousands more people struggling with their debts in the past year, figures show. Debt charity StepChange said they dealt...

30 Gold Bullion Bars Have Been Buried On A British Beach...

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

People have been rushing to dig up a beach in Folkstone, Kent, after an artist buried £10,000 worth of gold bars beneath the sand. Berlin-based a...

Spending the Round Pound - A Plus Size Girls Guide to Shrewd Shopping

Becky Barnes | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

There has been much talk in the past month about the plus size woman, how and where she should be spending her hard earned cash and which brands deserve it. Plus size blogger Chastity Garner of Garner style, this month called to arms fellow chubs to boycott American store Target on account of them revealing yet another designer collaboration with no plus sizes in sight.

Obesity Crisis Is Not Just a Lifestyle Issue

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Carrying extra pounds has many health consequences which create a heavy burden on the individual as well as their families and society more broadly. So, there is indeed a great need to raise public awareness about the importance of keeping a healthy weight and how governments and care providers can support people in doing so.

Collecting Contemporary Art

Patrick Van der Vorst | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Van der Vorst

Since 2010 the Contemporary art market has skyrocketed - seeing Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips de Pury achieving top prices and world records for numerous contemporary artists. The market remains bullish for high-quality contemporary works.

Crowdfunding: A Lifeline to Small Businesses or an Expensive Way to Gamble?

Sir Michael Snyder | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Sir Michael Snyder

Why do funders choose to invest in this way? Because they like the product or idea that is pitched to them and want to support a business they believe in? Perhaps too because they think money can be made out of it. But potential equity investors should remember that funding of this type is essentially a lottery.

Expensive Uni Books Can Cost Degrees

Charlotte Mason | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Mason

How universities can expect Arts students, for example, to pay £9,000 for a reading-based degree with the essential ingredients not included, I don't know... Expensive reading lists are an irritating, tiresome and unnecessary addition to the financial burden already placed on students, and it makes the annual £9,000 tuition fee seem even more of a rip-off than we originally thought.

Louise Ridley

This Man Just Gave Away His £1m Company - Because He 'Only Needs £30k To Be Happy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK

It turns out money can buy you at least some happiness, but you might not actually need nearly as much of it as you think. Take it from British en...

How to Make Sure a Charity Gets All of Your Cash

Sarah Willingham | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Willingham

I was shocked recently when I discovered that when I hand over a tenner to charity, sometimes the charity ends up with just £8... Even in tough economic times we know that people still want to donate to good causes so let's make sure that they get ALL of the money they are entitled to!

Demystifying the Shylock Trojan

David Emm | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Shylock is designed to steal online banking credentials from the PCs of its victims... Shylock first appeared in 2011, aimed mainly at victims in the UK, but subsequently spread to other countries within Europe and to the United States.

Free Money isn't too Good to be True

Adam Hamdy | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Adam Hamdy

Businesses in the rest of the country should get in touch with their county council and find out what schemes are in place to support and foster growth. There is free business support and money out there, and usually all it takes is a bit of time and paperwork to get it.

Why Are Women More Likely to Go Bankrupt Than Men?

Sarah Moyes | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Moyes

It was revealed last week that young women are more likely to fall into personal insolvency than young men of the same age. The figures, which were quite alarming if you're a woman, showed that nearly eight out of 10,000 young women became insolvent last year, compared to just four men in 10,000.