UK Money

Aldi To Sell 8 Types Of Gin Ready For Christmas - And They're All Under £20

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Aldi is set to become incredibly popular with gin-lovers, after it revealed stores will be offering up eight types of gin priced £20 and under, just ...

This Is How Much The Average UK Wedding Costs In 2017

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Couples in the UK are prepared to spend big bucks in order to get the wedding of their dreams. According to a new survey of 4,000 brides, the average ...

What Could Your Child Teach You About How To Talk About Money?

Clint Wilson | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Parents
Clint Wilson

As well as ensuring that we talk to children in terms they understand there is a broader point for parents here, too. Conversations about finances between children and teenagers are already happening and, with guidance at home, parents can help fuel the discussion and can provide additional money management tips for their children to discuss.

This Is What Your Tax Really Pays For

Lee Carnihan | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Politics
Lee Carnihan

Like me, you probably thought the government collects tax to pay for all manner of public services: police, soldiers, power stations, roads, doctors, nurses, teachers, street lights etc. You name it, your tax pays for it!

Is There No Limit To The Power Of The Crowd?

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Tech
Alexandra Johnson

Photo Credit: Pixabay I've had my tiny little world blown apart twice in as many weeks now. Last week's revelation was that bees, not modern medicine...

Why Are We So Afraid Of Our Thirties?

Naomi Cooper | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Cooper

The idea that being 30-odd is too old to pursue your passions and dreams, even if that involves a drastic change, is ludicrous. You are not yet halfway through your life. You have survived your twenties, observed yourself change and grow, and now have a better idea of who you are and what you want than ever before.

18 Budget-Friendly Shopping Hacks To Help Feed Your Family For Less

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Food shopping can be expensive business - especially when you’ve got multiple mouths to feed. But it doesn’t have to be a massive drain on your ba...

Under Pressure: The Rise Of Student Rent Prices

Thomas Smith | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

As the cost of student property continues to soar against the backdrop of increasing tuition fees and curbs on government allowances, financial burdens on students will only intensify. Whether this is an inevitability, or subject to change, lays firmly within the hands of universities and the government in the coming years.

How To Save Some £s Living In London

Paige Hiley | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paige Hiley

It wasn't an easy decision to make, moving to London. I'm from a small country village where I pass cows and sheep in fields on a daily basis and the cost of a pint of cider is £3. Moving to London was a big decision. One I didn't take lightly; however, saying all of this I know hands down it has been the best decision I've made.

Freelance Life (AKA Doing Everything)

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Francesca Nand

Working for yourself from home, in charge of your time, no daily commute, answering to no-one, jetting off abroad as often as possible... sounds good doesn't it? But what we don't advertise about freelance life is the amount of work that goes into, well, generating work in the first place.

Lidl Is Selling An Aperol Rival Called 'Bitterol' And It Costs Half The Price

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If your tipple of choice is Aperol spritz, listen up. Budget retailer Lidl is selling an Aperol equivalent called Bitterol, priced at a rather pleasan...

Tax And Spend Is Dead

Lee Carnihan | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Politics
Lee Carnihan

For years I believed the mantra "tax and spend" as though it were a law of physics: indisputable and unquestionable. We have been told that this is h...

Thanks For The Wedding Invite. Now How On Earth Am I Going To Afford This?

Colleen Branch | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Colleen Branch

Whether it's a stylish city wedding or a country barn affair complete with hay bales, you need to be wearing the appropriate attire. Sadly, it's considered socially unacceptable to wear the same outfit to every wedding you attend this summer (you can shake your fist at social media for that one). So here are three brilliant tips to help you keep the cost of your wedding clothes down.

How To Survive Your Quarter-Life Crisis, A Sassy Woman's Guide

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

On paper, you should be having the time of your life in your mid-twenties. You’re on the career ladder, your biggest responsibility is paying your c...

Five Money Decisions To Make In Your 30s

James Jorner | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Jorner

To face this kind of situation head-on, you need to return to the biases pointed out by Dr. Shefrin. Do not borrow more than what you are prepared to pay. Also, pros advise paying down smaller balances first. They say this will give you a psychological boost, which in turn will cause you to clear larger balances immediately.

We've All Been DUP'ed: The £1Billion Farce

Lyndsey Stoner | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics
Lyndsey Stoner

It's all a bit embarrassing really isn't it? £1 billion. There's nothing like a bit of transparent corruption among friends is there. My husband...

Why Booking Last Minute Does NOT Save Money And Other Myths Spiking YOUR Holiday Costs

Chad West | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chad West

It's that time of the year when everyone is aggressively scanning the internet for handy little travel tips before setting off on their summer holiday. With so much content out there - how do you separate fact from myth?

10 Ways To Have More Money For Food

Thomas Church | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

Reduced to clear discount labels in supermarkets can save you a fortune. Every shop is different so ask when they start their mark downs. On average, the biggest price drops are a few hours from closing.

How To Beat Inflation: Three Steps To Make Your Money Go Further

Thomas Church | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Thomas Church

Inflation has hit a record high, but can you beat it? Inflation is now over 2.7% and people are feeling the pinch. Some are even whispering the word...

How To Use Behavioural Science To Help Improve Your Financial Health

Jacqueline Dewey | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Jacqueline Dewey

It can be tough to maintain good financial health. For many of us, it's not something that comes naturally and can often be just as challenging as improving other factors of our lives such as fitness.

My 20k Diet Coke Addiction Was Harder To Quit Than Smoking, And I Bet There Are Thousands Out There Like Me

Charlotte Burns | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Burns

I didn't expect much to come from it (apart from maybe people telling me I'm an idiot), but the response was overwhelming. Hundreds of people contacted me to tell me that they were addicted too. That giving up was harder than smoking and it was making them ill.

5 Steps To Recession-Proof Your Money

Thomas Church | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Thomas Church

In the money blogger and personal finance world, a scary word beginning with "R" is popping up more and more: Recession. It starts with a whisper, g...

Avocados Are The New Lipstick!

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

"When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn't buying smashed avocado for $19 and four coffees at $4 each", Australian millionaire and property mog...

When Money, Status And Power Don't Equal Success

Neel Dhesi | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neel Dhesi

What isn't remembered or talked about is how much money we made, how big our house was, what car we drove, how successful we were in our career, or anything else acquired through money, status and power, and yet many of us spend a disproportionate amount of our time and effort trying to "succeed" at these things.

Your Psychology Is Costing You Money: Here's How To Fight Back

Thomas Church | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

We need to be critical of our feelings and especially what we imagine them to be in the future, in the context of buying things. Most money saving experts talk about cutting down to save money. They fail to understand why we want it in the first place.