UK Money

Three Essential Reads For The Frustrated Millennial

Dan Hughes | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Hughes

Being a millennial isn't always the easiest job in the world. Okay, the average member of Gen Y is tech-savvy, less susceptible to online advertising scams, and has grown up in a time where technology has risen to incredible heights.

The Money Lessons I Wish I'd Learned In My Twenties

Jen Barton | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We grow up thinking that with age comes wisdom... and sometimes that’s the truth. Especially when it comes to our finances. And particularly when yo...

Families Who Are Just-About-Managing Need Real Help Now

Matthew Reed | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Reed

If the Government's promise to help the JAMs is going to stick then ministers must go further still - by scrapping the benefits freeze and the two-child cap, and restoring the family element of Tax Credits and original work allowances to Universal Credit.

No Pension At 40? It’s Never Too Late To Start

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The pension equation is simple enough. The more you save during your working years, the more comfortable a retirement you’ll be able to afford. It...

The Evolution Of The Revolution: How Mobile Is Changing Consumer Habits

Marta Krupinska | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech
Marta Krupinska

Have a think about the last time you looked at your phone? How many times have you used it in the last hour, or day? Nottingham Trent University found we look at our phones about 85 times a day. What did you last use your phone for? To make a call? Probably not.

Why Couples Aren't Discussing Their Retirement Plans

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Retirement is a whole new chapter in your lives together but research from Aviva shows that more than a quarter of couples are failing to discuss thei...

8 Ways To Raise A Thrifty Child

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Children learn through copying what the people around them do, particularly their parents. That includes attitudes to money - how they spend, budget a...

How Social Media Could Be Affecting Your Future Financial Happiness

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

According to new research from Aviva and the Future Foundation (1), many of those born between the early 1980s and 2000 are dealing with the tricky is...

Don't Waste Money On A Cheap Secret Santa Gift - Give To Charity Instead

Andy Webb | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Webb

If you think Secret Santa is all about keeping the kids in the dark as to the true identity of Father Christmas, you're so far off you may as well be ...

The Pink Tax

Samantha Simmonds | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Parents
Samantha Simmonds

So it turns out it costs almost £30,000 more to raise a girl than a boy. This latest research from Moneysupermarket will shock absolutely no one with boys and girls in their family. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if it's actually far more than that in the long run- and my daughter is only 3.

Surviving The Financial Burden Of The Festive Season

Debz Aiken | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

Whether it's saving money online, being super organised or simply telling people you can't afford to buy for them, there are ways that you can enjoy Christmas without feeling the financial burden of the big day.

London's Landmarks Should Be For Everyone, So Why Do They Cost So Much?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

Ah, London. With its Bridge, Tower, Dungeon, parks, palaces and M&M's World, it just might be the most culturally rich city on the planet. The problem is that people have to actually be rich to visit any of these great landmarks.

The New £1 Coin Is Ultra Secure. Here's (Partially) Why

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech

The new £1 coin is not only a pretty little (not everyone agrees, see below) thing but it’s also incredibly hi-tech. Three years and £2 million ...

Here's How You Can Spot A Fake Pound Coin

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK

The new 12-sided pound coin is due to come into circulation in 2017, designed using “cutting-edge technology” to make it harder to counterfeit. Sp...

The Reaction To The New £1 Coin Shows Just How Much People Hate Change

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK

People have reacted with outrage and bewilderment at the new design for the pound coin, set to enter circulation in 2017. The new 12-sided coin will r...

What Does Your Bank Really Do With Your Money?

Jemma Moran | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Jemma Moran

Whether you have a little or a lot of it, there's no denying that money is a powerful form of democracy. The way you spend, save and invest is a vote for your values and beliefs. So it's quite frightening that a new survey this week has found nearly half of all investors have no idea which businesses or industries their money is supporting.

The Big Issue - Hard Sell

Lisa Ives | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Ives

For a couple of months now there has been a young woman selling the Big Issue magazine outside my local supermarket. Small shop on the High Street, you know the kind of thing. During these months my feelings towards her have spun out of control, from rational to downright, certifiably crazy. And I ask myself why?

Black Friday's Dirty Marketing Tricks: Watch Out!

Thomas Church | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

Retailers pull out every marketing trick in the book to get you to stretch your wallet, or worse, go into debt. Here are some insights into the dirty marketing tricks retailers are preparing for the promotional season.

8 Things That Are Slowly Bankrupting You During Half Term

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Parents

You’re not imagining it, half term really is bankrupting you. A new study by American Express has shown that parents spend, on average, £276 more ...

Unseen Britain: What A Deal And Discounts Site Reveals About Poverty In The UK

Thomas Church | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Thomas Church

I recently created a money saving website. It's grown from 0 - 10,000 in a month and a half. That sounds impressive. But actually, it's worrying. ...

The Pound Is Doing So Badly It's Now The 'Official Opposition To UK Government' Says Analyst

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK

The pound has suffered a mysterious sudden collapse, causing one expert to say the foreign exchange market bears an “uncanny resemblance to the five...

The Pound Just Dropped To A New Low Because Traders Are 'Spooked' By 'Hard Brexit'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK

The pound fell to a fresh low against the euro on Tuesday as fears over a so-called “hard Brexit” intensified. Sterling suffered a new three-year ...

TUC Hits Out At 'Unjustified' Lower Minimum Wage For People In Their Early 20s

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK

Younger workers on the minimum wage will receive a pay rise worth up to £450 a year from today. The national minimum wage increases by 25p an hour ...

Slash The Cost Of A New Kitchen - Buy Second Hand

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro, commercial writer | Phillip Othen | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The kitchen is the hub and the workhorse of your home. No surprise there. Between cooking, washing up, socialising, homework, muddy kids and pets goin...

People Are Doing Something Wonderful With The New £5 Note

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK

The new plastic £5 note has gained a lot of attention. Piers Morgan and John Humphrys have chewed on it, and keen scientists have been testing whethe...