UK Money

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 ...

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

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 06.01.2017 | 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 06.01.2017 | 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 06.01.2017 | 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 06.01.2017 | 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 06.01.2017 | 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 ...