UK Money

Posh Pawn Or Simply Posh Yawn?

Paul Marshall | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

The trouble with Posh Pawn (Channel 4, Wednesdays at 8pm) is that you keep wishing someone hadn't tried to be quite so clever-clever with the title.

How To Make Christmas Dinner Cost Just £2.66 Per Head

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While you might dread the effects that Christmas gift shopping and festive outfit splurges have on your bank balance, there's one way you can claw bac...

The Demise of the Payday Loan?

Sarah Willingham | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK
Sarah Willingham

So many vulnerable people have fallen victim to payday loan companies and if these proposals stop that happening in the future, then I for one will be very happy. Payday loan companies need to be more careful about who they lend to so that those most in need are not punished.

The Pressure Builds in 'Running on Empty' Britain

Stephen Burke | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK
Stephen Burke

But if people aren't stocking up for the future, then come a crisis or emergency, many will come unstuck. If you have to make an unexpected journey or have a major illness or fall or face sudden unexpected bills for example, then a lack of supplies or petrol could be disastrous. 'Running on empty' is fine until that moment hits.

Pensions - The Only Time You Turn Down Free Money

Katherine Dandy | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK
Katherine Dandy

Pensions are still regarded as incredibly complicated, scary and boring. We need to dispel the myth that investing in a pension scheme is hard work. For the woman at the party, the advantages of receiving valuable matching contributions from her employer had not got through. She had lost out on 10 years' free money between the ages of 25 to 35.

International Money Transfers: Five Insider Tips for Expats

Marianne Stenger | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Marianne Stenger

As exciting as it can be, moving abroad also brings an endless to-do list with it, and transferring money overseas is just one of the challenges you'll face as a new expat. Failing to devise a plan for this early on can end up costing you unnecessarily, but what are the most important things to consider?

Pay Me to Lose Weight, Are You Kidding?

Julie Creffield | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

What a waste of a life. All those highs and lows. All those start again Mondays, and "Damn, I've blown it now" moments. Where in this NHS plan is there a mention of health and happiness, or dealing with the psychological side of weight gain, where does it mention being active and learning to love physical activity?

How To Save Money On Your Energy Bills This Winter

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

No one could quibble the prospect of an extra hour in bed when the clocks go back this weekend, but it also marks the period when our energy bills sk...

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 22.11.2014 | 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 22.11.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 24.10.2014 | 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.