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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...

This Is How Much The Average UK Wedding Costs In 2016

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Couples in the UK are prepared to spend big bucks to have the wedding of their dreams. A new survey of more than 3,000 brides has found that the avera...

Fix Appliances With Internet Guides To Save A Fortune

By Ruth D'Alessandro, commercial writer | Phillip Othen | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Calling out a professional to fix an appliance is expensive, which is why many of us feel it’s not worth it and simply buy a new one. What if we cou...

5 Things You Might Not Know About The Man On The New £5 Note

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK

Prime Minister, war hero, famed orator - Sir Winston Churchill is remembered for many things and today another was added to the already impressive lis...

Winston Churchill Being On The £5 Note Is An Insult To British Values

Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK
Ryan Barrell

When looking at these things from a different perspective, everyone's favourite bulldog-like British prime minister seems a bit less of a hero and a bit more of a ruthless warmonger. Churchill is famed for saying history would judge him kindly because he intended to write it himself. It seems he was right.

Why Going Long Haul Offers Better Value For Money

By Ruth D'Alessandro, commercial writer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A few years ago, long-haul destinations were the stuff of dream holidays, once-in-a-lifetime travel and honeymoons. Who would have thought that today ...

How To Make Home A Great Learning Environment

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro, commercial writer | Phillip Othen | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Where did the summer go? Suddenly everyone’s back to school, and it’s time to knuckle down to school runs, homework and study again. Learning does...

Apps And Gadgets That Are Revolutionising Online Banking

PROMOTED BY CLYDESDALE, by Ruth D'Alessandro, commercial writer | Phillip Othen | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Do you bank online? If so, you’re among the 60% of UK adults who do. When internet banking was first introduced by Nationwide in 1997, it was hailed...

Amazon And Starbucks 'Pay Less Tax Than A Sausage Stand'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK

Austria’s chancellor has attacked Amazon and Starbucks for paying little tax in his country, saying cafes and sausage stands pay more tax than the g...

Getting A Pay Rise: Advice From Bosses

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

According to pay data from Korn Ferry Hay Group, UK employees, on average, are predicted to receive a 2.3% increase in their real income this year. Bu...

Will Rio 2016 Inspire A Generation Desperately In Need?

Thomas Church | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Sport
Thomas Church

Much of the conversation since has been on the cost of funding to Olympic Sports (although most comes from the Lottery Fund). Is it worth it? Here in this park, watching young people come together to do calisthenics (body-weight exercise), the answer is definitely yes.

Why August Is Still The Best Month For Buying A New Car

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You can’t put it off any longer. You need a new car, and soonish. A record 1.42 million new cars were sold in the UK in the first six months of 2016...

Rio Olympics: Getting Sporty With The Family For Free

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The Rio Olympics are nearly over, and it is time to reflect and be inspired by the world class athletes on show, especially after such a strong showin...

Debunking Those Myths About Saving Money

Shihab S Joi | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK
Shihab S Joi

Spoiler alert: the best way to save money is by not spending it. Which, in terms of advice, is about as practical as pointing out you'll lose weight if you starve. So what about all the other money saving bargains we keep reading about and, spot the irony here, sold on a regular basis?

Making The Most Of The Good Weather Without Spending A Fortune

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Let’s face it, we don’t see much sunshine in Britain. With the UK averaging 1,500 hours of annual sunshine against 2,875 for southern Spain, it’...

Young, British, and Ambitious? Head to New York - Here's Why

Vincent Dignan | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Vincent Dignan

Came back to my apartment with dreams of blowing up, though the cockroaches in my Airbnb keep me grounded. This is for every British kid who wants to be someone. Go to New York.

Exercise For Free: Recreate Your Gym At Home

By Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Your gym membership is up for renewal. Be honest, now – how many times have you used it in the last year? According to research by thinkmoney, nearl...