UK Money

The Psychology of Saving - Could 'Paying Yourself First' Help?

Dr Thomas Webb | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Thomas Webb

The idea of paying yourself first essentially flips saving on its head - rather than saving what is left (or more likely not left) at the end of the month, saving takes priority and people are encouraged to consider the amount that it might be possible to save at the start of the month.

Working Full-Time Past 40 Could Be Bad For You

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Tech

The optimum working week for people aged over 40 lasts between 25 and 30 hours, according to research from the University of Melbourne. Researchers f...

Why Overspending On A First Date Can Be A Turn-Off

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

So you’ve finally plucked up the courage to ask the person you’ve fancied for ages out, and they said yes. Woot! Now you’ve got to make sure tha...

How These Stay-At-Home Parents Afforded To Give Up Their Day Jobs

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents

For many considering becoming a stay-at-home parent, one worry that may prevent them from taking the plunge is money. Going down from two incomes to o...

Future Proof Your Teens: Money Lessons They Need to Know

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you simply say ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’ to your teens, chances are they’ll either literally or metaphorically put their fingers in the...

What Your Childhood Toys Could Now Be Worth

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Holding a tea party for all your My Little Ponies, forgetting to feed your Tamagotchi, being the first in class to get a Game Boy... You’ve probably...

How to Invest for Uncertainty - The Buck Does Not Stop at Brexit

Thomas Church | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Thomas Church

The buck does not stop at Brexit. Attention has been focused on ourselves as of late but Brexit is not the only trouble in Europe. You may have miss...

Owning Your First Pet Might Not Be As Expensive As You'd Think

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Research reveals that Brits spend a lifetime average of £69,420 owning and caring for their various pets. Unsurprisingly, we spend most on our belove...

How to Invest Post-Brexit

Thomas Church | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK
Thomas Church

Brexit is real. What should you do with your money now? Before the EU referendum I wrote How To Invest for Brexit. Let's look at how those prediction...

Ten Ways To Cut Your Monthly Expenses

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Running out of money before running out of month is a massive pain point. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have a wedge of cash left at the end to spend,...

How to Live the Life of a Premiership Footballer

Chris Smith | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Smith

It's difficult being a football fan. Spending your life scowling at the pitch, or the TV in the corner of a pub, hollering intelligible advice at 19 y...

So What Does Globalisation Actually Look Like?

Dan Andersson | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Andersson

These days globalisation is largely treated as a dirty word. But arguments about Britain's role in the EU aside, what does a British company's role in the international market place actually mean and look like?

Money and Generation Z: A Perfect Match?

Chris Smith | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Smith

You can imagine a baby boomer with a nice suit, coming back from working at a company where they've worked for the last 50 years. A Gen X, with long, flowing hair, protesting for civil/woman's rights. A millennial surfing the net, thinking up a new way of how it can make them money. A Gen Z with...well, that really hasn't been defined yet, has it?

How to Vote in the EU Referendum

Martin Lewis | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Lewis

It's the biggest consumer decision any of us will ever make. It affects our economy, foreign policy, immigration policy, security and sovereignty. Our vote on whether the UK should leave the EU will reverberate through our lifetimes, and those of our children and grandchildren. If you've already made up your mind how to vote, good. I'm not campaigning - I don't want to change it. If you haven't, my aim is to help you ignore the spin and sales to weigh up the right decision for you, your community, our nation and the wider world too.

This Nine Cent Coin Could Be The Answer To All Those Pennies In Your Pocket

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Australia has a pricing problem. Many products are priced with .99 cents at the end despite the fact the government don't produce one cent coins anymo...

Take Control Of Your Money In Four Easy Steps

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it's buying posh lattes on the way to work, weekly massages or unnecessary gadget upgrades, we all like to spoil ourselves. But what if giving...

Angry Driver Walks Away Triumphantly After Paying Speeding Ticket With 22,000 Pennies

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Comedy

A Texas man fined for driving at 39mph in a 30mph zone has decided to vent his frustration at a $212 speeding ticket by paying entirely in pennies. Br...

Tax Advice From Jesus Christ?

Julian Bond | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK
Julian Bond

'Next, they wheeled out a mixed group of the ultra-religious and politicians to trick Jesus with his own words. They said to him, slyly, 'Rabbi, you a...

A Guide To Buying A Used Car And Getting The Best Value

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Getting a decent deal on a used car when your experience in the field stretches to a few old episodes of Top Gear is pretty daunting. Especially when ...

What Kind Of Holiday Spender Are You?

By Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Summer is fast approaching and, for most British people, this can only mean one thing – it is time for a holiday. We all look forward to our holida...

Quick Exterior Fixes That Could Add Value To Your Home

By Mary Common | Jackie Gallego | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK

First impressions matter when it comes to selling your home for the best price possible: according to estate agent lore it takes just eight seconds fo...

How To Buy An Engagement Ring That Doesn’t Break Your Budget

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

So. Time to propose. Yes, you’re sure they are The One, and no, you’re not put off by more planning than you can shake a three-tiered cake covered...

Are Traditional Weddings an Outdated Notion for a Millennial Generation?

Lisa Hoptroff | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Hoptroff

When you think of the word wedding, what image does this conjure up for you? For me, it's stress, money pressures, anxiety and months of planning that I simply don't have time for. I am just a bitter old cynic? Perhaps, but let me try and explain why...

How To Haggle Like An Expert (Without Feeling Bad About It)

By Sarah O'Meara | Jackie Gallego | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If the idea of haggling for souvenirs at the local market while on holiday feels you with dread, then don’t worry. You’re not alone. The act of ha...

Are these the UK's Strangest Home Insurance Claims?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK

The strangest things can happen at home. You may think the wildest home insurance claim most people could stretch to would be over-enthusiastic ketchu...