UK Money

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 16.05.2016 | 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Are Traditional Weddings an Outdated Notion for a Millennial Generation?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...

What is the Value of Money?

Lewis Worrow | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Today, almost every country uses a system of fiat money, which we may define as "currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but is no...

Placing Two Women On Scottish Banknotes A 'Significant Step'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

Two of Scotland's greatest female thinkers, a poet and a scientist, will feature for the first time on a new batch of banknotes. Nan Shepherd and Mary...

A Pension Is Not a Benefit

Jacqui Wright | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Jacqui Wright

The good news is that the government have admitted that they did in fact enforce this action a bit too quick without giving enough notice to everyone concerned, but it's not going to change the retirement age. But it has been mentioned that maybe some women can retire earlier on a reduced pension, but nothing concrete yet, so let's hope this gets resolved at last.

Betting on The Grand National Was More Fun for Clueless People

Sophie Alderson | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

Everyone's betting on the Grand National and nobody knows what they're doing. That's how Saturday 9th played out amongst my friends.

All The Details Of David Cameron's Tax Return

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.04.2016 | UK

David Cameron had a taxable income of more than £200,000 in 2014-15 and paid almost £76,000 in tax, an unprecedented release of his personal finance...

The Government Are Banking on Digital

Dan Andersson | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Andersson

Banks have dined out for centuries on being that reliable secure connection for our money, take that away from them and make it an instant automated process and, at least in theory, you're taking away their reason to exist.

How The UK's National Living Wage Compares To The Rest Of Europe

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

This is how the UK's new national living wage compares to the minimum wages for other countries in Europe. The new legal pay rate for over 25s is £7....

Getting The New National Living Wage Could Mean Squat If Your Boss Slashes Your Benefits

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

Britain's new 'national living wage' could lead to employers slashing overtime, weekend pay, bonuses and benefits - meaning workers could be no better...

We Asked People How Much You Need To Earn To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

How much money would you need to be paid to be happy? From 1 April, the Government is introducing a new 'national living wage' meaning that everyone o...

What Is The National Living Wage?

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

Up to one in three workers in some parts of Britain will receive a pay rise when the new 'national living wage' comes into effect today [Friday], acco...

Richest 1% Took Quarter Of New UK Wealth Since 2000

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK

The richest 1% of the UK’s population has pocketed more than a quarter of the wealth created in Britain since 2000, it has been revealed. Over the p...

Why You Don't 'Deserve' Anything

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

Richer households are less likely to give to charity. Having money removes us more and more from the rest of society (no bus, no shared accommodation) so bit by bit we find ourselves less empathetic, less charitable. And we don't deserve it. The world is a rigged game of Monopoly.

Louise Ridley

This Company Has Published Every Worker's Salary Online | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK

This is Joel. He's 28, and he earns $218,000 (£153,000) a year. Everyone knows that, because it's on this public spreadsheet. All the salaries are...

How You Scare Away the Money

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Your body is the first to know whether you have any blocks around money. It will know that faster than your brain (no wonder, as it has millions of nerve cells perceiving information!). You will feel discomfort or a liberating sensation when thinking about spending it in a particular way.

It's OK to Fail

Luke Cameron | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

We are conditioned into thinking that success is good and failure is bad. But the truth of the matter is, that failure isn't bad - it's actually a very good thing. It is through failing that we learn and grow; we understand our limitations, our true ambitions and our inner most desires.

Raising A Child Costs 'More Than A Semi-Detached House'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Parents

Raising a child to the age of 21 costs "more than the average semi-detached house", a new report has found. Across the UK, the typical parent is li...

A Surprising Amount Of People Have Stayed In A Relationship For Money

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Valentine's Day may be just around the corner but it seems romance is well and truly dead. A new survey has revealed that nearly one fifth (16%) of...

Why Insurance Is Becoming Evil

James Daley | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
James Daley

The British insurance industry is one of the oldest and most sophisticated in the world. When it comes to products such as car insurance or home insurance, our quotes are increasingly personalised, with each part of every question being poured into a complex algorithm which spits out a quote.