Saving Money

10 Top Tips To Get Christmas Ready

Hannah Maundrell | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Maundrell

Christmas seems to hit the shops earlier every year, but despite best intentions some of us still find we leave budgeting for the annual festivities to the last minute. Whether you plan months in advance or leave your shopping to the last-minute, here are some top tips to help you get ready for the big day.

Money-Saving Hack For Your First Year At Uni

Hannah Morrish | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Hannah Morrish

You'll feel minted when your first loan instalment appears on your bank balance, but in the buzz of Freshers' Week, it's easy to put everything on contactless and lose track of your spending. Here are ten ways to get into good money habits now and make your loan stretch even further.

Why Every Home Really Does Need Smart Meters

Jackie Gallego | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Imagine being offered something that won’t cost you a penny to install, that’s simple to use and that can help you to save money. With those sort ...

This Is What Your Tax Really Pays For

Lee Carnihan | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Politics
Lee Carnihan

Like me, you probably thought the government collects tax to pay for all manner of public services: police, soldiers, power stations, roads, doctors, nurses, teachers, street lights etc. You name it, your tax pays for it!

Confessions Of A Personal Finance Blogger - July Update

Lynn James | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn James

Living frugally and being strict about spending money is tough. And when you do go to spend a chunk of money there are strange feelings that go with it. There is the guilt over spending a significant chunk of money on things. There is anger at any money being wasted or things being broken by the children.

How To Save Some £s Living In London

Paige Hiley | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paige Hiley

It wasn't an easy decision to make, moving to London. I'm from a small country village where I pass cows and sheep in fields on a daily basis and the cost of a pint of cider is £3. Moving to London was a big decision. One I didn't take lightly; however, saying all of this I know hands down it has been the best decision I've made.

Thanks For The Wedding Invite. Now How On Earth Am I Going To Afford This?

Colleen Branch | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Colleen Branch

Whether it's a stylish city wedding or a country barn affair complete with hay bales, you need to be wearing the appropriate attire. Sadly, it's considered socially unacceptable to wear the same outfit to every wedding you attend this summer (you can shake your fist at social media for that one). So here are three brilliant tips to help you keep the cost of your wedding clothes down.

10 Ways To Have More Money For Food

Thomas Church | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

Reduced to clear discount labels in supermarkets can save you a fortune. Every shop is different so ask when they start their mark downs. On average, the biggest price drops are a few hours from closing.

9 Hacks To Make This Year's Festival Season Your Cheapest Yet

Charlie Murphy | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Charlie Murphy

Nothing compares to the thrill of seeing your favorite artists alongside tons of game-changing newcomers in one epic weekend. While you can't put a price tag on the awesome experiences you'll have to, but you can take some simple steps to avoid your bank balance taking a pounding.

How To Beat Inflation: Three Steps To Make Your Money Go Further

Thomas Church | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Thomas Church

Inflation has hit a record high, but can you beat it? Inflation is now over 2.7% and people are feeling the pinch. Some are even whispering the word...

Five Everyday Sustainability Solutions To Simplify Your Life (And Save You Money)

Tayana Simons | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

It is easy in our fast paced lives to get caught up in a disposable culture, where we choose ease over sustainability. There are many reasons that this is short sighted - not only is it detrimental to the environment, but also our own wellbeing (and bank balance!). These small everyday 'life hacks' can make a big difference to our lives, and the planet as a whole.

5 Steps To Recession-Proof Your Money

Thomas Church | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Thomas Church

In the money blogger and personal finance world, a scary word beginning with "R" is popping up more and more: Recession. It starts with a whisper, g...

Easy Ways To Educate Yourself About Personal Finance

Natasha Henson | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Henson

With tighter schedules and busier lives, finding the time to think about how we manage our finances can be tricky. Here are some easy ways to help you educate yourself to a healthier financial future.

Your Psychology Is Costing You Money: Here's How To Fight Back

Thomas Church | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

We need to be critical of our feelings and especially what we imagine them to be in the future, in the context of buying things. Most money saving experts talk about cutting down to save money. They fail to understand why we want it in the first place.

Culture Exchange: Year Abroad

Louise Lawless | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Louise Lawless

Prior to Erasmus year, preparations centred around the financing of it, grants, part time jobs, au pairing etc. It isn't long before the penny drops...

Five Psychological Tricks To Get More Happiness From Your Money

Thomas Church | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

More money does not always bring more happiness. We know that. So how do you get more happiness from the money you do have?

13 Tips To Help Young People Keep Their Money Safe

Clint Wilson | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Clint Wilson

While banks and other financial services providers continually work to ensure the bank accounts and financial products that are marketed to children are indeed safe and appropriate, parents can also play a crucial part in helping their children to understand how to manage their money effectively.

Revealed: Eight Genius Money Hacks That'll Save You Time And Money!

Chad West | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chad West

The holiday season is fast approaching and everyone will soon be stressing over expensive packages, currency transfers and getting to the gate on time.

How To Become An Overnight Glamour Puss

Stella Ralfini | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Style
Stella Ralfini

As you will know if you're over sixty, the lips lose definition, the eyebrows become sparse, the eyes look smaller and our confidence corkscrews. Well, listen up soon to be glamour pusses, I've found a hassle free alternative to applying eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and lip-liner every day. It's called micro-pigmentation cosmetic tattooing. And at seventy, I'm loving it.

Renting Is Not Dead Money - Owning Your Own Home At 25 Is A Mistake

Charlotte Burns | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Burns

Us Brits are obsessed with owning our own homes and millennials are no exception. The problem is while our parents managed to get onto the property ladder in their early 20s, young people beat themselves up for being nowhere near that point.

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...

7 Reasons Why Getting Old Is More Fun Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s a common assumption among some people that getting older is something to be at best, ignored and at worst, feared. Advancing years are associat...

Make More Money, Or Save What's Already There? Stuck Between A Crouton And A Hard Slice

James McGowan | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James McGowan

I want to talk about money. For some time, I've been racking my brain thinking of realistic ways I can be better off, when I came to a realisation. Rather than be consumed by the endless quest for more, why not make the most of what I already have.

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 ...

Surviving The Financial Burden Of The Festive Season

Debz Aiken | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

Whether it's saving money online, being super organised or simply telling people you can't afford to buy for them, there are ways that you can enjoy Christmas without feeling the financial burden of the big day.