Saving Money

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.

One Family, One Meal: Five Ways To Save At Family Meal Time This Autumn

Michela Chiappa | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents
Michela Chiappa

With Christmas just around the corner, lots of us are looking to cut down our spending to save for the indulgent time of year. We were shocked to read last week that most people in the UK eat only one portion of fruit and veg every day - and all too often the reason is cost, according to research by the National Charity Partnership.

What Does Your Bank Really Do With Your Money?

Jemma Moran | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Jemma Moran

Whether you have a little or a lot of it, there's no denying that money is a powerful form of democracy. The way you spend, save and invest is a vote for your values and beliefs. So it's quite frightening that a new survey this week has found nearly half of all investors have no idea which businesses or industries their money is supporting.

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...

Expats Move Up The Career Ladder In The UK

Dean Blackburn | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Dean Blackburn

There are many dreams and aspirations expats hope to realise during their time abroad: improve their quality of life, pursue a new challenge or join a...

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...

We're Going Car-Free, And It's Gonna Be OK

Makeba Garraway | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Parents
Makeba Garraway

To her credit, the lady did call me back the next day to check the children and I were ok, and to apologise for shouting at me in front of them. But in my mind this incident and the flat tyre the week before were both signs that we had made the right decision a few days earlier to sell our car and become more acquainted with public transport.

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 ...

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...

Can We Fight Back Against The Robot Touts Ruining Live Music?

Andy Webb | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Andy Webb

I used to pride myself on always being ready and able to buy a hot ticket, poised to click at 9am. Now, massive venues such as Alexandra Palace are sold out within minutes, and tickets appear moments later on resale sites such as Seatwave at hugely inflated prices. Anti-tout campaigners say Internet "bots" are being used to mass purchase tickets as soon as they go on sale. Thousands of tickets can be bought in minutes, leaving you and I out of luck.

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...