Saving Money

Quiz: What's Your Spending Personality?

Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Do you love to save or live to shop? Whatever your spending personality, being in control of your cash flow is important. But when you have a busy, de...

Watch The First Episode Of Smart Living With Julia Bradbury

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In today’s fast-paced world, taking control of your life can be challenging – particularly when you’re juggling busy work schedules with the hec...

A Nation of First-Time Triers?

Graeme Yorston | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK
Graeme Yorston

Rising house prices across the country have left many expert bodies forecasting the rise of 'Generation Rent', the 20-39 age group, of which more than...

Freshers Finance: The Dos and Don'ts

Claire Beveridge | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Beveridge

A word of advice, do not leave university with more debt than you need to. Here are some pointers on how not to amass more red hanging around your neck.

Dear Young Investors

Lewis Worrow | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Though I find investing is right for me investing is not for everybody. If you are interested in investing though please seek independent advice from a qualified professional, it could be the start of something great.

Taking It for 'Granted'...

Sophia Walker | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Sophia Walker

So the news this week, that university grants for underprivileged students would be abolished, saddened me. Not for myself, not for my son, but for the thousands of kids out there, who will never be able to realise their potential, and don't even know it yet.

Living Without Water - Volunteering in Nicaragua with Raleigh International

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Rebecca Tracy

At first it sounds impossible, but it's not. People do it all over the world for days and even weeks on end. I remember vividly the second week living with my host family in Nicaragua. We had a big orange carton called a "pichinga" which we filled up with water from the well at the bottom of our garden and purified with a chlorine tablet. Occasionally we would have running water from a tap to be purified.

Don't Blow Your Pension Pot on a Cruise

Katherine Dandy | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Katherine Dandy

Why on earth would you want to cash in your entire pension pot at age 55 when all the statistics point to you living well into your 80s? For many people, the answer is that you would be crazy to do so - you should leave the pot alone to let it grow and be thankful you will have a pension to fall back on when you reach 65.

These Are The Most And Least Expensive Cities In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The Economist Intelligence Unit's latest World Cost Of Living Survey has revealed the cheapest and most expensive cities to live in. In what econom...

Train Splitting: What Is It And How Do You Do It?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

Websites like TrainSplit can save travellers hundreds of pounds, rail industry insiders say, using a technique that splits your journey between severa...

Surviving on a Student Budget: Tips on Getting the Most Out of your Shopping Budget

Jamie Matley | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie Matley

Students have a stereotype, depending on who you speak to they either survive on pot noodles and own branded beans. Granted, It may be true to a certain extent, but it doesn't have to be.

How To Make Christmas Dinner Cost Just £2.66 Per Head

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While you might dread the effects that Christmas gift shopping and festive outfit splurges have on your bank balance, there's one way you can claw bac...

Pensions - The Only Time You Turn Down Free Money

Katherine Dandy | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Katherine Dandy

Pensions are still regarded as incredibly complicated, scary and boring. We need to dispel the myth that investing in a pension scheme is hard work. For the woman at the party, the advantages of receiving valuable matching contributions from her employer had not got through. She had lost out on 10 years' free money between the ages of 25 to 35.

International Money Transfers: Five Insider Tips for Expats

Marianne Stenger | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Marianne Stenger

As exciting as it can be, moving abroad also brings an endless to-do list with it, and transferring money overseas is just one of the challenges you'll face as a new expat. Failing to devise a plan for this early on can end up costing you unnecessarily, but what are the most important things to consider?

Save Your Hard Earned Cash The Easy Way

Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Unless you happen to be one of those enviable types who are just “naturally good with money”, you’ll be forever left wondering: a) where did the...

Fresher In London? These 7 Apps Will Save Your Bacon

The Huffington Post UK | Kristina Egan | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

So, you've done it. You've moved out from your parents' cosy warm house in the sticks and into your cramped, smelly university halls in the Big Smoke....

How Did the Government Get Away With Charging Students 5.5% for a Student Loan?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Cunningham

Did you know that compound interest is also chargeable from day one so that students pay interest on the interest? Thought you didn't. Did you know that to stop your student loan spiralling out of control, due to interest, a post graduate salary of £48,000 is needed before you begin to even chip away at the balance.

Free Money isn't too Good to be True

Adam Hamdy | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK
Adam Hamdy

Businesses in the rest of the country should get in touch with their county council and find out what schemes are in place to support and foster growth. There is free business support and money out there, and usually all it takes is a bit of time and paperwork to get it.

Ten Ways to Stop Yourself Going Broke as a Graduate

David V.H. Ellis | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
David V.H. Ellis

Were the press to be taken at face value - always a terrible idea - it would seem only students have financial woes, as if every graduation ceremony involved not only a mortarboard and an awkward stumble across a stage but a cash prize too. If only...

Eight Secrets Estate Agents Don't Want You to Know

Adam Day | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Day

I have worked within the estate agency industry since 1997. Here, I reveal eight secrets that traditional high street estate agents don't want you to know...

Seven Ways to Survive Moving Back in With Your Parents

Rebecca Allen | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Allen

When I gleefully packed my bags and flew the nest at the age of 18, I thoroughly intended never to darken my parents' doors as a resident again... But when my partner and I suddenly found ourselves needing to move to yet another rented property we decided that our only chance of ever affording a real house was to take up his parents' offer of living with them for a few months while we saved for a deposit.

Estate Agency's Changing - Or Will It?

Adam Day | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK
Adam Day

Amazing isn't it? One of the oldest industries in the country is finally on the brink of change. But will we actually see change in an industry that is ripe for disruption?

UK Banking System Gambles With Brits' Livelihood

Alex Letts | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK
Alex Letts

Coinciding with an unforgettable week of racing at Cheltenham, Britain's gambling industry has had some rather less sunny headlines. Recent figures from the Campaign for Fairer Gambling revealed that, across the 55 most deprived boroughs in the country, more than £1.3bn was gambled on fixed-odds betting terminals last year, £470m of which was lost...

'You're A Mug To Save'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

The Bank of England's five-year policy of rock bottom interest rates has sent out the message that "you're a mug to save", experts have said. But w...

Britons Need Saving From Our Savings Crisis

Alex Letts | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Alex Letts

Britain is in the throes of a personal finance crisis. Dramatic figures out recently revealed that personal debt totals £1.43trillion and the average household debt is almost twice as high as a decade ago at £54,000. To some this would come as a surprise, but to many it is confirmation that they are not alone in their struggle.