Saving Money

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...

The Financial Fallout for Families Affected by Cancer Can Be a Terrifying Reality

Lynda Thomas | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lynda Thomas

Our new analysis shows that the average British family simply cannot afford to get cancer. Having the disease costs 4 in 5 patients an average of £570 per month. This is a combination of incurring extra costs such as travel to hospital or increased heating bills, as well as losing income if they are too ill to work.

Cities Where You Can Afford A Five-Star Hotel

By Roshina Jowaheer | Jackie Gallego | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Looking for an unforgettable city break without splashing the cash? Whether you fancy feasting at the finest restaurants, spending your hard-earned mo...

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...

The Gender Gap - Do Men and Women Handle Debt Differently?

Maz Deo | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK
Maz Deo

The sexes are considered to be very different, in various aspects of everyday life and therefore why should this be any more uncommon when it comes to...

Why I've Not Bought Toilet Paper for a Year

Hazel Newhouse | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hazel Newhouse

That's right, you heard me. I have not bought toilet paper for one whole year. But why? Let me start from the very beginning... I know using cloth toilet paper won't be everyone's first step to frugality, but I urge you all to at least think about what you are buying and throwing away.

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.

Teen Works Out It Is Cheaper To Fly Via Berlin Than Get A Direct Train Home

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK

A teenager discovered it was cheaper for him to travel from Sheffield to Essex via Berlin, rather than going direct - although he only saved £8 in th...

These Tech Products That Will Save You Hassle - And Cash

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Tech

Lets face it - we'd all like to save a little on our outgoings, with household bills topping the list of annoying monthly expenses we'd rather do with...

Here's How Technology Can Bring Your Family Together

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When each member of your family is staring at a different screen in a different corner of the house, you know that technology is getting in the way of...

A Step-By-Step Approach To Budgeting For Beginners

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are all sorts of reasons why people don't get around to drawing up a budget: some decide that life is too unpredictable to be reduced to regular...

Here Are Ten Ways To Save 50 Percent On Your Shopping Bill

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The average family spends £5,000 on food each year, and while food inflation hasn't been quite so rampant recently, one study has claimed that long-t...

Saving Money Without The Pinch? Here's What You Need To Know...

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most people take the same kind of approach to cutting their spending as they do to a diet. They wake up on a miserable Monday morning and pledge thems...

These 15 Simple Money-Saving Steps Will Make You £5K Richer This Year...

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

New Year's Resolutions are for beginners. We can all promise ourselves we will try a bit harder to spend a bit less, and feel smug that we've managed ...

These Money-Saving Resolutions Will Come In Handy After Your January Ones Have Failed

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Coles | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The vast majority of January resolutions have come and gone by now. Those short-lived, unrealistic, overambitious targets, that are designed to make u...

These Apps Will Help You Save Cash, Stick To A Budget & Get Great Discounts

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There's an app for just about everything these days, but not all apps are created equal. Some apps can help you reduce your spending, save cash, o...

Not Going Out? Fun Activities To Do At Home With Your Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

At this time of year, sometimes it's nice to just hunker down and spend the day indoors. But as a parent, keeping your kids entertained at home – wi...

Quiz: What's Your Spending Personality?

Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 09.02.2016 | 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...

How To Stay Smart With Your Household Spending

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 09.02.2016 | 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 18.05.2016 | 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.