Saving Money

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...

Rio Olympics: Getting Sporty With The Family For Free

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The Rio Olympics are nearly over, and it is time to reflect and be inspired by the world class athletes on show, especially after such a strong showin...

Debunking Those Myths About Saving Money

Shihab S Joi | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Shihab S Joi

Spoiler alert: the best way to save money is by not spending it. Which, in terms of advice, is about as practical as pointing out you'll lose weight if you starve. So what about all the other money saving bargains we keep reading about and, spot the irony here, sold on a regular basis?

Making The Most Of The Good Weather Without Spending A Fortune

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Let’s face it, we don’t see much sunshine in Britain. With the UK averaging 1,500 hours of annual sunshine against 2,875 for southern Spain, it’...

Exercise For Free: Recreate Your Gym At Home

By Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Your gym membership is up for renewal. Be honest, now – how many times have you used it in the last year? According to research by thinkmoney, nearl...

Five Pricey Lunchtime Meals To Avoid - And Five To Adopt

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s lunchtime. Yet popping out to buy pre-packed salads, sandwiches and snacks every day instead of making your own is costing you a substantial we...

Why Overspending On A First Date Can Be A Turn-Off

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

So you’ve finally plucked up the courage to ask the person you’ve fancied for ages out, and they said yes. Woot! Now you’ve got to make sure tha...

Future Proof Your Teens: Money Lessons They Need to Know

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you simply say ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’ to your teens, chances are they’ll either literally or metaphorically put their fingers in the...

Ten Ways To Cut Your Monthly Expenses

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Running out of money before running out of month is a massive pain point. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have a wedge of cash left at the end to spend,...

Home Improvements That Don’t Add Value – And Five Alternatives

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget stocks and shares – it looks like home improvements are where we’re looking to put our cash. According to a poll carried out by the Consume...

Take Control Of Your Money In Four Easy Steps

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it's buying posh lattes on the way to work, weekly massages or unnecessary gadget upgrades, we all like to spoil ourselves. But what if giving...

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 ...

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...