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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.

How A Six-Hour Minibus Ride With Strangers Taught Me The Power Of Money

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

Life is filled with the unexpected events. We can't control what happens to us but we can control how we react to them and how we survive them. Create, innovate, collaborate and continue to evolve and watch how your "luck" changes.

Financial Goals Dominate 2017 Resolutions And Here's How To Stick To Them

Jacqueline Dewey | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Dewey

However, as we move into February, it is estimated that 7.3 million Brits may break their 2017 financial promises. Furthermore, if they are going to fall off the wagon, they'll be doing it right about now as most resolutions statistically last around a month.

Financial Literacy: The Elephant In The Room

Max Rofagha | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Max Rofagha

Technology holds the key, with its proven track record of demystifying and simplifying complex industries to the great benefit of consumers. So far technology hasn't really touched on the issue of financial literacy and tech companies need to step up to fill the void left by the traditional advice industry.

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...

Summer Hols: Up-And-Coming Destinations That Don't Cost The Earth

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Some of us are the wanderlust-filled type. Always heading down the not-so-well-trod track rather than joining our fellow sun seekers over garish cockt...

Three Ways To Afford A Family Holiday (Yes, Even In Peak Season)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Family holidays are an important way to spend time together away from the stresses of school, work and the usual weekly routines – and with rumours ...

5 Money-Saving Travel Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Jordan Freud | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

The real world can be expensive and with university starting up, it’s a little bit too easy to get overexcited with your spending. While we can’t ...

Encouraging People to Save? Don't.

Steve Doran | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Doran

In purely economic terms, someone splashing out of high end electronics or making bi-weekly trips to the salon could be a good thing. In societal terms... well, we can't condone that sort of behaviour, now can we?

Saving for the Future in Canada's North West

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Julia Fan Li [2008] is a Gates Cambridge Alumna. She was a 2013/2014 Action Canada Fellow and co-authored the report "A Question of Future Prosperity...

10 Ways To Get A Cheaper Phone Contract

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If you are considering buying a shiny new generation iPhone (or indeed any other phone), the first thing you have to deal with is the dreaded contract...

Saving Money by Turning Air Into Heat - a Modern-day Miracle

Andrew Denham | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

One word of warning, if you are considering applying for a payback, my advice would be to do it so sooner rather than later. The Government plans to review the scheme quarterly and will reduce the incentive as necessary based on the number of people wanting to join. This is one example where it really will pay to be in there from the beginning.

Managing Your Finances In Five Easy Steps

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

New year, new resolutions right? And we're betting one of them is getting your finances in line? If we're bang on the money (sorry), read on.. S...

15 Ways To Make Money In January

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

January is a tough time for the old finances, we all know that. But instead of moping about money, why not make some instead? We've put together ou...

Why Saving Is Not a Luxury

Pauline Ngari | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Pauline Ngari

If you are poor, living at the margins of society and excluded from financial institutions, can you really save? Do you have any 'spare' money? And if you do, can you save enough to make a difference? We often assume the answer is 'No', but I speak from personal experience when I say that the answer to these questions is emphatically 'Yes'.

Saying 'Hello Graduation, So Long Student Discount'

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

At least National Rail keeps you feeling like a 'Young Person' until you're 25. If entitled to a five year free railcard with your student bank account, don't forget to apply for it. That would make you feel very silly and possibly drive you to write an article yearning the mistake. No sympathy expected.

Ways to Save Money for Your Business

Zahra Razavi | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK
Zahra Razavi

Given the current state of economic affairs in Great Britain, not to mention Europe, and indeed the rest of the world, it's no surprise that just about every business is cutting back on expenditure wherever possible. If you're thinking about where to make savings in your own business, here are some important areas to consider.

Student Discounts: Offers Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Bringing you the best offers of the week from Student Beans, exclusive to Huffington Post UK Students. Free Cookie Nom nom nom... Free £...

How to Get Rich by the Time You're 50

Katie Morley | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Morley

But a growing number of us are getting impatient. We don't want to wait until we're nearly 40 to be a property owner. No. We want to be rich, or at least financially comfortable, by the time we're middle aged - which means we need to make things happen much quicker.

Do Twenty-Somethings Have It Worse Than Ever? Tough Times Call for Smart Measures

Katie Morley | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Morley

I think now might be the worst time in living memory to be a young person. But we don't get to decide when we're born - so here we are, in the wake of the 'Great Recession'; the first generation predicted to be financially worse off than our parents since the Second World War.

Five Easy Ways to Save Money for the Future

Zahra Razavi | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

The future is a scary concept. Whether you're a school leaver, the family breadwinner in the prime of your career, or about to enter retirement, it's natural to have concerns about the years to come. Money is the primary area of worry for most people, but there are simple and painless ways to prepare without winning the lottery.

Student Beans' Offers Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

This week's Student Beans offers, exclusive to HuffPost UK Students... Free Palmers Cocoa Butter Get yours now... Samsung Galaxy S3 + Unlimit...

Money Tips for the New Financial Year

Zahra Razavi | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Everybody is looking to maximise earnings and minimise spending in order to have that little bit more to spend on the treats life has to offer. As we enter the new financial year, here are five top money tips to help you on your way.

The Perils of Savings Gaps and Their Impact on Retirement

Christine Foyster | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK
Christine Foyster

At some point in our lives, most people will experience a period of financial constraint brought about by an unexpected, or unplanned for, event.

Would you rather be a Boomer?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

I am often asked how we dare preach saving to young people living in debt. I am asked how it is possible that the young-and-broke generation, my generation, can be asked to make even further sacrifices by saving for their future.