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Friday 29th May 2020

Leisure

Introducing our writers

They are students, mothers, artists, job-seekers, office workers, political activists – everyday people facing everyday money challenges.  Meet Mouthy Money’s new writers – they tell stories about their financial lives, dreams, successes and failures. And their words won’t just twang your heartstrings or make you clutch your sides with laughter – though they’ll certainly do…

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Insurance

Car Insurance: Ways to Save

My early Secret Santa present last Christmas was a surprising one – a car with a red ribbon on it! I was over the moon to become a car owner for the first time ever and, shortly after, entered the world of car insurance. This is what I have learnt since… 1. Don’t rush As…

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What I talk about when I talk about jogging slowly

I wasn’t a popular child. This was never more obvious than during PE, where the combination of my reputation as a boffin and the fact that I was comprehensively terrible at sports meant every lesson I was unable to skip due to “tonsillitis” became an interminable exercise in doing the bare minimum, and having no-one…

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Embracing lagom – the biggest Scandi trend since hygge

Forget hygge, ignore ikigai – 2019 is all about lagom (yay, another Scandinavian word we can’t pronounce). Roughly translating as ‘not too much, not too little, just right’, lagom is the art of living frugally, which is a pretty essential life skill if, like me, you’ve still got a £9,000 student loan to repay. Lagom…

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Nadia Nadif: A Brit Abroad

I’ve just come back from my first experience of touring in the Middle East. I was part of a three-hander comedy about buying and selling cars for a corporate theatre job. It was a gift of a job, full of opportunities. Here are some of my musings since I got back… 1) The Middle East…

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Financial lessons

Money lessons from the movies

At the rate that Hollywood pumps out films, there are an abundance of lessons we can take from the world of cinema. Grab your tub of popcorn and chomp away as I run through some financial tips from the flicks. If you say film and finance, the first movie that comes to mind for most…

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New theme-based app allows users to trade for free

An investment app has launched to allow savers to trade for free in firms that match their lifestyles, interests and beliefs. Wombat Invest, which is available on both iOS and Android devices, allows investors to choose from up to 15 carefully curated theme-based portfolios that appeal to a wide range of interests. They include: ●     …

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