Saturday 20th October 2018

Life & Home

First Home

First Time Buyer Schemes: Are they really any good?

It’s no secret that getting a foot on the property ladder is harder than ever. With rising house prices and average monthly rents at £937, it can often be incredibly hard to raise the £20,000+ now needed for some deposits. As tough as the situation is, it’s important to remain positive and keep trying. There…

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Emma Leaven and the Simple Solution

This cartoon is part of a series of graphic strips by Steve Bee, author of the Pension Guru cartoons. Join Emma and her family as they muddle through life puzzling over any-and-all things personal finance.

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How I chose my financial adviser

If, like me, your skills lie in areas other than finance wizardry, seeking advice from a pro makes sense. Independent financial advisers can help with retirement planning, savings, mortgages, managing one-off lump sums, such as an inheritance or redundancy pay out, or when things change in your life, such as having children or a divorce.…

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Emma Leaven and the Never Never car

This cartoon is part of a series of graphic strips by Steve Bee, author of the Pension Guru cartoons. Join Emma and her family as they muddle through life puzzling over any-and-all things personal finance.

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Harassment

Bullying and harassment in the workplace: Can 2018 be the turning point?

You’ll all remember the headlines about Weinstein, Spacey and Stafford-Clark. Many of us will have experienced first-hand harassment and/or bullying in the workplace – whatever industry we’re in – where predators take advantage of their positions of power. The UK theatre industry is rapidly drawing up codes of conducts and guidelines, and the powers that…

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Five money lessons that should be taught in schools

Remember PSE/PSHE or General Studies lessons from high school? I remember that you only had to continue General Studies into A-level if you got anything above a D at AS Level. Everyone aimed for that dreamy D grade (I was lucky enough to get the grade and drop the subject!) as it was pretty much…

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How not to blow your Student Loan in the first week at uni

Fresher’s Week is an exciting time… and an expensive one. You’ll be making new friends, having new experiences, and of course spending money. Before you do anything, read this article! It’s worryingly easy to break the bank in the first week. If you’re not careful, you’ll be skint before student life even gets going. We’ve…

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A beginner’s guide to investing – part one: should you get advice?

By Hayley Millhouse Head of Advisory Services, evestor Let’s face it, investing can seem less than thrilling. There are far more exciting things to spend your money on, such as holidays or a nice new car. But there comes a point when you’ve got to stop listening to your inner teenager and plan for the…

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