Saturday 19th January 2019

Life & Home

Personal Finance

Financial lessons for a younger me

Do not mistake your student loan for a grant Sheepishly, I admit this is exactly what I did and, in my first few weeks of university, I was spending about £180 a week until a new friend said to me “you do know we’ll have to pay this back”? I foolishly thought I was living…


Want to cut the cost of Christmas 2019? Start shopping now…

Most of us will be pretty tired of spending by now. Even the hardiest of shoppers will have retail fatigue after the festive period. A study from American Express estimated that each of us spent just over £1,200 over Christmas on everything from nights out, presents and food and wine. That’s quite a bill. If you…

financial resolutions

10 New Year’s financial resolutions we can all make

It’s a new year, and there’s no better time to make a new set of resolutions to see you through 2019. Each of us have our own individual resolutions, from being healthier to travelling more, but there is one resolution we can all share – getting our finances into shape. Now is the perfect month…


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…

Spring Clean

Spring clean your life!

Often with the New Year comes the desire to organise your life. While it’s not quite the new season yet, people tend to refer to it as spring cleaning, where you get rid of junk from your home, you know, that stuff you haven’t touched for years. Giving everything a deep clean, proper elbow grease…


How to avoid a financial hangover this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, the season to be jolly is upon us. Whether you’re a festive fiend or little bit of a scrooge, there is no getting away from it… Christmas costs money. If you’re anything like me, you make your Christmas budget, and then promptly blow it. ‘It’s Christmas’, we say, ‘let’s…



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