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Saturday 21st September 2019

Tag: education

Learning a language? Check out these free resources

It’s no secret, learning another language is good for the brain. Especially as we get older, being lingually diverse has shown to help combat the effects of diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Knowledge is also power, and increasing your database also opens a world of career and travel opportunities, as I’ve covered in a previous blog.…

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Saving the planet really *doesn’t* cost the Earth

As citizens of the world, it’s fast becoming apparent that in order to preserve this blue planet, we must each make personal choices to mitigate the harm that we do to it. This doesn’t have to be expensive, and being a responsible Earthling can, in fact, save you money. Here’s a small incomprehensive list of…

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The ultimate 2019 survival guide for students

If you haven’t thought about how to tackle 2019, now’s definitely the time to do it. Or before you know, it’ll be time for Christmas all over again! Whether it’s January or December, being a student is an exciting, but also challenging experience. So, it’s often handy to get some guidance. Here are our essential…

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Mentoring

The value of mentoring in the arts

I’ve been working in stage and screen for 13 years now and, during that time, I have informally mentored a lot of young people as they enter the industry, but I had never been mentored myself. So many fantastic mentoring opportunities are offered now for people in their early careers such as Arts Emergency and…

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University

Saving Money at University

University can be one of the most expensive times of your life. It’s well publicised that the fees are astronomical, so much so that they can put folk off actually applying. Those three years away from home to study a course you love (which could help you land a great career) can’t all be about…

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Debt

Dealing with debt: This is the help you might need

Dealing with debt can be one of the most stressful and lonely things we ever experience. Often, it can feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. But it helps to remember that you’re not alone. A recent study by Nationwide, the UK’s largest building society, reveals that around six in…

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We need to be teaching kids about money, and here’s why

I saw this tweet earlier in the week and it really struck a chord with me: ’I left school not knowing about taxes, credit cards, pensions or savings, but at least I got taught Pythagoras Theorem.’ Like many others, I left education having never had a single lesson or conversation about managing money or financial…

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Worldschooling

Worldschooling: What is it? Could you do it, too?

If travelling the world with your children and educating them on-the-go – as I have done – sounds appealing, you’re not alone. Parents in every continent have chosen to eschew mainstream education to explore new destinations, either through home schooling, online tuition, or short-term international school placements. For worldschoolers, slow travel and becoming immersed in…

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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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