Friday 3rd April 2020

Tag: money

Mental Health

Money & Mental Health

Mental Health has been talked about a lot so far this year. The fact it is being spoken about is fantastic and is helping to break the attached taboo and stigma, yet people still struggle to open up about it. Financial worries are also something people often keep to themselves. In this blog post, I…


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…


How to grab birthday freebies and discounts

Your birthday is an event that comes once (or, if you’re the Queen, twice) a year. Other than being a blatant reminder that you’re getting older, and are thus another year closer to death, it’s also a good excuse to spoil yourself with some much needed treats. However, if splashing out isn’t your thing, it’s also…


Financial Lessons From The Walking Dead

With Season 8 of The Walking Dead about to come to an end (no spoilers here!), I thought it was about time to do what I did with Game Of Thrones – and discover what financial lessons the popular show can offer us. Rich or poor, it doesn’t really matter. Whatever the size of your wallet,…


Emma Leaven and the false economy of flu

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.


The library: a money-saving miracle of Christmas

December has barely begun and already I could fill an article with ideas on how to haemorrhage money whilst attempting to have a ‘holly, jolly Christmas’. From polystyrene cups of mulled wine at £4 to fairground rides for a fiver, you name it – I’ve been fleeced. But kids need entertaining over the festive period…


How to get your money back

I recently had an issue with my gym. I signed up with a special offer – giving me a free month – and it has failed to materialise. They also subsequently said they’d give me another free month – this time, because the pool was closed for a whole month – and this, too, has…


Eight apps that students will love

With the excess and exuberance of Freshers’ Week behind you, you’re coming back down to earth with a bump as you realise it’s still another 10 weeks until your next student loan payment. To help those students who may have overspent and under-budgeted, here are eight of the best apps to eke out every last…


Eating cheap from your local market

My local market is located in West London on the Portobello Road, which starts at Notting Hill Gate and ends just after the Golborne Road, where vendors run small stalls in an area packed with tourists and students. It is open from Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, when the market is especially busy. The…


How to make sure you don’t overpay on your Student Loan

Finally, the day comes when you can stop those bloody Student Loan repayments – because you’ve paid the debt – and get a full monthly salary! But those monthly sums, that normally come off your pay at work, don’t stop automatically. So how do you make this happen? Does the Student Loan Company know you’ve…



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