Sunday 29th March 2020

Tag: risk

The not-so-obvious things that can damage your credit score

When you’re a student, you don’t think about the stuff that could damage your credit score. And even once you’re unleashed into the ‘real world’, it often doesn’t seem a relevant topic at first. I know that I, personally, have avoided credit cards like the plague, being all too aware of the potential dangers of…

Millennial Investing

How to start investing with millennial wages

Are you are part of the current generation – the one that prays for the next pay day and weeps over the price of a one-bed flat that you can’t afford? Then you are probably wondering why you didn’t start saving money as soon as you’d received your very first pay cheque? Now that you…

Speculate Accumulate

Speculate to accumulate: part two

First things first, I have a confession. Whilst I have been running every week for the past month or so, I am yet to buy new trainers, as I had promised – having an advert and two films cancelled in short succession does that to you. But, I recently took a much bigger risk than trainers. Last…

Storm Insurance

Travel insurance: What to do when a natural disaster strikes on holiday

I was stranded in Bangkok after floods in Thailand. Here’s what I learned: Weather happens. You can’t predict an act of God. We know this, but you still don’t really think it’s going to happen to you, not on your holidays, and not after you scrimped and saved all year for your dream break on…

Borrowing Lending Money

Borrowing and lending money: the dos and definite don’ts

To quote Bill Shakespeare (or one of his characters, at least) ‘neither a borrower nor a lender be.’ To quote me (a fan of Shakespeare but nowhere near as skilled as the Bard) ‘borrowing and lending money can be a potential friendship anthrax.’ Now, when I sat down to write this article, I had no…

Cat Flea Treatment

Pet flea treatments: the hidden cost of cheap products

It’s no secret that Britain is a nation of pet lovers; we adore our furry friends, and want the best for them. We buy them treats, making sure they are fed and watered, and take them to the vet for their annual check-ups. Another ‘must’ that most pet-owners abide by is making sure those horrible…

Gina Rinehart

The curse of Gina Rinehart’s mining investment

Unless you’ve been hiding under some kind of unpatriotic, Britain-bashing rock for the past couple of days (and hey, I wouldn’t blame you), you’ve probably heard at least something about Australian multi-billionaire business magnate Gina Rinehart’s £245 million investment in a North Yorkshire potash mine. And depending, in part, on what your opinion of the…

Sick Days

Self-employed and sick: who can help?

Yesterday consisted of Macbeth rehearsals in French, the trying on of cat suit costumes, and an audition for Romeo and Juliet. All the while, I was on and off the phone to various people in preparation for a tour next year, whilst also emailing the temping agencies about my available dates so not to be…

Car Crash

How to financially survive a car crash

I was recently in a car accident. I was literally hit by a truck. I say recently, it was in the summer of 2015, but it feels recent because I’ve only just been found as the non-fault party. I don’t want to go into too much detail (because I’m classy like that) but the basic…



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