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Should you worry about your student loans?

The majority (50.2 percent) of young people in the UK go to university as of 2017/18, according to the Department of Education. The vast majority of these take out a student loan to pay for this, making these loans a big issue for a lot of people. Tuition fees have long been controversial, having caused […]

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Savings and Investments

Home Ownership 101 – What’s the deal with it?

One of the most common topics I get asked about on this blog is home ownership and tips for buying a house. For a first time home buyer the process can be very daunting but this rarely deters people. Therefore, I’ve decided to run a series of posts on buying your first home and the […]

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Savings and Investments

5 times Netflix taught us about managing money

I’ve long held the controversial opinion that you learn more about the world and society from fiction than non-fiction and the same is true for TV and film, not just books. Having watched more Netflix than usual over the past few months – in my defence it was essentially a national service as we were […]

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Banking Savings and Investments

What I wish I knew earlier | Money bloggers takeover

One thing that’s amazed me since starting this blog was the breadth of knowledge of the money blogging community, so, rather than keep all these new insights to myself,  I thought I’d share it with you all. A key feature of many posts is about financial education and what people wish they knew earlier. Many […]

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Covid-19 income Savings and Investments

How much is a pint really costing you?

Pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK are starting to reopen as lockdown restrictions are eased. Some people are rushing to them, while others are more reserved, preferring to stay at home for a while longer. For those who are venturing out, the temptation to consume and spend in excess will be strong, particularly after […]

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Savings and Investments

Five tips for investing during a recession

About a month ago I took the leap and made my first investment. Investing during a recession is difficult at the best of times. It’s even harder now because the recession has been caused by a global pandemic, which is unprecedented, and no one knows how it is going to play out in the long […]

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Savings and Investments

What Tiger King can teach you about personal finance

I’m sure most of us by now have binge watched Tiger King on Netflix – something about becoming an armchair detective, particularly when there’s not much else going on in lockdown, really appeals. Judging by all the memes and online discussions I’ve seen, I’m not alone in thinking this. But what does debating whether Carole […]

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Covid-19 income Savings and Investments

Your top four summer saving tips

The advent of summer is usually met with sunny holidays, long evenings in beer gardens and a whole new wardrobe to make sure the inevitable Instagram pictures are all on point. This summer is likely to be a bit different, given the unprecedented and challenging circumstances the world is currently facing. It’s unlikely we’ll be […]

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Savings and Investments

Five things I learnt in my first week as an investor

I know, it’s pretty shocking that as a personal finance blogger and financial journalist I haven’t actually invested before this week. But truth be told, a lot of the misconceptions I outlined in my previous post weighed pretty heavily on my mind and the world stock market seemed like a scary place. However, following the […]

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Savings and Investments

Debunking the most common investing misconceptions

Before I delve deeper into the best ways to start investing, I thought I should tackle some of the most common misconceptions about investing and hopefully try and convince you it’s a great idea to try it out. It’s important to note that this does not constitute personal advice and if you’re not sure whether […]