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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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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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Covid-19 income

It’s a taxing life: Everything you need to know about the future of tax

For the past three or four months, everyone’s focus has been rightly on getting by day-to-day and managing the health crisis. As we begin to move past the peak of the pandemic, attention is now shifting to the economy, which means tax increases are back on the table. Right now, we don’t know much but […]

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5 ways to make your finances more sustainable

There’s no denying that the world is currently in the middle of a climate crisis. In fact, one leading energy expert recently said we only have six months to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts to stave off climate catastrophe. Fatih […]

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Covid-19 income

5 reasons why we shouldn’t rush to ‘get back to normal’

Is getting back to the ‘normal’ financial systems we’ve been part of for so long really a good thing for our own personal finances and for society as a whole? This is a slightly different post to usual but given the unprecedented events this past season has bought, I wanted to address some issues I’ve […]

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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 […]