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Apply to get involved with the Money for Life Community Challenge today!

Apply to get involved with the Money for Life Community Challenge today! Money for Life’s Community Challenge has relaunched! We are giving young people the chance to design, develop and deliver their very own community project. Community Challenges provide a real opportunity to put the new money management skills you’ve learnt through the Money Masterclass […]

Not Going to Glastonbury? Here Are Some Fun (and Cheap) Alternatives!

Glastonbury Alternatives Glastonbury festival is famously one of the most expensive festivals in the UK, leaving many of us no choice but to watch it on the telly (if you can bear the FOMO!). If you’re not at Glastonbury this year, here are some free and cheap activities you can do to turn that FOMO […]

Food for Thought

A new survey found that 83 per cent of Britons think Brexit is going to result in a hike in the price of household goods – and with the general election just round the corner, the cost of food is one of the things many people are concerned about. So here’s some food for thought… As an age group, apparently we (young people) spend more on food than any other group. You may be in […]

Why money problems often lead to mental health problems – and vice versa

It used to be taboo to talk about mental health problems. Not anymore! Last month Prince Harry told the world that he struggled to deal with the death of his mother. It took him 20 years to seek counselling after enduring “two years of chaos”. It was a brave and important thing for Prince Harry […]

#PiggyPower from Scottish Financial Education Week

A few weeks ago UK Youth and Youth Scotland went on the road to promote Money for Life at Scottish Financial Education Week. We toured Scotland asking people about their financial hopes, fears and expectations and shared them using #PiggyPower. We went to colleges, universities and city centres from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Stirling and Inverness. […]

Turn out your pockets, tidy your credit score, it’s time for a financial spring clean

The sun is shining, the blossom is blooming, Easter is around the corner, and it’s time for a spring clean. A financial spring clean! Don’t worry, this won’t take long. It will be relatively painless, and at the end you’ll feel ready to take on the world anew. So first of all, turn out your […]

BE A BRIGHT SPARK – AND START UP YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Bill Gates and Kim Kardashian; Lord Alan Sugar and Katie Price – now, on the surface these may appear like odd couplings but scratch a bit deeper and their entrepreneurial link is pretty epic!  All four of these iconic stars have set up a business or two that have amassed mega-bucks. And it appears they’re […]

Are we really the Peter Pan Generation?

Are you like many of us still stuck living with the ’rents? Forced to abide by their rules; no respect for our privacy; constantly being asked if we’re leaving without a coat – and all in the name of ‘cheap’ rent! As fun as it is and however much we love them, we’re pretty sure […]

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Get thrifty this Valentine’s

Did you know that at least £1.6bn is spent on gifts and treats on Valentine’s Day across the UK? In fact, Brits spent £40.2m on Valentine’s cards alone last year – apparently making it the highest spend among all special occasions. But hold on, though – isn’t Valentine’s Day supposed to be about love rather than loot? Does […]

Say no to January Blues

Blue Monday! Forget it. We’re going to turn it on its head and transform it into Bloom Monday. Yes, instead of a day of can’t do misery, we’re making it a day of can-do growth. So before we all walk around looking glum, let’s start with the myth of Blue Monday – because that’s all […]

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After the indulgence of Christmas, it’s time for No-Spend January

December was full of fun, festivity and frolicking. But sadly now it’s time for the fallout… The Christmas holidays tend to hit us hard in our bellies, our livers and our pockets, causing January to be the month of abstinence with many of us vowing to diet, or endure an alcohol-free “dry January”. So for […]

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Have yourself a Merry bargain Christmas

Christmas is one of our favourite times of year. A time for living, a time for believing – some (not naming any named, *ahem* Cliff Richard) may say. To continue quoting Cliff, it’s also a time for giving and a time for getting – which means it can actually be one of the most expensive […]