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Food for Thought

A new survey found that 83 percent 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, […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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#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. […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

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How to survive Black Friday

Here at Money for Life, we want to help you make the most of your money. While days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday may seem like perfect ways to save money on your purchases, all is not as it first appears… There’s the name for starters. If Black Friday was such a great thing […] Read more >

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#NoReturns

Pointless Purchases We’re all guilty of it at one time or another – buying something we don’t need, then not returning it. Or worse – something we don’t even want. You know the feeling, you’re out shopping and you spot that gorgeous goldfish walker or the ingenious shoe umbrella and you convince yourself that you […] Read more >