Saving money as a London student

Saving money as a London student

Nov 14

Tweet Living in London is expensive. Most people are aware of this fact, but it can be a culture shock for students moving there from other areas of the country – as these first-hand testimonies prove. Those who are aware of the higher prices commanded in the capital may be thinking twice about choosing a university in the capital. But what if your ideal course is offered by a university...

Saving money on your insurance

Saving money on your insurance

Oct 25

Tweet Paying for insurance is a necessary chore – it’s a legal requirement for cars and buildings cover is required to obtain a mortgage, but contents policies, insurance specifically for caravans and mobile phone cover are among the array of extra policies that provide us with valuable peace of mind. However, just because you need and want insurance, it doesn’t mean you...

Tips on knowing your money’s in safe hands

Tips on knowing your money’s in safe hands

Jul 16

Tweet When you’ve saved up your hard-earned money, it’s good to know it’s not going to go amiss. If you pay your savings into a bank, ensure its safe. If there’s a problem, banks who are members of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), such as Secure Trust Bank who you can visit here, will ensure the FSCS will pay you compensation of up to £85,000 per person,...

Help with financial difficulty in ill-health

Help with financial difficulty in ill-health

Jul 12

Tweet When you are struck by ill -health, it can put an increased amount of financial pressure on you at a time when you really don’t need anything else to deal with. However, help is out there: If you have been diagnosed with cancer, it may be a good idea for you to get in contact with Cancer charity Macmillan. They can offer you advice on benefits you could be entitled to, with real...

Take control of spending splurges

Take control of spending splurges

Apr 13

Tweet In this world of borrowing money and spending beyond our means, it is often difficult not to give in to the things we covet. But debts are scary and there’s nothing glamorous about not knowing how you are to afford next month’s rent, even if you are surrounded by the latest fashions. The key, therefore, is to learn how to budget your money. But how can you muster the...

Make sure all the details are covered when buying abroad

Make sure all the details are covered when buying abroad

Mar 25

Tweet If you’ve been planning your dream move abroad and have painstakingly researched the area where you want to live, bagged your dream job, chosen a school for the kids and got a great deal on your new home, now’s not the time to take your eye off the ball.  In addition to planning the move of your goods and your family, you’ll need to shift your assets abroad too and pay...