Web round-up: Managing the cost of higher education

March 17, 2009

Getting into university is quite often the easy part, while figuring out how to pay for it is the real challenge. And higher education could get even more expensive if university chiefs get their way.

Out of work: Useful resources

February 11, 2009

Losing your job can come as a massive shock, even if it is something you have been worrying about for months. The latest figures show that for the first time in over a decade the number of people out of work has risen above two million.

A lifeline or a time bomb?

November 24, 2008

Chancellor Alistair Darling has delivered a 20 billion pound fiscal stimulus package to get the nation spending again and mitigate the worst effects of the downturn.

Why life doesn’t begin at 40…

June 12, 2008

pensioners.jpgThink you’ve got plenty of time to save for retirement, boost your bank balance or achieve the level of wealth you’ve always aspired to? Think again.

The hangover costs of “bling”

April 29, 2008

bling.jpgThese days, “keeping up appearances” has less to do with the pompous Hyacinth Bucket (or should that be “Bouquet”?) of the British sitcom of the same name,¬†more to do with “bling” and extravagant spending by the¬†younger generation.

Tuesday’s headlines

April 22, 2008

mail-pic.jpgHere is a round-up of Tuesday’s headlines:

DAILY MAIL: Father of Four Taken to Court and Fined…Because he Overfilled his Wheelie-Bin by Just Four Inches

The little white lie that could spell financial ruin

March 26, 2008

cash.jpgA little white lie never hurt anyone, right? Wrong: it could have serious financial implications for your future. A growing number of people are getting into financial difficulty at a younger age and are then telling lies on applications forms to obtain credit, insurance and other products, according to CIFAS, the UK’s fraud prevention service.

Is curry the latest for the spending chop?

March 20, 2008

The Friday night take-away, Saturday shopping spree and summer get-away are in line for the chop, as consumers become increasingly nervous over looming recession. Almost nine out of 10 Britons say they will cut spending on non-essential items to cushion themselves against impending economic downturn, according to a poll of 1,000 people for Web site Fool.co.uk.

Let’s talk about debts, baby

March 19, 2008

Money matters are climbing the list of the talks parents feel they must have with their children: the subjects of debt and saving for the future are now deemed to be more important than educating our offspring on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), racism or religion, research by Engage Mutual Assurance shows.

Consumers go it alone as storm clouds gather

March 13, 2008

storms21.jpgThe dust has settled on Alistair Darling’s first Budget and consumers have been given little reason for celebration. The Chancellor, though announcing various measures designed to increase housing affordability, has done nothing to help the masses.