Monthly Archives: October 2012

Should Dealcloud have offered a discount on online gambling?

By Iona Bain Group-buying, cashback and voucher code websites have exploded in popularity during the recession, offering shoppers tempting discounts on jewellery, restaurant meals, even holidays. Now, you don’t even have to scour such websites to find the biggest discounts, … Continue reading


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Is the British economy back on track for young people?

Yesterday’s news that Britain is technically out of recession was interpreted as a shred of good news in otherwise gloomy times. So is the outlook improving for young people? Only if we’re really getting to grips with the housing crisis… … Continue reading

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Why the cost of weddings has got out of hand

My latest column for baillie Gifford! iona bain A 30-year-old clerk was jailed for 20 months this summer for stealing almost £200,000 from the firm she worked at. What drove her to embezzle the funds? She splashed out on a … Continue reading

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Tips on how to start your own business!

Emma COLTMAN “Make a job, don’t take a job!” That’s the motto of Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation. But if you’re under 30 and you want to start your first business, what should you keep in mind? Guest blogger … Continue reading

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