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The vital opportunity totally missed by Zoella and other beauty vloggers

cOULD vloggers USE their immense INFLUENCE TO DISCUSS THE MATERIALISTIC PRESSURES FACED BY YOUNG PEOPLE? IONA BAIN It’s hard to comprehend a time when the internet didn’t completely dominate our existence. When I was a teenager, the internet was just … Continue reading

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The problem with moneysaving apps

While some moneysaving apps can be genuinely handy, others might encourage you to spend unnecessarily or change your shopping habits. I examine the pitfalls of these downloads and point you towards (in my humble opinion) genuinely helpful apps. By Iona … Continue reading

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Two tips that will save you HUNDREDS on your train tickets

Forget the glitzy adverts, the promise that you can buy ‘cheap’ train tickets…cut through the commotion and check out these tips that could save you hundreds on your train tickets iONA BAIN What did we do before the advent of … Continue reading

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And now for some good news!

This weekend, we had a rare slice of positive financial news amid the incessant doom and gloom. Find out why car insurance costs are AT LAST coming down… Iona Bain Hooray! Car insurance costs are actually falling (by an average … Continue reading

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Don’t let your dream trip turn into a financial nightmare

The Easter and May bank holiday weekends could see thousands of Scots booking last-minute holidays, if they haven’t already planned a trip abroad or “staycation”. But those of us planning a break from the day-to-day grind can easily forget to … Continue reading

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Traidcraft; how to shop ethically AND get good value for money

by Iona Bain As the New Year sales continue, here’s my tip (from Christmas) one how to get great products for a reasonable price Happy 2013 blog readers! I wanted to kick the New Year off with some reflections on … Continue reading

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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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My Christmas Manifesto PART TWO: The easiest ways to be ethical and charitable this year

You don’t have to be a wealthy philanthropist to give to charity this Christmas – here are some clever and easy ways to donate this festive season. By Iona Bain Christmas is just around the corner, and many young people … Continue reading

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My Christmas Manifesto: how to have a cheap, charitable and absolutely fantastic time this year

Young people are getting back to basics this Christmas, forgoing expensive shopping trips and remembering the things that really matter. In this two part series, I offer up some helpful ways to have fun and be generous without breaking the … Continue reading

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